With the fact that one of my favorite book series’ is finally being made into a movie (the Plum novels by Janet Evanovich), and everyone’s been cast, I thought we’d discuss who we’d cast to play our main characters in our novels (published or unpublished) if they were made into a movie. I know this can be controversial if you’re a well known author (they picked who to play XYZ character from that book? That’s completely wrong! I didn’t picture them like that!)
But, this is just for fun. I’ll start off, then everyone can join in. Please share the name of your book (if you desire–this isn’t required), the name (first only) of the character you’re casting, and the person you’d like to play them. You can choose as many characters from as many of your books as you want.
And, if you want, for fun, you can cast the lead character of one of your favorite books. 🙂 Have fun with this!
For Homebody, I’m going to cast Amanda and Rick, my lead characters. I actually haven’t given much thought to my other projects, so for now, I’ll just post for Homebody.
For Amanda, I picture her as Anne Hathaway. Ms. Hathaway has a down to earth appearance, though quite beautiful, and from what I’ve seen of her acting, could pull off the range of emotions I’ve put Amanda through in Homebody.
Photo of Ms. Hathaway from: http://annehathawayfan.com/images/albums/Events/2010/05%2023%20Drama%20Desk%20Awards/normal_hq_009.jpg
Rick is a bit of a different casting choice. This actor struck me as the perfect Rick the moment I saw him. No way around it, he’d be the perfect choice, and probably the only one I’d allow if I had a hand in the casting of my book. The actor is Jeffrey Donovan. While he currently stars in Burn Notice, which is a primarily an action series, I’ve spotted him in other roles since I started watching the show (Hitch, for instance, with Will Smith). I think he would have the versatility as an actor to portray Rick who, while he’s not the most macho of men, has his moments in my book.
Photo of Mr. Donovan was procured from: http://jeffreydonovanfans.com/gallery/albums/userpics/normal_jeffrey-donovan.jpg
An aside, I also think that if Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series were cast, Mr. Donovan would make an awesome Mitch Rapp. He’s shown an aptitude for action, so pulling off that role should be no sweat for him.
Okay, now it’s your turn!
Until next time,