Monday, August 1, 2011

Brian M. Wiprud's "Ringer"

Brian M. Wiprud's novels include Feelers and Buy Back.

Here he shares some ideas about casting the lead in an adaptation of his new novel, Ringer:
This is a particularly pertinent question to my novel Ringer in as much as the book is written as an ad hoc movie treatment, complete with camera angles and suggestions by the protagonist Morty about who should play himself. Morty fancies himself a Latin lover, and in a cover letter to a film development company he posits that Jimmy Smits or Benjamin Bratt would be good choices, but that Antonio Banderas is probably too old. In a letter from the development company to a superior regarding Morty’s treatment, a producer mentions that Banderas is doing Nasonex Bee voice overs and would probably be cheaper to get for the movie than Bratt. Who do I think would be best for the role? Who am I to argue with my protagonist and a producer? Not to mention, I think it would be pretty hilarious to have Banderas in the role musing on how he thinks Banderas is too old to play himself, or Bratt saying that he is a superior choice to Banderas.
Learn more about the book and author at Brian M. Wiprud's website.

The Page 69 Test: Ringer.

--Marshal Zeringue