Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Movie Version of the Book Water for Elephants by Elizabeth Alley

or... The lengths to which I will go to put off getting ready for bed when I know I just have to get up and go to work tomorrow...

Starring...
1. Rachel Bilson as Marlena









2. Ryan Gosling as Jacob








3. Gerard Butler as August








4. Alfred Molina as Uncle Al







5. Peter Dinklage as Walter








6. Orson Bean as Camel






7. Alyssa Milano as Barbara








8. Christopher Lee as Older Jacob

24 comments:

Heather said...

OMG!! Perfect, except I was picturing Barbara as an older blonde.....

Jen said...

You should be a casting director! This is perfect--especially with Gosling as Jacob. The only ones I question are Marlena and Barbara. I also pictured Barbara as an older blonde and I feel like I saw Marlena as blonde too. It has been awhile since I've read the book though.

Elizabeth Alley said...

I just couldn't think of anyone else for Barbara. T suggested Alyssa Milano because I told him I needed an actress older than Rachel Bilson who has big boobs.

Elizabeth Alley said...

Also, Milano can dye her hair blond, as Bilson will have to dye hers light brown and Gosling & Dinklage will have to dye theirs red.

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth you've moved me to make my second ever blog comment! Brilliant! You should start doing this for every book.
I am not so much a star watcher so didn't recognize anyone Peter Dinklage as Walter and that is totally who I saw as I read the book!

I can't wait for you do cast another,
Gadsby

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Anonymous said...

Jennifer Tilly as Barbara!!

Hannah said...

... and me as random person in the audiance!! (i am ttly going to be in that movie how cool am i)

Anonymous said...

i think shia labeouf would be good as jacob as well

domesticated_desk said...

I have been thinking of this ever since I put the book down! I really hope there is a movie coming out, it will be gorgeous. I liked your pick of Rachel Bilson as Marelna, but I was imaging James McAvoy as Jacob ;)

Elizabeth Alley said...

Yes - James McAvoy - I could totally see that!

Anonymous said...

me too!

ducksarefun said...

i totally saw rachael bilson as marlena, but the only problem is, as she is gorgeous, she's a TERRIBLE actress! too bad. also, i totally agree that barbara should be played by someone a little trasier, like jennifer tilly.

ducksarefun said...

i've got it! perfect for marlena: natalie portman! same type of look, but much better at acting. any thoughts?

Anonymous said...

wasn't barbara supposed to be a redhead?

Anonymous said...

a much younger leonardo dicaprio , (Titanic time) i think would have be good for jacob

Anonymous said...

Good cast
The cast I imagined was mostly the same except I saw

Emile Hirsch as Jacob

Hilarie Burton or Bryce Dallas Howard as Marlena

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Coolidge (a.k.a. Stiffler's Mom) for Barbara.

Anonymous said...

Just made this, a mock film poster

http://juliangelface.deviantart.com/art/Water-for-Elephants-film-99810182

Anonymous said...

Ryan Gosling or James McAvoy would be great! And for Marlena...Gemma Arterton.

http://screenrant.com/bond-girl-gemma-arterton-joins-clash-of-the-titans-kofi-6417/

Anonymous said...

I pictured Marlena to be blonde, I think Rachael McAdams would suit her character. Really hope they make the movie, loved the book.

Mrs. Katherine said...

I love the idea of Rachael McAdams, but if you put her alongside Ryan Gosling--you've got the Notebook.

I was picturing Barbara as a redhead with big saggy boobs. Alyssa Milano is too pretty for that!

The whole time I read this I pictured August as Billy Zane (from Titanic). Other than that, I was picturing Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon because I saw the previews already.

Elizabeth Alley said...

Alyssa Milano is way too young and cute for that role, I was just copying Hollywood's tendency to cast younger and prettier than described in the book.