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1 JULIUS CAESAR Movie Pitch By John Vallone Pd. 4 Time Period/Location: Modern-day Rome

2 Introduction This version of Julius Caesar takes place in modern-day Rome. Instead of being senators, the characters are Mafiosos (members of the Mafia) under the command of Don Caesar. Some of Don Caesar’s henchman conspire to murder Caesar and take control of the mob, but some of the Mafiosos loyal to Caesar turn against them in a civil war that will endanger all of Rome.

3 Sam Worthington as Brutus “That every like is not the same, O Caesar, the heart of Brutus earns to think upon.” -Brutus “That every like is not the same, O Caesar, the heart of Brutus earns to think upon.” -Brutus (II, ii, lines ) Sam Worthington could play the role of Brutus in Julius Caesar because he commonly plays noble “everyman” characters in the films he stars in, such as Marcus Wright in Terminator: Salvation and Jake Sully in Avatar. Sam Worthington could play the role of Brutus in Julius Caesar because he commonly plays noble “everyman” characters in the films he stars in, such as Marcus Wright in Terminator: Salvation and Jake Sully in Avatar.

4 Christopher Walken as Caesar “To tell thee thou shalt see me at Philippi.” -The ghost of Julius Caesar “To tell thee thou shalt see me at Philippi.” -The ghost of Julius Caesar (IV, iii, line 283) Christopher Walken would make an excellent Julius Caesar because he has played numerous intimidating roles throughout his career, such as the Grim Reaper in Click and Clem in Joe Dirt. Also, Walken played Cato in a 2002 TV series of Julius Caesar, so he has some experience with the play already. Christopher Walken would make an excellent Julius Caesar because he has played numerous intimidating roles throughout his career, such as the Grim Reaper in Click and Clem in Joe Dirt. Also, Walken played Cato in a 2002 TV series of Julius Caesar, so he has some experience with the play already.

5 Neil Patrick Harris as Cassius “Hath Cassius lived to be but mirth and laughter to his Brutus when grief and blood ill-tempered vexed him?” -Cassius “Hath Cassius lived to be but mirth and laughter to his Brutus when grief and blood ill-tempered vexed him?” -Cassius (IV, iii, line ) Neil Patrick Harris would be a good choice for the role of Cassius, as he has some experience playing corrupt characters like Cassius; for example, Dr. Horrible from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. His experience with Broadway shows gives him a flair for the dramatic that would make him an excellent addition to the cast of any Shakespeare play. Neil Patrick Harris would be a good choice for the role of Cassius, as he has some experience playing corrupt characters like Cassius; for example, Dr. Horrible from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. His experience with Broadway shows gives him a flair for the dramatic that would make him an excellent addition to the cast of any Shakespeare play.

6 Jason Statham as Antony “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” -Antony “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.” -Antony (III, ii, lines 74-75) Jason Statham would be a good choice for the role of Marc Antony because he plays a lot of roles where he is a risk-taker, such as in the Crank and Transporter series. Jason Statham would be a good choice for the role of Marc Antony because he plays a lot of roles where he is a risk-taker, such as in the Crank and Transporter series.

7 Sheri Moon Zombie as Portia “Brutus is wise and, were he not in health, he would embrace the means to come by it.” -Portia “Brutus is wise and, were he not in health, he would embrace the means to come by it.” -Portia (II, i, lines ) Sheri Moon Zombie could play the role of Portia because she has played similar “desperate” female characters in the past, such as in Michael Myer’s mother in Halloween.

8 Halle Berry as Calpurnia “When beggars die, there are no comets seen; the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.” –Calpurnia “When beggars die, there are no comets seen; the heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.” –Calpurnia (II, ii, lines 30-31) Halle Berry would be a good choice for the role of Calpurnia because she has played many powerful women in her movies, such as Catwoman in the movie of the same name and Storm in the X-Men films. Halle Berry would be a good choice for the role of Calpurnia because she has played many powerful women in her movies, such as Catwoman in the movie of the same name and Storm in the X-Men films.

9 Michael Cera as Lucius “The taper burneth in your closet, sir. Searching the window for a flint, I found this paper thus sealed up, and I am sure it did not lie there when I went to bed.” -Lucius “The taper burneth in your closet, sir. Searching the window for a flint, I found this paper thus sealed up, and I am sure it did not lie there when I went to bed.” -Lucius (Act II, scene I, lines 35-39) Michael Cera could play the part of Lucius because he has a history of playing more innocent characters, such as Evan in Superbad and Oh in Year One. Michael Cera could play the part of Lucius because he has a history of playing more innocent characters, such as Evan in Superbad and Oh in Year One.

10 Soundtrack Bullet with Butterfly Wings, by Smashing Pumpkins Bullet with Butterfly Wings, by Smashing Pumpkins “The world is a vampire/Sent to drain/Secret destroyers/Hold you up to the flames/And what do I get/For my pain?” This song is about jealousy toward others because of things the singer feels he deserves, and so would work well as Cassius’ theme music. Do You Realize??, by the Flaming Lips Do You Realize??, by the Flaming Lips “Do you realize that everyone you know one day will die?/And instead of saying all of your goodbyes/let them know you realize that life goes fast/It’s hard to make the good things last…” This song is about saying goodbye to people who die, and would be a good choice for the end when Octavius and Antony prepare Brutus’ funeral. Goodbye Mr. A, by the Hoosiers Goodbye Mr. A, by the Hoosiers “Goodbye Mr. A, you promised you would love us but you knew too much/Goodbye Mr. A, you had all the answers but no human touch/If life is subtraction, your number is up/Your love is a fraction and it’s not adding up.” This song could be about Caesar and the conspirators killing him. Caesar is the Mr. A mentioned in the song who seems as though he would solve all of Rome’s problems, but is actually a tyrant.

11 Soundtrack, Part 2 I’m Impressed, by They Might Be Giants I’m Impressed, by They Might Be Giants “On the one hand he’ll give you five good reasons to follow him/On the other hand you see nobody leaving the stadium.” This song could be applied to the conspirators and their plan to kill Caesar, since the lyrics sound like the conspirators weighing the benefits of killing Caesar. King Rat, by Modest Mouse King Rat, by Modest Mouse “And you know, you know, you know it all went wrong/And you know, you know, you know it was all wrong.” This song is about plans going astray, and would work for the conspirators since their plan to kill Caesar goes wrong and sends Rome into a civil war. Tiny Little Robots, by Cage the Elephant Tiny Little Robots, by Cage the Elephant “And I know that you’re tired of this/’Cause you’re a robot, they designed your life/True souls said you know what’s right/You can join us on the other side.” This song is about corruption in government and revolution against it, and would fit for the conspirators and their plans.

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