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With the news coming out last week about Brian Stelter’s book “Top of the Morning” being developed as a made-for-TV movie on Lifetime, we gave you the task of casting some of the main parts of the movie: Matt Lauer, George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, and Ann Curry.
For the role of Lauer, 32% of you wanted “Hostages” star Dylan McDermott. “The Good Wife’s” Chris Noth came in second with 23%. “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston was next at 20%, with “other” coming in fourth at 12%. Some of those “others” include Woody Allen and Tom Hanks. Current made-for-TV anchorman, “The Newsroom’s” Jeff Daniels earned 12% of the vote.
The overwhelming majority of you wanted John Stamos to play Stephanopoulos, with 47% of you voting for the former “Full House” star. Mike Myers of “Austin Powers” fame was second at 20%, with “Karate Kid’s” Ralph Macchio a tick behind at 19%. The “other” selection and “Saved by the Bell’s” Mario Lopez finished at 9% and 6%. Some of those “others” include Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, and even Mickey Mouse.
For the role of Robin Roberts, 36% of you chose Halle Berry. ABC “Scandal’s” Kerry Washington came in second at 26%. Next was Vivica A. Fox with 21%, followed by “other” at 11% (which included Jada Pinkett Smith, Angela Bassett, and ABC political analyst Donna Brazile.) Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson rounded out this list with 5%.
And for former “Today” co-host Ann Curry, actress Michelle Yeoh was your top pick with 29%. Sandra Bullock came in second with 25%, followed by our only tie—Angelina Jolie and the other option— at 16%. Some of those “others” include Olivia Munn and Lucy Liu. Eva Mendes rounded out the list with 15%.
We will keep our results handy to compare to the actual cast when the movie debuts on Lifetime.