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FOR READERS: Cast the Classics

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Today’s reader topic comes from QSFer James Comer:

Since A Song of Ice and Fire and Dune have been made into movies and tv shows, we can’t help wondering about other SF/F classics.  Now’s your chance.  Name actors, specify the year the movie is made*, even choose the director and producer if you like.  Cast the classics!

Note that this is a question for readers. Writers, avoid mentioning your own works, please. 
If you can.

I’ll start with Samuel R. Delany’s Dhalgren*.
Dhalgren, made in 2021

Director: Darren Aronofsky
Produced by QSF Films 

Kidd: Forrest Goodluck
Woman in Forest: Jenna Ushkowitz
Trucker: Billy Bob Thornton
Tak Loufer: Chris Pine
Millie: Lili Reinhart
John: Archie Yates
Wally: Julian Dennison
Lanya Colson: Tiera Skovbye
Paul Fenster: Morgan Freeman
Madame Brown: Jennifer Beals
Reverend Amy: Octavia Spencer
George Harrison: Anthony Mackie
Ernest Newboy: Daniel Craig
Mr Richards: Clive Owen
Mrs Richards: Parker Posey
June Richards: Trinity Likins
Bobby Richards: Jackson Dollinger
Denny: Noah Jupe
Nightmare: Jordan Calloway
Lady of Spain: Tati Gabrielle
Dragon Lady: Naya Rivera
Baby: Barry Keoghan
Tarzan: Ross Lynch
California: Sam Corlett
Barry Lansang: Ryan Phuong
Ernestine: Annie Potts
Budgie: Goldie Hawn
William Dhalgren: Jeff Goldblum
Bunny: Peter Pier
Bartender: Jean-Luc Bilodeau
Bus Driver: Jaye Davidson
Old Man on Bus: Samuel R. Delany
Jack: Hart Denton
Michael Kamp: Ashton Kucher
Voice of Calkins: Dennis Hopper

*Dhalgren contains scenes of sex between adults and minors.  In casting this movie, QSF doesn’t endorse this.

Writers: This is a reader chat – you are welcome to join it, but please do not reference your own works directly. Thanks!

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