So a new adaptation of the elephant man story is in the works and reading this story [ LINK ] Charlie Heaton has got the role. Aah ain't he purty. The story also mentions Adam Pearson... who wasn't considered for the role but does have some qualities that would lend him to the part. Pearson can be heard here discussing the situation : https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/present...tor-adam-pearson-criticises-bbc-elephant-man/ Now I confess, I don't know how good an actor Pearson is. But Charlie Heaton has always been pretty-boy bland to me [then again, Stranger Things got very unstrange after season 2 when it turned out they have no new ideas]. On another thread I did say I'd like it if a character who was white was played by a white actor, a black character by a black actor*... well here is an actor with Joseph Merricks disability and ... he isn't considered. Considering Merrick was a real person I'm sure many would find it odd if Alec Baldwin was cast as Martin Luther King or Helen Mirren as Ghandi. * this of course leads me to the silly place of saying ''gay actors only for gay roles'' so that's Sheldon Cooper done... so I'm not a stickler for the argument. Best actor for the role IMO.