Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sean Beaudoin's "Wise Young Fool"

Sean Beaudoin's books include You Killed Wesley Payne, Going Nowhere Faster, which was nominated as one of YALSA's "Best Books for Young Adults," Fade to Blue, which was called "Infinite Jest for teens" by Booklist, and The Infects. His short stories and articles have appeared in numerous publications.

Here Beaudoin dreamcasts an adaptation of his new novel, Wise Young Fool:
My casting for Wise Young Fool would be easy: the protagonist Ritchie Sudden (guitar) would be played by Ben Schwartz from House of Lies. Of course, he'd have to pretend he was 18. Lacy Duplais (lead singer) would be played by Natalie Portman. Elliott Heller (bass) would be played by Ving Rhames. Chaos (drums) would be played by Andrew Garfield. Ravenna Woods (unattainable hottie) would be played by Vanessa Hudgens. I, of course, would be played by Tom Waits.

I would be thrilled if the movie was directed by either Paul Schrader or Jim Jarmusch.

The soundtrack would be mostly handled by The Replacements, Husker Du, Fugazi, and Elliott Smith. With maybe a touch of Gillian Welch and Regina Spektor.
Learn more about the book and author at Sean Beaudoin's website and blog.

--Marshal Zeringue