Monday, January 31, 2011

Daisy Whitney's "The Mockingbirds"

Daisy Whitney is a new-media producer, a reporter, and an internationally known web show creator. The Mockingbirds is her debut novel. She graduated from Brown University and lives in San Francisco, California.

Her thoughts on casting an adaptation of The Mockingbirds:
If my novel The Mockingbirds were made into a movie, I would absolutely, positively want Emma Stone to play the lead character Alex Patrick. Emma has the perfect blend of tough and vulnerable and that's what's needed for Alex as she presses charges against her assailant through the student-run underground justice system at her boarding school. I'd always had her in mind for the lead role if my book became a film and seeing her in Zombieland solidified my pick. She has quite the range and I think that's what's needed for this role. Opposite her in the role of her eventual love interest of Martin I could see Josh Hutcherson, who starred in Bridge to Terabithia a few years ago to launch his career and then played one of the teen kids in the recent hit flick The Kids Are All Right. Check him out! He's a perfect teen love interest!
Learn more about the book and author at Daisy Whitney's website and blog.

--Marshal Zeringue