Noir Wednesday: The Maltese Falcon Recast
I am working on my third scenario for Langston Wright (Cthulhu Confidential), an African American veteran fighting Mythos horrors in 1940s Washington DC. Writing in this shadowy, corrupt world of politicians and detectives makes me wish there was more diversity found in the noir genre. I know my Mosley and Hines, but that's a short list.
However we are in the age of the remake, so it's only a matter of years before it happens...is it too much to ask for some blind casting? This got me thinking about who would I recast in one of the greatest noir films ever, The Maltese Falcon...
Chad Coleman (Sam Spade)
Ruth Wilson (Ruth Wonderly/Brigid O'Shaughnessy)
Karen David (Iva Archer)
Bill Hader (Joel Cairo)
Tony Leung (Lieutenant Dundy)
Sara Rue (Effie Perine)
Vincent D'onofrio (Kasper Gutman)
Idris Elba (Detective Tom Polhaus)
John Cho (Miles Archer)
Martin Freeman (Wilmer Cook)
Michael Pena (Luke)
Octavia Spencer (District Attorney Bryan)
Denzel Washington (Captain Jacobi)
All right. Back to Cthulhu Confidential and listening to my noir mix.