Dream Casting Showtime’s ‘Just Kids’ Miniseries

This week’s best news, by far, was the announcement that Penny Dreadful showrunner John Logan will adapt Patti Smith’s bestselling, National Book Award-winning memoir Just Kids for a Showtime miniseries. Practically the moment it was reported, Twitter, Facebook, music geeks in bars across the country, and the Flavorwire staff started speculating on who might be cast as Smith, her soul mate Robert Mapplethorpe, her paramour Sam Shepard, and all the other boldface names that fill the book’s pages. Here’s our fantasy cast, along with Photoshop-enabled visual aids.