Saturday, March 19, 2011

Elizabeth Buchan's "Separate Beds"

Elizabeth Buchan is the author of several highly acclaimed and bestselling books of fiction, including the bestselling Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman, The Good Wife Strikes Back, Everything She Thought She Wanted, and Consider the Lily.

Here she shares some ideas for cast and director of an adaptation of her latest novel, Separate Beds:
They did make my novel, Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman into a film – to be precise, a CBS Primetime Drama with Christine Lahti as the lead, Rose. So, in that respect, I have been lucky.

For Separate Beds, I would lay siege to Kate Winslet to play Annie. Matt Damon for Tom (he gave such an ace performance in True Grit). Or Leonardo DiCaprio might like to reprise the pairing with Kate of Revolutionary Road – with the incentive that it is a happier ending. For the children, Mia Wasikowska as the estranged Mia, Claire Foy as Emily and James McAvoy or Andrew Buchan (no relation) as Jake.

If my cup was to run over and I would be granted every wish, then Ang Lee would be directing. His take on the family – whether it is the fracture of The Ice Storm or the comedy of manner and morals of Sense and Sensibility is always fantastic.
Learn more about the book and author at Elizabeth Buchan's website and blog.

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