Exclusive Miami Vice Casting Buzz
Some Michael Mann vets to join it?
Studi appeared in Mann's Heat and Last of the Mohicans, while Trejo was a member of Robert De Niro's crew in Heat.
We asked Mr. Trejo's reps at Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier Talent Agency if he was up for the role of Lt. Martin Castillo, which was played on the original series by Edward James Olmos.
While not confirming that Trejo's part would be Castillo, AEF did advise IGN that "our office is currently in discussions regarding the project and Danny Trejo. ... He is under consideration for two roles in the project."
Even better, Mann could've hired a Native for one of the two starring roles, not a supporting role. No one says the characters have to remain the same in a remake. (See Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica as a good example.)
Instead, Mann didn't hire Studi or Trejo for his movie. Oh, well.
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