Watchmen casting news

Unlike the last bit of casting news I brought you regarding Zach Snyder's film adaptation of the Alan Moore classic Watchmen, this news comes with more definition to it. According to IGN (via Ain't It Cool News), three major roles have been cast for the movie, and it seems the choices are Keanu Reeves, Jude Law and Patrick Wilson. Reeves will play Dr. Jon Osterman, otherwise known as Dr. Manhattan (who has the best lines in the entire book). Law will play Adrian Veidt (Ozymandias, the playboy of the world), and Wilson will be playing Dan Dreiberg (Nite Owl II, complete with feathers). Its very exciting that this movie is slowly coming together, and at least the cast is looking to be competent in their abilities to play roles in the big screen adaptation of one of the most important pieces of literature in history. Reeves sometimes picks roles that are great (Constantine, The Matrix), and other times some roles that are just horrendous (The Lake House anyone?), but he's a self-confessed comic geek, so at least his heart will be in it (and he tends to fare better with the sci-fi-ish roles). Law has always played his roles well (when he's not enjoying the company of his child's nanny on the side), and Wilson is definitely the most indie of the three actors. Three Watchmen cast