Period 1/English 11
18 February 2013
When the question is asked to cast a film version of the timeless classic Huckleberry Finn, there is no easy answer. Especially when attempting to keep the actors current. But I believe that I have compiled a list of the highest quality, most likely actors to the best of my ability. Chandler Canterbury, Bob Sapp, Zachary Gordon, Christian Bale, Liam Neeson, Susan Sarandon, and Chloe Grace Moretz as Huck Finn, Jim, Buck, Huck’s dad, Colonel Grangerford, the widow Douglas, and Emmeline Grangerford respectively.
Chandler Canterbury as Huckleberry Finn. Canterbury is a fourteen year old actor from Houston Texas who has played in films such as Knowing and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and television series such as Fringe and Criminal Minds. He also plays as Jamie Stryder in the upcoming release of The Host. Canterbury has also played in many other movies. He has been nominated for four Young Artist Awards, and won one for his work on Criminal Minds. I chose him because of his acting abilities, as well as his appearance. The fact that he is from Texas gives him a southern accent, which works well for this story. The ages are also very close, and the role of Huck is an easy one to play.
Bob Sapp as Jim. Sapp is a tall, very muscular man. He is thirty-nine years old, and stands at six foot, five inches tall, and weighs in at three hundred thirty-nine pounds. He is a professional actor and fighter. His most famous role is as the football player Switowski in the remake of The Longest Yard. Jim is an uneducated slave, and Switowski is also uneducated, which Sapp played very well. I imagined Jim as a larger man, which Sapp fits perfectly. Although he hasn’t had extensive work, I believe Sapp could handle the role well.
Zachary Gordon as Buck. Gordon is a fifteen year old actor from Oak Park, California. His largest roles to date are as Greg Heffley in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. In the book,...