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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Casting Something Wicked This Way Comes

We are currently halfway through Something Wicked This Way Comes and have met a number of interesting characters. Because this novel has a lot of characters, I will limit my casting to these specific characters: Will, Jim, Charles Halloway, Mr. Dark, and Mr. Coogan.

Will Halloway, played by Logan Lerman (Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

I chose Logan Lerman because he portrays a wholesome, good boy in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.  In this movie, he is also an extreme follower, doing whatever his friends do, much like Will's character. 

Jim Nightshade, played by Shia LaBeouf

I chose Shia LaBeouf because he has played an exciting and adventurous role in the Transformer movie series. He has definitely come a long way from Louis Stevens in Even Stevens 

Charles Halloway, played by Jon Cryer (Alan Harper in Two and a Half Men)

I chose jon Cryer because in Two and a Half Men he plays Alan, a dad who tries so hard to be cool but cannot escape his socks with sandals, perfectly pressed pants, and his frail body. This fits perfectly with Charles Halloway, a dad who desires to be young again, to run free and be wild.

Mr. Dark,  played by Travis Barker (of Blink-182)

I chose Travis Barker not only for the obvious reason that he is completely tatted up head-to-toe, but also because he is tall and skinny. In the novel, Mr. Dark is described as a slender man who is covered in tattoos, which fits perfectly with Travis Barker.

Mr. Coogan, played by Danny Lloyd (Danny Torrance in The Shining)

I chose Danny Lloyd because of his role as Danny, the little kid in The Shining. In the movie he repeatedly says "red rum, red rum," which is murder backwards. His rosy cheeks and soft red hair is also reminiscent of Mr. Coogan when he is transformed into the little nephew.

Bradbury, Ray. Something Wicked This Way Comes. New York, Avon Books: 1997. Print. 

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