Well, personally I really like Barry Pepper quite a bit, and would think he'd be fantastic in this film... which is being directed by the Lucas' right hand man on Star Wars Episode One. Hmmmmm... hope he learned his craft real real well! This is a huge film, if done right... But who knows, right? (BTW I do have this on three sources right now)
I happen to know that Barry Pepper, Private Jackson in Saving Private Ryan, has just been signed to play Jonnie Goodboy Tyler in John Travolta's new flick "Battlefield Earth." Mr. Pepper is gaining quite a fan base and this is a major step up for him! Now if they'd just release "The Green Mile" for Pete's sake!