Here MacQuarrie shares some ideas about casting the adaptation of The Last Days of the Incas:
I’m perhaps fortunate in that the FX Channel is currently in the process of developing one of my books—The Last Days of the Incas—into a 13-part dramatic series. It’s the (non-fiction) story of how 168 conquistadors, led by a band of four brothers, managed to conquer an Inca Empire of ten million. The truth is, I hadn’t really considered the casting, but now that there is this opportunity, here goes:Visit Kim MacQuarrie's website.
Francisco Pizarro: (the eldest brother, shrewd, uneducated, a great leader of men): Jeremy Irons
Hernando Pizarro (arrogant, power hungry): Javier Bardem
Gonzalo Pizarro: (the handsomest of the brothers): Colin Farrell
Juan Pizarro: (the youngest—brash and impetuous): Gael García Bernal (played Che Guevara in The Motorcycle Diaries)
Atahualpa: Inca emperor whom Pizarro captured: Wes Studi
Manco Inca: (young Inca emperor who ultimately leads massive rebellion against the Spaniards) Martin Sensmeier
Manco’s wife: Julia Jones (who played Leah Clearwater in the Twilight Saga films; the younger Pizarro brothers lusted after her, even though she was both the emperor’s sister and wife (!?))
The Page 99 Test: Life and Death in the Andes.
My Book, The Movie: Life and Death in the Andes.