Over the weekend, a monkey wearing a handsome jacket and also a diaper was discovered wandering around an Ikea in Canada. It is illegal to keep a monkey as a pet in Toronto, but there is no word on what the statutes are regarding putting monkeys into coats. In any case, this has been getting a lot of HEAT and BUZZ from the Internet. Don’t be surprised if you see some MEMES come out of this. I heard the Ikea monkey was going to be hosting G4′s Attack of the Show all week and has a holding deal with the WB. With all of this excitement, it is only a matter of time before this powerful story is optioned for a movie. But who will play the Ikea Monkey!? Here are some casting options:
- Lindsay Lohan: There are other actors who could play the monkey as well as Lohan, but few would bring that level of public anticipation and blogger attention. Ikea Monkey will be OUR generation’s Liz & Dick.
- The Monkey From Animal Practice: Now that NBC has canceled Animal Practice, the star of that show, that monkey, is free to pursue other projects, and as a monkey would be very good at playing a monkey.
- Andy Serkis: Although his Oscar hopes were dashed after the Academy snubbed him for his work as Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the time is now for Andy Serkis to play a monkey in a coat at an Ikea in Canada.
- Jennifer Lawrence: As Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games franchise and with an awards season performance opposite Bradley Cooper in David O’Russell’s The Silver Linings Playbook, Jennifer Lawrence is the hottest young actress in Hollywood and you cannot cast a movie without at least considering her.
There are so many talented actors to choose from, but no matter who eventually wins the role, the important thing is that Ikea Monkey is a real movie and it is going to be very very good.