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If Charlotte were a movie, here’s the starring cast ...

In honor of the Oscars, here’s whom we nominate to play the characters in “Charlotte: The Movie”

Starring as … 

Disgraced ex-mayor Patrick Cannon: Chris Tucker (because this would be a comedy, right?)

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Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan: Conan O’Brien

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Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good: Robin Wright

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Mayor Dan Clodfelter: Sam Elliott

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Weatherman Brad Panovich: Tim Robbins

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Honorable Mentions:

Mayoral candidate Jennifer Roberts: Gina Davis

State Senator Bob Rucho: Joe Pesci Former

CMS Superintendent Heath Morrison: Hugh Laurie

Panther Luke Kuechly: Henry Kavill

Car dealer Scott Clark: Gene Hackman

Golfer Webb Simpson: Matt Damon

Hornet Kemba Walker: Taye Diggs

Former mistress of CIA director Paula Broadwell: Leah Remini

Cam Newton: Superman, of course


What did we miss?

Email ted(at) or tweet us @charlotte_five with your picks and we’ll update the story.

C5’s Take

Of course, since N.C. doesn’t offer film incentives anymore, this movie would probably get filmed in Georgia.

Photo: Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer, Abbi O’Leary / Charlotte Observer, T. Ortega Gaines / Charlotte Observer, Jonathan Leibson / Getty, Pascal Le Segretain /Getty, Frederick M. Brown / Getty,  Kevin Winter / Getty, Mark Davis / Getty.