So Mark and I obsessively binge watched the NETFLIX series MAKING A MURDERER over the weekend and cannot stop thinking/talking/googling about it. Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi (the filmmakers) are my new heroes, along with the defense team made up of Dean Strang and Jerome Buting. If you haven’t watched, please watch — if only these filmmakers had their own NEWS network…the world would be a better place.
I could pontificate on what moved me about the story and the forces at play, but if you’ve seen it, you know that already. Instead, because I work in film, here are the actors that I would like to see in the film version of this story (someone else posted that the Coen Brothers should write the script and Cary Fukunaga should direct — yes yes yes).
Steven Avery: Jonah Hill
Brendan Dassey: Paul Dano
Brendan Dassey’s first lawyer: William H. Macy
Brendan Dassey’s Mom: Melissa Leo
Steven Avery’s Mom: June Squibb
Steven Avery’s Dad: Brian Dennehy
Theresa Halbach: Olivia Thirlby
Ken Kratz: Steve Carell
Lieutenant Lenk: Mitch Pileggi
Sergeant Colburn: Rob Corddry
Dean Strang: Mark Ruffalo
Jerome Buting: Corey Stoll
Judge: Anthony Edwards