Who Should Play JetBlue's Steven Slater? Best Film Casting Suggestions

JetBlue's folk-hero flight attendant Steven Slater is only at the beginning of what is sure to be a jam-packed 15 minutes of fame. Like Capt. Sully before him, expect tell-alls, interviews, promotional appearances—and maybe even a TV movie?

People thinks a film adaptation of the flight-attendant-gets-revenge story is inevitable, and suggests several actors who could play Slater, including Neil Patrick Harris and that dude who was Gunther in Friends:

Neil Patrick Harris: Harris can once again ditch his Dr. Doogie Howser roots - and who wouldn't mind Slater's onscreen character bursting into song?

James Michael Tyler: Forget the resemblance - these guys share more than a similar haircut. Tyler, known for his role as Gunther on Friends, knows all about bad service - he managed a fictional coffee house on the show.

But The Hollywood Reporter has the best casting idea, and that's Stephen Stucker—better known as the completely crazy traffic controller Johnny in Airplane!:



Read the full stories at People and The Hollywood Reporter.

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Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.

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