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Well, Coraline's been made into a movie, Mirrormask was a movie, and most of Neil's longer works have been purchased for movie-making if not actually filmed. The filming of Graveyard Book seems inevitable. So, who would you cast?

I really have no specific preferences at this point other than that I really wish Christopher Ecclestone weren't so skinny because otherwise he'd make a fantastic Silas.


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Surely there's time before filming to fatten him up a bit? I volunteer to make him a sandwich!

I don't really have anyone in mind, except lately I've been wanting to see David Tennant in a creepy role - so could he be a Jack?



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Oh, he'd be perfect for Jack-as-historian at the very least.


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I think that the obvious choice for Bod is Dakota Fanning. Smile


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Neil "a Company of Wolves" Jordan is adapting the Graveyard Book . . .

So now we can start casting the movie proper, apparantly Neil hopes that it will be like Harry Potter and have British thesps of both screen and stage clamouring for a part to impress their children/grandchildren . . .
 
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just gonna throw this out there - *if* he could be contained, no improv - Robin Williams for Silas?



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Keanu? (hahahahahahahaha!)

Sorry, that wasn't funny - um yes, I just read that the film was going ahead too! Exciting isn't it! Need to get my thinking cap on. Maybe we should let Mr Neil have our ideas - do you think he'd have a say in casting? We should vote and send it to him!


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I doubt he has a say in casting.



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Well, Coraline's been made into a movie, Mirrormask was a movie, and most of Neil's longer works have been purchased for movie-making if not actually filmed. The filming of Graveyard Book seems inevitable. So, who would you cast?

I really have no specific preferences at this point other than that I really wish Christopher Ecclestone weren't so skinny because otherwise he'd make a fantastic Silas.


I have no idea who that is, but since Silas IS a vampire... he's allowed to be ultra skinny.


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Christopher Ecclestone

He was a Dr.Who, as was/is David Tennant.

If we are going for British actors, I'd say Robson Green from 'Wire in the Blood' for Jack or Silas.


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Neil "a Company of Wolves" Jordan is adapting the Graveyard Book . . .


FOR REAL???

*looks it up*

HOLY CRAP!!!! What a perfect combination!! Oooh, I'm REALLY looking forward to this!


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Richard E Grant for Silas!


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I really have no specific preferences at this point other than that I really wish Christopher Ecclestone weren't so skinny because otherwise he'd make a fantastic Silas.


I don't get it . . . I don't think Ecclescakes is particularly skinny . . . I pictured Silas as being quite skinny . . . so I'm not sure what your casting suggestion means . . .
 
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Freddie Highmore as Bod? I love that kid.


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can we not have alan rickman as silas?


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The thing about casting Bod is that they'll either have to have all of the stories take place during the same period of time, as I can't see them find someone who can convincingly play from about 5 years old to 13 (it's a given that they will need a proper infant for the start).
 
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Mm, Alan Rickman could be good and but I think that Richard E Grant could be good too. He has been a vampire before!


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I think Alan Rickman is a clear choice for Silas. For Bod, you'd probably need at least 3 actors, maybe 4, so you probably couldn't get any big names (not that there are many at that age for boys).

Miss Lupescu, that'd be a tough one, too. I imagined some sort of strict librarian for the part.


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Now that you mention it, it will be a challenge to make a movie with different actors playing the lead. The audience really needs to buy in to the fact that they're all Bod, and that's tricky. Especially considering the ages of the actors involved.

Since Neil Jordan's directing, there's a decent chance Stephen Rea might turn up. He'd make an interesting Silas, but he's a little more diminutive than I imagined. He could definitely be the Man Jack (Frost), but somehow Stephen Rea for the heavy seems a little obvious. He could be Mr. Owens. Seems a little young, but I can't see that that would matter.

Liam Neeson's almost too paternal to play Silas. I'd want someone who, at least at first, seems a bit cold and distant. Bill Nighy already has the makeup. Razz Clive Owen's a bit young, and that would be in blockbuster territory, and then you'd have to have Julia Roberts as the Lady on the Grey, riding on Dakota Fanning.

Ageless Shirley Henderson could pull off Liza Hempstock, but let's be bold and go with Carey Mulligan, because I loff her.

Meryl Streep as Miss Lupescu? If she'll do Mamma Mia, she'll do anything. And at least you know she'd get the accent right.


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I'm sure there's a precedent where a movie was shot over a number of years to follow a child actors growth, buts I's cannae waits that long . . .
 
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