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    Hollywood Cricket

    The majority of sports movies, in my opinion, languish between mediocre and poor. Without even considering cricket-themed films. So it got me thinking about potential films and the casts that might be attached if they got made.

    A few months ago I started a research project with a view to a screenplay about Lloyd's West Indies side. Over time, as you may expect, I was overwhelmed with the amount of research required and found that I did not have the time to continue. The pains of a full-time job etc. Anyway...

    Working Title: Grovel
    Pitch: Well, we all know what it's about from the title, surely.

    Cast:

    Viv Richards..........Sam L. Jackson (Snake On A Plane, lesser works)
    Not necessarily for the looks, but definitely has the swagger to bring the role to life.

    Clive Lloyd..........Denzel Washington (all sorts of awesome stuff)
    One of the most respected men in the history of sport? Has to be Denzel.

    Gordon Greenidge..........Malik Yoba (Cool Runnings)
    The best resemblance I can think of right now.

    Lawrence Rowe..........Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond)
    Because Leo Di Caprio isn't available.

    Andy Roberts..........Mos Def (Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy)
    Some resemblance?

    Wayne Daniel..........Romany Malco (40 Year Old Virgin)

    Michael Holding.........Leon (Cool Runnings)
    Nuff said.

    Derryck Murray..........Gerry Bednob (40 Year Old Virgin)
    Maybe a bit old though.

    Tony Greig..........Matt Damon (Team America: World Police)
    If he can do Bourne, he can do Greig.

    Bob Willis...........Ryan Styles (Whose Line Is It Anyway)
    Nuff said.
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    Jackson is over 60. Stringer Bell for Sir Viv?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    Jackson is over 60. Stringer Bell for Sir Viv?
    Jackson is ageless, bitch.

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    Haha, I'd not only pay to see this but I'd rob banks to fund it.
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    Viv Richards - Leon from Curb
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    The only reference to cricket I have seen in videogames is in the game "Bully" where the bat is used a weapon in melee fights. Movies? Can't think of any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallics2006 View Post
    The only reference to cricket I have seen in videogames is in the game "Bully" where the bat is used a weapon in melee fights. Movies? Can't think of any.
    Slumdog Millionaire & Shaun of the Dead are the two that immediately spring to mind. There'll be dozens of others that reference the game or cricket bats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Viv Richards - Leon from Curb
    Hahahahah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by metallics2006 View Post
    The only reference to cricket I have seen in videogames is in the game "Bully" where the bat is used a weapon in melee fights. Movies? Can't think of any.
    There's a bit of cricket in EA Sports Cricket 09, if I remember correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metallics2006 View Post
    The only reference to cricket I have seen in videogames is in the game "Bully" where the bat is used a weapon in melee fights. Movies? Can't think of any.
    Cricket.

    Cricket?
    Nobody understands cricket.

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    is to understand cricket.

    I'll teach you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk View Post
    Bob Willis...........Ryan Styles (Whose Line Is It Anyway)
    Harsh IMO. Willis was gangly but a moody, nasty and surly quick when the mood was upon him. Some of the time he looked like he was about to go on a killing spree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metallics2006 View Post
    The only reference to cricket I have seen in videogames is in the game "Bully" where the bat is used a weapon in melee fights. Movies? Can't think of any.
    Lagaan, any one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    Jackson is over 60. Stringer Bell for Sir Viv?
    Damn right!!

    In fact you could have most of the cast of 'The Wire' as the WI side.

    Matt Damon play a South African Rugby Captain in Clint Eastwood new movie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Harsh IMO. Willis was gangly but a moody, nasty and surly quick when the mood was upon him. Some of the time he looked like he was about to go on a killing spree.
    It was a last minute decision to call up Styles. Up until then I had Bob Willis playing the role.

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    There's plenty of cricket in 'The Beach' and in quite a few British tv series.

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    A cricket bat is used for torture in a prison camp in Rendition (iirc). In the video game Quantum of Solace there's a room with paintings of cricketers.

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