Joystiq has a new interview with Remedy's Matias Myllyrinne. Here's a snippet:

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.

You can read the whole thing here.

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