Here Cooper shares some ideas about casting an adaptation of his first novel, The Marauders:
I think it would have to be a cast of unknowns. Time and again Hollywood fucks up big time, casting people who are just hideously, hilariously, wrong for their parts. I haven’t seen it, won’t see it because life’s too short, but there’s this new movie out---I think it’s called The Delivery Boy, something like that---with Janelle Lopez. And she plays this classics professor, this hot classics professor, and to make sure this fact isn’t lost on the audience, she wears horn-rimmed glasses and a t-shirt that says “You Had Me At Herodotus”. She’s sitting around in her underwear reading Flavian poetry, rubbing lotion on her legs, and she has a crush on the pizza delivery boy. Things get racy and dangerous. Extra pepperoni. Dumb as hell.Visit Tom Cooper's website.
Yeah, so unknowns. Local unknowns. Low budget, indie. I like to think The Marauders would make a great movie, but it would have to arrive from a certain sensibility. Recent movies, I’m thinking Blue Ruin, Stakeland, Cold in July, You’re Next, Mud, Joe. Stuff like that.