Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Elizabeth Maxwell's "Happily Ever After"

Elizabeth Maxwell lived for a long time in the east until one particularly snowy February when she couldn’t take it anymore, packed up her angry cat and moved west. She’s been hanging out in the Northern California sunshine ever since. (Well, except for a decade in San Francisco where it was foggy all the time but the restaurants were really good so there was that.) Maxwell currently lives in Davis, CA with her husband, two kids and the same angry cat (who is now 97 cat years old.)

Here she dreamcasts an adaptation of her debut novel Happily Ever After:

I see Renée Zellweger in the role of Sadie Fuller. I think this stems from Ms. Zellweger playing Bridget Jones and while writing Happily Ever After, I’d occasionally think of Sadie as the grown up American version of Bridget. And I love the idea of John Cusack in the role of Jason, Sadie’s sort of boyfriend. He does a great job with the bumbling guy who ends up being kind of cool, despite himself. Roger, Sadie’s gay ex husband, would have to be Rob Lowe.

As for Aidan Hathway, the hot young character that’s jumped out of Sadie’s latest romance, I’d go for some of the smoldering twenty somethings populating television lately, maybe Jonathan Rhys Meyers or Ian Somerhalder.
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