February 03, 2007
Screwtape Hits the Big Screen!
Who should play Screwtape? Jack Nicholson? Willem Dafoe (who I almost literally ran into while shopping at some Manhattan foodery recently; seems a most pleasant chap in real life)? No, we must go with a Brit (but please—not Ian McKellan!).
How about we stir up a Sir: Sir Anthony Hopkins? Sir Ben Kingsley? Of course, the very un-Sir John Cleese is the voice of Screwtape in the audio version, done several years ago.
Will his nephew, Wormwood, be portrayed? Will someone have the audacity to write return letters, from Wormwood to Screwtape, which, in the book, are only inferred from Screwtape's replies?
I am happy to know that Douglas Gresham, C.S. Lewis' stepson, will be one of the producers of the film, and hopefully will keep the production true to the vision of the finest Christian apologist of the twentieth century (even though not a Lutheran!).
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