Most Ridiculous Bit of Casting Ever

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Postby Quatermass » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:36 am

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mspanners wrote:No the stupidest casting was David Jason as Rincewind....... so there! :lol:


Full agreement, mspanners!


I disagree. The only issue I have with David Jason playing Rincewind was that he was too damn old to play the role. Other than that, he had Rincewind's character down, or at least one interpretation. Hell, I was half-hearing Jason and half-hearing Eric Idle while reading Interesting Times.
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Re: Most Ridiculous Bit of Casting Ever

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:49 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:http://www.aintitcool.com/node/50020

Tom Cruise to play Jack Reacher?



It's been confirmed.

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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:59 am

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! :evil:
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Postby deldaisy » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:57 pm

NO! :shock: :shock: Are you sure????????

No!
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:05 pm

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Postby deldaisy » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:23 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:http://www.slashfilm.com/tom-cruise-confirmed-one-shot/


The good news: a film based on one of the great Jack Reacher books by Lee Child is really going to happen, after years and years of development on various titles in the series that will number 16 novels when The Affair is released this fall. The bad news (perhaps): Jack Reacher, written as a six and a half-foot, sandy-haired slab of a man, will definitely be played by Tom Cruise in Christopher McQuarrie‘s One Shot


Its going to cost a fortune to produce..... All those apple crates for him to stand on. Or is the supporting cast all midgets.
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Postby WannabeAngua » Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:56 pm

Tom Cruise to play Jack Reacher?
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Who had that "brilliant" idea?? That's just wrong.
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Postby DaveC » Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:04 pm

Rosamund Pike is the female lead with Cruise in One Shot - why are they doing the 9th book first. I haven't read any of the so I don't know the stories or character. Is it a good jumping in point?

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Postby WannabeAngua » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:58 pm

DaveC wrote:Rosamund Pike is the female lead with Cruise in One Shot - why are they doing the 9th book first. I haven't read any of the so I don't know the stories or character. Is it a good jumping in point?

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=81148


The books don't really need to be read in succession (except maybe a couple make more sense if you do). Reachers background, and the reason why he's a drifter, is brought up in every book. One shot is not the best Reacher story in my opinion, but I guess they have their reasons for making that into a movie first.
I refuse to see the film if Cruise is playing Reacher though, that'll ruin the whole thing for me.
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Postby DaveC » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:05 am

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Postby Danny B » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:15 pm

I'm pretty sanguine about the idea of a normal to slightly-below-average height person playing Reacher. If you restrict the casting call to actors who meet with the height given to the character in the novels, you'll end up with either Steven Merchant or Wladimir Klitschko playing the part and, frankly, I don't think either of those two would nail it.

I'm far more concerned with the fact Tom Cruise hasn't played a decent part in anything since, oof, probably Magnolia. Well, a decent major role; to be fair to him, he was brilliant and hilarious as Les Grossman in Tropic Thunder.
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Re: Most Ridiculous Bit of Casting Ever

Postby raptornx01 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:02 pm

The author is happy with him, so whats the problem?
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Re: Most Ridiculous Bit of Casting Ever

Postby MongoGutman » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:56 pm

Never heard of Jack Reacher.
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Re: Most Ridiculous Bit of Casting Ever

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:57 am

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Re: Most Ridiculous Bit of Casting Ever

Postby simmonds91 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:46 am

I think David Jason was awesome as rincewind and albert, the best actor in the entire movie(s) if you ask me.
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