Monday, August 16, 2010

Josie Brown's "Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives"

Josie Brown's novels include True Hollywood Lies and Impossibly Tongue-Tied.

Here she shares her actor preferences for the major roles in an adaptation of her new novel, Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives:
I always write my books with actors in mind. For Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives, hands down I'd love to see Julia Roberts as Lyssa, and Clive Owen as Harry --

Although it would be difficult to figure out why anyone would leave Clive (or, for that matter, his character, have to read the book to figure it all out).

In the book Harry is a blonde, but that could be rectified with a bottle of Loreal. Then again, why ruin a masterpiece? It's all in the acting anyway...

As for the two other main characters, I'd make Ted (Lyssa's husband) Robert Downey, Jr. (Perfect casting! It will give him a meaty role with some depth...) and for DeeDee -- Harry's wife -- it would be cool to get Vera Farmiga (Up In The Air), because I feel she has the versatility to play someone who could be cold and cruel on the outside -- but have some true longing on the inside.

Okay, CAA gods (with whom my book has landed), go do that voodoo you do so well!
Learn more about the book and author at Josie Brown's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives.

--Marshal Zeringue