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« on: July 25, 2009, 11:59:00 PM »
As much as I like Ron Perlman....he's too old, at 59.
Owen Pitt is, what, late 20's, early 30's, and I picture, I believe from Owen's description of himself, swarthy, Eastern European (from his mother's side).  I also picture a touch of Samoan in him, but don't remember why.  This is a big guy, also.  Perlman is only 6'1".
I don't have an alternative in mind yet.  Dwayne Johnson is too pretty.  There must be an actor out there that's usually cast as the bad guy, the muscle.  He is Owen.
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #1 on: July 26, 2009, 12:35:11 AM »
    You might have a point about Ron being too old... but from talking to Larry... I can't see anyone else playing the roll.  Just rewrite the screen play to make him older for the film. 
    But okay, let's look at Alternatives for the roll.
    The Rock?   No, maybe for the other guy... give him dreds and he's Trip. 
    Julie... Zeta Jones.
    The stripper chick, Holly... Brittany Murphy.
    Milo... Paul Giamatti.  We need a little levity there...
    Alan Tudyk has to be in the cast someplace... but not obvious.  Skippy.
    Sam Haven, Christen Bale or Martin Henderson.  Lean and mean...
    Earl Harbinger.  Maybe Ray Liotta... or Dennis Quaid?  I don't know... someone that can pull off old guy and asskicker at the same time...  He did it in Wyatt Earp...  This is a toughy.
    Jean Darne - Ben Cross. Obvious choice...
    Grant Jefferson.  Ben Foster.
    Agent Myers.  Ryan Reynolds.
    Agent Franks.  David Wenham.

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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #2 on: July 26, 2009, 12:43:43 AM »
    :hmm

    Hugh Jackman?
    Vincent D'Onofrio?
    James DeFranco?
    Karl Urban?
    Clive Owen (sans accent)?
    Russel Crow?
    Guy Pearce?
    Cary Ewels?
    Sean Bean (sans accent)?
    John Travolta?
    Val Kilmer?

    Or how about James Caviezel?

    Robert Downey Jr?
    Brendan Fraser?
    Josh Hartnet?
    Jason Statham?

    Or what of Gerard Butler (sans accent)?  <-- could be good

    John C. Reilly?


    Many of these guys would have to bulk up in a big way, but that's certainly no obstacle.


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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #3 on: July 26, 2009, 12:47:39 AM »
    I keep seeing Sam Elliott as Earl Harbinger, but he might be a little too long in the tooth now.
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #4 on: July 26, 2009, 12:53:23 AM »
    Yeah?  I was seeing Kris Kristofferson.  Sam Elliot seems too "cuddly".


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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #5 on: July 26, 2009, 01:46:10 AM »
    I'd put Vincent D'Onofrio in there somewhere. Don't know who he'd play, but someone.  For pitt http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0824498/

    This guy is perfect.  He does all the large muscular monster characters, time he played a human monster.
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #6 on: July 26, 2009, 01:54:04 AM »
     :hmm  You know... Vincent D'Onofrio would make a good Pitt.  I can see that. 
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #7 on: July 26, 2009, 01:57:58 AM »
    I'm thinking Gerard Butler if he can lose the accent (which might not be possible).  I wouldn't have picked him based just on 300.  But having seen him in some chick-flicks, and then in Rock-n-rolla, he does have a range.  I think he'd be a good Pitt.


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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #8 on: July 26, 2009, 02:26:05 AM »
    Butler is good...
    But remember, Pitt gets his ass handed to him... a lot... he wins in the end every time... but he stumbles around with big guns and gets clobbered and then uses the barrel of his gun as a club.  That's more Vincent D'Onofrio.   Who can also be very creepy which is needed in MHI II... Remeber him in THE CELL?  I have scar tissue in my mind because of him in THE CELL.   
    Butler just isn't... Orky enough to really BE an Owen Pitt.
    Butler could be another Hunter... Boone maybe.
    And what about Peter Fonda?  Could he be perhaps the Shackleford Patriarch?
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #9 on: July 26, 2009, 02:47:05 AM »
    Hmmm...  Yeah.  I can see what you're getting at.  But like I said, in Rock-n-Rolla, Butler was kind of the guy I see as Pitt.  Always wins, but always getting pounded in the process.  But D'Onofrio does work too.

    I could see the Teutul family in various roles.  Paul Sr. as the weaponsmith (can't remember names, my copy is in my wife's car)?  Anyone?

    And what was the agent's name?  The virtual badass who hardly ever speaks?  I see Tim Omundson as him, all ripped up and built like a tall thin tank.  I think they'd have to put him in the gym for a few months first though.



    He was in Jericho too.  Played Constantino.


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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #10 on: July 26, 2009, 12:05:49 PM »
    Milo was the guy that builds the guns.

    I don't know Tim Omundson... I've only watched 2 episodes of Jericho.
    But you are talking about Agent Franks.   See, what you guys don't know - is that Agent Franks really is the scarriest MoFo in MHI.  The guy that plays him is going to have bigger roles in the future.  There is much more to Franks.... He's cold and quiet in the first book, and does throw down some times... but in the second.... Judas Priest. 
    Karl Urban is a good choice for him too... I don't know why I picked David Wenham for Franks at first there... Yeah... that's a wrong choice... Urban would be better.
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #11 on: July 26, 2009, 12:22:07 PM »
    If I was the casting guy and an actor came in that had been in Jericho, I'd find some part for him automatically.  It was one of my favorite shows.  But the link I posted up there was for a big ugly guy, just like pitt.  Also, whoever plays Pitt has to have some humor as well.  Any tall muscular comedians out there?
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #12 on: July 26, 2009, 01:11:17 PM »
    While I haven't read the full MHI yet (will be rectified as soon as I can make it to Barnes & Noble), I can't see Tim Omundson as a silent bad@$$ mofo; he's in Psych.
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #13 on: July 26, 2009, 03:44:04 PM »
    Julie - Andrea Parker

    Harbinger - Willem Dafoe

    Pitt - I can see D'Onofrio until I think of someone else.

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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #14 on: July 26, 2009, 03:58:22 PM »
    Actually the best guy to be Owen Pitt is simple actually.  Sam Worthington.  casting role DONE!  He's big, he's rough, he can take a beating or dish it out.  He can get some laughs.  And he's a good looking enough guy that girls would dig him but guys would totally buy him being a badA!
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #15 on: July 26, 2009, 04:13:19 PM »
    Ok um what crack?   :devillol

    Trip.  the rock?  no!  I was thinking the guy from Iron Man Terrence Howard or Mekhi Pheifer. 

    Julie... Zeta Jones is WAY to old!  More like a slightly younger Lena Headey

    The stripper chick, Holly... Brittany Murphy has small... um nevermind...  Christina Ricci she's got that used stripper look but still hot

    Milo... Paul Giamatti is too small and twitchy.  Gerard Butler would actually be perfect for him.

    Alan Tudyk has to be in the cast someplace... but not obvious.  Skippy see I thought Skippy would be the guy who did Golem... 

    Sam Haven- Martin Henderson is a great pick! 

    Earl Harbinger - don't laugh, Viggo Mortensen.  Get him into his Apaloosa ass kicking boots, and get him to watch a lot of dog soldiers a lot he's G2G!  Willem Dafoe is too creaky.  Fun actor, but too creaky.  He'd actually be great as grandpa Shackelford though! 

    Jean Darne - Ben Cross uh?  no Jean Reno! 

    Grant Jefferson.  Don't waste Ben Foster here.  Matthew Fox maybe?  someone classically god looking.  Ben Foster is an odd looking BAD A! 

    Agent Myers.  Ryan Reynolds um what?  Seriously?  Nicholas cage would actually be a lot of fun tying him up in a librarians coat. 

    Agent Franks.  I could actually see a younger, in better shape, D'Onofrio in this role but in reality RAY STEVENSON FTW!  YES! 
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #16 on: July 26, 2009, 05:24:18 PM »
    You might have a point about Ron being too old... but from talking to Larry... I can't see anyone else playing the roll.  Just rewrite the screen play to make him older for the film. 
    But okay, let's look at Alternatives for the roll.
    The Rock?   No, maybe for the other guy... give him dreds and he's Trip. 
    Julie... Zeta Jones.
    The stripper chick, Holly... Brittany Murphy.
    Milo... Paul Giamatti.  We need a little levity there...
    Alan Tudyk has to be in the cast someplace... but not obvious.  Skippy.
    Sam Haven, Christen Bale or Martin Henderson.  Lean and mean...
    Earl Harbinger.  Maybe Ray Liotta... or Dennis Quaid?  I don't know... someone that can pull off old guy and asskicker at the same time...  He did it in Wyatt Earp...  This is a toughy.
    Jean Darne - Ben Cross. Obvious choice...
    Grant Jefferson.  Ben Foster.
    Agent Myers.  Ryan Reynolds.
    Agent Franks.  David Wenham.



    I have no opinion or ideas on the others but my picks for the rest are as follows:

    Pitt - What about Adam Baldwin, you know Jayne off of Firefly? He's a big meathead kinda guy but a bit too pretty. D'Onofrio would be good IF you could get him to harden up & shed the doughboy image he's got now.

    Tripp - Mykelti Williamson (the Det Sgt on Heat that told Ashely Judd he'd send her son to Dept of Social Services if she didnt give up her husband) with some dreds

    Julie - Kate Beckinsale - I saw her in my minds eye from the gitgo as Julie each time I read MHI

    Earl Harbinger- Ed Harris or Viggo

    Jean Darne - Jean Reno

    Agent Franks - Liev Schrieber (Wolverine's brother)

    Grant Jefferson - Hugh Grant
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #17 on: July 26, 2009, 05:42:42 PM »
    RAY STEVENSON That's the guy from "Rome" and that crappy new Punisher movie right?  He was awesome in "Outpost" (it has nazi zombies in it.)  He'd make a great Pitt if he looses the accent.
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #18 on: July 26, 2009, 07:11:09 PM »
    Adam Baldwin is too small for Pitt.  Plus I don't think he could pull off the accountant side of the character!   :neener

    No Khorne LOL Stevenson is a BAD A (don't you dare call the new Punisher Crapp!   :devillol) I think he's too old for Pitt but would be an awesome Franks!  And he can lose the accent.  Leive Schreiber would also be acceptable!   :devillol

    Mykelti Williamson is too old to be Tripp.  Sorry man he's great but...

    Kate Beckinsale would be a great julie if She can lose the accent!   :neener

    Ed Harris seems like he's just on the old side of Harbinger.  Would be ok choice though, just not perfect. 

    Grant - I'd rather not see Hugh Grant involved at all...   :devillol

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    « Reply #19 on: July 27, 2009, 11:34:46 AM »
    I keep seeing Sam Elliott as Earl Harbinger, but he might be a little too long in the tooth now.
    Sam was my first choice for Earl. He's got the older bada$$ attiude down.
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #20 on: July 27, 2009, 11:48:31 AM »
    I can't read MHI and not think of Larry as Pitt.
    I just can't.

    Though I like Ray Stevenson a lot, and I think Alan Tudyk might be the best thing since sliced bread.

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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #21 on: July 27, 2009, 12:50:36 PM »
    My Supporting arguments for Sam Worthington as Owen!   :devillol
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #22 on: July 27, 2009, 01:28:40 PM »
    not ugly enough, but not a bad choice.
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #23 on: July 27, 2009, 01:35:12 PM »
    If you go too ugly the movie will never get made.  Besides a little prostetic makeup and he'll be G2G!  He's the right age range though, bulky enough.  Besides with all the scarring makeup it won't matter.   :devillol
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    Re: Ron Perlman as Owen Pitt
    « Reply #24 on: July 27, 2009, 01:44:54 PM »
    Owen Pitt is a big guy - roughly the size of a pro football lineman - and you'd also need somebody who doesn't take himself seriously, and with a good sense of comic timing, to play the role. While reading MHI, I actually envisioned NFL defensive end Jared Allen (former Chief, current Viking) in the role of Pitt. Allen's got the size, the toughness, and the sense of humor, in spades. And, when required, the berzerker attitude as well. I'm not sure Jared's got the acting chops, but then again we're not talking Shakespeare here. I mean, how much acting is required? Throw the werewolf out the window, shoot the monsters, toss Grant off the boat, etc...

    Of course, Allen is having a lot of fun with his day job. So that might not work out.
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