well, this TV series based on Hannibal Lecter prior to Red Dragon seems to be getting better and better. better in how it sounds, at least, as of course no one has seen it yet.
if you skip through my blog you will see the casting decisions that have been made up to now. interestingly only Hugh Dancy as Will Graham appears on the official site as a cast member; it seems to be a given that Mads Mikkelsen (in an inspired piece of casting) shall play Dr Hannibal Lecter.
a third, significant piece of casting has taken place. Jack Crawford, the mentor and indeed if you will boss of Will Graham, will be played by......
the most excellent Laurence Fishburne!
a bit of a surprise, this - he has only recently quit that CSI show, suggesting that he was more interested in stage and screen work. oh well, if it has attracted someone of his quality and stature it can only mean the scripts and concept are of a substantial, high quality.
the character of Jack Crawford has some senstional pedigree. the part has been played, in the film versions, by Dennis Farina, Scott Glenn and most recently Harvey Keitel. that's an impressive list of celebrated actors, and Mr Fishburne is very much at home in such company.
more news as and when i get it!
be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!