Before or while working on a script, my characters aren't normally written to suit certain famous actors. The current script I'm writing is an exception. It's about a flamboyant famous rapper, and other celebrities, all living secret, malevolent double-lives. I would love the lead character to be played by an actual rapper to help with believability because whoever's in the role will need to know how to rap (and hopefully be able to write an original soundtrack for the film) and have an incredible stage presence. My two top picks are: Tyler, The Creator (whose latest album inspired this concept), and Canadian rapper Shad K. Who else writes characters while having actors in mind to play them? Please share and if you answer yes, explain how your casting choice would improve your character.