Here Milchman dreamcasts an adaptation of Ruin Falls:
Here’s the log line for Ruin Falls, the movie:Learn more about the book and author at Jenny Milchman's website.
The hardest part isn’t losing everything you love. It’s getting it back.
This novel centers around Liz Daniels, a woman who at the beginning isn’t very strong. She lets herself be led by her husband…but she’s not going to have her husband around for very long. As soon as she doesn’t, she must become strong on her own. Call it a twist on girl meets boy.
Girl loses boy. Girl must find herself.
Since this movie would be basically carried by Liz, the role will require a very strong female lead. Charlize Theron, perhaps. Or maybe Jennifer Lawrence given a few years? And even though the husband won’t get a lot of screen time, he’s important enough that we need a good actor, one who will make every minute on screen count and not mind how few of them there are. Someone who's not a leading man, but is recognizable, like Hank Azaria, or a character actor who's name I don't remember...because he's a character actor.
My Book, The Movie: Cover of Snow.
The Page 69 Test: Cover of Snow.
Writers Read: Jenny Milchman.
The Page 69 Test: Ruin Falls.