Blood Meridian casting.

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  • 10 Apr 2012 at 9:58 am #785

    Josh
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    I’m not up on the details on the development of Blood Meridian, nor do I know if it’s being made for certain. I just wanted to submit who I think reminds me of ‘the kid’. My choice is unconventional, due to his age (too old) and lack of any acting experience. Regardless, since becoming aware of Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz, I now see him, or someone resembling him, in the role.

    Thanks for letting me share that idle thought. I hope that image worked.


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    10 Apr 2012 at 12:26 pm #791

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    Josh:

    No image.

    Please try again. Your image should be smaller than 512K. I can up that limit if the consensus is that it’s too low.

    Marty


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    13 Jun 2012 at 8:22 am #1553

    Anonymous

    I may be lambasted for this, but the only actor I can see playing Judge Holden is Paul Wight(The Big Show from WWE Wrestling). That is the face I have in my head when reading this book. The kid should be the same kid that was cast as the son in “The Road” Cody Smit-McPhee. Glanton is Josh Brolin and Casey Affleck is there there somewhere, too. Toadvine or Tobias should be played by Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Looking for other ideas as well. Please share and critique.


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    13 Jun 2012 at 5:28 pm #1557

    Glass
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    Interesting choices, particularly Big Show as Holden. Hmmm. I’ve always liked Scott Glenn for Glanton, but maybe Glenn is getting a little long in the tooth. I don’t know. Seymour Hoffman as Tobin I would like. Is there a place for Sam Shepard in anyone’s Blood Meridian? Peter Josyph would do a great job in any part he might play. Fun to speculate about this.


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    14 Jun 2012 at 6:38 pm #1564

    Psifonian
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    Scott’s too old for Glanton now, Pete — the best you could do for him is the hermit, or possibly even the expriest.

    On another note, Michael K. Williams, who strolled the streets of Bawlmer as Omar on The Wire (and the beach of The Road as the thief), is the perfect Black Jackson.


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    15 Jun 2012 at 6:23 pm #1579

    Rick Wallach
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    Blood Meridian is currently dead in the water as a film. James Franco threw in the towel on it last year and turned to Child of God instead, which has been filmed and is now in post production. In giving up on BM, Franco joined the illustrious ranks of Michael Mann, Tommy Lee Jones and Ridley Scott as would-be producers of a tale which proved to be over the heads of all of them.


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    18 Jun 2012 at 2:44 am #1587

    cantona
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    “Blood Meridian is currently dead in the water as a film.” Glad to hear it. There was a time when there was too little McCarthy film-wise; now there is too much. I’m sorry, but there isn’t a Hollywood producer brave enough to deal honestly with the novel’s themes and scenes. Also, I keep having this terrible recurring dream: Steven Seagal as the Judge.


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    18 Jun 2012 at 11:39 am #1592

    leedriver
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    “Steven Seagal as the…”

    Oh god. Those words should not even be spoken lest that poser gets it in his head


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    18 Jun 2012 at 1:45 pm #1593

    Anonymous

    And Zac Efron as the kid.


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    26 Jun 2012 at 7:45 pm #1649

    Anonymous

    I believe that alfred molina would be a good judge.(obviously some
    camera trickery would be needed for height) most of choices ive seen here appear to be a little predictable but like idea of hoffman being toad vine, as for the kid an unknown name may well be best.Glanton should be gary oldman. i hope someone does a very exploitive guerilla version if the big names continue to pass it up


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    10 Jul 2012 at 2:33 pm #1700

    I’m glad BM is dead in Hollywood stagnant water. To think that it would be another travesty like Oscar-winning NCFOM almost gives me the dry heaves.


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    03 Aug 2012 at 3:37 pm #1764

    Anonymous

    It finally dawned on me that the only suitable director for this film is Terrence Malick. He could capture the poetic abstractions of the novel while dispassionately portraying the violence.


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    10 Aug 2012 at 1:54 am #1784

    cantona
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    Interesting piece in the Guardian online about the dark American end-times themes in the movies being touted as contenders for next year’s Oscars ( I find that quite funny. ‘Apocalypse, dear? There will always be the Oscars!’). However, since the hyperreality of apocalypse seems to make more and more sense these days, then maybe the BM producers should think about running the movie in the documentary category. He laughs darkly.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/aug/09/autumn-movie-preview-oscar-contenders


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    28 Aug 2012 at 8:44 am #1826

    Anonymous

    I would like to see Tom Hardy as The Judge, when he is bald and inteprets a crazy guy like in Bronson and Batman he is the best.


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    09 Sep 2012 at 7:41 pm #1882

    I started to say David Lynch for BM but he’d make it too fantastic (though the Judge is in some respects fantastic), give it too surreal a twist. Terrence Malick might be able to pull it off.


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    18 Sep 2012 at 3:28 pm #2003

    robmcinroy
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    The latest foray into the parlour game that is suggesting stars to play in a film of BM is here:

    http://www.wordandfilm.com/2012/09/casting-the-uncastable-adaptation-cormac-mccarthy-blood-meridian/

    Not being remotely interested in Hollywood movie-making, I’ve only heard of Neeson, Pitt and the boy from The Road. Liam Neeson as the judge? I don’t think so. Nowhere near big enough.


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