The name of the woman who cast 127 Hours is Donna Isaacson. When I was doing a janitorial stint at Fox Searchlight two years ago, hers was one of the offices I regularly cleaned. I didn’t know what that movie was then, so when I found a crumpled hand-written page titled “127 Hours Protagonist Casting Ideas (Outside the Box),” it meant nothing to me. It wasn’t until I finally Netflixed the movie last week, then did an impulsive comb-through of some of the trash I’d saved from that time, that I realized I had something of value, or at least of interest to me and perhaps others. This morning I transcribed it (fixing some spelling errors and changing the title); here it is.
Actors Who Would Have Made 127 Hours a Very Different Viewing Experience
Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman)
William H. Macy