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When casting Blue Asylum I'd have to look for some actors and actresses with a bit of an edge. Some thoughts:Learn more about the book and author at Kathy Hepinstall's website.
Dr. Cowell: The pompous and yet dissatisfied and restless psychiatrist of the insane asylum Stanley Tucci could capture both his arrogance and vulnerability.
Iris: The main character. A slave-holder's wife wrongfully sent to the asylum. It seems like this is a role for an actress with a classic, "old-fashioned" kind of look to her. Someone with dignity, a ferociousness under the surface and a heart. It would be tough to find the right actress, because Iris is only in her mid twenties in the book. I think of some of Hitchcock's blondes. Someone modern might be...[read on]
My Book, The Movie: Blue Asylum.