Friday, August 3, 2012

Casting Call #15: Lenny Crawford

And with this installment of Casting Call we begin our imaginary casting for the equally imaginary movie version of DILLON AND THE LEGEND OF THE GOLDEN BELL. We've already done Casting Calls for principal characters such as Dillon, Eli Creed and John Velvet so we'll just jump right in with the casting of Lenny Crawford.

He's a smooth-talking gangster who interrupts Dillon's vacation on Star Island (is it me or does a lot of Dillon's vacations get interrupted?) when he gets word that Dillon may be on a job that will net him a big payday. And since Dillon owes him seven million dollars, Lenny is naturally interested in seeing if he can get his money back.

So who do I see as playing Lenny?

I've been a major fan of Colm Meany since his Star Trek days.  First on "The Next Generation" and then on "Deep Space Nine" And as he's proven in numerous movies and on the AMC western series "Hell On Wheels" he's exceptionally adroit at playing bad guys when he has to. Especially bad guys who are equal parts businessmen and ruthless cutthroats. Which describes Lenny Crawford perfectly.

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