Sunday, September 25, 2011

Barbara Freethy's "Silent Run" and "Silent Fall"

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and women's fiction.

Here she lays out some casting preferences for the male leads in an adaptation of Silent Run and Silent Fall:
Silent Run and Silent Fall are romantic suspense novels linked by two brothers, Jake and Dylan Sanders. There are a lot of hot, young actors making great movies right now, but I really need men in these roles.

In Silent Run, Jake thinks he has it all - a loving wife, a beautiful newborn daughter - until his wife wakes up in the hospital with no memory of him - or the whereabouts of their baby. Even though he's tall and sexy with dark hair and green eyes I think it's more important an actor match his intensity and purpose in putting his family back together. For that combination of athleticism, drive and yearning, I have to pick Timothy Olyphant who embodies all these as a deputy marshal returning to home turf on Justified.

Dylan is haunted by his past, his parents' divorce and his father's hatred of him. While he wishes his brother's marriage the best, he's a lone wolf - until he has to trust a beautiful psychic to prove he's innocent of a murder that points solely to him. Like his brother, he's tall, dark and handsome but with golden brown eyes. Again, I think it's more important an actor portray vulnerability beneath his armor and trust issues. Michael Fassbender was perfect as a villain in the making with a traumatic past on X-Men: First Class, and I think he'd be perfect for Dylan.

As to the women, well, why don't I let your female readers picture themselves in that role?
Learn more about the novels and author at Barbara Freethy's website.

--Marshal Zeringue