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Wu Yun casting thread

Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » July 6th, 2012, 9:32 am

obviously, the Wu Yun Saga will someday be optioned and adapted across several media. so i thought we could get a head start on casting options (besides Chow Yun Fat in the lead role, which Peter's oracular thread has already declared. :P ). so who would we like to see?

(and if you have no idea what i'm talking about, then you're missing some of the greatest modern storytelling known to man: http://forum.austinimprov.com/viewtopic.php?t=13360 )

here's my initial list...

Dramatis Personae

Wu Yun: Chow Yun Fat
Jesse Calhoun: Timothy Olyphant
Cassandra: Rachel Weisz
Audie McCray: Josh Brolin
Doc Jenkins: Gary Oldman
Horatio Dicks: Powers Boothe
Sheriff Brettsdick: Michael Emerson
Unknown: Bruce Greenwood
Red Boy: ???
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Postby Roy Janik » July 6th, 2012, 10:18 am

Cast it with improvisers and come do the Fringe.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » July 6th, 2012, 10:30 am

Roy Janik wrote:Cast it with improvisers and come do the Fringe.


oh, i have some ideas on that front...
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Postby jesspasc » July 6th, 2012, 10:39 am

Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell wrote:
Roy Janik wrote:Cast it with improvisers and come do the Fringe.


oh, i have some ideas on that front...


Yes...yes....yes. yes.
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Postby shando » July 6th, 2012, 11:13 am

I know a guy as bald as Chow Yun Fat........
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » July 6th, 2012, 11:19 am

shando wrote:I know a guy as bald as Chow Yun Fat........


i know, but i didn't think Patrick Stewart was available...

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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » July 6th, 2012, 11:25 am

hmm...maybe Gerald McRaney for Judge Dicks instead?
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Postby shando » July 6th, 2012, 11:26 am

If you go off that list of celebrity actors, who would be whom? Clearly Lampe is Powers Booth, Aaron Walthers is Timothy Olyphant. Whom else.....
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » July 6th, 2012, 11:46 am

ooh, the improv celebrity doppelganger game. ;) Kevin Miller or Peter Rogers could do Michael Emerson justice. i'd probably say Sarah Marie or Ruby for Rachel Weisz (though Jen Blair would make that list if she were still in town). Kareem for Josh Brolin. Troy for Bruce Greenwood, maybe. hmm...

i had the idea at one point to cast the writers in the thread, if we ever decided to make a show out of it...this was more a fun mental exercise, because i like playing casting games. 8)
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » July 6th, 2012, 11:58 am

Chuy as Redboy. :P
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Postby happywaffle » July 6th, 2012, 12:52 pm

I love how incredibly obvious it is that Powers Boothe plays Horatio Dicks. Nobody else would ever cross my mind.
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Postby Chuy! » July 6th, 2012, 1:01 pm

Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell wrote:Chuy as Redboy. :P


Hmph... Him is character of dreams...
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » July 6th, 2012, 1:12 pm

happywaffle wrote:I love how incredibly obvious it is that Powers Boothe plays Horatio Dicks. Nobody else would ever cross my mind.


i thought McRaney might bring a slightly less obvious sinisterness to it, make him more sympathetic to understand why the people love him publicly. but yeah, Boothe was the first place my brain went.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » July 6th, 2012, 1:13 pm

(and yes, my brain obviously skews to Deadwood...leave me alone. ;) )
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Postby happywaffle » July 6th, 2012, 1:24 pm

Okay but seriously…

WU YUN: Bryan Cruz
CASSANDRA: Katie Thornton
HORATIO DICKS: David Lampe
SHERIFF BRETTSDICK: Brett Tribe, duh
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