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March 08, 2012 10:08:12 AM
(March 07, 2012 10:00:49 AM)TheNinjaMax Wrote: Meeeeeh...
Not sure how I feel about this list. Willem Dafoe as Garrus is weird.
I have yet to see The Help, yet I don't feel Bryce Dallas Howard has the "Ripley factor" that could really justify casting her as a "hard but fair" Shepard, and that's not even going into question whether or not your writer director wants Shepard to be leaning more towards the Paragon edge of the spectrum. Charlize Theron, Claire Danes, Gina Carano, Naomi Watts, Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johanson, Carrie Ann Moss (a bit old now), Radha Mitchell - these are women that I can tap more into the "tough as nails" aspect of such a Shepard Lauren is hinting towards. Not Howard, with all due respect. There's stubborn tough and there's "I know what we're up against and you should listen to me" tough
Eh, I know everyone's a bit iffy about Willem Dafoe but you might just be thinking of him in his more "evil" "villain roles". I mean, show the guy some respect. The dude has been acting for years and years... you'd think he's learned now how to take direction and listen to his director/research, you silly people
As for the actresses you named.. i just feel as though they're just too predictable you know?.. Angelina Jolie, i've gotten tired of because she's so type cast. Wanted, Salt, Tomb Raider, and so on.. it's so overdone. Also she's gotten a bit old.. no matter how much makeup she puts on, she can't hide that. Charlize Theron is a bit too old as well. I've also used her very recently in one of my other cast lists. Carrie Ann Moss DEFINITELY too old. but thus, that's an issue i deal with a lot in these cast lists as I'm not overly familiar with a lot of the younger generation. Claire Danes is a gentle little butterfly. See her in films like Romeo + Juliet.. she's so sweet and innocent looking I don't know if I'd take her seriously. Naomi Watts maybe.. not sure who Radha Mitchell is though. but definitely watch The Help. I highly suggest it. Not only for the cast list's sake but in general.
EDIT - ahh k. Radha is from the Silent Hill film... eh, i feel like that would be a bit too type cast as well. I would settle maybe.. but she wouldn't be my first choice.