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Death and the Sun
Sunday, September 11th, 2005, 06:53 PM
..... while that itself sounds tolerable, the bad news is that the masculine half of the monster known as Bennifer, ben Affleck, will play the man who shot JJ in the back, Robert Ford. :speechles




There's not much info on this available yet, but here's one pic:

http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/Images/moviestills/a/assassinationjessejames/1.jpg

The thing is: isn't Pitt far too old to play Jesse James? He is over forty, while Jesse James was only 21 when he was killed I believe.

Nordhammer
Sunday, September 11th, 2005, 07:55 PM
..... while that itself sounds tolerable, the bad news is that the masculine half of the monster known as Bennifer, ben Affleck, will play the man who shot JJ in the back, Robert Ford. :speechles

At least Ben finally wised up and married his own kind.


The thing is: isn't Pitt far too old to play Jesse James? He is over forty, while Jesse James was only 21 when he was killed I believe.

Discrepancies about age are the least of my worries, I'm just glad they picked someone racially appropriate. :) To Brad's credit he doesn't look over 40.

DreamWalker
Sunday, September 11th, 2005, 07:59 PM
..... while that itself sounds tolerable, the bad news is that the masculine half of the monster known as Bennifer, ben Affleck, will play the man who shot JJ in the back, Robert Ford. :speechles


Itz called type-casting:rotfl:


The thing is: isn't Pitt far too old to play Jesse James? He is over forty, while Jesse James was only 21 when he was killed I believe.
No, 35 yeares old, 1847-1882, Pitt resembles him somewhat;

http://www.sptddog.com/sotp/jesse.html

Death and the Sun
Sunday, September 11th, 2005, 08:23 PM
No, 35 yeares old, 1847-1882, Pitt resembles him somewhat;

http://www.sptddog.com/sotp/jesse.html

Ah, all right then, the casting decision makes more sense to me now.

Actually I think I got JJ mixed up with Billy the Kid. :redface:

Nordhammer
Sunday, September 11th, 2005, 08:27 PM
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/WWjamesJ.jpg


The James family were owners of slaves and supported the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. In 1862 William Quantrill established a band of guerilla fighters. Jessie James joined and other members of the gang included Frank James, Cole Younger and James Younger. :2gunsfis:

As well as attacking Union troops the Quantrill Raiders also robbed mail coaches, murdered supporters of Abraham Lincoln and persecuted communities in Missouri and Kansas that Quantrill considered to be anti-Confederate. The gang also gained a reputation for murdering members of the Union Army that the gang had taken prisoner.

On 21st August, 1863, the Quantrill Raiders committed one of the worst atrocities of the Civil War when it attacked the town of Lawrence. During the raid Quantrill's gang killed 150 inhabitants and set fire to over 180 buildings.

RedJack
Sunday, September 11th, 2005, 08:40 PM
Jesse James looks Falian in that pic.