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Rupho Schartenhauer
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1/12/2012
I don't think this needs to be explained... ;-)

Here's a possible cast:
the Ambitious Barrister: Nicole Kidman
the Bishop of Southwark: John Goodman
the Bishop of St. Fiacre's: Gabriel Byrne
the Bohemian Sculptress: Jane Fonda
the Celebrated Artist's Model: Natalie Portman
the Cheesemonger: Julianne Moore
the Cheesemonger's Daughter: Saoirse Ronan
the Custodial Chef: Michael Gambon
Cynthia of Hunter's Keep: Eva Green
Dr. Orthos: Javier Bardem
the Duchess: Monica Bellucci
F. F. Gebrandt: Ellen Barkin
the Gracious Widow: Michelle Yeoh
His Amused Lordship: John Rhys-Davies
the Implacable Detective: Judi Dench
the Inconvenient Aunt: Imelda Staunton
the Loquacious Vicar: Michael Palin
the Louche Devil: Andy Serkis
Lucy of Hunter's Keep: Sienna Miller
Madame Shoshana: Helena Bonham Carter
the Manager of the Royal Bethlehem: Ray Wise
the Master Jewel Thief: Colin Farrell
the Melancholy Curate: Benedict Cumberbatch
Mr. Clathermont: Robbie Coltrane
Mr. Huffam: Sam Elliott
Mr. Inch: Jamie Foxx
the Numismatrix: Harriet Walter
Phoebe of Hunter's Keep: Emma Watson
the Quiet Deviless: Christina Ricci
the Regretful Soldier: Alan Rickman
the Repentant Forger: Forest Whitaker
the Revolutionary Firebrand: Christian Bale
the Sardonic Music-Hall Singer: Kristin Scott Thomas
the Secular Missionary: Cate Blanchett
the Silk-clad Expert: Rachel Weisz
Sinning Jenny: Kate Beckinsale
the Topsy King: Eric Idle
the Traitor Empress: Helen Mirren
the Veteran Privy Counsellor: Ian Holm
the Woman in Green: Uma Thurman
the Wry Functionary: Alan Arkin
Screenplay by: Neil Gaiman
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
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Branden Linton
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1/12/2012
the Manager of the Royal Bethlehem - Ray Wise

Also what would the movie even be about there's only a million different ways for the story to turn out. >_>

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streetfelineblue
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1/12/2012
Wieland, that's... Brilliant! I think most of the choices fit like gloves (though I was considering Colin Farrel as in "Ask the dust" for my own character ^^)

The Duchess? I'd say Maggie Smith.

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G. Augustus Gourmandghast
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1/12/2012
Glenn Close for the Duchess.

Or, perhaps Christopher Watkin in drag. I could see it.
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Branden Linton
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1/12/2012
G. Augustus Gourmandghast wrote:
Glenn Close for the Duchess.

Or, perhaps Christopher Watkin in drag. I could see it.
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Why, would you say, that about, Chirstopher WalKen.

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streetfelineblue
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1/13/2012
G. Augustus Gourmandghast wrote:
Glenn Close for the Duchess.

Or, perhaps Christopher Watkin in drag. I could see it.
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OK - now I can't ge this out of my head O_o

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Rupho Schartenhauer
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1/13/2012
Branden Linton wrote:
Also what would the movie even be about there's only a million different ways for the story to turn out.


Yes, of course - a movie with all these characters would be quite impossible. That's why I put Terry Gilliam for director, he'd probably be the only one mad enough to actually try it... ;-)

I second the choice of Ray Wise. Not so sure about Glenn Close, though...
Still missing: F. F. Gebrandt, Mrs. Plenty, the Regretful Soldier, the Sardonic Music-Hall Singer, and Madame Shoshana...
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Diptych
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1/13/2012
I'm going to have to second the FBG team's proposal of Edward Hibbert as the Wry Functionary, on the same basis - he was perfect in The Prestige. Another great character actor from the same film: I propose Andy Serkis as the Topsy King. I would suggest a younger woman for the Duchess, heavily made up for public appearances... also, I would suggest the wonderful Harriet Walter for the Principal of Benthic College. Matthew Macfadyen has the looks for the Provost of Summerset, but he might be too soft-spoken for the role...

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Rupho Schartenhauer
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1/13/2012
Sir Frederick Tanah-Chook wrote:
I propose Andy Serkis as the Topsy King.

I can absolutely see that. But the Topsy King is so Monty-Python-like, I just had to give the role to one of the troupe... I think I'll add Andy as the Louche Devil from the Pygmalion storylet, though.

Sir Frederick Tanah-Chook wrote:
I would suggest a younger woman for the Duchess, heavily made up for public appearances.

I thought so, too. And possibly faintly Egyptian-looking... How about Monica Bellucci?
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Diptych
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1/13/2012
I love Python, but Idle's a bit of a lightweight for the role - he does camp, not pathos. Serkis can do terrifying mood swings, capering mania and bitter depression. Have you seen him as Rigaud, or Van Gogh? Or even Captain Haddock, to demonstrate his "spouting gibberish" cred.

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Rupho Schartenhauer
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1/13/2012
Sir Frederick Tanah-Chook wrote:
Serkis can do terrifying mood swings, capering mania and bitter depression. Have you seen him as Rigaud, or Van Gogh? Or even Captain Haddock, to demonstrate his "spouting gibberish" cred.

Haven't seen those, I'm afraid. British TV productions, right? Will see if I can find them somewhere...
By the way, do feel free to compile your own casting list! That's actually the reason for this thread, mine should by no means be seen as absolute... ;-)
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Diptych
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1/13/2012
Little Dorrit and Simon Schama's Power Of Art, respectively. Both fantastic, worth chasing down.

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Mortimer Blunt
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1/13/2012
Kristen Scott Thomas needs to be in this. As the Music-Hall Singer? Or A Hunter's Keep Sister? (Probably Cynthia, as she mopes so well.)

Alan Rickman for the Regretful Soldier, based on his Sense and Sensibility performance.

And Benedict Cumberbatch needs a role - the Affectionate Devil? The Melancholy Curate?

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Diptych
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1/13/2012
Mortimer Blunt wrote:
And Benedict Cumberbatch needs a role - the Affectionate Devil? The Melancholy Curate?


Oo, Melancholy Curate all the way.

David Suchet as Dr Orthos. Ron Perlman as the Grizzled Union Leader. Shirley Henderson as the Quiet Deviless.

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1/13/2012
Wieland Burandt wrote:
Branden Linton wrote:
Also what would the movie even be about there's only a million different ways for the story to turn out.


Yes, of course - a movie with all these characters would be quite impossible. That's why I put Terry Gilliam for director, he'd probably be the only one mad enough to actually try it... ;-)

I second the choice of Ray Wise. Not so sure about Glenn Close, though...
Still missing: F. F. Gebrandt, Mrs. Plenty, the Regretful Soldier, the Sardonic Music-Hall Singer, and Madame Shoshana...
edited by Wieland Burandt on 1/13/2012


F. F. Gebrandt.. What about that actress that played Dr. Evil's minioness (and concubine... O_o) in the Austin Powers movies?

Also, didn'y Failbetter games give some thought about actors? I think they thought of the Sardonic Music-Halls Singer as Shirley McLaine... Yep, here it is:

http://blog.failbettergames.com/post/EBZ-Casting.aspx

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Little The
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1/13/2012
Honestly, I am rather curious as to how an Echo Bazaar movie would work in the first place, given how the game's so interactive...

Ah, sorry, nothing more to contribute. I never pay attention to famous actors and whatnot.

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MeddlesomeDuke
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2/22/2012
I'm thinking Bill Nighy as Mr. Apples. And perhaps instead of the regretful soldier, Alan Rickman can play the Provost of Summerset. The regretfull soldier could be Christopher Walken I think.
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Owlor
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2/22/2012
Screenplay by: Neil Gaiman

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Urthdigger
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2/23/2012
Wieland Burandt wrote:
Yes, of course - a movie with all these characters would be quite impossible. That's why I put Terry Gilliam for director, he'd probably be the only one mad enough to actually try it... ;-)


You snap the clapboard. The actors begin their lines. Your vision clouds with blood. You wipe it away and continue. The drunken zailor's hair bursts into violet flame, but he continues his lines. He's either a consummate professional, or very drunk indeed.

You've read the screenplay, of course, but you couldn't have imagined the full impact of the work in performance. The Echo Bazaar is erotic beyond the human experience. You find yourself enamoured of the unseen sky. Desperate with desire for the endless spaces between stars. Consumed with furious lust for the moonish light of the neath. What is this doing to you?

The production staff is in bedlam. Half of the assistants are cavorting lustily with the other half. A few run out into the streets, wild-eyed with passion. The Topsy King sings his aria. A thing of hatred, of impossible desire, of revenge and bright burning joy. And then, with the extinguishing of the many candles, it's over. The publisher is flushed with long-dormant passions. He is furious with you. He leaps from his chair. You sprint from the set before he personally tears you limb from limb. You've no idea what effect this had on the rest of the cast. You'll have to catch them later if you live through all this.

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Rupho Schartenhauer
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2/23/2012
Owlor wrote:
Screenplay by: Neil Gaiman

Excellent idea! Imagine Gaiman and Gilliam working together... smile

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