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Theo James as Theodore Decker

For our imaginary casting purposes, let's focus on the grown-up version of the main character, who has been compared to Holden Caulfield and a modern Dickens protagonist. Whoever plays the forlorn antihero at the center of the story has to be both sympathetic and infuriating. The other characters and reader overlook much of Theo Decker's bad behavior thanks to his natural charm, something Theo James has in spades. And doesn't that just look like the face of someone with secrets — including a heroin addiction and a stolen art masterpiece?

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