Here Ballis dreamcasts an adaptation of Recipe for Disaster:
I’m always casting my books in my head! If Recipe for Disaster were to be made into a movie, first and foremost I would want Tina Fey to work with me on the screenplay and since John Hughes is not available, I’d love Amy Heckerling to direct!Visit Stacey Ballis's website.
I think Melissa McCarthy would be my dream girl for Anneke (or pretty much any heroine in any book I’ve ever written)! I would cast Nathan Fillion for Liam, since he is gorgeous and tall, and Dev Patel is a natural for Jag.
The three best girlfriends would be Judy Greer for Hedy, Joan Allen for Caroline, and Katherine Hahn for Marie.
Idris Elba as Jacob. And I would love to see Emma Stone as Emily, I think she would nail it!
It would have to be filmed in Chicago, without a doubt, and I would have every other role in the movie cast with amazing local Chicago actors. I’d have Mara Blumenfeld do the costumes, if I could tear her away from costuming every theater production on the planet. And maybe a tiny cameo for myself somewhere.
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