This article is from the Pratchett Newsgroups FAQ, by Orin Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Leo Breebaart went through 13 Mb of a.f.p. logfiles, extracted 450 Kb of "Let's
cast a Discworld movie" articles, and put together a complete list of
all the suggestions ever made, leaving out the less serious
possibilities. This can be found at the Pratchett Archives.
This thread seems to be fairly virulent at the moment so I hope all
potential posters have had a look at the casting page at www.lspace.org
You CAN post a casting thread - but I recommend you check out all
that has been suggested before so you don't do the obvious.
"I reckon that James Earl Jones would make a gread Death."
Some of us suspect that this phrase was the first ever transmitted
over the internet. It was soon followed by:
"Does Pterry Post here or What?"
What has been amusing me even more of late is the thread of casting an
AFP movie. In traditional AFP style everyone is arguing which actor would
best represent them while completely ignoring the question of the proposed
film's plot. Then again this is AFP ... there would not be a plot!