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DJ Caruso mentions some actors interested in roles for Preacher

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Now that D.J. Caruso is on board to direct Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s PREACHER the next order of business is casting.

Caruso says that this project has gotten him the most calls and text from actors all vying for parts. French site, CloneWeb sat down with Caruso and Alex Pettyfer for some I AM NUMBER FOUR press. The site asked if the director could give them any possible names about who was calling him up.

The first person mentioned is actually one that Caruso reached out to. In his mind, Chris Pine would be great for the role of Jesse. He then mentions that Shia LaBeouf really wants to play Arseface. Pettyfer then clears his throat and Caruso says that the actor is interested in playing The Saint of Killers.

Oh geez. These early ideas/thoughts are a little off to me, especially Pettyfer wanting the role of The Saint of Killers. That's definitely a part for an older actor.

Check out the interview below to hear the news for yourself and why Caruso thinks the story is amazing.


Rencontre avec D.J Caruso et Alex Pettyfer by cloneweb
Extra Tidbit: I think we talked about our choices for Jesse, who would make a good Tulip?
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12:58AM on 03/19/2011

Clueless

I never read any "Preacher" comics. I remember I picked up "The Pilgrim" comic book because I thought it was the preacher. I always thought the pilgrim would make a great movie. (Jeez, I'm random tonight)
I never read any "Preacher" comics. I remember I picked up "The Pilgrim" comic book because I thought it was the preacher. I always thought the pilgrim would make a great movie. (Jeez, I'm random tonight)
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3:19PM on 03/18/2011

I dunno...

LaBeouf as Arseface doesn't bother me too much (considering I was expecting Caruso to cast him as Jesse, which would have broken my fat nerdy heart). If we were able to go back in time, I would have hoped for Daniel Day-Lewis as Jesse and Gary Oldman as Cassidy. Lance Henriksen as Saint of Killers. DJ Qualls might make a lovable Arseface.

It would be nice if Caruso pulled this off, Salton Sea was radical. I'm not sure what happened after.
LaBeouf as Arseface doesn't bother me too much (considering I was expecting Caruso to cast him as Jesse, which would have broken my fat nerdy heart). If we were able to go back in time, I would have hoped for Daniel Day-Lewis as Jesse and Gary Oldman as Cassidy. Lance Henriksen as Saint of Killers. DJ Qualls might make a lovable Arseface.

It would be nice if Caruso pulled this off, Salton Sea was radical. I'm not sure what happened after.
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2:46PM on 03/18/2011
LaBeouf has a face that only really works in comedic roles. Pine's face is so acne-scarred that he should only play pockmarked villains. And that Pettyfer chap looks like a total pudding.

But it's moot, seeing as Caruso directs like a man with no sense of direction whatsoever and a natural born inability to take a compass bearing or read a map.
LaBeouf has a face that only really works in comedic roles. Pine's face is so acne-scarred that he should only play pockmarked villains. And that Pettyfer chap looks like a total pudding.

But it's moot, seeing as Caruso directs like a man with no sense of direction whatsoever and a natural born inability to take a compass bearing or read a map.
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1:28PM on 03/18/2011
*sigh* This is some horrific (potential) casting. Maybe I could get behind Pine as Jesse but the rest is way off the mark. After reading this news, my confidence in this project has taken a sharp decline.
*sigh* This is some horrific (potential) casting. Maybe I could get behind Pine as Jesse but the rest is way off the mark. After reading this news, my confidence in this project has taken a sharp decline.
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11:50AM on 03/18/2011
I could care less anymore w/ Caruso in charge. Neutered beyond recognition, here we come . . .
I could care less anymore w/ Caruso in charge. Neutered beyond recognition, here we come . . .
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10:42AM on 03/18/2011

If they could get him to do it

Eastwood for Saint o' Killers!
Eastwood for Saint o' Killers!
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9:36AM on 03/18/2011
Now, I like Caruso as a person..he seems like a genuine, decent guy but as a director he's ok...definitely not for this. I really like Chris Pine, but not for Jesse. I like Lebeouf...but not for this. As for Pettyfer, I really and truly do hope that was a joke. Personally, I would love to have either Cillian Murphy or Misha Collins in the dog collar however I guess most of us won't get what we want. I don't think this is going to work.
Now, I like Caruso as a person..he seems like a genuine, decent guy but as a director he's ok...definitely not for this. I really like Chris Pine, but not for Jesse. I like Lebeouf...but not for this. As for Pettyfer, I really and truly do hope that was a joke. Personally, I would love to have either Cillian Murphy or Misha Collins in the dog collar however I guess most of us won't get what we want. I don't think this is going to work.
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5:32AM on 03/18/2011

Why am I not surprised?

Why am I not surprised LeBeouf wants a role in this? I'm sure he'll get it, unfortunately. And Pettyfer for the Saint of Killers is possibly the worst idea I've ever heard. Not against the whole Chris Pine thing, love that guy.
Why am I not surprised LeBeouf wants a role in this? I'm sure he'll get it, unfortunately. And Pettyfer for the Saint of Killers is possibly the worst idea I've ever heard. Not against the whole Chris Pine thing, love that guy.
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2:10AM on 03/18/2011
Honestly shouldn't be a film...
A TV series is the perfect medium. A film would lost the sense of 'scope' and camaraderie conveyed by the comics and make it seem like a narrative that takes place in 'about a week'.
It'd also have to remove a lot of character traits and some of the more interesting story-lines.
As for Saint of Killers?
Ed Harris might be an effective left-field choice.
Honestly shouldn't be a film...
A TV series is the perfect medium. A film would lost the sense of 'scope' and camaraderie conveyed by the comics and make it seem like a narrative that takes place in 'about a week'.
It'd also have to remove a lot of character traits and some of the more interesting story-lines.
As for Saint of Killers?
Ed Harris might be an effective left-field choice.
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1:31AM on 03/18/2011
Poppy Montgomery for Tulip O'Hare! And if Clint is busy, Timothy Olyphant should get some grizzled makeup and play the Saint of All Killers. I just saw Rango and if you've seen it too, you know what I'm sayin...
Poppy Montgomery for Tulip O'Hare! And if Clint is busy, Timothy Olyphant should get some grizzled makeup and play the Saint of All Killers. I just saw Rango and if you've seen it too, you know what I'm sayin...
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11:30PM on 03/17/2011

Hmm

Though Caruso isn't my first choice for directors on something so loved by myself as Preacher, I'm willing to give the guy a shot. he has a good grasp of what the story is all about, and claims to be a vertigo fan in general, so he gets passing marks for the time being. As for Chris Pine as Jesse? Yea, I can dig that. He's a hard one to cast, but Pine is talented and has shown a similar personality in Star Trek (though he would need a freight train more balls than good ole Kirk for this role.)
Though Caruso isn't my first choice for directors on something so loved by myself as Preacher, I'm willing to give the guy a shot. he has a good grasp of what the story is all about, and claims to be a vertigo fan in general, so he gets passing marks for the time being. As for Chris Pine as Jesse? Yea, I can dig that. He's a hard one to cast, but Pine is talented and has shown a similar personality in Star Trek (though he would need a freight train more balls than good ole Kirk for this role.) The beef as Arseface would be hysterical, I can dig that. The last one was probably more a mentioning of passing interest. I heavily doubt Caruso would give that role to pretty boy on the left. My pick for that would have to be Eastwood. It's the obvious choice.
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10:01PM on 03/17/2011
Could we please stop hiring all these soft faced pansy arsed actors for roles that require some masculinity please?? The Saint of Killers should not be offered to any actor who looks under the age of 50 and I mean a real 50 not a plastic surgery 50.
Could we please stop hiring all these soft faced pansy arsed actors for roles that require some masculinity please?? The Saint of Killers should not be offered to any actor who looks under the age of 50 and I mean a real 50 not a plastic surgery 50.
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9:47PM on 03/17/2011

We'll be fine.

As long as I get to play Cassidy.
As long as I get to play Cassidy.
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9:39PM on 03/17/2011
Clint Eastwood as The Saint of Killers!! THAT would be bad ass!
Clint Eastwood as The Saint of Killers!! THAT would be bad ass!
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9:38PM on 03/17/2011
jesus christ this is bad news.
jesus christ this is bad news.
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7:29PM on 03/17/2011

MEH

I'm not thrilled by those choices..
also Alan Tudyk for Cassidy!
I'm not thrilled by those choices..
also Alan Tudyk for Cassidy!
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6:31PM on 03/17/2011
If it's any comfort to Labeouf, in my heart he'll always be an areseface.
If it's any comfort to Labeouf, in my heart he'll always be an areseface.
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6:19PM on 03/17/2011
Well, this isn't off to a great start if Caruso is even CONSIDERING Pettfyr for Saint of Killers. What happened to James Marsden for Jesse? As for the tidbit, I'd love to see Elizabeth Banks play Tulip.
Well, this isn't off to a great start if Caruso is even CONSIDERING Pettfyr for Saint of Killers. What happened to James Marsden for Jesse? As for the tidbit, I'd love to see Elizabeth Banks play Tulip.
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6:03PM on 03/17/2011
Wrong. Wrong and Wrong.... FUCK YOU CARUSO
Wrong. Wrong and Wrong.... FUCK YOU CARUSO
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6:02PM on 03/17/2011
This movie is gonna be terrible. Tell Darren Aronofsky and DJ Cauroso to trade places on directing duties. DJ Cauroso do Wolverine and Aronofsky do Preacher.
This movie is gonna be terrible. Tell Darren Aronofsky and DJ Cauroso to trade places on directing duties. DJ Cauroso do Wolverine and Aronofsky do Preacher.
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6:01PM on 03/17/2011
I'm cool with Chris Pine, but please no Shia LaBeouf. Him and the guy from I Am Number Four should not be considered despite them already working with Caruso.
I'm cool with Chris Pine, but please no Shia LaBeouf. Him and the guy from I Am Number Four should not be considered despite them already working with Caruso.
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6:00PM on 03/17/2011
Chris Pine as Jesse- I'd give him a shot
Shia as Arseface-Sure why not
Alex Prettyface as Saint of Killers- FUCK NO!
Chris Pine as Jesse- I'd give him a shot
Shia as Arseface-Sure why not
Alex Prettyface as Saint of Killers- FUCK NO!
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5:49PM on 03/17/2011
I've got a bad feeling about this.
I've got a bad feeling about this.
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5:46PM on 03/17/2011

Unsure

Not sure what to think about this, Pine might very well make a good Jesse but I think it'll be difficult and LaBeouf could be great as Arseface for obvious reasons. However Pettyfer shouldn't be the S.O.K., he's an old west/Clint Eastwood style killer and Pettyfer looks like an underwear model, it just won't work without HEAVY make-up and even if it does he doesn't seem like the right guy.
As for Tulip I read on Empire that Jessica Beil would be good but that was back when Sam Mendes was
Not sure what to think about this, Pine might very well make a good Jesse but I think it'll be difficult and LaBeouf could be great as Arseface for obvious reasons. However Pettyfer shouldn't be the S.O.K., he's an old west/Clint Eastwood style killer and Pettyfer looks like an underwear model, it just won't work without HEAVY make-up and even if it does he doesn't seem like the right guy.
As for Tulip I read on Empire that Jessica Beil would be good but that was back when Sam Mendes was attahced (they also said James Franco should be Jesse). My choice would probably be Amber Heard, she's looks similar, isn't afraid of religious controversy or the nudity.
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