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Posted by Dennis

Choke Movie Casting News!

So I received some 'insider details' finally on the 'Choke' production from an anonymous source. This is big news, as it lists all the main players for the lead cast. Drum roll....

Sam Rockwell in Chuck Palahniuk's 'Choke'Kelly MacDonald in Chuck Palahniuk's 'Choke'Brad Henke in Chuck Palahniuk's 'Choke'Angelika Houston in Chuck Palahniuk's 'Choke'  

Victor - Sam Rockwell
Ida - Angelica Huston
Paige - Kelly MacDonald
Denny - Brad Henke


Two of these casting decisions we knew about already (Rockwell and Huston). But the other two are surprises, and I think we very well may be the first site online to announce them. You'll notice I included IMDB.com links for each actor, so you can see what else they've been in, as well as check out pictures of them. I think, physically, they nailed Denny with the casting of Brad Henke. Not to mention, this guy was in four episodes of 'Dexter', which is easily the best new show I've seen in years. Kelly MacDonald, who's playing Paige, might look familiar to you too. Not only is she beautiful, and perfectly cast, but she was also Diane, from 'Trainspotting'. Dianne was Renton's underage girlfriend.

The start date listed with the above details is July 2nd. But that could just be for the casting call. No confirmation yet on whether or not that's an actual start date for principal photography. I doubt it.

I'll definitely be doing my best to track the production of this movie. So far, I think director Clark Gregg is doing a wonderful job. This casting is just very spot-on and shows a real eye for the world Chuck created. We've also heard from Chuck that the script Gregg wrote is great. So prepare, folks... 'Choke' could very well be just as good (if not better) than 'Fight Club'.

I'm going to see about getting an interview with Clark Gregg for the site in the coming months. I'm sure right now he has his hands full, but I think we're quickly going to become his best allies in keeping the fans abreast of all the happenings and updates to the production, as more details are leaked and the project comes closer to fruition.

Thoughts?