Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Kelli Stanley's "The Curse-Maker," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: The Curse-Maker by Kelli Stanley.

The entry begins:
I’d love to see my books made into film … what author (except maybe J.D. Salinger) wouldn’t?

For The Curse-Maker, I’d stick to the idea that Romans are voiced by Americans and native Britons by, of course, the British. This turns the mid-Atlantic accent tradition on its head, but is eminently more suitable for the voice of Roman noir.

Now then … who to play Arcturus?

If this were the Golden Age of Hollywood, no problem—I’d try to get William Holden at 35. He’s the epitome of tall, dark and classically handsome, but also sensitive and sarcastic—some of Arcturus’ prime characteristics.

We’re not in the Golden Age of Hollywood, however … and the only actors who can fit the bill—to my mind—aren’t American. If we follow the Holden prototype, Hugh Jackman would work. And I could be very happy with...[read on]
Read an excerpt from The Curse-Maker, and learn more about the novel and author at Kelli Stanley's website and blog.

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--Marshal Zeringue