There’s “behind the scenes” and then there’s REALLY behind the scenes. In this instance we gain insight into the thinking behind Quentin Tarantino’s casting choices for PULP FICTION and DJANGO UNCHAINED before a single frame was ever shot – and the role of serendipity in how those choices can change a script.
Quentin Tarantino’s Original ‘Pulp Fiction’ Cast Wish List
We can not confirm the legitimacy of this document, but it looks to be real. We also don’t know where the cast wish-list originated from, as it was posted on Reddit, but legend has it that it was attached to the screenplay draft of Pulp Fiction went to producer Harvey Weinstein. Here is the Pulp Fiction cast wish list:
Quentin Tarantino talks casting in Studio Q
This piece of Hollywood history is very interesting to look at and wonder what would have been if any of the other actors or actresses listed had been instead cast in this film. Can you imagine Johnny Depp or Christian Slater as Pumpkin? Slate of course played the lead in the Tarantino-penned Tony Scott-directed film True Romance, which was also preparing for production around the same time period.
Read full article at /Film “Quentin Tarantino’s Original ‘Pulp Fiction’ Cast Wish List”
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