MTV has an entry about how D.J. Caruso wants Shia LaBeouf to play Yorick in the Y: The Last Man adapation. (Anyone else remember when MTV was music videos and VJs with big hair and not movie rumors?)
With Caruso and Shia LaBeouf’s already-established working relationship (“Disturbia” and the upcoming “Eagle Eye”), does the director already have his “last man”? “This is funny, but unbeknownst to me: Shia was already chasing this part prior to anything,” Caruso said. “I haven’t talked to him yet about it because he’s off shooting ‘Indiana Jones 4,’ but Shia is the right type and the right personality because you want to have the humor, but you also want to have the seriousness. So we’ll talk about it when we get there.”
And fans really have crappy ideas for who should play Yorick:
In a random sampling outside New York’s Midtown Comics, fans told MTV News they could see Mark Ruffalo, Ryan Gosling and Tobey Maguire as good Yoricks. (Vaughan himself has no opinion, saying his “cop-out answer” is that the only Yorick he can imagine is the one on the page.)
Tobey Maguire? Mark Ruffalo? Why not Jay-Z?