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What is the cosmic acting agency?
by N J Howell
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The cosmic casting agency is not a bricks and mortar place. There isn't a phone number to call or a building to visit. Basically, it's a vibrational thing -- I care about certain projects; I see certain potentials for brilliance; I broadcast the vibe for those who may pick up the casting ball and run with it. Far-fetched idea, that anyone from anywhere will find this and decide to cast this way? Sure. So what? Hollywood is full of far-fetched ideas that made it. Blair Witch, Slumdog Millionaires, Psy.
Before you tell me I'm nuts for some of these choices (like Stephen Spielberg as Steve Jobs) let me also say I'm just having fun with this too. For me, Stephen has a similar energy to Jobs. I'd like to see him as Steve Jobs. Would he ever do it and would it ever work? Probably not but it was still fun for me to imagine and maybe it has been fun for you too.
Nor are all of these original thoughts. When I saw Jim Carrey in a certain photo, I thought I was looking at a young George Jones. Googling quickly showed that almost everyone has had that realization. If Jim Carrey doesn't get pitched for this role, something is not right with the Hollywood world. However, considering the spiritual evolution Carrey has made in recent years, he may not want the role. If he does, though, it's a match made in film heaven.
Cosmic Casting Calls:
Julianne Nicholson as Kate Spade
Matt Damon as Joseph Wesley Newman
Jim Carrey as George Jones
Woody Harrelson as William Linville
Russell Crowe / Billy Crudup as Steve Miller
Howie Mandel as James Twyman
Stephen Baldwin as Ab Jenkins
Edward Burns as Dain Heer
Steven Spielberg as Steve Jobs
Sidney Poitier as J.C. Stroble
Do you have a celebrity casting match you'd like me to broadcast here?
Let me know if there's someone you are just itching to see in a particular. I have so many I can't even keep up with them. I often see a movie and think ... what would this have been like with X in the role? It's such fun. I love flipping the tables on casting, thinking outside the box.
However, having said that, I just can't support the casting of Idris Elba in The Gunslinger. Obviously, he's a fantastic actor, no doubt about it. However, anyone who read the Stephen King series knows the pivotal relationship between Roland and Suzannah is peppered with comments directly about his whiteness.
There had to have been a major rewrite and, in that case, it isn't really The Gunslinger anymore. For me, this wasn't "casting diversity" but rather casting perversity, or casting diversely for the sake of the movement. I support diversity except when it messes with the story in a way that makes it not the story anymore. In that case, I'd rather Stephen King just write another story. Oh, I guess that's what he did.
Anyway, send your suggestions via the contact page info. I may add yours to the cosmic casting agency list! Just click the contact link at the top of this page to find contact info and I'll check it out. You'll get credit, of course, if I use it and I'll link your website as long as it isn't inappropriate for my readers. So, if you've seen an amazing casting potential and it hasn't been tapped by Hollywood yet, let's get it out there here, at the cosmic casting office. You never know. Someone who knows someone who knows someone may see it and go "ah, never thought of that".