I still have a stable of potential Hauk's. He may very well wait until Friday.
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK - Casting Draft - Sign-Up/Discussion - Page 9
John C. Reilly was the guy I was torn about drafting for Cabbie. His work as Steve Brule (which I've been watching a lot of lately) proves he can play a buffoon the way Borgnine plays him. Nice call.
I can't get Malkovich's BURN AFTER READING performance out of my head, and I'm trying to reconcile that actor (with that performance) being the president in your version of the film. It'd be a...shall we say...'different take' on the role.
If memory serves, he wasn't doing time. He was a cab driver prior to New York becoming a prison, and he stayed in the prison by choice to remain a cab driver because he didn't have anything else to do.
I get that but Malkovich is nothing if not versatile! Pleasance plays it with a dissaccociated vacant thousand yard stare occasionally veering into wide eyed panic. I'd expect Malkovich to play it similarly detached and slightly bonkers, and I couldn't get the image of him bewildered at the end as the switched tape plays out of my head.
Edited by jhp1608 - 8/4/16 at 2:36am
Even the spoiled ones from abandoned Myers' Superfoods.
Why did I run out of rep not expecting everyone to drop Check It Out! references? That show sparked the idea that he'd be a great Cabbie.
Steve Brule as Snake
Pablo Myers as Hauk
Scott Clam as Cabbie
Brown (One and Two) as Brain
And that reverend as The Duke.
I haven't done a Brain yet. Got 3 choices that I'd be fine with. Will likely wait until Friday. Gonna go with wild card characters tomorrow.
I'm loving all the Cabbies that have been chosen today, but am also feeling kind of stupid for just now realizing the full significance of De Niro being cast in the role.
I have three potential Duchesses I'm trying to decide between, and feel like each could bring something unique to the character.
Oh shit! Well, I'm an idiot
I don't believe that is mentioned anywhere in the film, but came up in "behind the scenes" articles about it.
I should add with my version, Cabbie is a guy who stayed behind at the prison after most of New Yorkers were forced to leave or got the hell out.
He was never a dude that seemed like a criminal.
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Casting Draft
We'll be doing five days, two picks a day for the first four, one for the final day.
Secondary (Your Choice): Rehme, Romero, Chock Full O' Nuts Girl, Secretary of State, etc.
Q: I'm trying to figure out what my final 2 days drafting options are: I still need a Duke and Cabbie. And one more from the Secondary column (I already picked a Romero)?
Edited by Fat Elvis - 8/4/16 at 8:06am
I need some clarification on this. My pick is up next. We'll have (2) from the Secondary List?