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Films => The Happening => Topic started by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on March 09, 2007, 09:36:18 PM

Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on March 09, 2007, 09:36:18 PM
So we all know Shyamalan likes to work with the same actors multiple times right? Overlooking obvious choices like Paul Giamatti, and Bryce Dallas Howard, I thought of the one person that Night absolutely needs to try to work with again....

William Hurt!

I loved him in The Village, he might be my favorite part of that whole movie.

 :D
Title: Re: Casting Speculation
Post by: Maya on March 09, 2007, 10:00:26 PM
Quote from: "Dr Malcom Crowe"
So we all know Shyamalan likes to work with the same actors multiple times right? Overlooking obvious choices like Paul Giamatti, and Bryce Dallas Howard, I thought of the one person that Night absolutely needs to try to work with again....

William Hurt!

I loved him in The Village, he might be my favorite part of that whole movie.

 :D


OMG, i totally agree!  Him, and i think even Adrien Brody.  Other people, I think maybe Denzel Washington or Johnny Depp...
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: afi_village on March 10, 2007, 08:56:37 AM
i'm also thinking johnny depp, because they said it was a big name actor.  to me he's the only actor in hollywood that could make a lot of the public watch a movie just cause he's in it.  i can't think of anyone else that currently has that star power...plus it would be AWESOME because he's just amazing in every role he plays!
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on March 10, 2007, 12:33:11 PM
I agree, Johnny Depp does have the most pull out of any actor right now. Plus, he's absolutely brilliant! But I think 'big star' does cover a lot of people like:

Denzel Washington
Brad Pitt
Leonardo DiCaprio
Matt Damon
Tom Hanks
Tom Cruise
Bruce Willis
Sam Jackson
Morgan Freeman
Mel Gibson
Will Smith
George Clooney


I think we're looking for somebody younger, or who could play younger, for the lead. Leo? Damon? Depp? Smith? hmmmm

This is so much fun! hahaha!:lol:  I still want William Hurt to work with Night again!  :D
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on March 10, 2007, 09:43:16 PM
mark wahlberg would be my top choice.
but second would definatly be.....christain bale!!!!!!!!
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Rohan on March 12, 2007, 08:42:58 PM
I will just see who he will cast. Then I will cheer if its JOHNNY DEPP..lol
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Novelie on March 13, 2007, 03:43:49 PM
well , as the first actor...I really think Jamie Foxx would be awesome. with paul giamatti. Don't want to see a big actor like Tom Hanks or Tom Cruise or another one big like these.

Doesnt sound like a Night movie..
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: mathematicalArtist on March 13, 2007, 03:52:19 PM
Currently, my top two picks would be Christian Bale or Johnny Depp (or both).  :D
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on March 13, 2007, 06:14:13 PM
I think they're both busy. Depp is working on Sweeny Todd with Tim Burton, then Shantaram with Mira Nair (also an Indian director.)

Christian Bale is working on The Dark Knight (Batman Begins sequel) for WB and director Chris Nolan. That will be released Summer 2008 as well.

As much as I would love to see those two work in a Night movie, I must face the reality that it probably can't be this one.
Title: Mark Wahlberg is Happening...?
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on March 14, 2007, 01:14:21 PM
As you might have read on our front page, Mark Wahlberg is in talks to star as the films lead character.

Sounds pretty good to me. He was excellent in The Departed (which earned him a best supporting actor Oscar nomination.)
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on March 14, 2007, 10:26:22 PM
i win!!!!!!!
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: mathematicalArtist on March 15, 2007, 11:13:57 AM
Quote from: "werebearxxx"
i win!!!!!!!
Perhaps a bit premature, but yeah, congratulations, for now... :D
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Legolas on March 15, 2007, 03:06:58 PM
Quote from: "werebearxxx"
i win!!!!!!!


Hhhmmm...It's true that you are the winner(for now anyways).  That means you need a prize.  I'll think about a good one.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: H.E. Pennypacker on March 15, 2007, 07:20:53 PM
Father Hess: I'm insane with anger!!!!

Seriously, this is terrible news.  I don't like this guy in movies, I especially won't like him in a Shyamalan movie.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on March 15, 2007, 08:09:43 PM
i haven't seen a bad...mark wahlberg movie.
hell do great. i'm so excited.

give him a chance.

if night thinks he'll play the role well.... then so do i.

watch four brothers!!!!

i do deserve a prize for my psychic ability.....haha
i'm kidding.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: afi_village on March 16, 2007, 05:56:36 AM
for real???  marky mark?

i have to let this set it!  i just can't believe it!
Title: the happening...
Post by: kuddle kat on March 16, 2007, 10:41:45 AM
marks a good actor, i can see him doin the part. hellow posters i havent been too the site in awhile. anywhos everyone have a super weekend. carrie.. :)
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on March 20, 2007, 04:21:36 PM
well hello to you too.

i m excited to see who will be in the supporting cast as well.


maybe a little halle berry. or some of that jessica biel????
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on March 20, 2007, 06:36:17 PM
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maybe a little halle berry. or some of that jessica biel????


please no.
Title: Marky Mark
Post by: UFOReader on March 20, 2007, 10:59:09 PM
This is my first post! Whoo hoo! Long time fan, first time caller...

I think Mark Wahlberg would be great. He's shown in many roles that he's a great dramatic actor. And from the plot synopsis I've seen so far, this role needs a strong male lead. Let's hope he takes the job!
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: UFOReader on March 23, 2007, 03:02:30 PM
On apparently on the radio this morning, Mark Wahlberg confirmed that he is most likely going to star in The Happening.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on March 23, 2007, 04:35:08 PM
SWEET!
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on March 23, 2007, 05:29:27 PM
i was being sarcastic about the halle berry thing.....
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: afi_village on April 06, 2007, 02:23:57 AM
Quote from: "werebearxxx"
i was being sarcastic about the halle berry thing.....


oh thank god!
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Neko on April 06, 2007, 03:28:29 PM
Isn't it kind of interesting that Mark's older brother, Donnie, was in the Sixth Sense. He played Vincent, the guy that shoots Bruce Willis.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Rohan on April 06, 2007, 05:18:11 PM
Quote from: "Neko"
Isn't it kind of interesting that Mark's older brother, Donnie, was in the Sixth Sense. He played Vincent, the guy that shoots Bruce Willis.


Really? Didn't knew that guy in Sixth Sense was Mark's brother. And yeah it is kind of interesting. Cause that guy's, I mean Mark's brother's performance in that short sequence was way powerful and dramatic. And speaking of Mark, since he have been in lots of movies and also worked directors like "Martin Scorsese and also an oscar nominee, I think THE HAPPENING will take Mark's career up in Hollywood and also an nomination for OSCAR for sure.

Rohan
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on April 06, 2007, 10:55:27 PM
mark wahlberg is gonna kill....

i just saw the movie ...SHOOTER.

it was very good.

definatly the perfect guy for such a role...


oh...yeah and the dude that says he has the script.....

did anyone actually get it sent to them or was he or she lieing????
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Ichabod on April 08, 2007, 10:09:17 AM
I am a little disappointed about Shyamalan's choice: personnaly, I don't really like Mark Wahlberg, he is not expressive... However, actors in Shy's movies are always great, so maybe he will be good. Shyamalan leads his actors avery well: Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Mel Gibson... They give their best.
Wait and see...
What about the rest of the cast? Who will become Wahlberg's wife? ...suspense...!
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on April 08, 2007, 11:09:18 PM
i see what you are saying... i have faith in mr. shyamalans choices.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Rohan on April 09, 2007, 01:50:05 PM
The female role who will play "Mark's" wife, she won't be a superstar or an Hollywood A-List. Cause as far as I see, M.Night never casted someone who is a really female SUPERSTAR in the lead.

For example, Mel Gibson's wife in Signs, Bruce's Wife in UNBREAKABLE and THE SIXTH SENSE.

So its hard for us to guess who he will cast as Mark's Wife. And Mark's name in the movie will be "ELLIOT MOORE" and his wife's name will be ALMA MOORE.

Rohan
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Ichabod on April 14, 2007, 11:42:05 AM
Rohan, I see what you mean, but we don't know, maybe Shy will choice a female superstar... That will be great! Anyway, Bryce Dallas Howard before The Village was almost unknown, but she's a really great actress...

Have you got some news about the rest of the cast?
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Rohan on April 15, 2007, 04:48:47 PM
Hi,

I am not really sure about the rest of the cast. And if you check aback at IMDB.com, you can see only Mark's name and picture under the CAST. I
think they will start casting another picture, before it gets to 'august' cause the date of the shooting is august.

Rohan
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Ichabod on April 16, 2007, 04:35:00 AM
Thank you, Rohan...
Which actress would you like in the role of his wife? (just curiosity.. :wink: )
I think Naomi Watts or Kate Winslet could be great!
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on April 16, 2007, 12:25:26 PM
the wife should be Jennifer Connelly or Rosario Dawson.

BUT ID NEVER SAY NO to SCARLETT JOHANSSEN!!!!!!
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Rohan on April 16, 2007, 02:56:12 PM
Quote from: "Ichabod"
Thank you, Rohan...
Which actress would you like in the role of his wife? (just curiosity.. :wink: )
I think Naomi Watts or Kate Winslet could be great!


Kate Winslet will be a good choice, but I don't think M.Night will cast someone more famous and A-LIST. He always casts someone new or some who is not an A-LIST yet.

I think he should cast "Virginia Madsen" but she is too old to be Mark's wife. She did a great job in "Sideways" though.

I really don't know who to choose, running out of names. I have lots of A-Listers, but I don't think M.Night will cast A-Listers as an Mark's Wife. And somehow how I think Mark should cast, (if he casts a A-LISTER) "CHARLEZ THERON".

-rohan
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Rohan on April 16, 2007, 02:58:14 PM
Quote from: "werebearxxx"
the wife should be Jennifer Connelly or Rosario Dawson.

BUT ID NEVER SAY NO to SCARLETT JOHANSSEN!!!!!!


Rosario Dawson? Hell No. She will kill the whole movie. She doesn't even look like "ALMA MOORE" or even be in this kind of character.

I will go for "Charlez Theron" if M.Night really wants to cast "A-LISTER".

Rohan
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: UFOReader on April 16, 2007, 05:15:14 PM
All this talk of these wonderful actresses has me so excited. Naomi Watts would be great! I love her. Kate Wislet is of course wonderful. Scarlet.... hell yeah! I would love any of these.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Ichabod on April 17, 2007, 04:43:09 AM
Jennifer Connelly is a good idea too!
I agree with you, Rohan.. Shy won't cast a A-List female star. As he did for The Village, he'll make us discover a great actress. Bryce Dallas Howard was a revelation.. Anyway, actors in Shy's movies never disappointed me...
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Rohan on April 17, 2007, 03:11:34 PM
Quote from: "Ichabod"
Jennifer Connelly is a good idea too!
I agree with you, Rohan.. Shy won't cast a A-List female star. As he did for The Village, he'll make us discover a great actress. Bryce Dallas Howard was a revelation.. Anyway, actors in Shy's movies never disappointed me...


Yes, I agree actors in M.Night's movies never disappointed me.

Rohan
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on April 18, 2007, 12:54:26 AM
whats wrong with miss dawsen????


jennifer connely would be the best choice.

but i have faith in mr. night. he'll make good choices.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on April 18, 2007, 02:04:19 PM
Yeah, I was really surprised with her performance in Blood Diamond. I wouldn't mind seeing her in The Happening at all.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on April 18, 2007, 11:02:21 PM
BLOOD DIAMOND WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!
SHE WAS REALLY GOOD IN IT, BUT I REALLY PREFER MRS. CONNELLY IN HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG AND REQUIEM FOR A DREAM.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: ianisalways on April 20, 2007, 02:54:41 AM
with caps on, i picture you yelling.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Rohan on April 20, 2007, 01:42:44 PM
Hi,

There is nothing wrong with Mrs. Dawson, but she just won't seem perfect playing ALMA MOORE. Actually, I agree "Jennifer Connely" will be perfect as well.

-Rohan
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on April 21, 2007, 12:14:34 AM
i havent read the script so i have no idea what alma moore is all about.
i was just saying the two actresses that i like that would make a great addition to an m. night movie.


ian......i always yell when it comes to MNS!!!!!
haha
youve been to my house you know how i roll.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Wags on April 21, 2007, 12:43:20 PM
Just cruising around the net and found this article with Bryce Dall Howard while promoting Spider-Man 3:

SHH!: M. Night Shyamalan has gotten some bad press lately. He kind of got your career started. What have you got to say about that?
Howard: Well, he is a very dear friend and I owe him so much and I'm so grateful to have worked with him not once but twice and would love to work with him in the future and I think he is a remarkable filmmaker and a great storyteller. Careers, just in general, have peaks and valleys and that's how it is. I'm used to seeing that. I'm very accustomed to seeing that because I grew up with a filmmaker as my father. So, something like that doesn't alarm me at all. I know what Night has up his sleeve and it's gonna just blow everyone away.

SHH!: Is there a possibility that you'll go back to work with M. Knight in "The Happening"?
Howard: Well, right now, he hasn't talked to me about it so I would say no. But, if he asked me to work with him, I'd work with him in a second, absolutely.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Ichabod on April 22, 2007, 03:35:10 AM
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But, if he asked me to work with him, I'd work with him in a second, absolutely.


Mmm... :D
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Rohan on April 23, 2007, 01:46:31 PM
Who wouldn't wanna work with M.Night?
If he says, come work in THE HAPPENING. I will fly from CALI to PHILY for sure.

Rohan
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on April 24, 2007, 12:00:03 PM
shoot, ill walk from cali to phillie.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Rohan on April 24, 2007, 03:02:47 PM
Lol. Walking to cali to there.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on April 26, 2007, 12:07:53 AM
haha i live in ohio so it would be pointless to come to cali.
i only live 3 hours away from bristol.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on April 30, 2007, 12:56:00 AM
i need some more news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

someone tell me something.

what's happening with the Happening??

hahahaha
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Ichabod on May 01, 2007, 11:15:05 AM
Me too!!
I want some news about the movie! When I registered myself on this web site, I hoped find more news about this Shy's new film! Because in France, I can't find anything about it. So tell me something! A good new! ("Bryce Dallas Howard is joining the cast"... :D )
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Rohan on May 01, 2007, 02:51:53 PM
As long as the studio or the people related to the movie doesn't release any information, we people will never get any updates on the movie. It all depends to the studio people.

Everyone wanted to know about the main character in THE HAPPENING. So they, let all fans know that Mark Wahlberg is starring as ELLIOT MOORE. Now
the rest of the cast is under processing.

M.Night must finish many things, shootings, editing, soundtrack, wooh lots of stuff.

But we will get news for sure during the making of the movie.

Rohan
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on May 02, 2007, 10:43:14 AM
im impatient.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on May 07, 2007, 03:04:02 PM
hhhhmmmmhhhhmmmhhhmmmm

im waiting..........
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Ichabod on May 08, 2007, 04:45:27 AM
ooh! a scrunt! :D


..I'm waiting too... :evil:
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: werebearxxx on May 10, 2007, 06:33:41 PM
** ***clears throat*****
anybody else getting impatient?????
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: mathematicalArtist on May 11, 2007, 10:41:15 AM
Maybe not impatient... but certainly anxious to hear more.  :D
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Rohan on May 15, 2007, 08:15:47 PM
me too, I cannot wait.
Title: Casting Speculation
Post by: Maya on May 18, 2007, 10:40:41 PM
i can't wait either.