Monday, January 14, 2013

Kate Watterson's "Frozen"

Kate Watterson grew up on a steady diet of mystery/suspense novels. If it involves murder and intrigue, she is bound to be hooked. Watterson also writes award-winning historical novels as Emma Wildes.

Here she shares some ideas for casting an adaptation of her new novel, Frozen:
Frozen is the first in a series about Detective Ellie MacIntosh -- followed by Thaw (April 2013), Charred (June), Bleed (Sept.) and Buried (Jan. 2014). Hmm. I think for Ellie I’d pick maybe  Joelle Carter (Justified, FX) because she’s able to play a convincingly tough lady and she fits the character, and I’d love to see if she could do a Wisconsin accent. I also think Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs) would be perfect. Savvy and self-reliant.

Male actors… Matt Bohmer (White Collar) for Bryce Grantham pretty much hands down. A good-looking, understated man who finds himself in an untenable position. I think Bohmer could really pull it off.

On the other hand, in Charred, Ellie’s new partner, Jason Santiago, is a pretty in-your-face, profane, but very talented and street smart detective from a big city background. I’m picturing Matt Damon.

Wouldn’t that be fun?
Learn more about the book and author at Kate Watterson's website.

--Marshal Zeringue