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This week's prompt is: You're the casting director for a film based on something that you've read in the last month (novel, short story, biography, news article, cereal box, etc.) Who would your dream cast be?
My film is based on one of the short stories in Neil Gaiman's collection entitled Smoke and Mirrors. The story is called "We Can Get Them for You Wholesale" and it's about an unremarkable man named Peter Pinter who can't turn down a bargain. After finding out that his fiancée, Gwendolyn Thorpe, is cheating on him, he looks in the phone book for an assassin to kill the man she's shagging, Archibald Gibbons, and finds one listed under "Pest Control." He meets with the company's sales rep, Burton Kemble, and finds out that he can get a two-for-one deal. So he decides to have Gwen killed, too. And then Kemble tells him about their special bulk rate. Soon Peter finds himself trying to think of all the people he'd like killed and still Kemble offers him deal after deal until...well, read the story already and you can find out for yourself. It's hilarious.
Peter Pinter -- Chris O'Dowd
Why: Anyone who has seen the brilliant British comedy The IT Crowd will know that this guy plays a nerdy, awkward guy so well. I'm guessing he's a little old to play Peter (although the story never mentions his age, his fiancée is 23), but since when did movies worry about trivial little things like that? The only real issue is that Peter's described as being and speaking very proper. O'Dowd, who's from Ireland, has an accent that might be a little too "not English," but it's my cast so it's my rules. :)
Burton Kemble -- Michael Palin
Monty Python's Flying Circus sketches remind me so much of this character that it's almost typecasting, but I found that these were some of my favorite Palin roles. He does the semi-sleazy but convincing salesman so well.
Gwendolyn Thorpe -- Emma Watson
Archibald Gibbons -- David Anders