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As I write this, they actually have made a film of my novel Crazy Heart after 21 years of various options. I originally pictured an actual country singer in the role of (country singer) Bad Blake. My first thoughts were Willie Nelson, or, even better, Waylon Jennings. Over the years a number of actors pitched themselves for the role--Lane Smith, Margot Kidder, Ronnie Cox and Lisa Blount. None of them came very close to my idea of the character.Learn more about the author and his work at Thomas Cobb's website.
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In addition to the novels Crazy Heart and Shavetail, Thomas Cobb is the author of Acts of Contrition, a collection of short stories that won the 2002 George Garrett Fiction Prize.
The Page 69 Test: Shavetail.
My Book, The Movie: Crazy Heart.