Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Casting Call Game

This will be a different kind of association game. Let's pretend that I'm casting a big movie, and I'm looking for just the right type for the following roles in a romantic thriller. Who would you recommend for each role? Should you consider the chemistry between the actors? Or go for the oddball setup? (I had three hours sleep last night, so forgive me if I sound kind of punchy. I'm still editing and typing a bunch of stories for the publishing center at my son's school.)

Who quickly comes to your mind when you read these brief character descriptions?

Our Leading Man must be quirky and edgy.

Our Leading Lady must be brazen and vulnerable.

Our Villain must be conceited and adventurous.

My first thoughts were leading man Jamie Foxx, leading lady Jodie Foster and villain Robert Downey, Jr. Why that combo came to mind, I really don't know. Interesting to think of Foxx and Foster running through the dark alleys of Paris. I'm having a hard time picturing the romantic scenes though. I can definitely see Robert Downey as the crafty villain. I think this may be a comedy with this cast!

If you're game, I'd love to hear about your casting trio. Try to go with what first comes to your mind. It's funny to see what everyone thinks. I'm still not too sure if this game makes sense. Thanks for humoring me anyway! I better go back and type some more and more and more...


Creativity!! said...

Woww!!!!! Great Dear :) :)

Janna Qualman said...

It does makes snese, how fun!

Hmm... I'd love to see Will Farrell in the male lead. Anne Hathaway. And Mark Wahlberg. Yeah!

Trudy said...

Wow, I may have surprised myself but you asked for the first names that came to mind. I think it might actually work myself, LOL!

Leading Man: Dennis Quaid (I'm SURE he's free).
Leading Lady: Catherine Zeta-Jones
Villian: Johnny Depp

Fun game!

Gerri said...

Great game! Not sure my villian meets the criteria but he's the first person I think of when you say the word villian....so creepy.

Leading man: Val Kilmer
Leading lady: Hillary Swank
Villian: Christopher Walken


A great idea, but as I'm not into movies or plays I only know people's name via the TV, newspapers and the like.
I thought it was an excellent way of using one's imagination.

Take care.

Joanne said...

Leading Man = John Cusack?
Leading Lady = Sandra Bullock
Villain = Definitely Jack Nicholson

G said...


Leading man: Nicholas Cage
Leading lady: Penelope Cruz
Villain: William Forsythe

glnroz said...

Thank you Ms September,, I did very little, just observed. You are too nice.

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Hmm, my trio is a weird one also and not necessarily my favorite actors either. I thought of Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz and Jude Law.

Good luck with all the typing! Thanks for being a faithful reader and follower of my site. I just celebrated one year today on my blog!

Hugs to you!

Carolynn said...

Hugh Grant
Helena Bonham Carter
Tom Cruise

I surfed over here from Constantly Evolving. *smile*

H.K. said...

1. George Clooney
2. Sandra Bullock
3. Brad Pitt (I only thought of Pitt because of his role in "Inglorious Basterds." I never saw the movie, but in looking at his role in the previews, his character looked conceited and adventurous)

Fun game!!!

Jenners said...

Oh ... I like this. Let's see:

Our Leading Man must be quirky and edgy = Heather Ledger (miss you man)

Our Leading Lady must be brazen and vulnerable = Renee Zellweger

Our Villain must be conceited and adventurous = Tom Cruise

Michelle said...

Oooo that's some tough ones (except the last)

How about:
Christian Slater
Lucy Liu
Johnny Depp

An interesting cast there!

Caroline said...

Johnny Deep (totally quirky and Edgy)
Kristen Stewart (brazen & vulnerable)
Rob Lowe (just because!)

The Write Girl said...

This is a fun game. I wish I could think of one now. I totally think of Johnny Depp as quirky and edgy. I could see Brad Pitt as being a conceited villain. I have no idea with the woman though to be honest. Nice concept here : )

Naqvee said...

hiya.. nice imagination game.. i will go for johny depp with keira knightley and for the villain i will chose Tom cruise [no other will do]

Anonymous said...

Fun game, but unfortunatley, my brain is not working. I do like some of the picks listed above. Huge John Cusack fan! :O)

christy rose said...

The first trio that came to my mind was Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan and Brad Pitt as the conceited villian. :)

Sabrina said...

Oh I don't know...my brain is all tired! Y'all's answers are good enough for me. Mainly just wanted to say HI KELLY!

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

Leading Man - Ryan Reynolds
Leading Lady - Katherine Heigl
Villain - Matthew Mcconaughey (He is amazing but definitely on the conceited side!)

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Teresa <><

He & Me + 3 said...

I thought Johnny Depp
Nicole kidman
Alec Baldwin
Now that would be a crazy cast.

Caitlin said...

I thought Johnny Depp (I ALWAYS think Johnny Depp- haha!)
Meryl Streep
and I couldn't think of a villain for some reason!
Fun game- interesting to see a few other people thought Johnny Depp as well!

Susan Fobes said...

Quirky and edgy... I have to agree with Johnny Dep or Hugh Grant. (Sigh...)

Leading lady- Drew Barrymore

And the evil doer? Hmm, how about John Travolta or George Clooney.

Nina P. said...

Hm Johnny Depp is always a great leading man and I love Sandra Bullocks style and of course Cruella the villain: Glenn Close. So you see we are all a bit tired and maybe just a little crazy! Great idea. It was fun playing. Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

Becca said...

I would have to go with...
Johnny Depp
Kristen Stewart
Jack Nicholson

I saw that a lot of people listed Tom Cruise. Ugh. I cannot stand that man!

Donna B said...

Oh boy, this sounds FUN! Quirky & Edgy: Kevin Kline or John Cusak, Brazen & vulnerable: Demi Moore or Kristen Stewart and the Villain: CONCEITED and adventurous: Eric Estrada.