Casting Thread for WATCHMEN (Suggestions and Announcements!!!)

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  1. Threshold

    Threshold Simply Amazing

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    Hey, seeing as how Watchmen is kicking into gear, I thought I'd start up a big ol' casting thread for the flick.

    First off I think that Simon Pegg of "Shaun of the Dead" fame should definitley be Rorschach. It's been rumored, I believe when Arronofsky was still attached to direct, but I hope Greengrass takes notice. He'd be awesome!

    Anyone else have ideas?
     
  2. ShaneHelms

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    Dennis Farina for Eddie Blake. Perfect too a T.
     
  3. The Guard

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    These aren't all spot-on with the comic book characters, but...

    ADRIAN VEIDT
    Jude Law
    Matthew McConaughey

    DR. MANHATTAN
    CGI/Ed Harris

    NIGHT OWL
    Kurt Russell

    RORSCHACH
    William H. Macy

    SILK SPECTRE
    Claire Forlani

    MOLOCH
    Christopher Walken

    THE COMEDIAN
    Harvey Keitel
    Bruce Campbell
     
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    Nite Owl- John Cusack
    The Comedian- Harvey Keitel or James Woods
    Dr. Manhattan- Russel Crowe
    Rorschach- Ray Liotta
    Ozymandias- Erik Stoltz
    Silk Spectre- Diane Lane or Juliane Moore
     
  5. Threshold

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    I think that Gwyneth Paltrow should play Young Sally Jupiter in flashbacks and then have her mother Blythe Danner play Sally Jupiter in the present.
     
  6. GL-Corps#28

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    Gary Sinise for Rorschach!
     
  7. Threshold

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    Rorschach: Simon Pegg
    Nite-Owl: John Cusack
    Dr. Manhattan: Josh Lucas/CGI
    Laurel Jane: Amanda Peet
    Comedian: Dennis Farina
    Ozymandias: Jude Law
     
  8. The Guard

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    Am I the only person who thinks Cusack is an uninspired choice for Night Owl? And...Amanda Peet as Laurie? Yes. Oh, God, yes.
     
  9. Threshold

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    I think a younger Jeff Goldblum would've made a great Nite-Owl.
     
  10. The Guard

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    Morgan Freeman as Dr. Malcom Long. :)
     
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    Jeffrey Combs for Rorschach!
     
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    I agree with you. Nite Owl should be a little older and more out of shape than Cusack. Not to mention, I really can't see Cusack in this type of movie.

    Too bad Alec Baldwin is a little too old, he'd fit the character best in my opinion.
     
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    Of course they'd HAVE to keep The actor of Rorschach a secret until people see him in the movie, to get the same feel as the book.
     
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    See, that's actually a problem with my choice for Rorschach, as Combs has a very distinct voice. Good for Rorschach, but bad for the mystery.
     
  15. The Guard

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    Exactly, re: Cusack. That's one reason I like Kurt Russell. VANILLA SKY showed me what I think Dan Dreiberg should be like in a WATCHMEN film. You need someone who used to kick ass and now doesn't look much like he did. And Emerald Knight, edit your post to remove that spoiler.
     
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    there you go, sorry about that. I just assumed that people here already read the book.
     
  17. The Guard

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    So do I, sometimes, but I guess a lot of people haven't.
     
  18. Threshold

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    I just read it this weekend, Watchmen was my first ever purchase from Amazon (and will not be the last)!
     
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    I still like the idea of Val Kilmer as Veidt
     
  20. Threshold

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    Yeah that would work really well.
     
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    This is gonna come off as mean, but wouldn't Val fit the Dreiberg role a little better nowadays?
     
  22. Emerald Knight

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    yeah, after seeing the Island of Doctor Mureau, I felt that he could pull off the crazy aspect, while with Batman Forever (decent, not great) he could convey the "hero" aspect of Veidt.
     
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    Kiefer Sutherland for Rorschach!!:mad:
     
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    So when do you think they will have this cast? Next month or two?
     
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    Yeah, right.
     

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