If your life was made into a movie, who would you choose as the actor or actress to portray you? This is your chance to select that starlet or action hero you’ve admired on the screen. Somewhat of a daunting task, isn’t it?
After the release of RUPTURE in 2009, I was asked by the creator of a web site called, My Novel, The Movie, to speculate on who I would choose as the cast of the movie version of RUPTURE. Seemed easy at first. I thought – I’ll just choose the latest Oscar winners and off we’ll go. But the choice needs to be correct, or at least realistic. After all, this will put a face (and a body, no less) to characters who populate the world of the novel.
As a writer, I want the reader to see the character in his or her own mind. Meaning, to envision the character as words are translated to active scenes of desire, anguish, pleasure. Some writers choose not to speculate on which actor might play their lead characters, for fear that this taints the readers imagination. I considered this position. Then I thought: come on, readers are more imaginative than that.
So, think of who you would choose to play Eli Branch and Meg Daily. And don’t forget detective Lipsky, and Henry, all of whom return in PUBLIC ANATOMY. Then check out RUPTURE, The Movie (link below). Once opened, you can click on the actors name to see their photo and credits in the IMDb database, which I found to be very helpful.
Then add a comment to this blog post of who you would choose to play the role of Eli, or Meg, or any of the characters. And don’t forget Liza French from PUBLIC ANATOMY, who remains yet to be cast.