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Firstly, the film version of The Vagrant would need a director that could handle epic battle but also moments of silence, slowness, with the ability to tell the story through small gestures. Ideally, I’d have Akira Kurosawa.
The Vagrant himself is a tough one to get right. The actor needs to have physical presence and be able to give a powerful non-verbal performance. They also need to be paternal, warm, and do a good line in frowns, as well as being able to handle action scenes. I’d love to see a young Idris Elba or Robert Downey Junior in the role (mainly because of what he did in that Elton John video). In terms of younger actors, then either John Boyega or Jack...[read on]
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