Here Watson dreamcasts an adaptation of What Has Become of You:
When I was writing What Has Become of You, I thought of Helena Bonham Carter, circa 1995-ish, in the role of petite, dark-haired, round-faced Vera Lundy. She has that interesting combination of elegance and slovenliness that I thought was right for the character. My friend Donald Hallene III, a young filmmaker whom you’ll probably all be hearing of someday, recommends Melanie Lynskey for the part, which I think is a wonderful choice; she was in one of my all-time favorite movies, Heavenly Creatures, when she was quite young and has gone on to do a lot of good independent work since. For the smaller role of Detective Ferreira, I would like to cast character actor Leland Orser, who played a variety of skittish, neurotic roles in the late 90s/early 2000s but proved himself capable of ‘manly’ roles with his work in Taken. For the pivotal role of Jensen Willard, who is only fifteen, I would probably seek out a talented unknown.Learn more about the book and author at Jan Elizabeth Watson's website.
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