Growing Kenzie-Gennaro Mini-Series Dreamcast

by notoriousreign | created - 08 Mar 2020 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

A new list for the Kenzie-Gennaro series by Dennis Lehane. To recap, here is the order of the six books:

1. A Drink Before The War 2. Darkness, Take My Hand 3. Sacred 4. Gone, Baby, Gone 5. Prayers For Rain 6. Moonlight Mile

Since Fox's 2018 pilot that almost had Joseph Morgan and Peyton List playing main characters Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, a few years have passed. I thought they were perfect, but ultimately I think that in a few more years we'll get another chance at this series being adapted. It happened with Locke & Key, which was also a pilot originally on Fox that became a show on Netflix 10 years later, and I think it'll happen again.

Patrick and Angie's actors ranged in the pilot and the Gone Baby Gone 2007 movie from 30 to 38 and would now be too old to play the characters. I think this will be especially true in 5 or 6 years, give or take, and they'll end up choosing actors born in 1991, with their general peers born from 1985 and younger. (I'm not Hollywood though, I prefer keeping actors close in age, especially in romantic situations. Make with that what you will.)

Here is my new and growing list for the detective series, short for now. A lot of these actors for important characters will be perfect for them in a couple of years, and that's what I'm taking into account. Don't like the main race lifting? Tough luck this is 2020.

1. Charles Melton

Actor | Riverdale

Charles Melton was born in Juneau, Alaska, USA. He is an actor, known for Riverdale (2017), The Sun Is also a Star (2019) and Bad Boys for Life (2020).

As Patrick Kenzie in the whole series. He's half white get over it.

2. Jenny Boyd

Actress | Legacies

Jenny Boyd was born in Sion, Switzerland and holds dual English and U.S. citizenship. After travelling the world as an international model with Elite New York, she graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) with a Bachelor's degree in acting. She was raised in Oregon and ...

As Angie Gennaro in the whole series. Klaus almost played Patrick get over it.

3. Stephan James

Actor | Race

Stephan James was born on December 16, 1993 in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for Race (2016), If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) and Selma (2014).

As Richie Colgan.

4. Jake Picking

Actor | Hollywood

Jake Picking was born on March 2, 1991 in Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany. He is an actor, known for Hollywood (2020), Top Gun: Maverick (2021) and Patriots Day (2016).

As Bubba Rugowski in the whole series.

5. Alberto Frezza

Actor | Station 19

Alberto Frezza was born on May 23, 1989 in Milan, Lombardia, Italy. He is an actor and director, known for Station 19 (2018), Dead of Summer (2016) and Charlie's Angels (2011).

As Phil Dimassi in "A Drink Before The War" and "Darkness, Take My Hand".

6. Laysla De Oliveira

Actress | Locke & Key

Laysla De Oliveira is an actress, known for Locke & Key (2020), Guest of Honour (2019) and In the Tall Grass (2019).

As Grace Cole in "Darkness, Take My Hand" and "Prayers For Rain".

7. Louis Mandylor

Actor | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Louis Mandylor is most recognized for his leading credits in a variety of highly acclaimed, award-winning films and television series, including the Academy Award-nominated box office smash hit comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002), and its sequel, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016).

Additionally, ...

As Angie's dad. He never actually appears in the books, but there are mentions of him and I could see a TV show having flashbacks.

8. Neal McDonough

Actor | Minority Report

Multi-talented and award-winning actor Neal McDonough can be seen in a multitude of stellar productions in 2019. In addition to just wrapping his second season on "Project Blue Book", he also gave a lightning rod performance in Paramount Networks' "Yellowstone" opposite Kevin Costner.

He can also ...

As Edgar Kenzie, Patrick's dad in "A Drink Before The War".

9. Gabriel Macht

Actor | The Good Shepherd

Gabriel Macht is an American actor. He was born in the Bronx, New York, to Suzanne, a museum curator and archivist, and actor Stephen Macht. Gabriel has three siblings, and moved with his parents to California when he was young.

Gabriel had his first success on screen when he was 8-years-old. He was ...

First choice as Patrick's friend and lawyer, Cheswick Hartman, throughout the series.

10. Daniel Sunjata

Actor | One for the Money

Daniel Sunjata (born Daniel Sunjata Condon on December 30, 1971) is an American actor who performs in film, television and theater. He is best known for his role as "Franco Rivera" in the FX television series, Rescue Me (2004). Sunjata also starred as "Paul Briggs" in USA Network's series, Graceland...

Second choice as Patrick's friend and lawyer, Cheswick Hartman, throughout the series.

11. Jason O'Mara

Actor | The Man in the High Castle

Jason O'Mara was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. Soon after graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a BA in Drama and Theatre he moved to London, England, to further pursue his acting career. Time spent in British repertory theater led to leading roles in acclaimed productions at some of ...

First choice as Devin Amronklin in the first four books of the series.

12. Eric Dane

Actor | X-Men: The Last Stand

Eric Dane was born on November 9, 1972, in San Francisco, California, the older of two brothers. His father is an architect and interior designer based in San Francisco. His mother, Leah (Cohn), was a homemaker. His ancestry includes English, German, Finnish, Russian Jewish, and Austrian Jewish, ...

Second choice as Devin Amronklin in the first four books of the series.

13. Richard T. Jones

Actor | Event Horizon

Richard T. Jones was born on January 16, 1972 in Japan as Richard Timothy Jones. He is an actor and producer, known for Event Horizon (1997), Vantage Point (2008) and Collateral (2004). He has been married to Nancy Jones since October 12, 1996.

As Oscar Lee in the first four books of the series.

14. Wes Chatham

Actor | The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Wes Chatham was born October 11, 1978 and grew up in North Georgia. Wes's parents divorced when he was two and he spent most of his childhood with his Mom, sister and brother. On a whim, Wes's mother took his sister to a audition for a Tide commercial in Savannah, Georgia and brought Wes along. ...

As Alec Hardiman in "Darkness Take My Hand".

15. Paul Sorvino

Actor | Goodfellas

Tall, dark and imposing American actor Paul Sorvino has made a solid career of portraying authority figures.

He was born in Brooklyn, New York City. His mother, Angela (Renzi), was a piano teacher, of Italian descent. His father, Ford Sorvino, was an Italian immigrant who worked in a robe factory as...

As Freddy Constantine in "Darkness, Take My Hand".

16. Chloe Rose

Actress | Teenagers

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Chloe is best known for her breakout role as Katie Matlin on Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001). Following Degrassi, Chloe received acclaim for her performance in Teenagers (2014). She has also starred in feature films, including The Lesser Blessed (2012), ...

As Kara Rider in "Darkness, Take My Hand".

17. Eric Osborne

Actor | Degrassi: Next Class

Eric Osborne grew up in Newcastle, Ontario. Eric is an Actor known for his portrayal of Miles Hollingsworth III on the critically acclaimed show Degrassi. He also has performed on Suits, Frankie Drake, Pyewacket, Thicker than Water (The Twisted Son) as well as upcoming feature films Random Acts of ...

As Jason Warren in "Darkness, Take My Hand".

18. Gabrielle Miller

Actress | Corner Gas

Gabrielle Miller is on the fast track to becoming one of Canada's foremost actors. She has lead roles in two of Canada's hottest shows - Corner Gas (2004) and Robson Arms (2005). But these are not the first popular screen appearances that she has made. Gabrielle has been acting since she was ...

As Diandra Warren in "Darkness, Take My Hand".

19. Sam Heughan

Actor | Outlander

Sam Roland Heughan was born April 30, 1980 in Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. An accomplished stage and screen actor best known for his leading roles in Starz TV Series Outlander (2014-2021), A Princess for Christmas (2011), and A Very British Sex Scandal (2007). He attended the ...

As Jay Becker, Patrick's mentor, in "Sacred".

20. Larry Cedar

Actor | Deadwood

Larry Cedar is an accomplished film, television, stage and voiceover artist. Admitted to Hastings Law School after earning his BA in Communication Studies, the course of his life was dramatically altered when he impulsively decided to audition for, and was accepted into, the MFA Theater program at ...

As Trevor Stone in "Sacred".

21. Peter Gallagher

Actor | American Beauty

Peter Gallagher was born on August 19, 1955 in New York City, New York, USA as Peter Killian Gallagher. He is an actor, known for American Beauty (1999), The O.C. (2003) and Burlesque (2010). He has been married to Paula Harwood since May 7, 1983. They have two children.

As Remy Broussard in "Gone, Baby, Gone".

22. Anthony Mackie

Actor | The Hurt Locker

Anthony Mackie is an American actor. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Martha (Gordon) and Willie Mackie, Sr., who owned a business, Mackie Roofing. Anthony has been featured in feature films, television series and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, ...

As Neal Ryerson in "Gone, Baby, Gone".

23. Marie Avgeropoulos

Actress | The 100

Marie Avgeropoulos currently stars as "Octavia Blake" in the CW's post-apocalyptic drama series, The 100 (2014). The Emmy- nominated series chronicles the surviving population living on a space station, called the ARK, who send a group of 100 delinquents down to earth. THE 100 set out to see if ...

As Vanessa Moore in "Prayers For Rain".

24. Meg Donnelly

Actress | American Housewife

Meg Donnelly is positioned to be a breakout star in the entertainment industry, quickly becoming known for her impeccable comedic timing on camera, innate abilities in music, and the refreshing, free spirit she brings to every project she appears in. Donnelly can be seen starring on ABC's hit ...

As older Amanda McCready in "Moonlight Mile".

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