Sunday, August 07, 2011

Tammy Kaehler's "Dead Man's Switch," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: Dead Man's Switch by Tammy Kaehler.

The entry begins:
I couldn’t think of real life people as the characters while I was writing Dead Man’s Switch, for fear that would disturb the world I was creating in my mind or have influenced the characters in some way I didn’t want. Since then, I’ve done a little thinking, and I have some ideas—though I’m going to ignore ages and pretend these actors are all the right age for each character….

Christina Ricci as Kate Reilly: up-and-coming racecar driver, 24, small but strong, fair skin and black hair. I think of Kate as a bit more robust than Ricci (I’ve seen her in person and there’s almost nothing to her), but she has the look I picture for Kate, and I think she could portray both Kate’s toughness—required of a woman making her way as a racecar driver—and her vulnerability, fear, and inexperience as she deals with being suspected of murder.

Ryan Reynolds as Stuart Telarday: racing series VP, early thirties, tall, sandy-blond hair, stern. I think Reynolds is...[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at Tammy Kaehler's website and blog.

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My Book, The Movie: Dead Man's Switch.

--Marshal Zeringue