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Old 09-13-2007, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default Possible QL movie by Deborah Pratt - she needs YOUR opinion!

Deborah Pratt, co-creator of the original Quantum Leap series is shopping her Quantum Leap movie script (not Trey Callaway's version) to Universal and says that NBCUni is showing some "amazing interest" in her project.

Deborah wants to know who YOU think would be the best actress to play Sammi Jo in the movie!! She’s got to be about 36 for the time line to work but could cast as young as 30 or as old as 40.

Reply here with your suggestions and I will pass along to Deborah!

Could it really happen this time????!!!
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Old 09-13-2007, 10:40 PM   #2
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Eek... Too bad Kimberly Cullum's only 26; it'd be cool to see her play Sammy Jo as an adult.

Hmmm... how A-list or non A-list should we go? Is this for a once-off thing or for something that has the possibility of a long-term commitment?

How about Neve Campbell (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000117/ )?

There's an actress I saw recently in a Lifetime movie that could be good... Her name's Cara Pifko (http://imdb.com/name/nm0682999/ ).

That's all I can think of for the moment.

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Old 09-13-2007, 10:43 PM   #3
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Brian,

That is fantastic news! Awesome!

Did Deborah happen to mention what the development budget was, and who she can afford? That will probably dictate who they can get.

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Old 09-14-2007, 12:28 AM   #4
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It can be anyone you want, as famous or unknown as you want!

My understanding thus far is that this is for a feature film, so not sure if this would turn into a series. I think I heard her mention she had Julia Roberts in mind when writing it at one time or another.

Don't know if it'll get made, not trying to get hopes up too high, but with Deborah behind it and Universal once again potentially interested, who knows what can happen! Get those suggestions in ASAP!
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Old 09-14-2007, 05:29 AM   #5
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If Sammy-Jo gonna be a leaper so i'm thinking of Jennifer Garner at the top of my list.Unfortuntly i think Jennifer Garner would ,probably, be "too Expensive",so - I want to suggest Amy Acker(My Sammy-Jo in the Fanfic i'm writing).
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I agree Amy Acker would be good.

I'd like to see Embeth Davidtz but she is just outside the age range at 42 (though she looks good) She was Miss Honey in Matilda.

Tia Carrere would also be quite good I think (40).

Of those of the 'right' age: Elizabeth Lackey or Rachel Weisz or Renee O'Connor or Annabeth Gish.
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Old 09-14-2007, 12:48 PM   #7
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The recent Observer reported she was adapting the script (I'm assuming it's the same script) to become an online story. Have her plans changed since then? Because I'd prefer a film to a story any day!

And, most importantly, how can we show our support for it?
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My mom's suggestion is Ashley Judd (http://imdb.com/name/nm0000171/ ).

Others could be Jean Louisa Kelly (http://imdb.com/name/nm0446465/ ), Zoe McLellan (http://imdb.com/name/nm0572721/ ), or Jolene Blalock (http://imdb.com/name/nm0086883/ ).

And to just go all-out, not thinking of accents and what-not, I'll suggest Claudia Black (http://imdb.com/name/nm0085227/ ) or Lena Headey (http://imdb.com/name/nm0372176/ ).

And I'll second (or I guess it'd be a "third") the nomination of Jennifer Garner.

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The recent Observer reported she was adapting the script (I'm assuming it's the same script) to become an online story. Have her plans changed since then? Because I'd prefer a film to a story any day!

And, most importantly, how can we show our support for it?
You can show support by listing your suggestions and posting here! I'll be passing along comments to her.
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:27 PM   #10
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Others could be Jean Louisa Kelly (http://imdb.com/name/nm0446465/ ), Zoe McLellan (http://imdb.com/name/nm0572721/ )
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You know,After i've seen Zoe Mclellan at "JAG" i considered her as one of my top nominees for the part of Sammy-Jo,so...I'll support you with this pick(but My Fanfic Sammy-Jo will always be Amy Acker).
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You could go for irony and have Melora Hardin play her. She only just turned 40 in June.

Then we'd have had the same actress portray Young Abigail and Young Sammy and then the same actress play Adult Abigail and Adult Sammy.

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Default Casting Sammy Jo...

Well, the age limit of around 36 kinda changes things; i wasn't aware they were sticking with the original timeline. Bearing this in mind, I could easily see several women in the role...
  • Jodi-Lyn O'Keefe. She's 29, but could probably play older (similar to how the 24-year-old Kate Bosworth played a 30-something Lois Lane for "Superman Returns").
  • Tiffani Thiessen. 33 years old, former cast member on "Saved by the Bell", "Melrose Place", and "Fastlane", among others. If done right, I think she'd do rather well as Sammy Jo.
  • Annie Parisse. 32, formerly of "Law & Order", and had a minor role in the first "National Treasure" film.
  • Elisabeth Rohm. 34 years old, and has had two very notable roles: assistant D.A. Sareena on "Law & Order", and "Detective Kate Lockley" on the first season of "Angel" with David Boreanaz. Not sure how she'd look with dark hair, but it could be interesting.
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You could go for irony and have Melora Hardin play her. She only just turned 40 in June.

Then we'd have had the same actress portray Young Abigail and Young Sammy and then the same actress play Adult Abigail and Adult Sammy.

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It could be very Ironic,but it would also be much to wierd,i think.
well...at least for for me.
Not Considering,right now, the all hmm....dislikers of Abigail Fuller as were played by Melora Hardin in Trilogy 2&3.
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What about casting Catherine Bell? She played alongside David James Elliot in JAG, is familiar with Bellasario, and if I say so myself is a gorgeous talented actress. I think she would be a great pick, not sure if the age matches up, but I'd go after her for the possible role.
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I'm not sure how much involvment DPB will have in this film,if Deborah writes and produces it(If it really would happend,of course)..
Anyway,Catherine Bell is 39 -
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004738/

BTW -As much as i like Catherine Bell-I don't know why but... i just can't see her as a QL lead Character.

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Does anybody knows what was Trey Callaway's version?!
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It can be anyone you want, as famous or unknown as you want!

My understanding thus far is that this is for a feature film, so not sure if this would turn into a series. I think I heard her mention she had Julia Roberts in mind when writing it at one time or another.

Don't know if it'll get made, not trying to get hopes up too high, but with Deborah behind it and Universal once again potentially interested, who knows what can happen! Get those suggestions in ASAP!
Julia Roberts so far is the only person named here I have heard of and I think she's a good choice. She has the look going pretty well.
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I'll be honest and say that I can't stand Julia Roberts, and I personally can't see her pulling off that role.

I'd rather see a no-name or lesser-name actress who fits the role perfectly than have some A-lister whose mere presence would overshadow the story.

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I have to say I agree with Joy about the no-name vs A-lister.

I'm sorry to say that I don't have any suggestions. Well, not at this moment, anyway.
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I'll be honest and say that I can't stand Julia Roberts, and I personally can't see her pulling off that role.

I'd rather see a no-name or lesser-name actress who fits the role perfectly than have some A-lister whose mere presence would overshadow the story.

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I have to agree. I have enjoyed some performances by Julia Roberts, but all in all I think she is over-rated, and not right for this part.
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I don't think Julia Roberts Will fit to the part,too, and...If Deborah want an A-lister actress she better go with Jennifer Garner,who has a lot of experience with playing multiple Characters, she got during her TV series - "Alias". Maybe she's not as famous as Julia Roberts,but she's still quite famous around the world and probably "Cheaper" then Julia Roberts.
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Yeah, I can totally see Jennifer Garner in the role. I think her age and look is absolutely perfect, if we're gonna go with an A-lister. And who knows, if this spawns a TV series, Jennifer would be more likely to go with it than Julia. That's one reason I was submitting names of actresses with TV work because they're going to be more likely to sign up for a series should the movie spin-off.

It just all depends on how much they want Sammy Jo to look like the actress who played her as a child.

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Great news indeed.

Melora Hardin has turned 40 in June. Prehaps she could be considered for the role. It would be a nice continuation.
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You can show support by listing your suggestions and posting here! I'll be passing along comments to her.
Oh, great... This is the one way I'll have trouble supporting this! I have an image of the adult Sammie Jo in my head, and I haven't seen an actress that really matches her! But there are some fin suggestions here, and I'd go along with many of them. Not Julia Roberts, though; I wouldn't want a huge star that overshadows the non-A-listers, like Scott or Dean. I like the idea of Melora Hardin, and Jennifer Garner could pull it off as well. And there'd be a neat bit of symmetry with Garner: Scott used his talent to play different characters first in QL and then in a spy show, and Garner would go from a spy show to QL!
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What about Amy Jo Johnson - the first pink power ranger?

She's 36...
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She could do the swift Martial Arts moves that Sam/Scott could do. Sammy Jo following in her father's footsteps...
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