PDA

View Full Version : Starring...?



jilly61
12-10-2010, 05:42 PM
So it's finally happened and your book is being made into a film. Who would you cast in the starring role?

I'd like Colin Firth to play a role but since I write children's fiction I'm not convinced he could play a convincing seven year old. Maybe the youngster from where the wild things are, but even he seems too old.

What about you? Who gets your leading role, and why?

regdog
12-10-2010, 05:55 PM
In one of my books my MC is a dog based on my dog. I'd like to see her in the staring role


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l117/regdog/kids/Whyismyhairinthisthing.jpg

Arc Jerome
12-10-2010, 05:55 PM
Patrick Fugit as an aide in a nursing home

alleycat
12-10-2010, 05:57 PM
The one story I've come up with where I really saw a particular actor in the role was one about a black basketball coach taking over what had up to then been an all-white high school basketball team (this was set in the 1960s). I kept seeing James Earl Jones as the coach, who at first doesn't seem very imposing to the kids, with his frumpy clothes, bulging waistline, and homespun tales, but they soon discover that there's a lot more to the old coach, and about life, than they thought.

Bmwhtly
12-10-2010, 06:08 PM
In the adaptation of my autobiography, I'll be played by.... Natalie Portman.

But not just for that scene where the next door neighbour (played by Keira Knightly) and I... well, you see the point.

CheyElizabeth
12-10-2010, 06:26 PM
Justin Beiber. Because I'm all about making money. Wait, my MC is a girl...

jilly61
12-10-2010, 06:40 PM
In one of my books my MC is a dog based on my dog. I'd like to see her in the staring role


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l117/regdog/kids/Whyismyhairinthisthing.jpg


She's got star quality.

jilly61
12-10-2010, 06:41 PM
Justin Beiber. Because I'm all about making money. Wait, my MC is a girl...


:D

Rewrite?

alleycat
12-10-2010, 06:42 PM
Justin Beiber. Because I'm all about making money. Wait, my MC is a girl...
I'm not sure it would matter . . .

JoeEkaitis
12-10-2010, 06:49 PM
Patrick Stewart as the voice of Griff

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/07/72/ec8d024128a0844215560110.L.jpg

John Goodman as the voice of Bear, and in Hollywood tradition, some kid from an open casting call as the voice of Dennis Pearson.

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/15/7a/6b15828fd7a0af8565560110.L.jpg

Tim Allen as the voice of Dorian di Drago

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/63/cd/f4cb729fd7a0ae10d4560110.L.jpg

Wayne K
12-10-2010, 06:52 PM
Its a memoir, so, John Holmes :D

Oh wait, he's dead...Forget it

jilly61
12-10-2010, 08:45 PM
some kid from an open casting call as the voice of Dennis Pearson

Somehow open casting always makes me think of mining and putting kids down the mine. Maybe I should have an open casting call for my MC.

Lavern08
12-10-2010, 09:17 PM
Definitely Angela Bassett for the role of my MC as an adult. ;)

Ken
12-10-2010, 10:21 PM
... would opt for the neorealism approach that was taken in the 1940s by directors like Vittorio De Sica. Instead of actors, I'd prefer ordinary, everyday people to play the roles who had no experience in front of the camera. That would work good I think. ps Excelent question BTW.

milly
12-10-2010, 11:05 PM
Ryan Gosling...somewhere, anywhere, I don't care :)

regdog
12-11-2010, 12:19 AM
She's got star quality.

:) She does.

cmi0616
12-11-2010, 02:03 AM
My book is about a female rock star with a drug addiction, and a music journalist who falls in love with her.

I like Emily Blunt (from Sunshine Cleaning and The Young Victoria) for Scarlett, the female rocker. She does all the fierce, angsty roles pretty well, and that suits this character.

For the journalist, maybe Gerard Butler?

jilly61
12-11-2010, 02:57 AM
... would opt for the neorealism approach that was taken in the 1940s by directors like Vittorio De Sica. Instead of actors, I'd prefer ordinary, everyday people to play the roles who had no experience in front of the camera.

That sounds an interesting idea. I might just use that when the time comes! ;)

Caitlin Black
12-11-2010, 03:17 AM
Unknown actress for my MC, and her lover.

If I could swing it, I'd have a famous metal singer play The Devil - he'd have the right look, hopefully, amplified by make-up. And I can guarantee a metal singer would be able to distort their voice into a suitably evil tone without looking like they're about to choke. Perfect.

...

Actually, hell, I'd just have all my cast be taken from the world of metal music. From watching metal bands I'd never heard of on youtube, I know that a lot of the women in metal are gorgeous, which suits my lesbian couple, and many people have killer voices.

Added bonus is that the soundtrack would write itself. :)