Here she proposes multiple options for cast and director of an adaptation of her new memoir, The Orchard:
“Who’s going to play you in the movie?”Learn more about the book and author at Theresa Weir's website.
I’ve been hearing this a lot lately. Not that any movie is planned, but we can always hope and have fun putting together lists of actors and directors. The Orchard covers the years I lived on an apple farm, so the film would require a younger version of myself.
Some suggestions friends have made:
Me: Jennifer Garner and a young Mia Farrow
Uncle: Sam Shepard and Sam Elliott
Mother-in-law: A strong consensus for Meryl Streep
Here are a few of my own lists:
Dead actors and directors:
Uncle: Humphrey Bogart
Mother-in-law: Joan Crawford or Barbara Stanwyck
Me: Audrey Hepburn
Adrian: James Dean
Director: Robert Altman
(A mix of times periods here, but humor me.)
Living actors and directors:
Uncle: Philip Seymour Hoffman
Mother-in-law: Meryl Streep
Me: Hilary Swank
Adrian: James Franco
Director: David Lynch or Paul Thomas Anderson
Fun aside, this list actually looks promising, although James Franco has had too much exposure lately, so another actor would probably be better. I actually like the idea of a cast nobody has ever heard of.
Comedians or comedic actors:
Uncle: Louis C.K.
Mother-in-law: Rosanne Barr
Me: Sarah Silverman
Adrian: Paul Rudd
(The Orchard is definitely not a comedy, but casting comedians would be interesting.)