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Fat Charlie- Chiwetel Ejiofor


Spider- Mos Def


Graham Coats- Ricky Gervais
 
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OMG Ricky Gervais and Mos Def are PERFECT! How about Rosario Dawson as Rosie? And, in keeping with the popular opinion of the AG cast, Morgan Freeman as Anansi.


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Thanks, and yeah Morgan Freeman would have to be Anansi.
 
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Thanks, and yeah Morgan Freeman would have to be Anansi.


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and yes, ricky gervais is perfect for graham coats!
 
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Well darn, I was gunna suggest Brock Peters as Anansi, but turns out he just passed away. A great actor if there ever was one. Maybe Avery Brooks for Anansi would work as well.


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You know, I never saw Morgan Freeman as Anansi. He's too big, and tends to play things a little too somber. I always pictured someone more like the cool old black guy from the Shining and the Twilight Zone movie, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest. Is he still alive?
And I don't know who this Lenny Bruce person Neil is always on about is, but seeing as Neil always says he was thinking about him as he wrote, maybe he'd be a good choice for Spider or Fat Charlie. Although Mos Def is pretty much perfect for Spider.


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He's a local lounge singer here, and he's exactly who I was picturing for Anansi, in this book at least. Mos Def was exactly who I had in mind for Spider, but as for the other characters, I don't know enough British actors, but I would like to give something to Paterson Joseph (The Marquis de Carabas from the Neverwhere miniseries) because he rocked so hard in that. However, I think he's probably too old or too young for any of the parts, as I saw them.
Also, Keith David as Tiger, or at least the voice of Tiger.


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You know, I never saw Morgan Freeman as Anansi. He's too big, and tends to play things a little too somber. I always pictured someone more like the cool old black guy from the Shining and the Twilight Zone movie, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest. Is he still alive?
And I don't know who this Lenny Bruce person Neil is always on about is, but seeing as Neil always says he was thinking about him as he wrote, maybe he'd be a good choice for Spider or Fat Charlie. Although Mos Def is pretty much perfect for Spider.


i think lenny bruce is dead. and white. love all the ideas for the characters from spam. i can't see morgan freeman as anansi either though. how about a latexed cameo from mr gaiman.


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Ricky Gervais? Absatively! Smile
 
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Ricky Gervais? Absatively! Smile


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are you thinking of Lenny Henry? the British comedian?

this one?



he's perfect.


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Funny how I kept thinking about Cab Calloway while reading Anansi Boys.

(I know he's dead, but hey, maybe he's just faking it like Anansi Big Grin)




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can we have a bit part for Michael Madsen? I just like him.



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You know, I never saw Morgan Freeman as Anansi. He's too big, and tends to play things a little too somber. I always pictured someone more like the cool old black guy from the Shining and the Twilight Zone movie, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest. Is he still alive?
And I don't know who this Lenny Bruce person Neil is always on about is, but seeing as Neil always says he was thinking about him as he wrote, maybe he'd be a good choice for Spider or Fat Charlie. Although Mos Def is pretty much perfect for Spider.


I'd disagree with your thoughts on Morgan Freeman, I think he did a fantastic thing playing God in Bruce Almighty in a very playful way.

But moreso, I wholly agree with your idea about the guy from The Shining, unfortunately the greath Scatman Crothers has passed into the great beyond.

Mos Def? Right on. I like Mos Def or Don Cheadle.


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i don't remember the book mentioning they were black...because at first i was thinking Zach Braff (Scrubs, Garden State) as Fat Charlie and whoever played Zach's brother on the show, who used to be on the show Ed.

But since they're black, I always thought Denzel Washington and Jamie Fox kind of look alike. But they're sort of older. Wayne Brady would be a good spider, in my opinion. I love him. I can't think of any good ones right now, I'll think a little harder...
 
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i wuz thinkin' maybe denzel washington could play anansi.
 
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ugh - i thought i was at least slightly 'worldly'...it never occurred to me that anyone looked any different than me!

i totally love cab calloway as anansi (except for the dead part).

funny about that gervais guy some suggested for graham. i didn't know who he was, but one of my picks was the guy who plays in the US version of the same show!

i also thought william shatner would make a good graham. quentin tarantino might be fun too.

janine garafalo would be a good daisy (is she getting too old though?), and i like that chick who's on ER, who starred in Bend it Like Beckham for rosie - what's her name?

if eddie murphy wasn't already a charicature of himself, i could see his axel character from 48 hours moving nicely into spider.
 
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Perfect - i was thinking of Cab Calloway for Anansi, and Lenny Henry isn't Lenny Bruce, but perfect for fat charlie! maybe puff daddy for spider??????
 
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how about Chris Rock for Spider!? sorry, I was watching Jay and Silent Bob last night. I love Chris Rock. Especially in Dogma. Great movie.
 
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