Here she shares some ideas for adapting her new novel A Deeper Darkness, the first featuring medical examiner Samantha Owens, for the cinema:
I’ve never started a book with a preconception of the actors who may play the parts in mind, but that wasn’t the case for A Deeper Darkness. I picked the actors before I wrote the story, mostly because it’s a new series for me, with lots of new characters, and I wanted the visuals for the main characters so I could more easily identify with them in the story. I took to Pinterest to build a board of the novel, complete with important images, and even more importantly, the cast. It’s an all-star, blockbuster group, but these were the people I was imagining as I wrote the story.Learn more about the book and author at J.T. Ellison's website and blog.
Dr. Samantha Owens – Natalie Portman
Major Edward Donovan – Ewan McGregor
Sergeant Alexander (Xander) Whitfield – Josh Hartnett
Detective Darren Fletcher – Robert Downey, Jr.
Eleanor Donovan – Helen Mirren
Susan Donovan – Michelle Williams
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The Page 69 Test: A Deeper Darkness.
Writers Read: J.T. Ellison.