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14 April 2010 @ 04:20 pm

the last unicorn was a movie i watched nearly every day when i was six or seven. we never owned it, but i would rent it whenever possible and wear that vhs thin! i heard a year or two ago that tptb were planning on making a live-action version of it and was, obviously, excited. alas, it looks like that's dead in the water, and anyway - jonathan rhys meyers as schmendrick? i think not. so! i decided i'd do my very own casting for a live-action version of the movie that pretty much was my childhood.

clémence poésy as the unicorn / lady amalthea
i have been mortal, and some part of me is mortal yet. i am no longer like the others, for no unicorn was ever born who could regret, but i now i do. i regret.

there was really no competition as to who would be my amalthea. she's got the hair, the delicate but not typically pretty features, and the soulful, sad, almost violet eyes. perfection for amalthea, in my books!

jack davenport as schmendrick
i can't do this very much longer. he had me juggling teacups all night long. teacups! with tea in them!

he's maybe a little older than schmendrick is meant to be, but jack does hapless so well i couldn't help but think of him. he's got the right look and the right attitude - if you don't believe me, watch pirates of the caribbean: dead man's chest. he goes from goofball to serious with absolute ease, and retains affable charm the entire time.

helena bonham carter as molly grue
but you do. you have magic. maybe you can't find it, but it's there. you called robin hood, and there is no robin hood. you have all the power you need if you dared to look for it.

i think it's helena's hair that really sold me on her for molly, but then i realised the whole package fit. she's small but feisty, frail looking but with a real solidness, and she's got a face that can easily portray molly's strength and weary sadness.

ryan gosling as prince lír
heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen. a quest may not simply be abandoned; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever; a happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.

it was a toss up between ryan and garrett hedlund, but while garrett might seem more typically princely, ryan just has a goddamn perfect face for lír. ryan can totally pull off the heroic part of lír, too (young hercules anyone).

bill nighy as king haggard
you are losing my interest, and that is very dangerous.

while i do think he's amazing, it would've been far too easy to go for christopher lee, who did his voice in the movie! saruman's been done. bill nighy, on the other hand, both looks the part and does villain oh so well.

zach galifianakis as captain cully
well, jack, who is it you bring us — comrade, or captive?

i thought of john rhys davies as gimly at first, but again, too easy! zach came into my head out of nowhere and he's awesome, and captain cully only has a small role but it's comedy gold in the right hands. zach's got the talent and the right amount of ginge to pull this off.

judi dench as mommy fortuna
oh, she'll kill me one day or another. but she will remember forever that i caught her, and i held her prisoner. so there's my immortality, eh?

dame judi dench is not nearly as horrendous looking as mommy fortuna is meant to be, but wouldn't she just rock this role? then again, my second choice is betty white.

philip seymour hoffman as the butterfly
it's you and me, moth! hand to hand to hand to hand to hand to...

feel free to look at me strangely for this one, but man, the walrus can do anything. he's also absolutely hilarious and would make the strangest and most bizarrely funny butterfly possible, which ... totally works. he's also got the look down pat in charlie wilson's war - just add the snowbeard from the boat that rocked and we're set!
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lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:40 pm (UTC)
thank you! <3 yes i was so happy when i realised helena fit so well for her!
narnialovers on April 14th, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC)
omg this picspam is sooo made of win! *____*
lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
haha thank you!
formerly rainne83lotus0kid on April 14th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
Very nice! I would love to see a live-action Last Unicorn, if I thought they could do it justice like this cast would.
lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
oh me too, seriously. one day, i hope!
bye: pic#94906153maiahaha on April 14th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
asdfghjk this is pretty amazing and omg I love each casting choice. I would watch and love this movie, is what I'm trying to say.
lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
aw thank you! i want to direct and cast this movie aha
Mother Grandmaumbreons on April 14th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
This is SO perfect. With every new character I was just flailing because it was so spot on. Especially Philip Seymour Hoffman as The Butterfly, because c'mon now. Pretty exact.

Love this so much.
lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:42 pm (UTC)
bwaha thank you! i appreciate the walrus love, i couldn't not use him!
punk-ass book jockey: Bright Star: La Belle Dame sans Mercibennet_7 on April 14th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
Wow, someone else who spent their childhood watching The Last Unicorn!

You've got some really great choices here. I particularly like Jack Davenport as Schmendrick. I'd never thought of Clémence Poésy as Amalthea but she does have that wonderful, almost other-worldly look about her.

Nice work!
lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
yes! my parents couldn't drag me away from it, ever. and thank you :) jack davenport is my favourite person ever and he's just so perfect!
ronythronyth on April 14th, 2010 04:11 pm (UTC)
great picspam, perfect casting, Last Unicorn was my favorite childhood movie too, my parents tapped on vhs when I was six :)
lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
i wish i had it taped! i need to find the dvd one day ... and thank you :D
darkmoon711darkmoon711 on April 14th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
I would pay so much money to see this!! I love this movie, and you've picked out perfect people to play them! ^.^
lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
muaha i'll keep that in mind ;) thank you!
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lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
thank yoooou! hahaha i'll see what i can do. one day!
Katharina: 30 Rock OMGsubtle__sarcasm on April 14th, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
WOW, this is PERFECT! Wow! I want to see this happen now :D
lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
your icon is glorious! thank yooooou :)
Carlithiel: Cheshire Catcarlithiel on April 14th, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Clémence Poésy as the unicorn? Helena Bonham Carter as Molly? Now I'm sad that I'll never be able to see that :D
lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC)
me too! maybe if we wish hard enough...? x)
alive isn't sad // it is when it's overdramaturgy on April 14th, 2010 08:47 pm (UTC)

In short, I agree. :D
lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC)
haha this comment made me snort/laugh with happiness. thank you!
Hannahlooni_ma on April 14th, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC)
oh yes, this is perfect! The actors are just fitting so well, they LOOK like the characters <3
Awesome picspam!
lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:46 pm (UTC)
thank you muchly!
tokenblkgirltokenblkgirl on April 14th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC)
OMG, this is perfect. :D :D :D :D
lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:47 pm (UTC)
thanks! :)
LuckyDucky: heroes_fangirlsthe_lucky_ducky on April 14th, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)
Wow! Great choices.
And Helena Bonham Carter totally rocks as Molly. That's a perfect role for her.
lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:47 pm (UTC)
thank you! she would kill that role so wonderfully.
dude watchin' with the brontës: f; amelie: hard time for dreamersfadeintodawn on April 15th, 2010 10:48 am (UTC)
Great casting!
lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:47 pm (UTC)
thank you!
cap ou pas cap?timebomb on April 15th, 2010 12:08 pm (UTC)
SPOT ON. i guess. i dont really know, lol.
lulu loves parisgetriel on April 15th, 2010 12:39 pm (UTC)
lol this is a terrible comment
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lulu loves parisgetriel on April 16th, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
thank you very much! oh, me too :(
ningerbilningerbil on April 16th, 2010 05:14 am (UTC)
Love your casting choices, and I have to echo -- pity this movie isn't being made!
lulu loves parisgetriel on April 16th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
thank you so much! maybe one day :D
♔: misc » mask (metallics)winterhearts on April 16th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
The Last Unicorn was my favourite movie when I was little as well! I was totally obsessed with unicorns, I think I actually wanted to be one ;P

Anyway, I love your casting! It's all so perfect. I want to see this movie so much now!
Nel: Evapeppermintxrose on April 18th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
OMG This is too cool (and very pretty too) - I thought I was the only one nerdy enough to imagine real-life casts of movies like The Last Unicorn, hahaha. Awesome xD
anna: lost. worlds apart.annalouwho on April 20th, 2010 08:57 pm (UTC)
This was a huge movie of my childhood too! I really wish the live action movie would’ve happened, but I love your cast, especially Clemence Poesy. And hahaha, Philip Seymour Hoffman -- he really does look like the butterfly there. The only one I’m iffy on is Jack Davenport. I love him, but I just don’t think he’s Schmendrick. I actually think Jonathan Rhys Meyers was a great choice.
Kira-Iras: actor: Guy Henry (BYT - anim)kira_iras on April 28th, 2010 10:41 pm (UTC)
Great casting :)
Milenapancakesystem on June 9th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)