Sunday, March 6, 2011

Dave Zeltserman's "Outsourced"

Dave Zeltserman is the author of ten novels, including Killer, Pariah, The Caretaker of Lorne Field, Small Crimes, and Blood Crimes, as well as many short stories and a collection of short crime fiction, 21 Tales.

His new novel is Outsourced:
A classic heist thriller pitched somewhere between Ocean's Eleven and Dog Day Afternoon, it’s the story of a group of software engineers who lose their jobs due to an industry push to outsourcing. Desperate, and seeing their middle class lives crumbling apart, they come up with a brilliant plan to use their computing skills to rob a bank. But not even a systems analyst can foresee every eventuality, so the group falls foul of the Russian Mafia.
Here Zeltserman shares some casting preferences for a cinematic adaptation of the novel:
Outsourced has a film deal where the script is different than the book, so I don't want to get in trouble with this. But if I was casting the book and not the script the film company is using, I'd have the following dream cast:

Dan Wilson: Kevin Costner
Carol Wilson: Maria Bello
Alex Resnick: Rob Morrow
Gordon Carmichael: Dan Ackroyd
Joel Kasner: Sean Penn
Shrinivas Kumar: Kunal Nayyar
Viktor Petrenko: Val Kilmer
Learn more about the author and his work at Dave Zeltserman's website and blog.

My Book, The Movie: Small Crimes.

The Page 69 Test: Pariah.

The Page 69 Test: Outsourced.

Writers Read: Dave Zeltserman

--Marshal Zeringue