Soon: Casting Call!
I’m not feeling working on the timeline or Chapter 16 tonight, though they are both partially done. Instead, I feel like looking at pictures of hot actors.
So let’s cast Soon!
For Paul, I’m trying to think of guys who are really good at playing colossal tools. I think I had a bit more of a sense of humor about it all back in Babylon Rising, since Michael Murphy is such an over-the-top Indiana Jones stereotype, but it’s less funny when the guy is an abusive jerk. Also, all we know about Paul, physically, is that he’s tall.
Nic Cage, maybe?
(Picture by Warner Bros.)
Here he looks like he’s angrily contemplating Jae’s lack of talent with electronics.
Aaron Eckhart is good at playing sweeties, but I bet he could play a good persecutor, too.
(Photo from MovieWeb)
Paul after the TEXAS incident. Except, you know, double that.
Now for Jae. Like Paul, all we know is that she’s tall. She’s also described as beautiful, though not nearly so often as Angela is. I’ve been picturing her as a cool and sleek…
Anne Dudek? (Lura from Big Love!)
(Photo from The Fan Carpet)
Jae contemplates how awesome her life would be without Paul.
Or how about Christine Taylor?
(Photo from Flixster)
Guess where this is going, Paul.
And, of course, our ingenue, Angela Pass Barger. Rose Byrne?
(Pic from TVGuide)
I so picture Angela as a brunette. I don’t know why.
And Paul’s chess partner and invader-of-personal-space, Straight.
How about Lando himself, Billy Dee Williams?
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“Persecute us, persecute Him, Paul.”
Ranold is supposed to be a bad guy, but if Paul hates him, that’s enough for me to like him!
I’ve loved Dean Stockwell since I was a little kid watching Quantum Leap.
(Pic from the SciFi Channel)
Ranold is so much a better agent than Paul.
And how about my favorite character so far–poor, doomed SWAT dude Larry Coker from San Francisco. We actually have some description for him!
He had short blonde hair and red cheeks, stood about six feet, and was thick and solid.
Coker’s got some meat on his bones. I like that in a guy.
Okay, I know he’s got the wrong coloring, but if Jenkins doesn’t care about the descriptions of 90% of his characters, why should I?
Karl Urban’s got the right look, as far as I’m concerned.
(Pic from Stale Popcorn)
Those underground zealots are gonna get told!
And how about the much-despised Bia Balaam? We know she’s older and thin and silver-haired, and that she’s so smart and competent that Paul is instantly terrified of her.
I’m gonna go with Sigourney Weaver. You know she can bring the scary-evil, and she could always dye her hair!
(Pic from Wireimage)
She totally knows how much better she is than Paul.
Also, this movie rocks:
So, what do you guys think? Any ideas, for these or any other characters? Let’s get this baby cast!