A few weeks ago, Stephanie, one of our readers at Facebook asked us who we’d cast as Boricio in a Yesterday’s Gone movie. I would link to that thread here, but I can’t seem to get a url for the exact post on the Collective Inkwell wall.
While writing, I (Dave) sometimes think of different actors in our roles. Though, oftentimes, these characters exist solely in my head, with no particular actor/actress in mind.
We try not to be too restrictive when describing how a character looks, aside from some basic features or some short hand, allowing readers to fill in the movie in their head with their own dream cast.
Books are personal, and we all interpret them differently.
Since Boricio Wolfe is Sean’s creation, I was curious to see his response to who he would cast.
He pictures Boricio as a younger Brad Pitt.
I’ve pictured Boricio as a few people, such as Anson Mount the lead actor on the excellent AMC series, Hell on Wheels. Anson has a quiet brooding which could be scary, though I’m not sure if he’d be a match verbally. Boricio is very sing-song in his dialogue. If we’re going dialogue only, I’d like to see what Matthew McConaughey, would do with the role.
Though, it should be noted that Boricio is in his early 30s, so both of these actors are older than the character. I’m not sure which younger actor I’d cast, though.
Who do you see as Boricio? I envision a slightly younger Anson Mount.
As for Ed Keenan, I’ve always pictured him as a Jason Statham type. While I’m not a huge action movie guy, I’ve enjoyed Statham in several of his roles, even when he was above the material.
Who would YOU cast as Boricio or other characters in a Yesterday’s Gone movie or TV series?
Leave a comment below, we’d love to hear who you’d cast as Boricio, Brent, Mary, Will, Luca, Charlie, Desmond, Callie, The Prophet, Brother Rei, or anyone else.