Here he shares some ideas about casting the leads in an adaptation of his new novel, Killed at the Whim of a Hat:
This blog's editor always lumbers me with this MY BOOK THE MOVIE homework knowing full well I’ve exhausted all the bankable Asian actors in Hollywood. So, once again I’ll have to wait for the American version and stick a few white guys in there. Here we go:Visit Colin Cotterill's website.
Jimm: feisty 35 year-old Thai journalist – Salma Hayek with padding
Granddad Jah: honest traffic cop retired broke and grumpy – Tommy Lee Jones
Arny: Body-building pussy cat –
Mair: matriarch at outset of dementia – Susan Sarandon
Chompoo: effete police lieutenant – Guy Pearce
Ed the Grass Man: weed-wacking love interest – Olando Bloom
And I’d direct it myself because directors make a lot more money than novelists.
The Page 69 Test: Killed at the Whim of a Hat.