Just finished reading the book, and loved it as a breakneck thriller (although some of the history took liberties). Just read that Ron Howard will direct it with Tom Hanks (as Robert Langford), Audrey Tautou (as Sophie) and Jean Reno (as Bezu Fache).
I for one think Howard is the wrong director for the job (kind of had my hopes on someone like David Fincher to keep it nice and dark - Howard is too family friendly) and Hanks is horrible miscast despite stellar acting ability (was hoping for Harrison Ford (despite obvious parallels to indy).
The other casting is however near enough spot on. Do any lovers of the book have any casting preferences? Here are mine from top to bottom:
Robert Langford: Harrisson Ford
Sophie: Sophie Marceau / Audrey Tautou
Fache: Jean Reno
Teabing: Kenneth Branagh / Jeremy Irons / Timothy Spall
Collet: Olivier Martinez
Aringossa: Paul Sorvino
Silas: Tobin Bell (the blond hitman in “The Firm”)
Remy: Lambert Wilson (the Merovignian from Matrix 2 and 3)
The albino part has actually raised some controversy, so maybe they can just use a big MF and to hell with it…