Monday, June 04, 2007

"Four Kinds of Rain," the movie

The novelist Robert Ward knows about television and movies. His book Grace was adapted as a TV movie for Carol Burnett (although never produced), and his novel Cattle Annie and Little Britches was adapted for film starring Burt Lancaster, Rod Steiger and Diane Lane.

After the publication of his acclaimed Red Baker, Ward was asked by David Milch to write a script for crime drama "Hill Street Blues," then in its sixth season. Soon after that he joined the staff of that series.

In 1988 he became a co-executive producer and writer of "Miami Vice." He later wrote for such shows as "New York Undercover" and "The Division." He has also worked on several television movies and pilots.

So who would Ward cast in the leads for the adapted movie of his latest novel, Four Kinds of Rain? Read on to find out.

Visit Robert Ward's website and read an excerpt from Four Kinds of Rain.

The Page 69 Test: Four Kinds of Rain.

My Book, The Movie: Four Kinds of Rain.

--Marshal Zeringue