LOOKING TO CAST THESE NOW:

GARY (bass and vocals) - brooding, brilliant, tricky, dark + depressive, prodigious musician

 

PUNKA (drums and vocals) - (Gary's little brother) sexy, fun-loving, easy to get along with, but smart not glib

 

IVAN (guitar and vocals) - serious, erudite, orphaned, driven, hard-working musician

 

JULES (band's manager) - believes in the project but over-talkative, a bit dark + mad, and ultimately flawed... not all-in 

 

1-2 SOUTH AFRICAN POLICEMEN (BOER/AFRIKANER TYPES) - this is a policeman or two who's assigned to keep eyes on the band. Burly, maybe mustachioed, a bit mean, definitely racist, but more importantly dense... not questioning the apartheid rules, going along with them bc in his mind, that's how his society is meant to function. Below are just some thoughts on looks, but hair color can vary.

 

THE FOLLOWING CAN BE CAST AT A LATER DATE:

SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE DETECTIVE - sinister, skinny, erudite type wearing tweed who scares band in his office when they're hauled down to the police station. I picture him looking like the accountant from The Untouchables:

 

MIKE (cowbells) - all swagger, a hustler + trickster, super stylish ladies man

 

STEVE (lead guitar) - latecomer to band, into more heady music, devoted to project