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  • Jake
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    Some of you might remember that occasionally I wrote about my desire to watch brand new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic “And Then There Were None” which was adapted multiple times but those screen versions almost never included a fascinating original ending. Here’s a chance FOX will make a difference. It will be directed by Morten Tyldum of “The Imitation Game” fame.

    Cast members I’d like to see:

    Emily Brent – Judi Dench. Alternates: Helen Mirren, Eileen Atkins.

    Dr. George Armstrong – Kevin Spacey. Alternates: Paul Giamatti, Michael Keaton

    Philip Lombard – Clive Owen. Alternates: Daniel Craig, Woody Harrelson

    William Blore – Tommy Lee Jones. Alternates: John C. Reilly, Robert Downey Jr.

    Lawrence Wargrave – Anthony Hopkins. Alternates: Tom Wilkinson, Albert Finney

    Vera Claythorne – Natalie Portman. Alternates: Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan

    Anthony Marston – Matthew McConaughey. Alternates: Josh Holloway, Joe Manganiello

    General John Macarthur – Gene Hackman (if he would come out of retirement for this). Alternates: Michael Caine, Jon Voight

    Mr. & Mrs. Rogers – for trivia sake it would be nice to have a married couple play them, like Imelda Staunton & Jim Carter. If they’ll go for younger ones, then Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy or Keira Sedgwick & Kevin Bacon

    If it will be done right, this will be very exciting!
     

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    Rooney Moore
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    This is an AMAZING news! I’m a big fan of Agatha Christie and her novels.
    But I wonder where is this popularity about that particular novel came from, all of a sudden. BBC also will air a 3-part miniseries of it this year starring Charles Dance.

    I would be over the moon if this becomes a serious Oscar contender. Oh my god, your dream cast is just marvelous. Special shout out to the idea of adding those married couples. Carter&Staunton looks like they were born to play that part.

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    M H
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    One of my all-time favorite novels. I am not sure how you do the epilogue in a film, but I am eager to see it. 

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    vinny
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    My dream castings:

    Emily Brent – Helen Mirren

    Dr. George Armstrong – Kevin Spacey

    Philip Lombard – Clive Owen

    William Blore –  Robert Downey Jr.

    Lawrence Wargrave –  Albert Finney

    Vera Claythorne – Natalie Portman

    Anthony Marston –  Ewan McGregor

    General John Macarthur – Michael Caine

    Mr. & Mrs. Rogers – Cate Blanchett and Daniel Craig (I need to see them on screen together becuase I feel like they could be amazing)

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    Jake
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    ^^But those characters are barely together in the book and I hope I won’t spoil anything when I say that part of Mrs. Rogers is way too one-note to waste Blanchett on her. To be fair, in the book there’s no character for her to play – there’s an old spinster, young secretary in her 20s and then a servant from her late 50s up. Unless they change the sex of one of the male ones but I wouldn’t like that. It would detract from Vera’s story.

     

    Vinny, your dream choices are awfully similar to mine. Did we share the same dream or you got inspired?

     

    Oh my
    god, your dream cast is just marvelous. Special shout out to the idea
    of adding those married couples. Carter&Staunton looks like
    they were born to play that part.

     

    Thanks! Jim Carter probably wouldn’t want to play another butler right after “Downton Abbey” but I guess he wouldn’t resist this opportunity. And I got so disappointed that “Another Year” didn’t turn out to be about Imelda Staunton’s character that I’m fairly sure she would make something special even about someone who is so passive and submissive as Mrs. Rogers is in the book.

    I wonder how they’ll campaign for leading and supporting contenders without revealing too much about the plot. On the other hand it was written before World War II so…

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    james alexander clim
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    Amazing news!! 
    Assuming that adaptation is faithful I think the actors with the experience in period pieces are necessarily. Certain actors feel to current and when put in a period piece look like people visiting a theme party. Just look at Emma Stone in Gangster Squad.

    Obviously Vera Claythorne is the most interesting part. I would love to see Romola Garai or Claire Foy playing her. Or if producers decide to go for an american actress, someone like Elisabeth Moss or Amy Seimetz, I think, would be amazing for this role.

     

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    Macbeth
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    Also, there is something else. There is another film this year that is based on this novel, in a very twisted way. Because it is quite a spoiler, I’ll put it in spoiler tags

    SPOILER The Hateful Eight SPOILER

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    Jake
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    ^^Is that true? Does this movie use the same formula? I’m very curious and a little bit annoyed at the same time.

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    vinny
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    ^^But those characters are barely together in the book and I hope I won’t spoil anything when I say that part of Mrs. Rogers is way too one-note to waste Blanchett on her. To be fair, in the book there’s no character for her to play – there’s an old spinster, young secretary in her 20s and then a servant from her late 50s up. Unless they change the sex of one of the male ones but I wouldn’t like that. It would detract from Vera’s story.

     

    Vinny, your dream choices are awfully similar to mine. Did we share the same dream or you got inspired?

     

    Same dream. I never have met someone who knows so much about the book like I do so I am beyond glad you posted this thread up. Only one you inspired was the RDJ one and as soon as I read it I went “I never would have thought of that but he would be perfect.”

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    ^^Is that true? Does this movie use the same formula? I’m very curious and a little bit annoyed at the same time.

    I will put this into spoiler tags as well, just in case anyone doesn’t want this spoiled

    SPOILER
    The Hateful Eight is very similar in it in the way that we start off with a few characters (10 in the novel, 8 in the film), and then they are all killed off eventually. Isolated place, idiosyncratic characters and dark backstories, and then obviously the individual deaths that are all different, and in a way each of the characters is truly a shitty person that deserves their death. It doesn’t come across too obviously in the script, but there was a screening recently, and Tarantino said he was inspired by Ten Little Indians and the Agatha Christie novel, and apparently the person who reported back could see how Tarantino twisted the story. 
    In essence, everyone dies in a different way, because they are terrible, hateful people. Bruce Dern is the first to die, Jennifer Jason Leigh the last.
    SPOILER
     

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    EMS
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    This movie clearly needs Rachel Weisz.  Her as Vera, plz.

    I doubt any (certainly that too many) American actors will be cast in this very British novel (British not only in setting, but in that it’s very much a novel about class conflict).

    But thanks for sharing– this has me very excited! 

    Also, to the post above- please redo your spoilers. I just got a very unwanted piece of info just by scrolling the page. 

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    seabel
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    Lesley Manville, please. Love

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    Jake
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    ^^But as who? She’s way too young for Emily Brent, way too old for Vera and Mrs. Rogers is… not very interesting per se/could be played by almost anyone.

    I knew that with 3 female characters and 7 male (plus the ones outside the island), the female ones will gain the most interest here!

    Tyldum directed “The Imitation Game” so inviting Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch should be on the cards, if they would be available. Knightley would make perfect Vera – lovely and competent on the surface while tortured and worn down under it. Just by “Atonement” I know she would do fine in this role. Cumberbatch would be very ok as Philip Lombard and pretty accurate as Anthony Marston. I can’t see him in other roles.

    Jennifer Lawrence, who stars in Morten Tyldum’s newest movie, would make very different but still interesting Vera. She’s more expressive type while Vera is mostly introvert. On the other hand she barely had an opportunity to present her dark side so it would be new for her (no, and I’m not saying “Winter’s Bone” as dark side didn’t come from her there). I once read the book with Reese Witherspoon as Vera and it should be
    close to this version of character, certainly almost opposite take to what
    Knightley and Portman would do.

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