Suppose a big budget adaptation was made - WHO WOULD YOU CAST?
It surprises me that noone made an official big name film version with major stars .
Even Orient Express (a very mediocre IMHO book) was translated in the big screen with well known names such as Sean Connery .
When I read the book a couple of decades ago most of the characters were very easy to imagine .
Unfortunately most of these actors are old by now and have outgrew their parts . Some of them can still pull it off though .
Vera Claythorne .....,...... Jodie Foster
Philip Lombard ............. Brad Pitt
William Bloar .............. Klint Eastwood
Dr Armstrong ............... Dustin Hoffman or Robin Williams
Lawrence Wargrave .......... the actor who made a cameo in "Scrooged" (1988)
as the narrator of the show "A Christmas Carol"
(he was very old and I doubt if he is still alive)
Antony Marston ........... Dennis Quaid (although middle aged now think of him
at his youth age "Innerspace" (1987) )
The rest of the characters should definitely be British actors to convey the proper mood (Miss Brent as an old strident spinster , General Mc Arthur as an embittered tired old man etc.)
What would your dream cast would be ?
I guess nowadays we would have Ryan Philippe as Lombard , Rachel Mc Adams as Vera Claythorne , Chris Evans as Tony Marston etc .
What are your thoughts ?