Sunday, August 31, 2008

Don Bruns' "Stuff Dreams Are Made Of"

Don Bruns is the author of three Caribbean mysteries, Stuff To Die For, and its sequel, Stuff Dreams Are Made Of.

Here he names his ideal cast and director should Stuff Dreams Are Made Of be adapted for the big screen:
When Stuff To Die For was released in 2007, we shot a 2 minute trailer using young actors from Miami. They were excellent, and if I were to make the movie for the new book, Stuff Dreams Are Made Of, I'd probably recast those characters. (You can see the movie at my site and at You Tube) However, there are two young actors who would be perfect for the roles of James Lessor and Skip Moore. Chace Crawford would be the perfect James, a brash, give a damn kind of 24 year old who is always getting his friend in trouble. Chace can be seen as a series regular in Gossip Girl on the CW channel.

James' best friend and partner in trouble is Skip Moore. I liken the character to Emile Hirsch, who played in Into The Wild and Speed Racer. Skip is more contemplative and takes a measured response to situations. He still gets into a lot of trouble.

For director I'd beg Eric Weinstein, who is a director/producer for Entourage, the great HBO series.

Stuff To Die For received numerous reviews suggesting it's cinematic possibilities. Library Journal said "This quirkily engaging mystery is a buddy novel as funny as the movie Dumb and Dumber." ( Was that a compliment?) And another review referred to the characters as related to the two characters from the movie Clerks.

Stuff Dreams Are Made Of pits our two heroes against a gang of misfits and a get-rich-quick revival preacher in Miami. It's safe to say that 'all hell breaks loose.'

Having a book made into a movie is every author's dream. Stuff To Die For won Foreward Magazine's Best Mystery/Thriller for 2007, so who knows. Maybe Eric will see it and say..."I've got to make this movie."
Read reviews of Stuff Dreams Are Made Of and visit Don Bruns' website.

--Marshal Zeringue