Moriarty, on casting the big screen adaptation of What Alice Forgot:
I have sold the movie rights to What Alice Forgot and the producers were talking about someone like Jennifer Aniston or Reese Witherspoon for the role of Alice. I also think Sandra Bullock would be wonderful. Alice is a whimsical, feminine character and she’s found herself in a completely confusing situation (losing ten years of her memory) but she’s not a fool, so the challenge would be to make her endearing and sympathetic, without making her just plain dippy and idiotic. I’d love to see someone like Toni Collette play the role of Alice’s sister Elisabeth, a woman who has had to endure years of battling infertility and miscarriages. I think she could perfectly convey this character’s fragility and brittleness, without making her too bitter. I’d cast Brad Pitt for the role of Nick. He’d be entirely unsuitable, far too good-looking, but I think we’d all learn to live with that.Learn more about the book and author at Liane Moriarty's website.
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