Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Yona Zeldis McDonough's "You Were Meant for Me"

Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of the novels Two of a Kind, A Wedding in Great Neck, Breaking the Bank, In Dahlia's Wake, and The Four Temperaments, as well as many books for children.

Here the author dreamcasts an adaptation of her new novel, You Were Meant For Me:
Writers always think about who might play the leads in the movie version of their books; it’s a fun game we play, and we often discuss it at great length. If You Were Meant for Me were to be made into a movie, I’d love to see Anne Hathaway in the lead role as Miranda Berenzweig. There is something both vibrant and yet deeply sensitive about Hathaway and she has a great range of emotion. For Evan Zuckerbrot, I am imagining Adam Driver, both because like Evan, he is very tall, and also because he is not just another pretty face. Morris Chestnut has the smoldering good looks that would make him a great candidate to play Jared Masters. But I did not think of any of these actors before or while I was writing; that kind of speculation only came later.
Learn more about the author and her work at Yona Zeldis McDonough's website.

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--Marshal Zeringue