Prompt: You're the casting director for a film based on something that you've read in the last month (novel, short story, biography, news article, cereal box, etc.). Who would your dream cast be?
Anyway. I've decided to cast the wonderful Neil Gaiman book American Gods since the word is that it's being made into a tv show and obviously they could use my advice. Hilariously after I made my picks I decided if there was much going around online about who people would pick and some of the choices were absolutely mental, best example? Vin Diesel as Shadow. What the what!! Maybe it's just me and that would sound like an incredible choice to you, I know Shadow was meant to be a 'big guy' but I always imagined that as being tall with an imposing nature not being one of those muscle bound goons. Eh who knows, to each their own I guess!
Anyway, obviously with the 100s of characters in American Gods I won't be casting them all, instead it'll be a collection of the leads and some of my personal favourites. Some of the characters (Wednesday especially) had two or three actors who would be perfect so I picked my first choice and listed the others as honourable mentions, while others could only be played by one possible actor.
Sam Worthington as Shadow
Jack Nicholson as Wednesday
Honourable mention: Brian Cox or Anthony Hopkins
Paul Bettany as Low Key
Honourable mention: Gary Oldman
Ben Kingsley as Mr Ibis
Morgan Freeman as Mr Nancy
Jonah Hill as the Technical Kid
Ewen Bremner as Mad Sweeny