Just a few days ago Mike shared the news that the first role in the Frank Darabont-run TV adaptation of Robert Kirkman's excellent comic series The Walking Dead had been cast. Jon Bernthal (who was most recently seen as the literary agent in Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer) would be taking on the role of Shane, best friend of the main character, Officer Rick Grimes. So, who will be playing Rick?

If Bloody Disgusting's source is correct, Darabont and company are currently courting Jonny Lee Miller for the role of the leading man. I haven't particularly given much thought to fantasy casting the show, but even if I had tried to come up with a list I don't think I would have ever thought to include Miller on it; now that the name has been tossed out there, I find it to be a pretty snug fit. I always imagined that the role would go to a rugged-looking actor to match the rugged-looking drawing of Grimes, which is why the first name I heard for the project, Mark Pellegrino (Jacob on Lost), always kind of stuck with me.
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