Casting Call: David

So, last blog I complained about an 80s-themed movie that looked like garbage. That got me thinking about what kind of 80s movie I'd like to see. *insert sly grin*  So, here's my idea:

That got me thinking about who would play who. Fun, huh? So I'm going to do a series of blogs to cast each of the characters from Three Daves.  And since the entire story takes place in the 80s, it only seems fair to pick an actor from the 80s as well as one from today.  Let's start with the Daves, shall we?  We'll take them in the order in which they appear in the story, so first up---David.  (The following casting call is spoiler-free.)

Here's some excerpts about David, our sensitive loner:    

His dark brown hair ... was rumpled, and his expression somewhat glum. Of course, this expression was fairly natural for David. His deep brown, cow-like eyes and his soft-looking pink lips, which curved slightly downward at the corners when he wasn’t deliberately smiling, were always rather melancholy looking.

Jen looked at him, trying not to smile, and was caught off guard by the uncharacteristically impish grin that played all the way into his eyes, giving them a sudden brilliance, even under the dark blanket.

Ahh David. So glum, but so dreamy. A gentle heartthrob, if you will.  He's all right enough to look at, but the attraction grows the more you get to know him, so to play David, I prefer a more average-looking bloke with the potential to have a lot going on beneath the surface. 

My 1980s choice: Matthew Broderick!

 That's right, Ferris Beuller. Minus the cocky attitude.  Just look at him.

 <--- Sullen and serious one moment... 

...smiling and adorable the next ---->


And if you're worried that Broderick is just a little too  clean cut to pull off David's rumpled, alternative look, check out scruffy Matt.  Still sensitive, still gentle, still absolutely David.   

 My choice for 2010 David: Jim Sturgess

Ooh-la-la.  This is one instance where I'm slightly more excited for the 2010 version, because this guy is David.  

You may know him as the genius card counter from MIT in 21 or as George Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl.  And it looks like he's got plenty in the hopper, so we may be seeing a lot more of him.  Let's hope.   

There is something very unassuming, yet intriguing about Jim Sturgess.  Who could blame our heroine for looking at him and unwittingly wondering ...what if?  Not I.

So what do you think?  Did I do good?  Any other potential Davids out there?

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