Perhaps with the recent (and excellent) documentary Casting By in mind, someone asked me who I would cast for a movie version of Those That Wake. With no limits on budget or scheduling (or era) in my imagination, my ideal cast would be:
As Laura, Shailene Woodley
As Remak, Michael Fassbender
As Mike, Paul Giamatti
And as Mal, a very young Charles Bronson. I'm sure there's a current actor out there who understands the power of silence, who would serve the part very well, but from the moment of conception, Mal was always a young Charles Bronson in my head.