Saturday, June 10, 2023

Jane L. Rosen's "On Fire Island," the movie

Featured at My Book, The Movie: On Fire Island by Jane L. Rosen.

The entry begins:
On Fire Island is a project I have been working on for many years, and I am thrilled to finally be sharing it with the world. The story mostly takes place over one summer on Fire Island and, just like life, toes the line between comedy and tragedy. I first wrote this story as a screenplay, so I have cast and recast it in my head, many times.
But today, for this exercise, may I present my dream cast.

Ben Morse—the novel’s brooding widowed protagonist would be perfectly played by Ryan Reynolds. For his wife, Julia, who narrates the story from the afterlife, and would only appear in flashbacks, I choose a lesser known beauty, Emilia Clarke. And since this is a dream cast, for Ben’s foil, a cantankerous old man named Shep, who lives for their weekend softball games, I think that Robert Redford would be “The Natural” choice.

Then we have Matty, a sixteen-year-old boy, and his best friend Dylan who wants to lose her virginity before...[read on]
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