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Wanted… the Movie?

I’ve had more than a few people tell me they can see Wanted being made into a movie (with Ice Princess sure to follow). Who am I to argue? I think it would be an awesome movie. Granted there may be a little confusion over the title, given the recent movie of the same name staring Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman. But hey, that’s negotiable! If you happen to know any screenwriters or have any contacts in Hollywood, send ‘em my way!

In the meantime there are some very important questions I need help with… just what actors / actresses would play the characters in Wanted? My wife suggested Anne Hathaway for Jessie. I’ve got a massive amount of respect for Anne Hathaway’s talent and skill and I’m sure she could pull it off. I’ll admit, I’d be more than a little star struck to meet her too. I’ve admired her ever since she got away from the goofy early Disney movies.

As for Carl, my wife’s vote is for Hugh Jackman. I like him – a lot – but I’m not sure he fits the image. He might, if he tapped into a little bit of the hostility for authority he displayed while playing Wolverine. Bruce Willis, on the other hand, might be a perfect fit for Carl, though he’d need some hair.

Tanya and Dustin…I’m at a loss for these guys. And of course the question remains as to whether or not our picks for Carl and Jessie are optimal or not. Sure, this is just a case of mental masturbation but hey, if you’ve read this far into it, you’re asking yourself the same questions!

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Wanted, book 1, by Jason Halstead
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  1. Kas
    December 1, 2011 at 09:33

    This would be SO cool!! My picks for the cast of 4:
    Carl: Jason Statham (as in OMG!!)

    Jessie: Beyonce’ — Anne Hathaway is cool, but i don’t think she couls pull of looking sleazy enough (not that Beyonce’ looks sleazy, but, well, I just stepped in it there, didn’t I?!)

    Tanya: Emma Roberts. Young and fresh, but can pull off looking mean like Tanya becomes towards the end.

    Dustin: he’s a hard one! need a young kid. I just went to Nick.com and looked for a dude that resembled Emma Roberts, (James Maslow), but I have no idea who he is. Then I just remembered that he needs to be able to pull off being Jessie’s “Brother”, so ….

    Hell, this is why I just PUSH paper instead of create stories on paper!!

    I’m going back to sleep now (a/k/a work)

    ~Sharon

    • Kas
      December 1, 2011 at 09:36

      proof I’m still sleeping– the typos. *smh* And I drove to work like this too!!

  2. December 1, 2011 at 09:47

    Jason Statham… that’s not bad. He’s got the right attitude for sure, but he’d have to drop the accent. I’d like to see him bigger too. Sure, he kicks butt in all his movies but to me he’s a little guy and Carl is bigger / more solid. Size matters, ya know ;-)

    Still, the idea might grow on me. I’d almost suggest Ron Perlman but I think he might be a little to old for Carl… Hard call, when Ron’s “on” he’s great. A version of his character from Alien Resurrection that isn’t a real prick would be great for Wanted, I bet.

  3. Kas
    December 1, 2011 at 13:12

    Jason talks????

    Ron Perlman– no. ew.

    Gerard Butler? Jim Caviezel? Mark Wahlberg?

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