- How much care have you taken in picking the right actors and looking for believable performances?
- We're lucky to work with Navid Khonsari at iNk Stories. He worked with us on Max Payne and Max Payne 2 and did a lot of work for Rockstar back with GTA and so forth. He's our voice-over director in New York. Some roles were easier to cast, and others were very difficult. I think Alice, Wake's wife, was a really difficult one to find the right person for. We wanted a strong, independent woman, but we also wanted her to be feminine and somebody you could really relate to, because a lot our story revolves around their relationship, and that chemistry needs to work. So, we ended up spending a lot of time in the New York studio and getting those performances right. Of course, with a great director it's easier to get those performances right. For a story, for a thriller, you need to have that emotional impact, you need to have well-delivered lines. We wanted the no-name kind of ... Matthew Porretta is a wonderful guy, but it's not like we cast Keanu Reeves as Alan Wake.
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