Here Donohue dreamcasts an adaptation of her new novel, Dog Crazy:
I didn't have certain actors in mind as I wrote Dog Crazy, and actually I hardly describe the physical attributes of the main character, Maggie, at all, so that role is really open to any actress in her late twenties to late thirties. Since dogs are major characters in the book, the dog actors are nearly as important as the human actors, and I hope Hollywood would be able to get those parts right! For the fun of it, I recently made a Pinterest board of images from and inspired by Dog Crazy, and I came up with a few casting ideas. I picked Margot Robbie for Maggie because I think she's a strong actress who could carry a movie, and I suspect she would be funny and empathetic in the role. I also think she could have great chemistry with James Marsden, who would be my pick for Maggie's love interest, Henry. I think Chloë Grace Moretz could be wonderful as troubled teen Anya. And Rosario Dawson would play Maggie's best friend and landlady, Lourdes, with humor and warmth. I'm looking forward to hearing what others think about these casting ideas after they read Dog Crazy!Visit Meg Donohue's website and blog.
Coffee with a Canine: Meg Donohue & Cole.