FANCAST: Red Dead Redemption

FANCAST: Red Dead Redemption

My first ever article. Now updated with new casting choices and characters.

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By MrCameron - 9/10/2011
John Marston - Hugh Jackman



As seen in:
X-Men Trilogy
The Fountain
Real Steel

Reason for Casting: Hugh Jackman is one of my favorite actors. When I first played Red Dead Redemption, I was like "Hey, John Marston really looks like him." Jackman is simply an amazing, dedicated actor who really breathed life into the character of Wolverine, who shares many similarities with John. Plus, he's no stranger to epic westerns, having done "Australia".

OR

Karl Urban



As Seen In:
Star Trek
The Bourne Supremacy
The Lord of the Rings

Reason for Casting: He's the fan favorite here on CBM and I can see why.


Bill Williamson - Liev Schreiber



As Seen in:
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Defiance
Salt

Reason for Casting: He does good at playing villains, and he and Jackman had a somewhat similar dynamic in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and are good friends in real life.

OR

Joaquin Pheonix



As Seen In:
Gladiator
Walk the Line
I'm Still Here

Reason for Casting: I saw him as Bill in a fancast before, and I thought he'd be great in the role seeing he did a really good job as the villain in "Gladiator".

Bonnie McFarlane - Naomi Watts



As Seen in:
King Kong
Fair Game
21 Grams

Reason for Casting: Like Jackman, she instantly reminded me of the character I'm casting her as when I first played the game.


Marshall Leigh Johnson - Jeff Bridges



As Seen In:
Iron Man
The Big Lebowski
True Grit

Reason for casting: He's another one of my favorite actors. Plus, he's got western cred with "True Grit".

Irish - Michael Fassbender



As Seen In:
300
Inglorious Basterds
X-Men: First Class

Reason for Casting: Another one of my favorite actors, he's quite versatile. Plus he's Irish, so it helps.


Seth Briars - Sharlto Copley



As Seen In:
District 9
The A-Team
Elysium

Reason for casting: Just watch him in the A-Team; he can do crazy really well. All he'd need to do is lose weight. A LOT of weight.


Nigel West Dickens - Bill Murray



As Seen In:
Caddyshack
What About Bob?
Groundhog Day

Reason for Casting: He's pretty much the fan-favorite for the role, and I couldn't agree more.


Landon Ricketts - Sam Elliot



As Seen In:
The Big Lebowski
Hulk
Ghost Rider

Reason for Casting: Do I really need to explain this?


Vincente de Santa - Javier Bardem



As Seen In:
No Country For Old Men
Biutiful
Mondays in the Sun

Reason for Casting: He's a great, Oscar winning actor who's great at playing villains. Credits to SUP3R for the casting choice.


Abraham Reyes - Benecio del Toro



As Seen In:
Traffic
Che Parts 1 and 2
The Wolfman

Reason for Casting: He's an awesome actor who played one of the greatest revolutionary figures in history, so why not?


Colenel Auguste Allende - David Zayas



As Seen In:
The Expendables
Dexter
OZ

Reason for Casting: He had a similar role in "The Expendables" as a corrupt dictator.


Edgar Ross - Ted Levine



As Seen In:
Silence of the Lambs
American Gangster
Shutter Island

Reason for Casting: To be honest, I'm not very familiar with him, but he looks the part and is well liked by some of my fellow CBMers.


Harold McDougal - Jude Law



As Seen In:
Sherlock Holmes
Contagion
Alfie

Reason for Casting: He's a really good actor who could play a scientist who flips out on drugs well.


Nastas - Adam Beach



As Seen In:
Flags of Our Fathers
Cowboys vs Aliens
Law and Order: SVU

Reason for Casting: He's one of the most prolific and well known Native American actors out there.


Dutch Van Der Linde - Gary Oldman



As Seen In:
Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy
Harry Potter
The Book of Eli

Reason for Casting: C'mon, it's Gary Oldman!


Abigail Marston - Katherine Heigel



As Seen In:
Knocked Up
Killers
The Ugly Truth

Reason for Casting: Yes, I know she's been in some crappy romantic comedies, but she's actually a decent actress and looks the part; all she'd need to do is dye he hair brown.


Jack Marston - Logan Lerman



As Seen In:
3:10 to Yuma
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
The Three Musketeers

Reason for Casting: He is the spitting image of young Jack. For the part set in 1914 when he's older, they'd put some makeup on him to make him look older


Well, there you have it folks! My updated fancast!

Editors Note - Do not put Fan-Fic in the news section thank you.
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ballstothewall - 9/10/2011, 11:17 PM
SUPERB FAN CAST!
Ironnick - 9/10/2011, 11:17 PM
Yeah man, really nice fancast.
RABB1T - 9/10/2011, 11:25 PM
I am really liking this, great work. Also I believe it is a hollywood rule that Sam Elliot be in ANY Western based movie hahaha.
MaddMonkk - 9/11/2011, 6:40 AM
I like them all except Liev Schreiber. He is a great actor but we've seen him and Jackman together already. And one has to go, I'm betting it ain't jackman. Very Cool.
AC1 - 9/11/2011, 7:10 AM
Nice cast, only changes I'd make is Karl Urban as John Marston instead of Jackman, not really liking Brian Cox as the Marshall, and (although he's one of my favourite actors) I dont see Gary Oldman as Dutch Van Der Lind.

The rest of your choices are great, and I'd like to see who you cast as some of the other characters (assuming you've completed the story line of the game)
MrCameron - 9/11/2011, 10:32 AM
@ Everyone

Thanks for the comments. I'll take your criticisms into consideration and update as soon as I can.

@ HailToTheKingBaby

Brian Cox is too old for Bill, but would have been great when he was younger. As for Karl Urban, I'll take that choice into consideration.

@ ACira

I chose Gary Oldman because I believe he plays villains really well. I can kinda see why you can't see him as Dutch, as he's quite a bit skinnier, but he could bulk up for the role.
MrCameron - 9/11/2011, 10:48 AM
Oh, and @ LizardKing71

When I was writing the article, selected the option to put it in fan fic, but it ended up in the news section. Sorry about that, I'm new here, but how did it happen?
Lewis25 - 9/11/2011, 11:00 AM
John Marston= I have been saying Jackman should be Marston since the game came out

Marshall Johnson= Robert Duvall

Seth Briars= Mackenzie Crook

Harold McDougal= Sam Rockwell

Dutch Van Der linde= Gene Hackman
the rest are good except Bill Williamson but, I can't think of anyone else.
ager - 9/11/2011, 12:27 PM
so i really like ur cast. seems like youve got the top 2 choices for Marston up there. Id like to add Guy Pierce to that list as well. heres my cast from a long time ago. let me know what u think about it on this page

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/ager/news/?a=24875
TheSoulEater - 9/11/2011, 12:30 PM
This is SUPURB!!!!
LucasMend - 9/11/2011, 12:48 PM
really excellent, loving Jeff Bridges on it!
BatSlam - 9/11/2011, 3:56 PM
This is a great fancast, maybe the best I have seen on here, way to go
TheManWithBigEars - 6/2/2012, 7:03 PM
This is a pretty sweet cast; u completely hit it out of the park with some of ur choices (Oldman, Bridges, Murray), the rest r pretty cool too but I personally pictured different actors in the roles; in particular with John Marston; Jackman isn't necessarily a bad choice, but I dunno, I imagined someone a bit smaller, and rough looking; Chris Bale 2 me fits the bill, but this isn't a bad a cast, it's pretty damn good

Nice work

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