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Rachel-K
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Casting Call!

We need a lighthearted thread, don't you think? And this is such a great novel to cast!

 

You must fill the perfect cast for the film version of The Postmistress. Iris? Emma? Will? Frankie? Murrow? Harry? What actors could re-create the way you saw each of the characters while you read the novel?

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Re: Casting Call!


Rachel-K wrote:

We need a lighthearted thread, don't you think? And this is such a great novel to cast!

 

You must fill the perfect cast for the film version of The Postmistress. Iris? Emma? Will? Frankie? Murrow? Harry? What actors could re-create the way you saw each of the characters while you read the novel?


 

Thanks for this fun thread!  Here is my cast:

 

Iris - Julianne Moore

 

Emma - Amy Adams

 

Will - Matt Damon

 

Frankie - Angelina Jolie

 

Murrow - Kevin Spacey

 

Harry - Gabriel Byrne

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LOL... Yes, I did my casting before seeing no4daughter's.

Iris - Meryl Streep

Emma - Anne Hathaway

Frankie - Drew Barrymore

Will - Christian Bale

Harry - Gabriel Byrne

Murrow - not sure, a Mary Tyler Moore's boss (Ed Asner) type.

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Re: Casting Call!

Here are some of my suggestions:

 

Iris - Glenn Close

Emma - Cameron Diaz

Frankie - Sandra Bullock

Harry - George Clooney

Will - Owen Wilson

Murrow - Pierce Brosnan

 

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Re: Casting Call!

Iris:  Frances McDormand (okay, I know this may be an age stretch but she would be perfect)

Emma:  Claire Danes

Will:  Sean Maher

Frankie:  Diane Lane

Murrow:  Philip Seymour Hoffman

Harry:  Hugh Jackman

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HannaintheTriad
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Here's my list...

 

Iris - Meryl Steep 

 

Emma - Amy Adams

 

Will - Matt Damon

 

Frankie - Anne Hathaway

 

Murrow - Kevin Spacey

 

Harry - Dennis Quad

 

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Re: Casting Call!

This is one of my favorite threads!

 

Emma - Natalie Portman

 

Iris - younger Shirley MacClaine

 

Harry - Brendan Fraiser

 

Will - Hugh Jackman of course!

 

Frankie -

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Frankie - Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls)

 

Will -Ryan Reynolds

Harry -Tom Hanks

Iris - Sandra Bullock

Emma -

Murrow - George Clooney (didn't he already play Murrow in a movie?)

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My suggestions:

 

Iris - Jennifer Anniston

Emma - Gweneth Paltrow

Will - Matt Damon

Frankie - Demi Moore

Murrow - Patrick Dempsey

Harry - George Clooney

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I've never done this before but so many actors popped out at me this time, I just have to give it a try......

 

 

Iris - Maggie Gyllenhall

Will - Zac Efron

Frankie - Angelina Jolie

Harry - Harrison Ford  (no, he's not too old!)

Emma - Keira Knightly (w/ American Accent)

Murrow - Tom Hanks

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Re: Casting Call!

Iris:  Drew Barrymore

Emma:  Amy Adams

Will:  James Marsters

Frankie:  Marisa Tomei

Murrow:  George Clooney

Harry:  Casey Affleck

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Re: Casting Call!

Here are my picks:

 

Frankie - Cate Blanchett

Iris - Nicole Kidman

Emma - Rachel McAdams

Harry - George Clooney

Will - Matt Damon

Murrow - Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Re: Casting Call!

 

Frankie - Scarlett Johansson

Iris - Julia Roberts

Emma - Natalie Portman 

Harry - Hugh Jackman

Will - Chace Crawford

I'm not sure who I'd cast as Murrow - 

 

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Re: Casting Call!

I can see Sarah's book as an amazing movie.

Just on a few whims, here are the actors I would cast:

 

Iris: Nia Vardalos

Emma: Amy Adams

Will: Rupert Everett

Frankie: Angelina Jolie

Murrow: George Clooney or Ben Affleck

Harry: Harry Connick Jr.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Casting Call!

This is fun and kind of hard too!

 

My list:

 

Iris - Toni Collette

 

Harry - Liam Neeson

 

Emma -  Gretchen Mol

 

Will - Jude Law

 

Frankie - Renee Zellweger

 

Murrow - William H. Macy 

 

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Re: Casting Call!

Iris - Meryl Streep

Emma- Amy Adams

Will- Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Frankie- Kate Winslet

Murrow - I'll go along with everyone else with George Clooney

Harry - Liam Neeson

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Re: Casting Call!

I think Meryl Streep would make a great Iris!

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Re: Casting Call!

This was a toughie....

 

Iris:  Maggie Gyllenhall

Emma:  Kristen Dunst

Frankie:  Julia Roberts or Sandra Bullock

Wil:  

Murrow:  George Clooney

Harry: I don't know his name but he is on Criminal Minds...the guy with the gravelish voice

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Re: Casting Call!

Fun post. And reading everyone else's I really agree with some, so I will add some other people that I didn't see listed for all but Harry.

 

Iris = Frances McDormand

Harry = Dennis Quaid

Emma = Anna Paquin

Will = Jon Hamm

Frankie = Julia Stiles

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Re: Casting Call!

Iris:  Hilary Swank

Emma:  Scarlett Johansson

Murrow:  Philip Seymour Hoffman

Will:  Jake Gyllenhall

Frankie:  Julia Stiles

Harry:  Gabriel Byrne