Here Callaway dreamcasts an adaptation of her new novel, The Fifth Avenue Artists Society:
I don’t often think of actors when I’m writing, but there are many times when I’ll see someone in a particular role and think, wow, if there’s ever a movie, I’ll need them in mine. So, here we go!Visit Joy Callaway's website.
For the role of Ginny, I’d cast Michelle Dockery. She plays a strong, driven female lead so well and I think she would be just perfect.
I’d choose Rachel McAdams as Ginny’s older sister, Bess. She’s a milliner with a prickly personality, and McAdams is so versatile and compelling.
You can’t have a proper period drama without including Keira Knightley, and I think she’d be phenomenal as Ginny’s level headed sister, Mae.
Zac Efron is an incredibly talented actor and strangely looks like my vision of Ginny’s twin brother, Franklin. I have no doubt Zac would do the role justice.
Caitriona Balfe would play the perfect Alevia, Ginny’s youngest sister. Alevia is an elegant, soft-spoken woman with unwavering determination to become a celebrated pianist.
I’d swipe another Downton actress, Lily James, for the role of Franklin’s spirited violinist beau, Lydia.
I’ve always been a huge Tom Welling fan, so I think I’d cast him as Ginny’s first love, next door neighbor, and fellow artist. But, if I could choose any actor from any era, I’d choose Jimmy Stewart.
John Hopper is a classy, wealthy, talented Society man who has a sort of magnetism about him, and I don’t think anyone plays that type of man better than Leonardo DiCaprio.