Love it or hate it. I'm sure most of those who read it could see rights to this one being snapped up by the studios right away (if they haven't already). This is not blockbuster fodder by any means but with the right artsy-fartsy director behind it I am sure they could do something with this.
So I'm curious...
Those of you who read it... who could you see being cast to play the many characters this story would need?
I know I had some come to me before I had read half the book but I'd love to know what others thought. :)
thats all i was thinking of as i was reading this amazing story>>>>>>if they ever brought it to the big screen who could possibly pull off these two characters? marianne- Kiera Knightly, she has the beauty, and gentleness to bring marianne to life! and Colin Farrell- he has the arrogance, the looks, and the sensitivity...
I just read this entire book in one day.... I didn't think about it as a movie until I was done & wondered if they could do it w/o royally messing up the storyline- good luck to whoever tries.
My characters would be: Marianne: Helena Bonham Carter--- she's the only one I could ever imagine being as wild & creative as needed. Narrator: Johnny Depp (he likes the odd, and works well w/ Helena) Jack: Kathy Bates Psychiatrist: John C. Reiley
For me I immediately pictured Eva Green as Marianne. And for Narrator I picture a (very mangled) Jake Hendriks. I agree with the poster who said Kathy Bates would be a very good Jack. I just hope if it does go to the big screen it's handled properly, because there are six different stories interwoven into this novel and a movie may not be able to handle that like a book can. I absolutely love this book, so I am worried about the possibility of a movie.
I just finished listening to the book on CD - so intense I broke into tears at the end of the Viking storyline while driving down the turnpike. If you listen to the being read out loud you do really get pictures in your head of different stars that could play the roles. Like everyone else - Kathy Bates is the first one that comes to mind for Jack - or the fiesty neighbor on Desperate Housewives. Christian Bale does come to mind - but I pictured Johnny Depp more in the role. Even if you've read the book - listen to it on CD - if you make it past the first CD you won't stop - the imagery in your mind as listening takes to to new highs and lows so fast - leaves you breathless, or like me breaking into tears.
I think the narrator should be an unknown actor. Someone who hasn't been pigeonholed into a million different stereotypes. They could even get someone who seems to err on the side of a former porn star. Someone subliminally gorgeous and then they make-up the crap out of him so that by the time they're done you can only hint at what he might have looked like.