Casting a Murderer #MakingAMurderer

It's hard to not get caught up in this documentary after the first episode (of ten).  Imagine finding yourself a victim of the "justice" system, not only once but twice! We start with a young Steven Avery. A son, husband, and father with his whole life ahead of him, who suddenly finds himself a convicted man, sentenced to 32 years in prison for the sexual assault of a prominent young woman. After fighting for nearly 18 years proclaiming his innocence, DNA evidence exonerates him and places the right man behind bars. Fast forward to a little over 2 years of freedom, and shortly before possibly reaching a 36 million dollar payday, he finds himself back behind bars, this time for murder. While watching the series, episode after episode, I was honestly hoping that this would be a fictional story. I watched a man lose his entire life as the world kept on going. His wife had left him, his children grew older and had children of their own, and there was nothing he could do but sit and wait. As I was watching, I felt the most pain for his parents. Fighting to free their son, watching them grow older, and missing out on all the little milestones as the years passed only to find themselves in almost the exact same situation. 

I'm not saying they're innocent nor am I saying they're guilty.  I'm simply saying that the justice system has failed them both. They both deserve re-trials, too many questions went unanswered and there was a clear conflict of interest from the beginning of the investigation. The directors, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, have done a stellar job in condensing 10+ years into a short 10 episode documentary. While there is plenty of controversy surrounding the series, I recommend you watch it and judge for yourselves. If you've already watched the series, I'd love to hear your thoughts. What did you think?

If this were to ever become a movie, here's how I'd cast it. I've added Kathleen Zellner at the end only because, should they be granted re-trials, I think she'll play an integral role in the outcome of this craziness. 

Joshua Jackson as Steven Avery

Nick Offerman as Steven Avery

Dustin Hoffman as Dean Strang

Andy Buckley as Jerome Buting

Tommy Lee Jones as Scott Tadych

David Denman as Bobby Dassey

Eric Stonestreet as Ken Kratz

William H Macy Len Kachinsky

John Goodman as Allan Avery

Sandy Martin as Delores Avery

Paul Dano as Brendan Dassey

Jaime Pressly as Barb Tadych

Zac Efron as Aaron Keller 

Rashida Jones as Angenette Levy

Jason Biggs as Mike Halbach

Katie Holmes as Teresa Halbach

Paul Giamatti as Mark Weigert 

Paul Bettany as Tom Fassbender

Christian Slater as Andrew Colborn

Ben Kingsley as James Lenk

Ron Jeremy as Eugene Kusche

Britney Spears as Amy Lehmann

Jeffrey Tambor as Judge Patrick Willis

Anna Faris as Jodi Stachowksi

Amanda Bearse as Pamela Sturm

Julianna Margulies as Kathleen Zellner 

So what do you think? 
Who would cast differently?

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