Casting Call

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  1. Jedi_Monk

    Jedi_Monk Jedi Youngling star 3

    Feb 13, 2004
    Wizard Magazine style. Your fan fiction is optioned for a movie, and they want your input in putting together a cast. So, you're presented with this question: from the cache of popular (and obscure) actors, which ones most closely match (both physically and personality-wise) your characters?
  2. Dantana Skywalker

    Dantana Skywalker Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 7, 2002
    Original characters or canon characters?

  3. Jedi_Monk

    Jedi_Monk Jedi Youngling star 3

    Feb 13, 2004
    Whole cast, but they have to be chosen as if this film were going to start production next month. That is, if you want a young Luke Skywalker, you'd probably want a look-alike rather than Mark Hammil... of course, if your story takes place 20+ years after RotJ, then Hammil would be perfect, wouldn't he? ;)
  4. Dantana Skywalker

    Dantana Skywalker Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Apr 7, 2002
    Okay . . . for my "Fidelis" series:

    Kyp Durron: Shane Brolly
    Jaina Solo: Kate Beckinsale
    Elsha Durron: Charlize Theron
    Jailyn Durron: . . . no idea
    Luke Skywalker: Mark Hamill
    Leia Solo: Carrie Fisher
    Han Solo: Harrison Ford
    Jagged Fel: Josh Hartnett

  5. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

    Sep 27, 2000
    I'm working on something like this for my fic's upcoming website. With OCs (since I only write film universe, I don't have canon book characters to worry about), I think it can be helpful to get a picture of them as well as a sense about their mannerisms and all.

    I think I'm just humouring myself, but I'll list a few of my 'cast members' for "In the Shadow of the Chosen":

    Ersha Dargo- Russell Crowe
    Viljo Brandeis- Paul Rudd
    Begura Tyra- Shohreh Aghdashloo
    Filch- Tyler Posey

    [hl=darkgreen]-sj loves kevin spacey[/hl]
  6. Mjsullivan

    Mjsullivan Jedi Youngling star 3

    Dec 8, 2003
    Great topic, Jedi Monk :D

    Working in Darkness would need a fair few cast members, but the ones that are currently involved in the fic would be:

    Clip Argentsson - Gareth Gates (not an actor, but looks exactly as I imagine him)
    Eva Pah'ker - Julianne Moore (in Twi'lek makeup, of course :p )
    Craft (a character unintroduced at this time) - David Hyde Pierce (made up as a Nautolan)
    Young Talon Karrde - Kenneth Branagh
    Luke Skywalker & Rogue Squadron - would not change from the original casting ;)
    Jorj Car'Das - Bill Nighy

    thats about all i can think of at any rate ;) once again, great idea you had Jedi Monk!
  7. JadeSolo

    JadeSolo Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 20, 2002
    Jagged Fel: Josh Hartnett

    :eek: I can see that for any NJO book. Nice choice!

    Hmm. For my Xeo/Aalto vigs, I'd say:

    Aalto = Michael Vartan - I use pictures of him for inspiration, anyway [face_batting]
    Xeo = Russell Crowe, though he'd have to be in makeup as a Shistavanen
  8. DarthIshtar

    DarthIshtar Chosen One star 9

    Mar 26, 2001
    Okay, for my Wayward Beings story:

    Ler--Miranda Otto (right kind of mixture of compassion and humor)
    Young Qui-Gon--Orlando Bloom (very versatile guy)
    Young Keme--the girl who plays Parvati Patil (nice composure and maturity)
    Adolescent Keme--Keisha Castleton (see reason for Orlando)
    Adult Keme--Jennifer Garner (someone who pulls emotion and can get playful very well)
    Sorcer Deba--John Rhys-Davies (handles hard-core mild-mannered evil very well)

    For Message to my Daughter

    Bail--Viggo Mortensen (Love his ability to be scarily somber, then courageous, then very emotional)
    Leia--Claire Danes (Gotta love her for Les Mis and Brokedown Palace)
    Padme--Natalie (I wrote the character around her, so...)
  9. spiritgurl

    spiritgurl Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jul 6, 2003
    Been there, done that. :p Actually I find it extremely helpful to "Cast" my OCs because it helps me picture them as I write and hear their voices as I type dialogue. Good idea for a thread!

    Casting for [link=]TFTB Episode I Knightshift[/link]

    Obi-Wan - Ewan McGregor
    Nahlia - Rachael Leigh Cook
    Qui-Gon - Liam Neeson
    Yoda - Frank Oz ;)
    Mace - Samuel L. Jackson
    Senator Palpatine/Darth Sidious - Ian McDiarmid
    Zep Wilco - Jude Law
    Diora Dega - Cameron Diaz
    Stamir Bandu - Ben Chaplin
    Narcime Venu - Alan Cumming
    Volacca - Ron Perlman


  10. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

    Sep 27, 2000
    Jude as Zep is so perfect. The Ewan/Jude rivalry thing that comes to mind for that is so great ;) I also loved your casting of Gabriel Byrne as Daemon Sevario :D

    [hl=darkgreen]-sj loves kevin spacey[/hl]
  11. obi_ew

    obi_ew Jedi Master star 5

    Apr 14, 2002
    If I were casting my original character story [link=] Learning To See [/link] it would be as follows.

    Master Eitan Delano = Oded Fehr ( The Mummy version)

    Padawan Tamir Vasu = Taylor Ball

    Knight Kiran Minh = Heath Ledger ( The Patriot version)

    Governor Karnik = Clancy Brown

    Sala Libero = Angelina Jolle

    Prince Ifor = Jude Law

    That was fun! :)
  12. KrystalBlaze

    KrystalBlaze Jedi Master star 5

    Aug 3, 2002
    Let's see, for

    Dark Reflection in a Shattered Mirror -

    Obi-Wan Kenobi - Ewan McGregor
    Qui-Gon Jinn - Liam Neeson
    Xanatos Lyrisis - Mark Ruffalo
    Ked Sol - Drew Barrymore
    Respected Warel - Michael Douglas
    Venira - Ashley Judd
    Brend Toran - Kenneth Branagh
    Sebalan Chitel - Jodie Foster



    Unable to Catch a Dream

    Macab - Matthew McConaughey

    That was fun! :D

  13. GunraysLawyer

    GunraysLawyer Jedi Master star 4

    May 23, 2003
    Interesting idea....It's something that I picked up from Darth_Lex, who had a cast list for each of his "Skywalker Prophecy" stories. I picked it up and did it for my own, "Soul of Love and Bravery".

    So, without further verbiage, the primary cast of "Soul of Love and Bravery"....

    The Cast List (Speaking Cast Only)

    Central Cast

    Kisavalivo ?Ivo? Arzhan: Christian Bale
    Ge-Harza Arzhan, The Lord Protector: Alan Rickman
    Korvasalo ?Korva? Arlotra: Gerard Butler
    Anakin Skywalker: Hayden Christensen
    Dormé Lankrerrie: Rose Byrne
    Padmé Naberrie: Natalie Portman
    Obi-Wan Kenobi: Ewan McGregor
    Lianna Lady Arzhan, The Lady Protectrix (Ivo?s Mom): Sophie Marceau
    Alania Lady Arzhan (Ivo?s little sister): Kate Beckinsale

    Supporting Cast

    Count Dooku: Christopher Lee
    Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious: Ian McDiarmid
    Heinsa Baron Arlotra, Kalinadian COS(Korva?s Father): Ed Harris
    Mace Windu: Samuel L. Jackson
    Wilhuff Tarkin: Peter Cushing
    Orn Fre Taa: Matt Rowan
    Bail Organa: Jimmy Smits
    Lakriana Lady Araila (Korva?s Fiancée): Ione Skye
    Yoda: Yoda
    Ki-Adi-Mundi: Silas Carson
    Plo-Koon: Matt Sloan
    Elica Lady Arhantia (Ivo?s Ex-Fiancée): Monica Bellucci
    Lt. Col. Zaphrid ArReilli, Co 1/4th Cholongan Inf.: Sam Elliot
    (The Protector?s Own, The Indoni Rifles)
    Sola Naberrie: Claudia Karven
    Ruwee Naberrie: Graeme Blundell
    Jobal Naberrie: Trisha Noble
    Captain Typho: Jay Laga?aia
    Cpl. Kayble: Dominic West
    Anlwee Lankrerrie(Dormé?s father): Patrick McGoohan
    Kobal Lankrerrie (Dormé?s mother): Fanny Ardant
    Kanlié Lankrerrie (Dormé?s older sister): Jennifer Ehle
    Havildar-Major Aliak: Collin Chou
    Corlashilon Arkodda: Jude Law
    Gentian Artoras: Craig Parker
    Garsianna Arusliak: Annabeth Gish

  14. VadersMistress

    VadersMistress Jedi Knight star 6

    Apr 7, 2004
    Xanatos Lyrisis - Mark Ruffalo

    I agree, KrystalBlaze!

  15. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Sep 9, 2000
    LOL, can we just assume that Obi-Wan/Qui-Gon/Anakin are played by the actors who played them in the films? :D

    As for me, Myron has always been Sam Waterston, and Alta Corona is Judi Dench (I announced that up front). But Trett, Arwen, Milo, Wiyella & co. are up in the air...
  16. Darth_Elu

    Darth_Elu Chosen One star 7

    Jan 2, 2003
    can we just assume that Obi-Wan/Qui-Gon/Anakin are played by the actors who played them in the films?

    That's what I first figured when I first saw this thread then realized no, you can't. After all, not all fics are set at the same period as the movies. ;)

    And it could be an AU, for instance Qui-Gon could be alive and much older. :p ;)

    I have no clue who to play as my characters. :(
  17. Jedi_Monk

    Jedi_Monk Jedi Youngling star 3

    Feb 13, 2004
    Wow! That is quite a list, GunraysLawyer!

    Been thinking about it a few days, and here's my central cast for [link=]The Ancients[/link]:

    Venús: Sarah Michelle Gellar
    Greyson: Vin Diesel
    Rek: Andy Serkis
    Aesres: Karl Geary
    Clasir'Berm: John Malkovich
  18. ZaraValinor

    ZaraValinor Jedi Grand Master star 4

    May 31, 2002
    This is for [link=]Jedi Assassin: The Sharpened Edge Between Darkness and Light[/link]

    Obi-Wan Kenobi Ewan McGregor
    Qui-Gon Jinn Liam Neeson
    Xanatos Deastil Gerard Butler
    Anakin Skywalker Jake Lloyd
    Master Cristoff Dooku Christopher Lee
    Zara Valinor Jennifer Gardner
    Padme Amidala Natalie Portman
  19. Katana_Geldar

    Katana_Geldar Jedi Grand Master star 8

    Mar 3, 2003
    No offense, but I'd go for unknowns. My trump card would be JEJ as Vader's voice, but only a few lines.

    And perhaps Hayden shotuing and being very evil.
  20. Jemmiah

    Jemmiah Jedi Master star 5

    Mar 5, 2000
    Well, I'll put down a few here - and add to them as I can find my original list, lol! :)

    A Night to (almost) Remember:

    Dex Berlingside: Sean Bean
    Simeon Cates: Ioan Gruffudd
    Menali-Jay Abran: Paul Nichols
    Jodi Mullicar: Max Beasley
    Ocen-Bai Talz: Steven MacIntosh
    Healer Ferdi Xadaani: Dawn French
    An-Paj: Clive Francis *
    Dimallie Melbra: Julia Sawalha

    * An-Paj isn't my character, and I'm sure Jane Jinn has a very definite view on how she sees him. This is just my own idea of how I view him in my own mind...complete with antennae! ;) *
  21. -Tenel-Ka-

    -Tenel-Ka- Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Apr 16, 2002
    This is for the post-NJO series [link=]The Feigned[/link] -- that I've been in the middle of writing since October 2003. Heheh!


    -- alema rar - kristin kreuk
    -- anakin solo - kevin zegers
    -- jacen solo - river phoenix
    -- jagged fel - ...still debating. (probably end up being ioan gruffudd)
    -- jaina solo - eliza dushku
    -- kyp durron - martin henderson
    -- raynar thul - ...still debating. (probably end up being shane west)
    -- ta'a chume - anjelica huston
    -- tahiri veila - kate bosworth
    -- tenel ka - laura prepon
    -- zekk - caleb ross

    [ all UV OCs = not mindmapped! ]

    -- anhaje - christina ricci
    -- gadell vessau - jonathan rhys meyers
    -- jhanan eria - hisashi (guitarist for the japanese band Glay)
    -- kaidin serasai - chisato (guitarist for the japanese band Penicillin)
    -- khee verelen - boyd holbrook
    -- rez nyena - nicole kidman
    -- serkitt apshai - kevin zegers
    -- tessick ladreen - norman reedus
    -- viero cerashan - taye diggs

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