JK Simmons for Jessup?
Get Clooney for the Henry Fonda part, Dan Lauria for the Lee Cobb part, Paul Giamatti to play the John Fiedler part...wait, it's not 12 Angry Men? Well, forget it then.
Now I just want Jessup to cut off every question by waving his fist and saying "That's Not My Tempo!"
Has Joshua Malina started campaigning for a part yet? And if so, his or another?
Bradley Whitford IS Lieutenant Weinberg.
I saw the actual play 376 years ago and Ron Perlman played Jessup.
Anne Hathaway! NPH!
They're doing this play at my son's school this year and he very much wants to be in it, so he was psyched about this.If they cast it well, I definitely like the idea of NBC showing live plays as well as musicals.
We already know he can do the Sorkinese, so what about Jesse Eisenberg as Caffey?
Jennifer Lawrence as Jo, Chris Pine as Kaffee, and James Spader or Andre Braugher as Jessup.
Sorkin-experienced actors: Dule Hill as Lt. Weinberg or Capt. Ross (Kevin Bacon's role). Josh Charles would probably be great in a number of roles, but I'm thinking Kaffee (if not Pine) or Ross. William H. Macy could play Markinson (J.T. Walsh's role) or Jessup.
I bet Allison Tolman has the range to play Jo Galloway, and Tatiana Maslany certainly does. And Billy Bob Thornton could pull off Jessup.OK, I'll stop now.
If NBC wanted to showcase its existing talent, it could just use the cast of Blacklist: Spader as Jessep, Parminder Nagra as Jo, random FBI agents as random Marines, etc.
Of course, that assumes Blacklist hasn't been cancelled by then.
Alt.sorkinverse: Matthew Perry as Kaffee, Jeff Daniels as Jessup, Sarah Paulson as Jo.
Easier solution--Tatiana Maslany plays every part.
Take it in an entirely new direction. Jonah Hill as Jessup. Michael Cera as Caffey. Melissa McCarthy as Jo. Queen Latifah as Ross. Andy Serkis doing motion-capture for a bipedal lizard playing Kendrick.