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AMC Presents Garth Ennis' Preacher (written by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg...yes really)

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The Submit a Scoop link is down.  But Deadline and Rogen's Facebook page both confirm this, so what do you think?  

 

http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/preacher-drama-series-seth-rogen-amc/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Certainly not who I expected to work on this but...I'm intrigued.

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Well I recently saw Green Hornet so I am terrified.

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Reserving judgement until there's reliable news about the casting of Arseface.
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I'll be amazed if they can actually pull off this character.  I would not be surprised if he gets written out.

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Hey, if this doesn't work out, we can just blame it on Jews again.

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Could you imagine Arseface's voiceovers? OH MY GOD THIS MUST HAPPEN!

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Could you imagine Arseface's voiceovers? OH MY GOD THIS MUST HAPPEN!

 

Oh my God, the songs he'd sing.  They wouldn't be translated so you'd have to figure out what they were as best as you could.  One of them ended up being 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', and I remember laughing my ass off when I figured it out.

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I'll be amazed if they can actually pull off this character.  I would not be surprised if he gets written out.


But this is where a long form series instead of a movie works for this material.  Not much you need to excise.  Just depends on how outrageous you want to get.

 

*coughcoughmeatfuckercoughcough*

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This could be the greatest thing ever or it could be a debacle but the fact that Garth Ennis is into it is a good thing.  And one of the Breaking Bad producers is involved.  I'm excited, although it could still not end up happening.

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I need to reread the comics; it's been over a decade. I got into "Preacher" while I was in college, so it was right about the time it was coming to an end. I bought most of the series' run at a comic book shop that was going out of business and unloading its back issues for dirt cheap.
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On a side note, Ennis' choice of actor for Jesse when the series was originally released was Johnny Depp.  When word of a film or series revived a few years back, his choice was Lucas Black.

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We'll get Kellan Lutz for Jesse.  Just you watch.

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Unfortunately Tim Roth has kind of aged out of playing Cassidy but Clint could totally still play the Saint of Killers, not that he would ever do TV.  For Jesse, gosh, not an easy one with today's actors.  Evan Peters maybe?

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Jon Bernthal?
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Not for me.  I like him but he doesn't quite have the vulnerability/pathos of Jesse. 

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I still say get McConoughey for the role.

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This is why I always lose the casting drafts.
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This is why I always lose the casting drafts.

 

I'd totally watch a show or movie made with the Bradito sensibility.

 

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I still say get McConoughey for the role.

 

He'd be amazing (at this point I'm not sure there's anything he can't do) but he'd never do an AMC show at this point in his career.  He's a little older than I see Jesse as being in the comics, but he gives off exactly the right vibe. 

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I'd totally watch a show or movie made with the Bradito sensibility.

 

 

I think Rome and Game of Thrones got you covered.

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He'd be amazing (at this point I'm not sure there's anything he can't do) but he'd never do an AMC show at this point in his career.  He's a little older than I see Jesse as being in the comics, but he gives off exactly the right vibe. 

 

He looks younger than his actual age, so I think he'd be able to pull it off perfectly.  He has exactly the right vibe, the right accent, and the right build for it.

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I think Rome and Game of Thrones got you covered.

 

I was thinking Workaholics (basically my favorite show).

 

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He looks younger than his actual age, so I think he'd be able to pull it off perfectly.  He has exactly the right vibe, the right accent, and the right build for it.

 

Agree.  Just to fancast an impossible scenario for a moment, if McConaughey was Jesse, Abbie Cornish as Tulip, Tom Hardy as Cassidy, Eastwood as the Saint of Killers, Giovanni Ribisi as Arseface.


Edited by yt - 2/11/14 at 9:59am
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I need to reread the comics; it's been over a decade. I got into "Preacher" while I was in college, so it was right about the time it was coming to an end. I bought most of the series' run at a comic book shop that was going out of business and unloading its back issues for dirt cheap.

I need to reread them too.  I just looked for it in the comics I saved, but it wasn't in there.  Blah, but I do know where to go to get it.  Now I kinda can't wait!  It's a ton of fun.

 

As for this, it could be great, could be not.  Probably somewhere in-between.  Something done with this property has been talked about by geeks and nerds for a long time!  It's neat to see something actually being done.  If it doesn't end up happening now, this at least gets more eyes on it.

 

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Just to fancast an impossible scenario for a moment, if McConaughey was Jesse, Abbie Cornish as Tulip, Tom Hardy as Cassidy, Eastwood as the Saint of Killers, Giovanni Ribisi as Arseface.

You just broke my brain.

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You just broke my brain.

 

:D

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Colin Farrell as Cassidy.  Come on, you know it.

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Yep, that is pretty much an empirical fact. 

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Colin Farrell as Cassidy.  Come on, you know it.

 

Oooo, yeah, or for a TV show, more probable Robert Carlyle.

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Nothing wrong with Carlyle (and he'd be more apt to actually sign on for it), but I think that Farrell would absolutely nail the character in general.  Carlyle?  I'd keep waiting for him to go Bagbie on somebody.

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If you're going to snag a Trainspotting alumnus for Cassidy, Ewan Bremner is the one who works the most for me. 

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Given AMC's past experience ability to fuck with shows (editorially & financially), I am extremely wary of their involvement.

 

I'd only be content if this was going to be on HBO.

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Oh my God, the songs he'd sing.  They wouldn't be translated so you'd have to figure out what they were as best as you could.  One of them ended up being 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', and I remember laughing my ass off when I figured it out.

I have to avoid getting my hopes up that Arseface's dialogue in Closed Captioning will be a perfect transliteration of the sounds he makes.
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Given AMC's past experience ability to fuck with shows (editorially & financially), I am extremely wary of their involvement.

Yeah, I wonder who'll be showrunner on the back eight episodes of first season.
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I have to avoid getting my hopes up that Arseface's dialogue in Closed Captioning will be a perfect transliteration of the sounds he makes.

As a former Caption Editor, I guarantee you I would have done just that.

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With a producer from Breaking Bad coming on, any former cast members from that show going to come with?  How about JR Mitte for Arseface?  Dean Norris for Herr Starr?  As for The Saint of Killers, I always thought that Mark Callaway (WWEs The Undertaker) had potential to be something very memorable in that role.

 

In thinking about a potential cast, Jesse is the hardest one and also the most important to get right.  He's young, early 20s, but he has an old soul.  He can be sweet and shy but also show an ugly and vengeful side.  There's probably only a handful of actors that can get it right.

 

Ah man, I cant resist. 

 

PREACHER (Jmurdoch's hastily put togther cast)

 

Arseface: RJ Mitte

 

 

Cassidy: Walton Groggins

 

 

Herr Starr: Mads Milkenson

 

 

Tulip: Elizabeth Banks

 

 

Gran' Ma


Edited by Jmurdoch - 2/11/14 at 6:41pm
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There are already too many things to be depressed about for me to add a gimmicky wrestler playing the Saint of All Killers to the list. A part like the Saint has an actor like James Russo written all over it.

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Wonder if Ennis could beseech Liam Neeson, one Irishman to another, to take the role...

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Ten years ago (or thereabouts) when the movie idea was floating around, I swore up and down it had better be Thomas Jane and Katee Sackoff for Jesse and Tulip. Nowadays I really wouldn't have a clue. Although I still say Katee could do it . . .
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Murdoch hit with Starr, Tulip and Granny.  The Saint seems written for Eastwood but no other suggestions have sat well with me.  I can't quite place many of the main characters but some of the supporting characters stand out in my mind.

 

Jonah Hill or, even though I find him increasingly one-note and unfunny, Danny McBride for Fiore.

 

Lupita Nyong'o for Cyndi Daggett.

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Ian McShane for the Saint of Killers.

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I was really hoping HBO would be the one to do this, I am afraid an AMC version might get overly sanitized....but I am stoked that this is finally getting done.

While McConaughey seems ideal for the part of Jesse, I would like to see a younger actor in the role. I don't know if Aaron Paul is willing to jump back into an AMC series, but I think his combination of grit and intensity would work well with Custer. He also is good with comedy, and there needs to be a vibe of dark comedy through the heart of this thing. Hell, I would love McConaughey for Jody.

Sackoff would be a great Tulip but I would prefer Amy Smart, she can do that whole Whiskey Tango thing real well.

For Cass, I saw both Tom Hardy and Walton Goggins suggested above, both would be awesome ( Though Hardy might overpower the rest of the cast I am suggesting). I think someone else suggested Collin Ferrel, who could also be aces. But for my purposes, Sam Rockwell is Cass.

Saint of Killers=Eastwood....but if you look past the obvious, I like Clancy Brown, if you think about Seargent Zim and the Kurgan this seems all wrong, but the menace he radiated in Carnivale is perfect for the Saint.

Aresface- shia labouff......no make up. Actually, I think Paul Dano or Anton Yelchin type would be ideal here, I doubt you could get either of them in the role, but someone along either of those lines.
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Clancy Brown all the way, but not as the Saint...he should be Herr Starr.

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Owen Wilson is God.

 

Looking online at some casting lists from various geek sites I believe JoBlo has hit on the Tulip to end all Tulip discussions...

 

 

I don't think Marsden could pull off the pathos deep within Jesse but he does sorta have the look.

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I know the Saint of Killers is really a stand in for Eastwood's storyline in Unforgiven, but physically I always saw him as more of a Lee Marvin. I have no idea who has the gravitas to pull that off for a TV actor. What's great about it is that even though he's an extremely important character he disappears in the story for long stretches. An actor wouldn't be locked in for huge chunks of his schedule.
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I think Charlize would be an amazing and perfect Tulip, and Aaron Paul is not a bad idea for Jesse, although he doesn't quite have the kind of casual yet haunted sexiness I picture for Jesse.  You know who would be amazing if he was still alive and still in his 20s/early 30s?  Brandon Lee. 

 

Paul Dano is an inspired Arseface! 

 

But until Eastwood definitively refuses, there can be no other Saint of Killers in my head - though Ian McShane ain't bad and Liam Neeson could do it because he's a genius actor.  Still, I think the world needs to hold out for Clint.

 

How about Gary Oldman for Herr Starr?

 

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I know the Saint of Killers is really a stand in for Eastwood's storyline in Unforgiven, but physically I always saw him as more of a Lee Marvin. I have no idea who has the gravitas to pull that off for a TV actor. What's great about it is that even though he's an extremely important character he disappears in the story for long stretches. An actor wouldn't be locked in for huge chunks of his schedule.

 

Lee Marvin would actually kill as the Saint.

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Lee Marvin would actually kill as the Saint.

 

Whoa.  Method.

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Lee Marvin would actually kill the Saint.

 

Fixed that for ya.

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Now, who do they cast as the ghost of John Wayne?

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Now, who do they cast as the ghost of John Wayne?

 

Bruce Campbell, of course!

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Bruce Campbell, of course!

 

Actually, what's Patrick Wayne up to these days?

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Too obvious?

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Sam Elliot is the ghost of Wayne.

Just think about his work as a mentor/narrotor in everything from Roadhouse to Lebowski, hell, Ennis fucked up, the character should of been Sam Elliot instead of John Wayne.
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