Stephen King's "IT" Part I and Part II

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  1. Dyson Registered

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    Um, no.

    Andy and Barbara Muschietti not only worked with Jessica Chastian in the past, they are good friends with her. It's most likely Chastain was always the choice for them and the studio. I think Amy Adams was a non-factor. Plus, Chastain is a fantastic actress who can knock this role out of the park.

    So, this is no lazy casting choice. Chastain is a strong casting pick for Bev.
     
  2. Mandon Knight This means something to those who believe....

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    Fair enough if they have friendship but it's about who is right for the role in any film. I have friends who I've cast in films I've directed but not every role I write is one that would automatically make them first choice for my next film, do they inherit the qualities of the part, of the character, of the events they will have to portray, those are the questions for casting you have to consider, not whether they are your friend.
     
  3. Finarfiniel Mistress of Magic

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    Question: Have you read IT? As a big fan of the book who has read it many times, I think Chastain is perfect casting as adult Bev. Adams may look a little more like Sophia Lillis, but that doesn't automatically mean she's a perfect fit for the character. Casting Adams would have been way more of a lazy casting decision.
     
  4. Mandon Knight This means something to those who believe....

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    Yes thanks.
     
  5. Marvolo Registered

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    Fortunately, Chastain is right for the role.:D

    Its an added bonus that she is friends with Andy and Barbara and has a good working relationship with them.
     
  6. Mandon Knight This means something to those who believe....

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    In my view Adams is best for the role, you think JC, marvelous, we'll see won't we. That's the splendour of opinion.
     
  7. Finarfiniel Mistress of Magic

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    Okay, so why in your opinion is Chastain a 'lazy casting decision' and Adams a better fit for the character? Adult Bev is defined by her past (especially her relationship with her father) and how she has doomed herself to repeat past mistakes over and over by continually involving herself with abusive men. She is stuck between childhood and adulthood and therefore her most defined trait is a mixture of girlishness/naivety and a more raw, adult sensuality. She definitely has a defined edge and a strong hint of rebelliousness, just as young Bev does. I think Chastain as an actress would embody that character much better than Adams ever would. They're both great actresses, but I think Chastain clearly fits the character better.
     
  8. squeekness The mighty squeek!

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    Chastian. :up: No question.
     
  9. Mandon Knight This means something to those who believe....

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    In the films I have seen Adams in, and the films I have seen Chastain, Adams for me, has by far, the most depth, spirit and variety in her acting ability. As I just responded, previously, we are all gonna have different opinions on these type of decisions.
     
  10. jmc away for a while

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    I haven't even seen part one yet and even I assumed Chastain would have been the front runner for adult Bev based on who the child actor was.
     
  11. MadderMaximus Graveslinger

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    I think Adams simply looks more like the girl that already played young Bev, but I'm not at all against Chastain in the role.
     
  12. harlequinade The May Queen

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    Apparantly Chastain was always the choice and there was even the idea to feature her in post credit scene in first movie
     
  13. Matt Mortem Karloff is King

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    Jessica Chastain is 100% the right choice. No question in my mind. It's not a lazy choice at all. Is it an obvious choice? Yes. The obvious choice isn't always bad though. Xavier was an obvious choice for Xavier and I don't see anyone calling it lazy.
     
  14. Blackman C'mon Son

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    Kinda wish they went for a lesser known actress, just to give someone else a time to shine.
    But can't go wrong with Chastain. Except for Huntsman Winter's War...
     
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    Beverly is supposed to be a knock out. With all due respect to Chastain, she ain't turning heads.
     
  16. Mandon Knight This means something to those who believe....

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    :facepalm:
     
  17. Blackman C'mon Son

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    I didn't know it was opposite day.
     
  18. Dyson Registered

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    Watch Molly's Game then. :cwink:
     
  19. Art Vandelay Registered

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    Really? Over Amy Adams?

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  20. Dyson Registered

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    Also watch Mama.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  22. Sawyer High King

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    Eyes are an eighth of a centimeter too far apart.

    2/10 would not bang
     
  23. Marvolo Registered

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    Actual professional casting is about more than matching one actor's looks to another actor's looks.
     
  24. Dyson Registered

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    Bingo.

    Nothing at all against Amy Adams as she is one heck of a talented actress but if Jessica Chastain is right for the role, then she's right for the role.
     
  25. Art Vandelay Registered

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    I don't think she's right for the role. Seems she'll get the gig because she has red hair and once worked with the director.
     

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