During a recent status update, Rockstar insisted that L.A. Noire , often veiled in mystery and doubt, is indeed in full swing and in fact, everything is going along swimmingly.
They also said to expect one hell of a game and to prove their efforts, they're clearly looking to put the storyline in the limelight; the casting call for the game is loaded with encouraging requirements. They need many roles filled and Rockstar needs "strong actors" who can handle "lots of dialogue" for almost all of them. Not surprisingly, they need both good guys and bad and they're looking for someone who maybe resembles the likes of Gary Cooper or Gregory Peck to handle the role of the protagonist. The main character's name is Cole Phelps and the co-star is jazz singer Elsa Lichtmann; the latter only needs to perform for 10 days but they'll need the new Cole for three months (November through January). All this means Hollywood should be paying attention to L.A. Noire and we probably won't be shortchanged when it comes to voiceovers. Well, after the supreme voice acting we heard in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , we really can't expect anything less from big-budget productions these days.
It'll be very interesting to see who they get to fill these roles, and hopefully, the studio will make the announcement when they've hired who they need. Can't wait to find out!
Related Game(s): L.A. Noire