Wednesday, March 24, 2010

WEDNESDAY'S BURNING QUESTION

Ellen Hart writes:

Wed Burning Question As an author, do you ever daydream about the movie that will one-day be made of your books/series? Have you ever cast the characters? And for readers, if you love a book, do think about who might be perfect to play this or that character? Be specific. (For example, I’d like to see Queen Latifah or Kirstie Alley play Cordelia Thorn in my Jane Lawless series. Yeah, right. Still in the daydream stage.)

8 comments:

Steve Liskow said...

My series is still unsold, but I've seen John Cusack as my PI ever since I watched Grosse Pointe Blank. I've never quite decided on the female lead, but Maggie Gyllenthal is a front runner, and so is the actress who played Angie Gennaro in Gone Baby Gone. I never remember her name, but both of them have the intelligence, humor, and feistiness I want.

Liz Lipperman said...

Okay, I'll play. I want Stana Katic of Castle playing my heroine in my Casserole Lovers Series. Of course, the hunky hero has to be Nathan Fillion who is Castle!!

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Sheila Lowe said...

For my Forensic Handwriting series, my perfect pick for Claudia Rose is Minnie Driver. For Det. Joel Jovanic, Daniel Craig. In fact, I have photos of them on a bulletin board on my office wall.

Leigh said...

I never write a book that I don't think about who would play the characters in the movie. Right now I'm picturing Eddie Cahill as the hero lawyer in my book and Anna Belknap as his PI sidekick.

Steph Damore said...

Ooh, Freida Pinto (Latikia from Slumdog Millionaire) would be an awesome Keira Diaz. Not sure about the rest of my characters...

F.M. Kahren said...

Casting for Brand Loyalty - Oddly, this has been a matter of some discussion among family, friends and coworkers. I say oddly because it reminds me of the joke about the athlete who won a gold medal and had it bronzed. Publishing a novel is still a big deal to me.

Anyway, Matt Rommel: I'm getting Tom Selleck, Bruce Campbell, Jesse Ventura. My pick would be Michael Keaton. People say he isn't big enough. I say, "Michael Keaton was Batman!" A big actor can play a big man.

Carolyn Kast: This one's is a problem for everyone. You need a tough woman who doesn't know she's a tough woman. People say, Diane Lane and Sigorney Weaver most often. What this role doesn't need is some wealking prone to twisting her ankle and falling down. Carolyn Kast solves her own problems.

Sheila Connolly said...

I've got an entire unsold series that I wrote picturing Jodie Foster as heroine.

Maybe we should turn this around. Wouldn't it be fun to write a series using Meryl Streep? You can ask yourself at each critical point, what would Meryl do?

Steph Damore said...

Shelia, that would be fun. Meryl Street is awesome.