Why She Might Work: Larson is a young and rising talent, winning acclaim for her performance as a foster-care supervisor in this year's "Short Term 12." She's also not a big name yet - i.e. NBC might actually be able to woo her at this burgeoning stage of her career.
Why It's a Bad Idea: It could be a lose-lose for all involved. For NBC's purposes, Larson doesn't have the name value of a more established star. On Larson's end, starring in a sure-to-be-inferior remake of a classic film (on network television, no less) could hurt her credentials as a "serious actress."
- Chris Eggertsen