Casting directors, take note: Once quarantine is over and Hollywood is back to normal, Dylan O’Brien isn’t coming back for 30 percent … he’s coming back for everything. O’Brien, the erstwhile Maze Runner and Teen Wolf star, had the internet back in its Social Network feels on Thursday when he played Andrew Garfield–as–Eduardo Saverin in a reshoot of the movie’s scream-crying climax. Sarah Ramos, pulling double duty as Jesse Eisenberg–as–Mark Zuckerberg and Justin Timberlake–as–Sean Parker tells O’Brien he’s being removed from the company, erased from its creation myth. “Sorry, my Prada’s at the cleaners along with my hoodie and my fuck-you flip-flops,” O’Brien explodes. It is a big swing to re-create the best scene from the defining movie of the last decade but O’Brien does it. Suddenly it is 2010 and I am re-blogging GIFs from the Tumblr user lawerupasshole.
The bleary eyes, the almost punch, the crying smile? That ringing you hear is Andrew Garfield calling his attorney, claiming copyright infringement.
Update, 9:00 p.m.: Eduardo Saverin loves the video. Ok, not the real Eduardo Saverin, but Andrew Garfield, who played Saverin in The Social Network, is a fan of Sarah Ramos and Dylan O’Brien’s work and that’s honestly way cooler. Garfield texted his Tick Tick Boom director Lin-Manuel Miranda that he approves of O’Brien’s impersonation of him that went viral on Thursday, May 21. “If I had Twitter, I’d let him know he MURDERED it,” wrote Garfield in a text that Miranda shared on Twitter. Maybe this vote of confidence will inspire O’Brien to work his way through all of Garfield’s oeuvre. We’d love to see his take on Hacksaw Ridge.