I'm not sure how to feel about this news: Alec Baldwin has signed on to star alongside Cameron Diaz and the Fanning sisters in the film version of Jodi Picoult's bestselling novel My Sister's Keeper. Where Diaz seems slightly too young (and not mom-ish) to play the girls' mother, Alec Baldwin seems older than what I'd envisioned to play the part of the attorney.
His character is the lawyer who "represents a child (Elle Fanning) after she sues her parents for emancipation on the grounds they bred her to be a genetic match who could prolong the life of her cancer-ridden sister (Dakota Fanning). The girl's mother (Diaz) is a former trial lawyer and represents herself in court."
I figured this character might be somewhat gruff and I think Baldwin can easily pull that off, but I'd also thought he would be young and dashing. My casting choice was Jon Hamm who recently played Don Draper on Mad Men. What do you think about the casting choice of Alec Baldwin?