Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Chris Mooney's "The Secret Friend"

Chris Mooney is the critically acclaimed author of Deviant Ways, World Without End, and Remembering Sarah, which was nominated for the Barry Award and the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Last year he applied the Page 69 Test to his latest novel, The Missing.

Here he suggests actors who might play the main characters in a film adaptation of The Secret Friend, the second novel in his Darby McCormick series:
This is a tough one - and a subject that's under fierce debate in the Mooney household. For The Secret Friend, the next Darby book, there are two major characters - Darby McCormick and Malcolm Fletcher. To play Malcolm Flether, the former FBI profiler who is now on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List, my vote would be for Daniel Day Lewis. I think he would bring an entirely new dimension to the character. My wife's vote is for Frank Langella, and while he's a great character actor, my vote remains remains for Daniel Day Lewis. As for Darby McCormick, you would need a strong actress to play her - someone who has a lot of emotional depth. As long as Lindsay Lohan or Jennifer Lopez didn't play her, I'd be a happy camper.
Read more about Chris Mooney and his fiction.

The Page 69 Test: The Missing.

--Marshal Zeringue