Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Thomas Cobb's "Crazy Heart," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: Crazy Heart by Thomas Cobb.

The entry begins:
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.

When the film was actually cast, with...[read on]
Learn more about the author and his work at Thomas Cobb's website.

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.

--Marshal Zeringue