Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Gregg Hurwitz's "They're Watching"

Gregg Hurwitz is the author of several novels, including The Crime Writer and Trust No One, and has been a finalist for the ITW Best Novel and the Ian Fleming Gold Dagger.

Here he shares some insights into the film adaptation of his new novel, They're Watching:
First up, here's an update on the film rights.

As for the leads who we'll go after, there are a lot of good options. Someone who is believable as an ordinary guy makes sense -- an Everyman. Which brings to mind Tobey Maguire or Jake Gyllenhaal. Another route would be Tom Cruise -- he is terrific with characters under pressure (think The Firm, not MI). Johnny Depp would also be terrific.
Learn more about They're Watching and its author at Gregg Hurwitz's website and blog.

My Book, The Movie: The Crime Writer.

The Page 69 Test: They're Watching.

--Marshal Zeringue