Saturday, August 18, 2012

Stephen Miller's "The Messenger"

North Carolina born and raised, Stephen Miller is an actor on stage, film, and television as well as the author of plays, screenplays, and novels. Unforgettable moments in his acting career include swimming with Hume Cronyn, improvising for a day with Robert De Niro, carrying Bette Davis down a flight of concrete stairs, stunt-driving with Burt Reynolds, and delivering Laura Dern’s child, as well as three appearances on The X-Files.

Here he dreamcasts an adaptation of his latest novel, The Messenger:
Without spoiling anything, all through the action of The Messenger, Daria, the protagonist, thinks of herself in reference to a certain well-known Hollywood actress. So, if they made a film of The Messenger, it would be very cool to have this actor in the part. The second major character is Sam Watterman, a scientist with expertise in biological warfare. Sam Waterston is an alliterative choice, and would be just fine. I'd be happy with him. When I wrote it I often thought of Walter Matthau. I think a lot of well known character actors could inhabit Sam's shoes.
Learn more about the book and author at Stephen Miller's website.

--Marshal Zeringue