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You know, I never, ever do this. I never imagine who would play the parts in the movie of my novel. And it has served me well. In The Deep End of the Ocean, the detective Candy Bliss is described as a tall, cool Nordic blond, impeccably dressed. She was played in the film by Whoopi Goldberg, so … okay. But anyhow, here goes: I would like Ryan Gosling to play Frank in the movie. He’s a good actor and he’s not just Mr. Romantic Lead anymore or Mr. Smooth-Talking Psycho. I think he could bring that combination of bemusement and strength that is Frank’s character to the screen. He’s around forty, and I think he would relate well to the child actor who is Ian … and I have no idea who that would be. Claudia would have to be Amy...[read on]Visit Jacquelyn Mitchard's website.
My Book, the Movie: Two If by Sea.