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Altered Carbon author Richard Morgan’s dream cast includes Sandra Bullock and a few more familiar faces. ​

Altered Carbon may be on our screens now, but it previously spent over a decade in development as a film and then a TV series.

So long, in fact, that author Richard Morgan had enough time to write two sequels and formulate his own dream cast.

The series debuted on Netflix last month and stars Joel Kinnaman as a former member of a military elite who wakes up in a different man’s body and is tasked with investigating the apparent suicide of one of Earth’s richest men.

It also stars Martha Higareda and James Purefoy among others, but who did Morgan initially want to play the roles?

Well, in a 2016 blog post, Morgan revealed which actors/actresses he wanted to see bring his fictional creations to life on screen, and among them is Sandra Bullock. Yes, really.

Here’s Morgan’s dream cast in full:

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Role: Takeshi Kovacs Sleeve

Played by: Joel Kinnaman

Dream casting: Vincent Cassel/Benicio del Toro

Morgan said: “That whole style of big blunt leading men seems to have faded and gone. I think Vincent Cassel could carry it, or maybe Benicio del Toro, but after that I’m struggling.”

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Role: Kristin Ortega

Played by: Martha Higareda

Dream casting: Michelle Rodriquez/Eva Mendes

Morgan said: “The obvious port of call is Michelle Rodriguez, who has that hard-boiled Latina thing totally down, or maybe Eva Mendes – her hard-boiled credentials are a bit less evident, but she’s an awesome actor so it’d be cool to watch her try on Ortega’s hard-bitten cool.”

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Role: Miriam Bancroft

Played by: Kristin Lehman

Dream casting: Sharon Stone/Anne Bancroft

Morgan said: “Miriam Bancroft, I’ve never had any particular likes for, but she’d certainly be an interesting cast, because what you’ve got there is basically a Baywatch babe’s body channelling the spirit of Anne Bancroft in The Graduate, or maybe just Sharon Stone circa Basic Instinct.”

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Role: Laurens Bancroft

Played by: James Purefoy

Dream casting: Gabriel Byrne

Morgan said: “Gabriel Byrne would probably make a pretty cool Laurens Bancroft.”

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Role: Reileen Kawahara

Played by: Dichen Lachman

Dream casting: Sandra Bullock/Madeleine Stowe

Morgan said: “I think they’re both super-talented actors who’ve been given very limited opportunity to broaden their range; it’d be great to see either one of them playing against type as a bad guy.”

Altered Carbon season one is available to stream on Netflix now.

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