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Sam Elliot will not be Thom.  He can't speak  in a british (Andoran) accent. 

 

I always thought that David Thewlis would be great as Fain.

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On 12/31/2018 at 3:49 AM, David Taulbee said:

Mayim Bialik for Verin Mathwin

 

I like it!

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20 hours ago, Ryrin said:

He’s short.

 

He's also about 20 years too old.

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How about Rachel Brosnahan as Moiraine? Since it is an Amazon show and she is doing quite well in The Marvelous Mrs Maisel...

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If you wan't to be serious about casting keep in mind that movie actors and TV actors tend to stay in their fields and don't expect any movie stars i'd say. Unless the movie star in question is a fan and wants to do it as a passion project there wont be room in the initial budget. IE Jonah hill wanted to do the wolf of wallstreet so badly he did it for 1% of his regular movie pay. 

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Depends on who you're casting.  For adult actors, that's generally true, but for child and teen actors, there's all kinds of crossover.  

 

And of course, this is a fan casting thread.  Nobody takes it seriously, or should anyway.

 

And just so this doesn't turn into some meta thread about how serious people should be in fan casting threads, I offer Annalise Basso for Aviendha, or perhaps one of the tertiary Aiel Maidens, say, Enaila or Bain. 

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They will likely cast a few major stars in some roles for drawing power, then have the majority of the last be b-listers and unknowns.

 

I think some of the roles for major stars will be Thom, Tam, and Morgase.  

 

Thom could be played by Michael Cain, Gary Oldman, or Someone who looks good in a facial hair.

 

Tam only appears in a handful of chapters so he could be played by a major star who is just there to draw eyes to the premier.  Ideally, he needs to be a middle aged actor who can speak in a irish accent (The Two Rivers accent is Irish), who could be believable as a Blademaster, and soldier.  I say Liam Neeson.  

 

Like Tam, Morgase is a background character for most of the series, through she becomes a key supporting character later in the series and is the driving force for many characters developent..... (Rand feels he failed Elayne and Andor by failing to save Morgase, who he thinks he dead, Galad's grief over the presumed death of the only mother he had ever known, and fight to avenge her and bring her killer to justice are what pushes him into taking over the Children of the Light.)  It needs to be someone who puts while attractive, can put out a vibe of power and regal authority......Nicole Kidman would be the best pick, if they were gonna use this character to draw eyes to the show.

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Considering they're going for Moiraine as the lead for the first season at least, I think it's possible they may go with a known quantity for her.  A big name bound to drive up viewers for the first few seasons, who will be sidelined as the plot goes to Rhuidean and the Waste, go out in a blaze of glory only to be seen in flashbacks, then return for the last season.  Mila Kunis fits her description physically; short, dark hair and eyes, has a clipped, but faintly musical accent.  I don't know whether she can do the reserved mystery and hidden emotion Moiraine would need, but I also haven't seen everything she's done, and from what I've seen of the Black Swan and Jupiter Ascending trailers, she can probably pull it off with good direction.  I don't see any current projects on her imdb page (not that she couldn't be doing something nobody knows about yet), and she's probably about as big a name as the studio would want to afford.

 

And while I'm serious about Mila Kunis as Moiraine, a perverse part of me now wants to see Ashton Kutcher as Lan.  He's got the chiseled looks for it, and he can be aged up a bit with makeup and a little gray in his hair.  But nobody would buy Kelso as the most badass swordsman and Warder of the 3rd Age.  And his voice is too soft.  Sean Bean would be a good Lan, though.  And considering Lan's not really required to be on screen much, he might not be too expensive.  It would be a nice subversion of tropes too, what with Sean Bean's always getting killed off, while Lan survives the whole way through.  He's busy with an adaptation of Macbeth at the moment, though.

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I always pictured Moiraine as having a a french accent, since she's Caihien.  However, I could easily see her as having trained herself to speak several different accents to hide her roots.

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I agree Tam would be a good big name actor position since he's not that active on screen. Moiraine and Lan probably big names too. Thom I don't think big name because he's too active. If this series makes it to the waste, they'll have to used forced perspective since the Aiel are all basketball player tall.

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