...a bunch of theater no-names?
They my not have been well-known in the States, but there are quite a few famous British faces in there. Guys like Pete Postlethwaite and Paul McGann have been in tons of things here.
Did you read the William Gibson scripts?
Gibson's first script is over-the-top Aliens
fan-wank in the worst possible way. His second attempt, where he basically takes away all the guns and shooting, is infinitely superior.
Yeah but I'm talking about sequence of events. Brandywine may have asked Ward to pitch without a commitment from Weaver, then she committed after hearing what they were thinking of doing. Maybe.
Fair enough. Admittedly I've no idea what came first, the script or the actress, just thinking out loud.