Bandini Question #23 - Casting

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Bandini Question #23 - Casting

Unread postby Liz » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:39 am

Let’s do the remake of Wait Until Spring, Bandini, the film. Who would you cast in the various roles?
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Unread postby gemini » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:02 pm

Well to be honest I thought the 2006 version with Salma Hayek and Colin Farrell was pretty well cast. They definitely had on screen charisma. I would have liked to have seen what Johnny would have done with that brooding part but Colin did make Arturo come to life. Johnny would have loved the cloths because he dresses in that era. Jessica Alba comes to mind but then I really think Salma Hayek was great as Camilla.
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Unread postby Parlez » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:39 pm

Gemini ~ I think you're referring to Ask the Dust, right? I agree the casting for that was surprisingly right on. I'd like to see Colin tackle the role of Svevo in Wait Until Spring. It would be interesting to see him play first the adult son and then the father.
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Unread postby gemini » Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:13 pm

Parlez wrote:Gemini ~ I think you're referring to Ask the Dust, right? I agree the casting for that was surprisingly right on. I'd like to see Colin tackle the role of Svevo in Wait Until Spring. It would be interesting to see him play first the adult son and then the father.

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Unread postby Liz » Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:30 pm

Gemini, I haven't seen ATD yet, but plan to this weekend. I can very much see Colin Farrell as Arturo, so maybe Svevo too. I'm sure this question or something similar will come up again during the ATD discussion.

I can't get past Faye Dunaway. I think she was perfect for Mrs. Hildegarde.

What about Helena Bonham Carter for Maria?
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Unread postby gemini » Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:51 pm

Ok I'll have another try with the right book.
I had to check out the youngsters who are acting these days.

Svevo - Ron Livingston He has beautiful eyes but can look scruffy or Colin Ferrell
Maria - Raquel Allessi Shes beautiful or even Salma Hayek
Arturo - Stepan Equist he would be about 15 now
August - Slade Pearce He plays a good kid so well
Federico - Tanner Blaze Or Dominic Scott Kay
Rosa - Haley King Shes a beautiful young girl
Gertie - Hailey Johnson ( looks klike Gertie would to me)
edit: ooops I meant Hallee Hirsh.
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:02 pm

I am terrible at this question so I'll just read with interest what you all come up with! :blush:
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Unread postby gemini » Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:04 pm

Oh I forgot Mrs. Hildegarde! How abut Sally Fields ? I was thinking Annette Bening because she can look rich but Sally could play the desperation in the sex scenes with Svevo better.
I think Faye Dunaway is great but she a little old for the Svevo I picked.
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Unread postby Liz » Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:50 pm

gemini wrote:Ok I'll have another try with the right book.
I had to check out the youngsters who are acting these days.

Svevo - Ron Livingston He has beautiful eyes but can look scruffy or Colin Ferrell
Maria - Raquel Allessi Shes beautiful or even Salma Hayek
Arturo - Stepan Equist he would be about 15 now
August - Slade Pearce He plays a good kid so well
Federico - Tanner Blaze Or Dominic Scott Kay
Rosa - Haley King Shes a beautiful young girl
Gertie - Hailey Johnson ( looks klike Gertie would to me)


Thanks for the list, Gemini. I wouldn't have a clue as far as the kiddies. In fact, I'm so out of it that I didn't know any of these. So I had to look them up. They look like good choices to me. Raquel Alessi sort of reminds me of the woman who actually played Maria. And I like your choice for Rosa.


Ron Livingston

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Events/2398/RonLivings_Caulf_2100466_400.jpg&imgrefurl=http://uk.imdb.com/gallery/granitz/2398/RonLivings_Caulf_2100466_400.jpg.html%3Fseq%3D2&h=333&w=400&sz=41&hl=en&start=1&tbnid=kEVng5L6LftJxM:&tbnh=103&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3DRon%2BLivingston%2B%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den

Raquel Alessi

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Events/5683/th-12316105.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0018161/filmotype&h=90&w=62&sz=13&hl=en&start=4&tbnid=jHq5MkYka4cZ6M:&tbnh=78&tbnw=54&prev=/images%3Fq%3DRaquel%2BAllessi%2B%2B%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den

Stephan Enquist

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://us.movies1.yimg.com/movies.yahoo.com/images/hv/photo/movie_pix/dimension_films/darkness/stephan_enquist/spookyglare.jpg&imgrefurl=http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1808411833/photo/527552&h=239&w=360&sz=12&hl=en&start=3&tbnid=POYYKKbirRcuOM:&tbnh=80&tbnw=121&prev=/images%3Fq%3DStephan%2BEnquist%2B%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX

Slade Pearce

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/62/66/39p.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1376097/photogallery&h=90&w=66&sz=3&hl=en&start=18&tbnid=CARkGHWK2W3B-M:&tbnh=78&tbnw=57&prev=/images%3Fq%3DSlade%2BPearce%2B%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den

Tanner Blaze

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://ia.imdb.com/media/imdb/01/I/54/33/90/10m.jpg&imgrefurl=http://imdb.com/rg/title-tease/tinyhead/name/nm2301889/&h=140&w=93&sz=4&hl=en&start=5&tbnid=FKDN4Tulw9wgOM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=62&prev=/images%3Fq%3DTanner%2BBlaze%2B%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den

Dominic Scott Kay

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i.imdb.com/Photos/Events/5549/DominicSco_Charb_11845127_400.jpg&imgrefurl=http://us.imdb.com/gallery/granitz/5549/Events/5549/DominicSco_Charb_11845127_400.jpg.html%3Fhint%3Dgroup&h=400&w=267&sz=29&hl=en&start=11&tbnid=fwx_tHr8BP1_uM:&tbnh=124&tbnw=83&prev=/images%3Fq%3DDominic%2BScott%2BKay%2B%26gbv%3D2%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den

Haley King

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Hailey Johnson

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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:09 pm

Thanks for the suggestions and the pics, gemini and Liz. That Stephan Enquist has the look down perfectly! :-O
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Unread postby gemini » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:02 am

Thanks for adding the photos Liz. I was thinking about it but thought I would have to save them, Never thought of the link.
The only one who is not who I thought was Hailey Johnson at the bottom for Gertie. She is not who I thought she was. I had to go find the right girl. She is Halee Hirsh. The other one is a little young and innocent for Gertie.
http://www.childstarlets.com/lobby/bios/hallee_hirsh2.html
Some of those little boys are a bit older than they are in their photos.
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Unread postby suec » Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:06 pm

I never have a clue when it comes to the casting question. A few names occur to me like Michelle Pfeiffer for Hildegard, and then I think, no that won't work at all. But I like some of the ideas here.
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Unread postby Liz » Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:19 pm

gemini wrote:Thanks for adding the photos Liz. I was thinking about it but thought I would have to save them, Never thought of the link.
The only one who is not who I thought was Hailey Johnson at the bottom for Gertie. She is not who I thought she was. I had to go find the right girl. She is Halee Hirsh. The other one is a little young and innocent for Gertie.
http://www.childstarlets.com/lobby/bios/hallee_hirsh2.html
Some of those little boys are a bit older than they are in their photos.


I started saving them myself and realized that the links were a better way to go--with more info than just pics. I think that Halee Hirsh is a very good choice for Gert.
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Unread postby suec » Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:29 am

Benicio Del Toro as Svevo.
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Unread postby DeppInTheHeartOfTexas » Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:12 pm

That is an interesting thought, suec! He could certainly pull off the emotion.
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