Supposedly, David Cage, Writer and Director of Heavy Rain, creates the characters in his games with very specific actors in mind.
According to Destructoid, Quantic Dream’s last release was created with at least two specific actors in mind. Cage made Scott Shelby, the detective you see at the head of this post, with John Goodman in mind. He also created Ethan “JAAAAAASSSSOOOONNNN” Mars with Clive Owen as his inspiration.
Money and tech made it a bit tough for Quantic Dream to get the actors to play their designed roles in Heavy Rain, as explained by co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière. However, that’s not really the case for Beyond: Two Souls.
Beyond: Two Souls will star both Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe in two leading roles. That, if you ask me, is pretty sweet.