I think these two fine performers would do a superb job in the roles of George and Curley's wife in a 2014 version of Of Mice & Men.
|pic via www.imdb.com|
Jeremy Renner as George Milton.
Renner proved through The Hurt Locker that he has some serious acting skills. He played a bomb squad technician who struggles with PTSD and generally connecting to the people around him. While George isn't suffering, he definitely has a tough time connecting to the people around him. He's always on his guard. He has difficulty trusting people. He's got hopes and dreams, but he keeps finding himself stuck back where he started. And that's at lot like the character in The Hurt Locker. He played Hawkeye in The Avengers which is just awesome. So he's got that going for him too.
|pic via imdb.com|
Elizabeth Debicki as Curley's Wife
Debicki played Jordan in the 2013 version of The Great Gatsby. She was a powerful, independent woman in that film. Curley's wife seems to want independence even though she doesn't have it herself. She clearly struggles with that. She's got a great look in her eyes though and that seems important to Curley's wife who uses her eyes and her looks and her voice to get what she wants. And Jordan in Gatsby does the same. Plus, we don't a lot about Curley's wife. She sort of an unknown and that's a lot like casting a relatively unknown actress.
Hey listen up folks. We gotta a serious situation. We are going into production on a new Of Mice and Men in two weeks! And we got no one! Yet.