The Doll's House
– Lizzy Caplan
Caplan proved to be an excellently negative teenage pseudo-goth in Mean Girls, and I would hope that she would take her Domineering personality and put it to good use here. Chantal and Zelda are for the most part blank slates in this book, so I would look to her to bring her character more personality.
– Brea Grant
This casting is based more off of Zelda in "The Kindly Ones". Grant is wonderful in Friday Night Lights, and I would like to see what she can do with this role. Once again, she'd have to bring more to the table than what Gaiman set down in writing, but I trust she'd be up for the job.
– Richard Griffiths
Forget his overacting in the Harry Potter films, Griffiths is an excellent actor with a wide range. You need an elegant yet enormous man in this role, with a great deal of personality, and I am certain that he would do it fantastically
– Jeremy Sumpter
I want to see Sumpter in more than what he's been in so far, as I think he has tremendous potential as an actor. This role would give him a great oppurtunity to show what he's capable of. Plus, he needs to be a kind of sexy young boy for The Corinthian to take notice of him. So... yeah.
– James Marsden
Hector Hall as The Sandman is just your typical silver-age superhero, with a big smile plastered on his face. If you look outside his work in the X-Men movies, I think he's shown that this is precisely the sort of role he's great at.
– Naomi Watts
Lyta is one of the most important characters in the series, and we need an excellent actress to pull it off. Watts is enormously talented, and yet she still has the look of a Superhero (or more accurately, a retired superhero). This was the first role I cast in this book, and the one I am most sure of.
Matthew the Raven
– Ethan Hawke
Hawke can be a bit of a dick, but he's ultimately human, and I think he would make an excellent Matthew. I've just listened to an entire audiobook narrated by him (Slaughterhouse-Five), so I can assure you he has a range of voices, and that he could animate this bird to the full emotional intensity he needs in these stories.
– Gerard Butler
I am least sure of this casting, but it still fits. Gadling is a tough character, because he starts off as a simple ruffian, and grows into a sensitive 20th Century Man. Butler has shown he has range, and I trust he'd do the job well. Plus this time he could use his accent, rather than doing a half-assed job pretending he doesn't have one.
– David Thewlis
To be fair, this isn't him dressed up as Shakespeare, but its damn close. I needed a British actor who could play both the younger WS and his older counterpart later in the series. Thewlis is excellent, and the more I see of him the more I like him.
Lady Johanna Constantine
– Sienna Miller
Lady Constantine should be devestatingly beautiful, and very imposing, all at the same time. I know Miller has had an iffy career thusfar, but this small role might give her some experience expanding her horizons.