The Lung Brothers

Hanging out at the extreme end of the long tail ...

Monday, April 25, 2005

You can call me Yusuf ...

Ah, casting ... that has GOT to be the most fun you can have while making a film ... talk about playing [Gg]od ...

For me, Lung the Younger nailed Tommy Lee Jones as the FBI agent ... I mean, Harvey Keitel could do a reprise of his Thelma and Louise role, but really ... TLJ is The Man.

And the love interest? For these two leads, you really need a Lolita thing going on ... Scarlett Johansson as the Amish hitchiker ...

But what about the leads? You don't think we'll get Yusuf and Bobby on our budget, do you??

For Bobby Fischer, you really need Jim Carrey ... maybe he's a bit young ... so perhaps it's Christopher Lloyd, with Jim Carrey doing the flashback sequences ...

And for Cat-cum-Yusuf, you really can't beat a cameo appearence by Osama bin-Laden ... Okay, maybe that's too controversial ... Let's say Tom Waits ...

And of course, you need "roadside Diner" comic relief ... Gotta be Bill Murray as a wacky short-order cook, with Lily Tomlin as the sassy, aging waitress ...

It practically writes itself ...

LtE

1 Comments:

Blogger Matt said...

I don't see how you get through this movie without Screaming Jay Hawkins appearing at some point. What would Mystery Train have been without him?

I'm guessing Kris Kristofferson (sp?) is available for the part of Yusuf...

Someone nuttier than Scarlett seems necessary...perhaps Uma? Shirley Maclaine?

hoping for an associate producer credit,
Mateu

8:20 pm  

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