The response to Erasure has been great and the reviews have been positive. A situation that doesn’t cease to amaze me.
One of the most common statements made has been something along the lines of:
“Erasure would make a great movie, it’s reads like one.. you should TOTALLY make a movie..”
I tend to agree, I mean what writer wouldn’t?
“Oh no, please don’t make a movie out of my book” said no independent author, ever.
The above would be a tie (in any language) for least heard sentence.
Its main competitor?
“Would the independent author please move his current model BMW from the entry way to the country club.”
But I digress – back to the point:
Who the hell would be in the cast?
It is a tricky question. At least the question of the role of Narrator is tricky – nowhere in the book is the Narrator mentioned by name or gender. Most assume that the Narrator is male, some can see the possibility of the Narrator being female.
The story is about the events that cause the Narrator to want to erase their past, but if the Narrator is telling the story while still trying to achieve the anonymity-goal it would make sense that they would prefer to keep the things that very often define us, name and gender, unspecified.
SO… to my current picks – be aware that they change minute by minute, this is just the dream-team I am most comfortable with for now:
Why?History of similar roles to that of the Narrator, or at least has appeared in films with similar topics.
Has the right look if the Narrator is male.
Can act his butt off.
People want to see him.
Was one of the faces that kept popping up when I was writing the Narrator.
A departure from the usual suspects traditionally selected for a movie like this.
Can act his butt off.
Lack of type casting means that the audience wouldn’t have to process the character, he would just BE the character – not a variation on something he has done before or is known for playing.
Looks. Straight up looks. In my head, Bammer looks like Zooey.
Downside is that the role might be a stretch, BUT maybe it’s time for her to consider a darker role?
Not seen a lot recently, victim of some feel good roles, but has been known to get a tad gritty.
Has the right look.
Has been known to do some non-mainstream kind of work.
Samuel L Jackson,
(and a late edition of Mark Strong)
BUT a facebook fan suggested an actor that I had overlooked, and who now is my number one draft pick:
Can act his backside off.
Believable in the role of Martin.