Here Winn dreamcasts an adaptation of her new YA mystery/thriller, Beyond Suspicion:
Beyond Suspicion made into a movie, “Woo-hoo!” Where do I sign?Visit Catherine A. Winn's website.
If I could pick the lead? Willow Shields from The Hunger Games would be the only actress on my list.
Shelby Palmer, my main character, changes from a sweet, naïve, aggravated-by-parents fifteen-year-old sophomore from suburbia to a courageous young woman who draws on inner strength in a life and death struggle to save her little brother and herself from murderous kidnappers.
As I watched the talented actress, Willow Shields, portray Primrose Everdeen, I became totally convinced she could bring Shelby Palmer to life on the big screen and make her a household word. Not only does she resemble her physically, but she could evoke so much of Shelby’s emotions and thoughts just from facial expressions alone.
If I could pick the director? John McTiernan, famous for the Die Hard movies. The crucial action scenes would be unbelievably unforgettable under his direction. I can already hear the screams and gasps he would wrench from a knuckle-biting audience.
As to the rest of the cast? I would insist on signing the amazing casting director, Laray Mayfield, (Gone Girl, 2014) and leave the roster to her. What a blockbuster list that would be!
Now, the only thing left to do is wait for the phone to ring and choose the designer for my Oscar gown.