Can a boy-actor hold a candle to an editor?

Tongue firmly in both cheeks, Sans Serif is pleased to announce a global campaign for Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter (top, right) to be drafted to play Tintin.

Reports in the British papers suggest that Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson have zeroed in on 17-year-old Thomas Sangster (top, left) to play the boy-reporter who (sigh!) never has to sit down to type out a story of his adventures, face heartless bosses, or fill up a travel voucher.

Sangster is the veteran of movies such as Love Actually, etc, but—sacrilege!—claims he had never Herge‘s 23 books till recently because he wasn’t that “big” on reading.

Continuing coverage: If Steven Spielberg has a casting problem…

All fun and no work makes Tintin a good boy

Tintin publisher Raymond Leblanc passes away

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