Here Kohler dreamcasts an adaptation of her new novel, Dreaming for Freud:
I can imagine two actresses in the role of Dora (Freud's young patient in my novel who remains unnamed) They both played in the film of my novel Cracks. Juno Temple played Di and has also starred in Atonement; Imogen Poots who was Poppy, a more minor role in Cracks, is also a very talented English actress who was in The Last Quartet.Visit Sheila Kohler's website.
As for Freud perhaps he might be played here (he's forty four in the book) by Michael Fassbender who played Jung in A Dangerous Method. That would be a nice irony there!
For a director I would love Christine Vachan (Boys Don't Cry) who was also responsible in part for Cracks. I feel she would understand young Dora, a desperate adolescent who is surrounded by adults who betray her, and her need for a voice.
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