Twenty years ago, my classmate and friend Tom and I spent many summer days working the periodicals archives of St Bernard’s Institute (now St Bernards School of Theology and Ministry) integrating them into the stacks of the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, where they were merging libraries. One of our frequent topics that year was casting films. We had a pretty good 80’s cast for The Lord of the Rings that Peter Jackson could have used. Gratis.
Anyway, I was thinking back to those fond days, and now that Jackson has indeed made the movie we yearned for while eating our sandwiches in the library tower, I thought about another round of Let’s Cast.
So here goes, commenters: choose a book or a story to be made as a film (or an old movie to remake) and cast it. Go as deep as you want, or just mention the principal actors. Your only parameter is that this movie is for 2006 release, so no dead actors and directors, please.