Thursday, May 30, 2013

Michael Stanley's "Deadly Harvest," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: Deadly Harvest by Michael Stanley.

The entry begins:
Our main character, Assistant Superintendent David “Kubu” Bengu of the Botswana Criminal Investigation Department (CID), is a large man. It’s no accident that his nickname “Kubu” means hippopotamus in the local language, Setswana.

James Earl Jones would be a wonderful Kubu. He has the perfect balance of gravity and levity, as well as an imposing presence and size. The only problem is that Kubu is in his thirties and Jones is in his eighties. That wouldn’t work.

Fortunately, there is another actor who would fill Kubu’s shoes. That is Forest Whitaker, who played Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland. He too has what it takes to dominate a scene, as well as the ability to blend humor and chilling intensity. In reality, of course, the movie makers would choose whomever they wanted – just look at...[read on]
Learn more about the book and authors at Michael Stanley's website.

Read: Michael Stanley's top ten African crime novels.

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My Book, The Movie: Deadly Harvest.

--Marshal Zeringue