Film Version of Oryx and Crake
Jimmy- Joseph Gordon Levitt
To play this role the actor would have to be very reserved at times but also very emotional at others. As well he has to be willing to take the backseat to Crake which I think Levitt would be willing to do. Levitt also has sex appeal which Jimmy shows throughout the novel. In 50/50 Levitt showed his incredible ability to show emotion in easy and tough times which would be perfect for Oryx and Crake. In the Dark Knight Rises Levitt plays the lesser role of Robin which shows the he is willing to play a role in the background. Snowman- Christian Bale
For snowman it is important to be a grim figure, which shows through his face and emotion how depressing the situation he is in really is. Christian Bale visually would portray this very well because his facial hair can be very not kept which shows the struggle of the new world. In Batman Begins when he is training his image is not well kept and even the way he acts conveys the message that there is not a lot of hope which is perfect for this role. Crake- Ben Whishaw
For this role it is crucial to be a very flat character and not show a lot of emotion. At the same time this type of character will tell quick jokes that not every gets, resulting in a quirky type of humor. Ben Whishaw would convey these character traits perfectly because of his natural facial expression and also with the type of roles he typically plays. He is a very skilled actor who’s most recent movie is We Need To Talk About Kevin which is a suspenseful thriller, in this movie his character is very subdued and does not talk a lot with slight tweaking to some of the traits he showed in that movie he would be a perfect fit for Crake. Oryx- Brenda Song
Oryx is a very mysterious character who is far from innocent but shows very closed minded tendencies as she does not like to acknowledge past traumatic experiences that she has faced in her life. This character would communicate with Oryx...
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