Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Michelle Adelman's "Piece of Mind," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: Piece of Mind: A Novel by Michelle Adelman.

The entry begins:
One of the first questions people like to ask me—after they inquire about whether my book has yet hit the New York Times bestseller list, and when Oprah will be spreading the word about my genius—is whether I’ve sold my movie rights. Not yet, I say, and then I laugh. But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t at least consider the possibility of my book as movie. My novel is already dominated by dialogue delivered by quirky characters, and thus it’s easy to imagine different actors trying to inhabit these roles.

The 27-year-old protagonist, Lucy—brain injured, vulnerable and messy in every sense of the word—seems like a wonderful vehicle for any young actress seeking a rich, complex performance. I often think of an unknown actress in this role, someone who can establish her career with the part of a lifetime. But when I first imagined Lucy on the screen, I pictured a young Toni Colette trying to shape the character with her fierce heart and spirit. After watching Brie Larson’s raw performance in Room, I could see her taking on the challenge as well—losing any semblance of celebrity in the role and morphing into the character.

Since I’ve allowed myself to dream of Academy Award winners, I can see...[read on]
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My Book, The Movie: Piece of Mind.

--Marshal Zeringue