Saturday, April 27, 2013

Amy Brill's "The Movement of Stars," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: The Movement of Stars by Amy Brill.

The entry begins:
If I had a dollar for every person who told me that my book should be a movie, I’d buy an island and retire. Since I’m too polite to collect, though, I’ll have to wait for a greenlight like everyone else. In the meantime, I’m happy to offer some casting ideas for the movie version of The Movement of Stars, which is set in 1845 Nantucket, in the era of tall ships and whaling voyages. It’s about the relationship between an aspiring female astronomer, an ambitious black whaler, and the forces that divide and bind them. There are Quakers, sailors, stars, suitors, an enormous fire, a secret wedding, a forbidden romance, and so much more!

For the main character, 25-year-old Hannah Gardner Price, I see Anne Hathaway, or, if she is too old by the time the greenlight arrives—which will probably be around the time the unicorns return from exile in Neverland—maybe Kristen...[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at Amy Brill's website.

The Page 69 Test: The Movement of Stars.

Writers Read: Amy Brill.

My Book, The Movie: The Movement of Stars.

--Marshal Zeringue