If they make another Dave Robicheaux movie, who should play Clete Purcel, the best sidekick ever invented for book or screen (he didn't feature in In the Electric Mist)?
A very difficult question, indeed, as any James Lee Burke fan should very well know. A larger-than-life character with a soft heart but near-psychotic tendencies and a frightening temper to say the least.
I've always pictured a slightly younger Nick Nolte as Clete when reading the books. I think he would be excellent as Clete.
Who do you think? Gary Oldman, maybe?
I would also have said John Goodman, if he didn't already feature in this movie. He's also brilliant as someone with a very dangerous streak flowing underneath his skin.