I-Team Casting Couch — Updated

    I am home again! We got about 18 inches of snow total. I spent last night in a hotel, then got up and had to unbury my car for the second time. I went in to the office for while even thought it's my day off — it's our busies time of the year — and then drove home on a slushy highway. It's really warm today, so the sidewalks that have been shoveled and the roads that would plowed are all but dry. Where they weren't plowed -- well, some fun, rutty driving. (I actually do find that fun.)

    So, thanks to Sue Z, I have a new game I want to play with you all. I'm calling it "I-Team Casting Couch." Let me explain.

    Let's imagine that the I-Team series was made into an ongoing TV series where every week featured a new I-Team adventure with the characters from my books. Each book would probably play out over a period of weeks, and there were be overlapping story lines and probably lots of stuff that was never in the books at all. (Hey, it's Hollywood, right?)

    Now, let's imagine that you are the casting director. It's your job to find actors for all the roles. Here's who you need to cast:

    Sen. Reece Sheridan
    Kara McMillan
    Lily McMillan
    Connor McMillan
    Tom Trent
    Joaquin Ramirez
    Syd Wilson
    Holly Bradshaw
    Tessa Novak
    Kat James
    Sophie Alton
    Matt Harker
    Natalie Benoit
    Julian Darcangelo
    Marc Hunter
    Megan Rawlings
    Lissy Charteris
    Will Frasier
    Chief Irving

    Then there are a host of very secondary characters: the bad guys from the books, Alexi Burien, miscellaneous senators, Syko & Gang, the good and bad cops at Denver PD, assorted prison guards and shower hawks, Mr. & Mrs. Rawlings, Mrs. Charteris, & etc.

    Clearly, the most important roles to cast are the leads I've listed. For the sake of simplicity, we'll leave Gabe Rossiter, the hero from Naked Edge, out because his story isn't out yet. That still leaves a lot of roles to cast.

    So your assignment, should you opt to play, is to find stars for the roles of these characters. We don't need big names; we need talent — and people who match the descriptions of the characters and have their intensity. We can use contact lenses for eye color, if necessary, and we can dye people's hair if we must. But let's get as close as we can.

    In your posts, list the people you'd cast. You don't have to cast everyone to make suggestions. If you've found the perfect Julian, you can just post him. We'll keep working on it till we get it right. There will be prizes along the way — book plates, book marks, signed I-Team books.

    Let's see what we end up with!


    Okay, we have some suggestions coming in:

    Clive Owen as Julian Darcangelo.

    Nathan Kamp as Marc Hunter

    Italian hottie Raffaello Balzo as Julian Darcangelo

    Antonio Banderas as Julian Darcangelo. (I had always kind of envisioned him as Joaquin.)

    Collin Farrell as Marc Hunter.

    These ideas are from Sue Z, Evil Libby and moi. They should help get you started.

    Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?

    Ah, what a stressful job -- having to stare at handsome guys. Casting TV shows sure is hard work! ;-)

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