Welcome to the Casting Corner! Here we help out the casting directors of the world by picking and choosing the best performers for movies that have yet to be cast.
This week we have the cast for the movie RED DEAD REDEMPTION!
There doesn’t seem to be a movie coming out based on this wonderful game, but in the modern era of blockbuster filmmaking, there is no way that the studios will leave this property alone for very long!
JOHN MARSTON: Tom Hardy
Hardy would be a wonderful choice for the grizzled lead, a reformed bandit turned gunslinger. Marston is forced to use his skills to tame the wild west for the government once they take his family into captivity. Imagine Mad Max but with a lot more weary, poetic dialogue.
ABIGAIL: Jessica Chastain
Chastain would be an amazing pick for Marston’s wife, Abigail. She is a tough-as-nails former prostitute who fell in love with Marston and together they left behind a life of crime.
DUTCH: Mel Gibson
Gibson would slay it as Dutch, the leader of a team of bandits that the government has John Marston track down and kill. He is the captivating villain of the story and has a long, complicated past with our hero. Gibson would really be terrific and capture the melancholy bandit at the end of the wild west.
BILL WILLIAMSON: John C. Reilly
Reilly would straight up own Bill, Dutch’s number two. He is equal parts hilarious and sinister. It would be refreshing to see Reilly play someone who has such a murderous bent to them.
JAVIER ESCUELLA: Michael Pena
Pena would sizzle as the third of the bandits that Marston has to track down. The thing with these characters is that you have to like them just as much as you fear them. They go back and forth between being friendly with Marston and trying to put a dozen bullets in him.
BONNIE MACFARLANE: Kristen Bell
Bell would be wonderful as the enchanting rancher who saves Marston when he is left for dead in his first encounter with Bill Williamson. Bonnie is a lively, rational foil for Marston while he is beginning the hunt for his old gang.
LANDON RICKETTS: Clint Eastwood
It’s a western and there’s a ornery, old gunslinger. It’s got to be Eastwood. The perfect tip of the cap to what has come before.
and the rest…
MR. MACFARLANE: Victor Garber
AGENT ROSS: Michael Emerson
NIGEL WEST DICKENS: Stephen Tobolowsky
MARSHALL JOHNSON: Gary Cole
LUISA: America Ferrera
REYES: Diego Luna
SETH: Brad Carter
IRISH: James Nesbitt