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Netflix's 10-part documentary series Making a Murderer follows the 2005 trial of Steven Avery: a man who spent 18 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, only to be charged for murder alongside his teenage nephew shortly after his release. It's a compelling, harrowing, and frequently frustrating watch, one that's driven some viewers to amateur sleuthing and others to crushes on defense attorneys Dean Strang and Jerry Buting.

Whatever conclusions you can or can't draw about Avery's guilt or innocence, one thing is clear: This series has resonated deeply with its audience. At this point, a Hollywood movie adaptation seems more or less inevitable. Here's who we'd like to see take on the key roles.

Steven Avery: Nick Offerman

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Young Steven Avery: Jesse Plemons

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Dolores Avery (Steven's mother): Kathy Bates

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Allan Avery (Steven's father): Tommy Lee Jones

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Brendan Dassey (Steven's nephew): Paul Dano

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Barb Tadych (Steven's sister, Brendan's mother): Dale Dickey

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Scott Tadych (Steven's brother-in-law): Steve Carell

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Bobby Dassey (Brendan's brother, Steven's nephew): Lucas Black

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Lieutenant James Lenk (Sheriff's Department): Michael Kelly

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Sergeant Andrew Colborn (Sheriff's Department): Paul Giamatti

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Dean Strang (Defense attorney for Steven Avery): Stephen Colbert

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Jerry Buting (Defense attorney for Steven Avery): Andy Buckley

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Ken Krantz (Prosecutor): Jack Black

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Len Kachinsky (Defense attorney for Brendan Dassey): William H. Macy

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Mike Halbach (Brother of victim Teresa Halbach): Matt McGorry

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Ryan Hillegas (Teresa's ex-boyfriend): Zach Gilford

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Angenette Levy (Reporter): Ashley Greene

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Aaron Keller (Reporter): Anderson Cooper

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