Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio could play Brokeback Mountain
Diana Ossana, the producer of the film, also confirmed the words of Van Sant: “Yes, all the actors he listed abandoned the project for various reasons.” In this case, the most difficult task was to find an actor for a role, which eventually went to Ledger. “Casting for the role of Ennis has become a real nightmare,” recalls Diana Ossana.
Looking back, Gus Van Sent admitted that now, in the absence of enthusiasm from famous actors, he would simply completely change the casting strategy. “What I could do then and, most likely, should have done so was to call for completely unknown actors who would not care who to play,” he concludes.
In August, Gus Van Sant's premiere of the new movie “Don't worry, he won't go far” starts in cinemas, and judging by the cast (starring Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara), the casting director has no problems with the casting.