Who should play Dan Torrance?

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DanCr

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John Cusack.. Do you really want to see his shoulder hunched/slack jawed amazement at Abra's weirdness ??
I promise you the director will not be able to beat this standard reaction out of him with a stick.

The builing of suspense lies in the actors ability to reflect - in increments - the growing realization that the horrors Abra is gaining knowlegde of, are very true.
Cusack doesent have increments he has cow-stunned furrowed brows.
 
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Tiny

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Wilmington DE, strange little place.
Im thinking a guy whos not so physically fit, or at least take Ben Afflick or John cusack...
and "fatten them up" , they will need to look bad... really bad for the sewer pipe scene.

but (listen to me) the chose for ABRAS MOM !!!! is easy !!!

Drew Barrymore ! ....even if drew is way older then the mom in the book.
 
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OldDarth

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Casey Affleck would be fantastic. Harry Treadaway from Penny Dreadful and the upcoming Mr. Mercedes adaptation would be good too. Other possibilities - James McAvoy, James Badge Dale - who can be seen in Spectral on Netflix, Elijah Wood - 'nuff said, & Aden Young who is fantastic in Rectify.
 

BrokenolMarine

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Walton Goggins - IMDb

Give a thought to Walter Goggins....
If the name doesn't ring a bell, his face probably would...
Justified... Boyd Crowder...
He was also in Django Unchained... and Hateful Eight...

He has the crazy eyes and psyho smile when needed.
 
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