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Friday, March 27, 2009

I-Team Casting Couch — Updated



I am home again! We got about 18 inches of snow total. I spent last night in a hotel, then got up and had to unbury my car for the second time. I went in to the office for while even thought it's my day off — it's our busies time of the year — and then drove home on a slushy highway. It's really warm today, so the sidewalks that have been shoveled and the roads that would plowed are all but dry. Where they weren't plowed -- well, some fun, rutty driving. (I actually do find that fun.)

So, thanks to Sue Z, I have a new game I want to play with you all. I'm calling it "I-Team Casting Couch." Let me explain.

Let's imagine that the I-Team series was made into an ongoing TV series where every week featured a new I-Team adventure with the characters from my books. Each book would probably play out over a period of weeks, and there were be overlapping story lines and probably lots of stuff that was never in the books at all. (Hey, it's Hollywood, right?)

Now, let's imagine that you are the casting director. It's your job to find actors for all the roles. Here's who you need to cast:

Sen. Reece Sheridan
Kara McMillan
Lily McMillan
Connor McMillan
Tom Trent
Joaquin Ramirez
Syd Wilson
Holly Bradshaw
Tessa Novak
Kat James
Sophie Alton
Matt Harker
Natalie Benoit
Julian Darcangelo
Marc Hunter
Megan Rawlings
Lissy Charteris
Will Frasier
Chief Irving

Then there are a host of very secondary characters: the bad guys from the books, Alexi Burien, miscellaneous senators, Syko & Gang, the good and bad cops at Denver PD, assorted prison guards and shower hawks, Mr. & Mrs. Rawlings, Mrs. Charteris, & etc.

Clearly, the most important roles to cast are the leads I've listed. For the sake of simplicity, we'll leave Gabe Rossiter, the hero from Naked Edge, out because his story isn't out yet. That still leaves a lot of roles to cast.

So your assignment, should you opt to play, is to find stars for the roles of these characters. We don't need big names; we need talent — and people who match the descriptions of the characters and have their intensity. We can use contact lenses for eye color, if necessary, and we can dye people's hair if we must. But let's get as close as we can.

In your posts, list the people you'd cast. You don't have to cast everyone to make suggestions. If you've found the perfect Julian, you can just post him. We'll keep working on it till we get it right. There will be prizes along the way — book plates, book marks, signed I-Team books.

Let's see what we end up with!

UPDATE...

Okay, we have some suggestions coming in:


Clive Owen as Julian Darcangelo.



Nathan Kamp as Marc Hunter


Italian hottie Raffaello Balzo as Julian Darcangelo


Antonio Banderas as Julian Darcangelo. (I had always kind of envisioned him as Joaquin.)


Collin Farrell as Marc Hunter.

These ideas are from Sue Z, Evil Libby and moi. They should help get you started.

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?

Ah, what a stressful job -- having to stare at handsome guys. Casting TV shows sure is hard work! ;-)

11 comments:

Barbara said...

Man, this is hard!! I'll have to think on it and get back to you.

What happened to the days you were lounging in tank tops? Now it's a blizzard!! Stay warm! ((hugs))

Debbie H said...

This will be interesting!

Linda A. said...

Hmmmm... I've only read one I-team book so far, EE. I'll have to think on it like Barbara. Perhaps Brad Pitt for Reece? I'll get back to you.

Kaye Manro said...

Hi Pamela! What an interesting game. Yikes! Like everyone else, a tough one. Let's see-- I'd probably cast Rob Lowe as Reece -- I'd have to think about the rest and read more books!

Linda A. said...

I've got it1 Jude Law would be the perfect Reece. Drop=dead gorgeous and an amazing actor.

RitaSV said...

I think Johnny Messner would make a nice Marc Hunter
[IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/RitaSV/messner6.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/RitaSV/4-1.jpg[/IMG] and Eduardo Verástegui for Julian
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RitaSV said...

Well, shoot. That didn't work. Bummer.

Hi, Barbara — Yeah, tank tops are SO last week! And probably next week, too! LOL! The snow is melting really fast, but it's still pretty deep on my deck and in my yard. Yes, please, think about it and come back! LOL!

Hi, Debbie — I hope so!

Hi, Linda A — Um.... That will make it tougher, yes. LOL! You haven't met Dark Angel or Hunt yet, huh? I'm smiling because I wish I were you! I want to meet them again. LOL! Brad Pitt for Reece. Not bad! Yes, please, pop back!

Hi, Kaye — Rob Lowe as Reece... That might work. :-)

Hi, Linda — So you've been thinking about it. Jude Law is HOT, I agree! Of course so are Brad and Rob.

Hi, Rita — Bummer! I'll go online and search for some pics of them, unless you want to email me the photos you have.

I'll do another update with more hotties to choose from.

Hmmm. What shall these talented actors do for their auditions? Shall we audition them in a love scene? OK, that's just my dirty mind going. :-)

Debbie H said...

I'm not sure where these guys would go, but how about Patrick Ribbseter, Andrei Andrei?

Bo said...

Colin Farrell...mmmmmmm.....

Oh yeah,supposed to be picking out some others,huh?

Oddly enough,the first one that comes to mind for me is Jon Voight or Al Pacino as Tom Trent.What do you expect,my brains are scrambled by thoughts of Colin Farrell *G*

Olivier Martinez as Joaquin Ramirez

Gwyneth Paltrow-Tessa Novak

Natalie Benoit-Emily Mortimer

Adrian Paul-Julian Darcangelo

Connie Nielsen or Catherine Zeta-Jones-Holly Bradshaw

Matt Harker-Edward Norton

Sophie Alton-Reese Witherspoon

Reece Sheridan-Peter Wingfield

Kara McMillan-Kate Beckinsale

Chief Irving-Ray Liotta

And Colin Farell would be my choice also for Marc,although Karl Urban could be good also.This is fun! *G*

Hi, Debbie — I need to look those guys up! I wish I'd caught this earlier! Maybe we're voting prematurely.

Hey, Bo! Great to have you around. What a list! I have to copy this down and go googling!

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