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Cast The Stupidest Angel Movie

November 29th, 2007 · 27 Comments

Cast The Stupidest Angel Movie (Once Again)

Hey Kids, it’s that time again. There’s some peeps talking about making a Stupidest Angel movie and they’ve asked me who I would cast. So, being a completely lazy bastard, I’m asking you. It’s not as easy as it sounds. You can’t just pick Lucy Lawless for Molly, and be done with it. For instance, there’s a good chance everyone might end up ten years younger than they are in the book. So, for instance, if you were casting as the book reads, you might cast, say, Bruce Campbell as Theo and Demi Moore as Molly. But you can’t very-well cast Bruce Campbell as Theo and then, say, Jessica Biel as Molly because that would be as creepy as that Richard Gere/Winona Ryder movie from a few years ago. But you could, for instance, cast Luke Wilson as Theo and Jessica Biel or Jennifer Love Hewitt as Molly.(Just examples, be nice.) (I had people suggesting Margaret Cho for LIly in A Dirty Job, and while I loves the Cho, she’s 40 and Lily was 16.)

I will honestly make any good suggestions to the producer. In the past people have come up with some really good ideas. If you suggest someone a little obscure, put a credit next to it. For instance, you might say, Nathan Fillion, but in parenthesis put (the Captiain in Firefly). Have fun….

Raziel (The Stupidest Angel) – Molly Michon (Warrior Babe of the Outland) – Theo Crow (Stoner Constable of Pine Cove) – Gabe Fenton (Intrepid field Biologist) – Valerie Riordan (Perfectly Coifed Psychologist)- Lena Marquez – (Latina Property Manager) – Tucker Case – (Handsome Rascal Helicopter pilot)- Mavis Sand (Ancient Saucy Barmaid) – Dale Pearson – (Evil Contractor – Satanic Santa) –

Your Cast:

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27 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gazelle // Jan 24, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Raziel – Tom Green
    Molly Michon – Hillary Swank, Jennifer Garner
    Theo Grow – Bill Fagerbakke
    Gabe Fenton – Anthony Clark
    Valerie Riordan – Tea Leoni
    Lena Marquez – Paz Vega
    Tucker Case – Tom Hanks
    Mavis Sand – Rosanne Barr
    Dale Pearson – Mike O’Malley

  • 2 J.P. // Aug 12, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Lena Marquez – Salma Hayek
    Tucker Case – Nathan Fillion (good idea)
    Theo Crow – Jeff Bridges
    Molly Michon – Carla Gugino
    Raziel – James C. Reilly
    Gabe Fenton – Steve Zahn
    Valerie Riordan – Diane Kruger
    Mavis Sand – Meryl Streep
    Dale Pearson – Ray Liotta

  • 3 Foady // Sep 17, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Raziel – Patrick Warburton or Adam Baldwin
    Theo Crow – Seth Green
    Molly Michon – Angie Everhart
    Dale Pearson – Danny Devito
    Gabe Fenton – Jim Parsons (Sheldon from Big Bang)

  • 4 Michele Burden // Sep 25, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    I’d totally watch this if you cast them:
    Theo: John Cuzack or the guy from “The Soup”
    Molly: Rose McGowan or any B actress will do
    Raziel: Billy Bob Thorton or Graham Norton (Britsh Talk Show Host)
    Valerie: Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies)
    Tucker: Owen Wilson
    Gabe: Jeremy Piven, but only if you go w/John for Theo
    Mavis: Cloris Leachman
    Dale: Okay, don’t laugh, but watch Tropic Thunder and tell me Tom Cruise couldn’t don a fat suit and bald cap again for the same douchbag guy. I didn’t know he could act until I saw that.
    Also John Cuzack for Charlie Asher too. Hanna Montana for Lilly because she would have moved on from stripper poles and will need a comeback role from whatever addiction she developes.

  • 5 Tori // Oct 13, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Theo Crow: Nathan Fillion, Matthew Lillard
    Molly Michon: Ali Larter, Drew Barrymore
    Lena Marquez: Valerie Cruz, Eva Mendes
    Tucker Case: Jason Bateman
    Raziel: Owen Wilson
    Valerie Riordan: Carla Gugino!!!
    Gabe Fenton: Donal Logue!!!
    Mavis Sand: Cloris Leachman, Phyllis Diller
    Dale Pearson: Kevin Spacey, or Tom Cruise (I agree with Michele, but only if he would be the same kind of character he was in Tropic Thunder!!!)

  • 6 Spielberg Fan // Oct 22, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Theo Crowe: Matthew Lillard (agree with Tori)
    Molly Michon: Uma Thurman
    Lena Marquez: Cote de Pablo or Salma Hayek (either of these would be fine)
    Tucker Case: Matt Damon
    Raziel: Brad Pitt
    Valerie Riordan:
    Gabe Fenton:
    Mavis Sand: Meryl Streep (Agree completely with J.P.)
    Dale Pearson:
    Marty in the Morning: Keith Olbermann or Jon Stewart

  • 7 Eric // Nov 22, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Robert Downey Jr for anyone.
    Matthew Perry for anyone.

  • 8 Morgan // Dec 2, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    I think Mavis would have to be Joan Rivers. The similarities in their body parts are astounding.

  • 9 jamie // Dec 14, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Maria Bello for Molly.
    Eva Mendez for Lena.
    Nathan Filion for Tucker.
    Steve Zahn for anything. He’d be a perfect match to your humor.

  • 10 John // Jan 19, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Theo Crow: Brad Garrett
    Molly Michon: Drew Barrymore (or a much younger Bette Midler)
    Lena Marquez: Ana Ortiz (Ugly Betty’s sister)
    Tucker Case: Robert Downey Jr. or Simon Baker
    Raziel: Owen Wilson or Brad Pitt
    Valerie Riordan: Sara Ramirez
    Gabe Fenton: Steve Zahn or David Cross
    Mavis Sand: Eileen Brennan
    Dale Pearson: I’d put Billy Bob Thornton HERE, instead of at Raziel, like Michele said.

  • 11 Rachel // Jan 31, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Raziel: Bradley James (from the television show Merlin)
    Theo Crow: Jeff Bridges
    Molly Michon: Nicollette Sheridan
    Lena Marquez: Sabrina Perez (the girl from Heroes and more recently The Sarah Connor Chronicles)
    Mavis: Cloris Leachman or Joan Rivers
    Dale Pearson: Billy Bob Thorton already did a jacked up Santa movie, so how ’bout Billy Connolly?

  • 12 Jackie // Feb 8, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I found a great site on The Stupidest Angel movie. It’s the production companies site and there is some information about the movie. or or

  • 13 CoCo // Feb 8, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Theo Crowe: Zachary Levi (from Chuck) or Sam Rockwell.
    Molly Michon: Ally Walker (from Sons of Anarchy) or Kristen Johnston
    Dale Pearson: Tom Papa
    Lena Marquez: Erica Cerra (from Eureka)
    Tucker Case: Simon Baker (from the Mentalist)
    The Narrator: Nathon Fillion
    Gabe: Bruce Campbell
    Raziel: Alexander Skarsgard

  • 14 Mike // Mar 10, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Raziel: Jason Mewes. I immediately thought of him for this in Lamb (along with Seth Rogan as Biff)

    Mavis- Phillis Diller

    Theo Crowe- Thomas Hayden Church (or Sam Rockwell. good call there Coco)

    Everyone else is fine except Tucker Case… we need someone older than Matt Damon but still ruggedly handsome and dimwitted. I go George Clooney

  • 15 Mike // Mar 10, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    btw… lets bring back Gabe Kaplan and have him in as Gabe Fenton

  • 16 Mike // Mar 11, 2010 at 10:49 am

    OK… after further reflection here are my choices:

    Raziel- Jason Mewes (… only choice here). Keep the short blond hair. Good looking and clueless.

    Theo Crowe- Sam Rockwell, Thomas Hayden Church. Simon Pegg in a pinch if he can drop the accent. Kevin Bacon. Need a worn ex stoner who can slide back on the wagon at any time. Need to be physically dominated by Molly.

    Molly Michon- Bridgette Nielson or Lucy Lawless (c’mon guys seriously, Uma? This chick needs to represent and have a major aging B Movie actress spankability factor… Bridgette isn’t that old and the thought of Sam Rockwell cowering at her feet makes me bark laughter)

    Lena Marquez- I’m a massive fan of Salma. She’s the right size and would be great with my Tucker but… can she appear 2nd generation enough for this?

    Tucker Case- Stick with George Clooney. Viggo Mortenson makes a good 2nd choice. Oth an do handsome and a bit thickEither one having conversations with a fruit bat would be great.

    Gabe Fenton- Gabe Kaplan, Alan Rickman, Matt Frewer.

    Dale Pearson- Alec Baldwin, Patrick Warburtin.

    Valerie Riordan- Penelope Ann Miller (would work great as Rickman’s ex)

    Mavis Sand- Diller, Leachman, Francess Conroy (Six Feet Under)

    Roberto the Talking Fruit Bat- Antonio Bandaras.

  • 17 basterdio // Mar 19, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Raziel- Wesley Snipes-with a blonde wig of course
    Molly- Lucy Lawless
    Theo- Keanu Reeves
    Mavis-Barbara Walters
    Tucker Case- John Cusack
    Gabe- Rick Moranis
    Dale Pearson- John Goodman
    Lena- David Bowie
    Roberto the fruit bat- Gary Busey

  • 18 Luke // Mar 22, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Huge fan of this book, and read it every year for Christmas. That being said:

    Raziel –> Nathan Fillion
    Molly Michon -> Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
    Theo Crow –> Vince Vaughn
    Gabe Fenton –> David Cross (Tobias, Arrested Development)
    Valerie Riordan -> Rachel Weisz
    Lena Marquez –> Salma Hayek
    Tucker Case -> David Wenham (Lord of the Rings, 300)
    Mavis Sand –> Joan Rivers
    Dale Pearson –> Alec Baldwin
    Roberto -> Christopher Moore

  • 19 Kit B. // Apr 29, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Hi Christopher. What a fantastic way to interact with the fans. I’d like to offer some suggestions.

    Raziel: Raziel was probably the toughest for me to suggest. After some coffee and a bit of thought, I’d like to suggest Travis Van Winkle. He’s youngish, relatively unknown, and plays stupid well without being annoying. (See the spoof movie “Meet the Spartans;” he’s in that film.) Angels are supposed to be nice looking, and he’s certainly got that, but he’s also a bit vapid in appearance, and that certainly would suit Raziel well.

    Molly: Michelle Pfeiffer. She may be a bit short (in my mind, Molly was always kind of gargantuan but pretty) but she’s certainly no stranger to action sequences, wouldn’t look odd or creepy tied to a slightly younger guy, and can certainly pull of mentally imbalanced.

    Theo: Alexander Skarsgard (currently on True Blood). I know he’s a bit on the younger side for Theo, however, he could look pretty good grizzled, and he’s certainly got the lanky awkwardness about him that Theo possesses.

    Gabe: Gabe will obviously be a good bit of comic relief in this, and if you seem my suggestion for Valerie, there’s even much more opportunity for this visually. I’d recommend someone small, silly, and kind of out of place – I’m thinking Seth Green or someone similar.

    Valerie: This one is totally out of left field, but I think that Vanessa Williams (singer and of Ugly Betty fame) would be a really nice Valerie. She would bring a bit of diversity into the mix, she’s got that classic beauty, but also can be very chic and feminine. With an appropriately (mis)matched Gabe, this could be a really good fit. Her age is pretty irrelevant too, as Vanessa could appear to be fairly youngish with proper dressing and makeup.

    Lena Marquez: Salma Hayek. Truthfully, when I read the book the first time, I was envisioning Salma.

    Tucker: Timothy Olyphant (Deadwood/Justified/a few newish movies) would do well in this role. He’s attractive, and certainly fits the “Han Solo” kind of feel that I always had for Tucker.

    Mavis: Others have mentioned Cloris Leachman; I’d certainly agree on that one.

    Dale: Someone else said this, but Alec Baldwin would just be a great choice. He did very well playing the rude, despicable neighbor in “Cat in the Hat,” and I think he’d just be delightfully obnoxious as Dale.

    Additionally, Gael Garcia Bernal could potentially be a really great voice for Roberto; Antonio Banderas also could do quite well with voiceover talent for our favorite fruit bat.

    Good luck, Christopher. Regardless of who is in the film, I’m excited to see this come to fruition.

  • 20 Amy // Apr 30, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I know this is completely off topic but if they ever make a movie out of the Bloodsucking Fiends series may I suggest that John Goodman should play Nick Cavuto and Benjamin Bratt should play Rivera. I know this post was about The Stupidest Angel but I have been re-reading the first two books and just started the last book in the series and I always imagined these two characters as those two actors.

    Everyone else’s suggestions for The Stupidest Angel are great, I can’t wait to see who is actually picked for the roles and I am ecstatic to see one of your novels turned into a film. I am a huge fan of yours.

  • 21 Leah Frampton // Aug 21, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Raziel: Steve Carrell
    Molly Michon: Carrie Fischer
    Theo Crow: Jason Mewes
    Gabe Fenton: John Cusack
    Valerie Riordan: Amanda Peet
    Lena Marquez: Lauren Velez (Sgt Laguerta from Dexter)
    Tucker Case: ABSOLUTELY Nathan Fillion
    Mavis Sand: Betty White
    Dale Pearson: Robin Williams (he does a wicked bad guy)

  • 22 Judith Beeman // Sep 12, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Dear Christopher,

    Hiya! If this is indeed YOUR blog I hope YOU’RE reading this.

    I came across your blog today trying to figure out when Roberto made his 2nd appearance. I’ve just listened to “Sequined Love Nun..” and recall him from, oh, “Lust Lizard?” anyhow just a short mash note from Vancouver, BC.

    Yer on the short list of people I will willingly leave my husband for which includes Roger Daltrey , and Bill Murray.

    I really like audio books and I’m down to “Fluke” and “Coyote Blue.” I should probably try “Fool” again but it was too-thinky for me. Sad but true. Of all your writing I’ve probably enjoyed the Vampire novels the best, nice pacing and characters.

    Of course you have no reason or need to leave Hawaii but if you and your family are ever in Vancouver, Canada we would be delighted to meet you.

    I don’t suppose you send out autographed head shots?

    swooningly yours, Judith Beeman

  • 23 Ray // Feb 22, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Cast The Stupidest Angel Movie:

    My favorite staff:

    Theo Crowe: Hugh Laurie
    Molly Michon: Nicollette Sheridan

    Tucker Case: Owen Wilson
    Lena: Salma Hayek

    Gabe Fenton: Jason Alexander

    Dale Pearson: James Gandolfini
    Valerie Riordan: Penelope Ann Miller

    Mavis: Cristine Rose

    Raziel: Andrew McCarthy

  • 24 amy doty // Dec 17, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I wrote this on your facebook page, but have to post it here as well. I always pictured Dave Allen, the guidance counselor from Freaks and Geeks as Theo…

  • 25 Kelly // Jul 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Here are my picks. I think they’re pretty good:

    Raziel – Crispin Glover
    Molly – Rose McGowan or Courtney Love
    Theo – Pauly Shore
    Gabe – Elijah Wood
    Val – Mayim Bialik
    Lena – Rosario Dawson
    Tucker – Jake Gyllenhal
    Mavis – Jane Lynch (just make her older)
    Dale – Sean Penn

  • 26 Mark Sadausky // Dec 19, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Why has this not happened yet?

  • 27 Barbora // Apr 20, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    Any news? *stares into your soul*

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