Casting around

Casting around

Mon, 2011-06-06 11:48

Not having enough to think about I have been considering who might best fit the role of Harry Exton in the Hollywood blockbuster Button Man.  I had proposed Brad Pitt (Blog June 29th 2010), this in opposition to Leonardo De Caprio - falsely reported on the internet as being offered the job - who I did not feel matched the part. (Nothing personal Leonardo, and anyway don’t worry as my view on casting will probably not be sought.) Brad seemed the more butch. I have changed my mind and am now thinking Dominic West. He looks the part, he is English - which I always thought was part of Harry’s persona - he can do tough and ruthless, is six foot and a moody actor.
Genuine news about the possibility of a Button Man movie is expected sometime in June or July. You will be told. I am on tenterhooks.

Tenterhooks, To be on. To be in suspense; to await an outcome anxiously. The allusion is to newly woven cloth being stretched or ‘tentered’ on hooks passed through the selvages. ( Latin tentus, ‘stretched’ hence ‘tent’, canvas stretched) Brewers Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Sixteenth edition 1999. Harper-Collins
n sel’vages a marked hank of rope, used as a strap or a sling. The Chambers Dictionary, Chambers Harrup Publishers Ltd. 1998

Not having enough to think about I have been considering who might best fit the role of Harry Exton in the Hollywood blockbuster Button Man.  I had proposed Brad Pitt (Blog June 29th 2010), this in opposition to Leonardo De Caprio - falsely reported on the internet as being offered the job - who I did not feel matched the part. (Nothing personal Leonardo, and anyway don’t worry as my view on casting will probably not be sought.) Brad seemed the more butch. I have changed my mind and am now thinking Dominic West. He looks the part, he is English - which I always thought was part of Harry’s persona - he can do tough and ruthless, is six foot and a moody actor.
Genuine news about the possibility of a Button Man movie is expected sometime in June or July. You will be told. I am on tenterhooks.

Tenterhooks, To be on. To be in suspense; to await an outcome anxiously. The allusion is to newly woven cloth being stretched or ‘tentered’ on hooks passed through the selvages. ( Latin tentus, ‘stretched’ hence ‘tent’, canvas stretched) Brewers Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Sixteenth edition 1999. Harper-Collins
n sel’vages a marked hank of rope, used as a strap or a sling. The Chambers Dictionary, Chambers Harrup Publishers Ltd. 1998