Damn, your list seems near perfect. Give this man a casting chair!
Several recent movies have "Game of Thrones" veterans.
They would be cheaper to hire than A listers.
But even better for a producer/director, is to get cheap unknown actors who are effective enough to help fill seats in a movie theater.
Take Sigourney Weaver; before "Alien" she was pretty much only a stage actor.
Getting her for "Alien" was great casting.