My Dream Cast for the Film Adaptation of the Matthew Reilly action novel: SCARECROW

My ideal cast list for the potential film adaptation of best-selling Australian author, Matthew Reilly's thriller/action novel, SCARECROW.
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1.
Matt Damon
Matthew Paige Damon was born on October 8, 1970, in Boston Massachusetts, to Kent Damon, a stockbroker, realtor and tax preparer, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, an early childhood education professor at Lesley University. Matt has an older brother named Kyle who is now a sculptor. His father is of English and Scottish descent...
“ Matt Damon would lead the cast as the titular protagonist Captain Shane Michael Schofield of the USMC - callsign 'Scarecrow'. After roles in the Bourne films, Damon would be suited to the role as the enigmatic US Marine pulling out all the stops to save the world from an intricate and deadly plot. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
2.
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series...
“ Australian actor co-stars as deadly bounty hunter, Aloysius Knight, the 'Black Knight'. A man with a complicated and traumatic past and a former ruthless Delta soldier. Jackman would fit into the cast well, after excellent performances in the X-men films. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
3.
Christian Bale
Christian Charles Philip Bale was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK on January 30, 1974, to English parents Jennifer "Jenny" (James) and David Charles Howard Bale. His mother was a circus performer and his father, who was born in South Africa, was a commercial pilot. The family lived in different countries throughout Bale's childhood...
“ Christian Bale as Aloysius Knight's associate and master pilot, Rufus, a socially awkward, but intelligent personality, eternally grateful and loyal to his partner. After stand out roles in The Dark Knight and Batman Begins, Bale is an excellent choice as Rufus. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
4.
Clive Standen
Actor, Vikings
Clive Standen is a British actor, he was born in a British Army base in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, and grew up in the East Midlands in England. He went to school at King Edward VII School (Melton Mowbray) followed by a performing arts course at Melton Mowbray College. In his late teens Standen was a international Muay Thai Boxer and later Fencing gold medalist...
“ Clive Standen in a supporting role as Buck Reilly Junior ['Book II']. A young and talented US Marine, and part of Captain Schofield's team - wary of Schofield after the untimely death of his beloved father, Buck Reilly, for which he blames Schofield. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
5.
Yvonne Strahovski
Actress, Chuck
Yvonne was born and raised in Australia. Her parents were Polish immigrants. She attended the Santa Sabina College for her high school education. She then went on to study Performance at the University of Western Sydney's School of Contemporary Arts, graduating in 2003. Shortly afterwards, she landed her first role on television in an episode of Fear Factory...
“ Yvonne Strahovski as Lieutenant Elizabeth 'Libby' Gant, callsign Fox. The love interest of Captain Schofield and a fellow member of the USMC. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
6.
Josh Duhamel
Joshua David Duhamel was born in Minot, North Dakota. His mother, Bonny L., is a retired high school teacher and the current Executive Director of Minot's Downtown Business & Profession Association, and his father, Larry Duhamel, is an advertisement salesman. Josh has three younger sisters: Ashlee, McKenzee and Kassidy...
“ After military roles in the Transformers franchise, Josh Duhamel is my choice as Schofield's good friend, Captain Andrew Trent. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
7.
Michelle Rodriguez
Actress, Avatar
Known for tough-chick roles, Michelle Rodriguez is proof that there is a cross between beauty and brawn. She was born Mayte Michelle Rodriguez on July 12, 1978, in Bexar County, Texas, to Carmen Milady Pared Espinal, from the Dominican Republic, and Rafael Rodríguez Santiago, who served in the U.S. Army and was originally from Puerto Rico...
“ Michelle Rodriguez as Marine Gunnery Sergeant Gena *beep* Newman - the tough as nails mentor and close friend of Shane Schofield. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
8.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor, Inception
Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt was born February 17, 1981 in Los Angeles, California, to Jane Gordon and Dennis Levitt. Joseph was raised in a Jewish family with his late older brother, Dan Gordon-Levitt, who passed away in October 2010. His parents worked for the Pacifica Radio station KPFK-FM and his maternal grandfather...
“ Joseph Gordon-Levitt as primary antagonist Jonathan Killain - anarchist and billionare, cunning and clever, his motives are unknown even to his fellow businessmen of the mysterious M-12 organisation. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
9.
Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for portraying Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In addition to reprising the role in The Hobbit series, Wood also played Ryan in the FX television comedy Wilfred and voiced Beck in the Disney XD animated television series TRON: Uprising...
“ Elijah Wood to play David Fairfax - a computer geek and close associate of Shane Schofield. Currently working for the Department of Defence, Fairfax is drawn into the conspiracy of M-12 and is one again the brains behind Schofield's escapades. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
10.
Sean Bean
Sean Bean's 20 year career spans theater, radio, television and movies. Bean was born in Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, to Rita (Tuckwood) and Brian Bean. He worked for his father's welding firm before he decided to become an actor. He attended RADA in London and appeared in a number of West End stage productions including RSC's "Fair Maid of the West" (Spencer)...
“ Talented British actor, Sean Bean to play the deadliest bounty hunter in the world - ex-British SAS commando, Colonel Damon 'Demon' Larkham. A rival of Aloysius Knight, determined to claim the rich rewards offered by M-12. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
11.
Jason Statham
Jason Statham was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire, to Eileen (Yates), a dancer, and Barry Statham, a street merchant and lounge singer. Statham has done quite a lot in a short time. He has been a Diver on the British National Diving Team and finished 12th in the World Championships in 1992. He has also been a fashion model...
“ Fellow Briton actor Jason Statham, after his leading role in the Transporter series as Damon Larkham's right hand man and bounty hunter, the 'Cowboy'. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
12.
Jean Reno
Jean Reno was born Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez in Casablanca, Morocco, to Spanish parents (from Andalucía) who moved to North Africa to seek work. His father was a linotypist. Reno settled in France at 17. He began studying drama and has credits in French television and theater as well as films. His first two marriages both ended in divorce...
“ French actor, Jean Reno as the sadistic French facilitator of the international bounty hunt, instigated by M-12. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
13.
Arnold Vosloo
Arnold Vosloo was born in Pretoria, South Africa, to stage actor parents, Johanna Petronella Vorster and Johannes J. Daniel Vosloo. He is an Afrikaaner (of mostly Dutch, as well as German, Swiss-German, Danish, and French, descent). Vosloo quickly established a fine reputation as an actor in his native South Africa...
“ South African actor, Arnold Vosloo as Cedric Wexley - a deadly Ex-South African commando turned assassin and prominent member of the Ex-Sol (Executive Solutions) organisation. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
14.
Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz is an Austrian-German actor. He is best known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012). For each performance, he won an Academy Award...
“ After international acclaim and renown for portraying the devious and cunning Colonel Hans Landa in Inglorious Basterds, Christoph Waltz joins the cast as General Zamarov - a hot headed and ruthless Russian bounty hunter. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
15.
“ Lin Chi-Ling as the deadly bounty hunter known as Ice Queen. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
16.
Djimon Hounsou
Actor, Gladiator
Djimon Hounsou was born in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa, to Albertine and Pierre Hounsou, a cook. He moved to Lyon, France, when he was 13. Hounsou has graced the catwalks of Paris and London as a popular male model. He has since left his modeling career and has worked on Gladiator by Ridley Scott and Amistad by Steven Spielberg.
“ After standout performances in Blood Diamond and Gladiator, Djimon Hounsou is an excellent choice as African bounty hunter, Zulu. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
17.
Jonathan Pryce
From Holywell to Hollywood Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a critically acclaimed and award winning actor from North Wales. Renowned for his immense versatility and powerful presence he has transcended the industry, effortlessly moving between Hollywood studio films and the classical West End to bold independent cinema and the broadway musical...
“ Jonathan Pryce in a minor role as the [unnamed] President of the United States. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
18.
Ian McKellen
Ian Murray McKellen was born on May 25, 1939 in Burnley, Lancashire, England, to Margery Lois (Sutcliffe) and Denis Murray McKellen, a civil engineer. He is of Scottish, Northern Irish, and English descent. During his early childhood, his parents moved with Ian and his sister Jean to the mill town of Wigan...
“ Actor Ian McKellen to portray the ageing United States Army Researcher, Dr Oliphant, whose life is unknowingly put into grave danger. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
19.
Richard Armitage
Richard Crispin Armitage was born and raised in Leicester, England, to Margaret (Hendey), a secretary, and John Armitage, an engineer. He attended Pattison College in Binley Road, Coventry, and studied at LAMDA (the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). His first appearance on the screen was in a small role in This Year's Love...
“ Actor Richard Armitage as Delta soldier Wade Brandies, sworn enemy of Aloysius Knight, whose loyalties are divided. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
20.
Vin Diesel
Actor, Furious 7
Vin Diesel was born Mark Sinclair in Alameda County, California, along with his fraternal twin brother, Paul Vincent. He was raised by his astrologer/psychologist mother, Delora Sherleen (Sinclair), and adoptive father, Irving H. Vincent, an acting instructor and theater manager, in an artist's housing project in New York City's Greenwich Village...
“ Vin Diesel as rogue CIA agent, "Rat" Noonan. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
21.
Rudolf Martin
Actor, NCIS
Born and raised in West Berlin, Rudolf moved with his family from Berlin to Paris to Italy, arriving in the United States a short time after his high school graduation from the Universite de Paris. While studying at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, he landed his first professional role in the Susan Seidelman short film The Dutch Master...
“ Martin as Mossad agent Benjamin Rosenthal, currently working in Britain - a man caught in the plotting of M-12, and thus one, whose life is in danger. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441
 
22.
Meryl Streep
Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 19 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William Streep...
“ Meryl Streep in a minor role as billionare heiress and richest woman on the planet, Lillian Mattencourt, who plays a major role in the fate of the planet - a fact unknown to almost all. ” - rangerofthenorth-200-663441