Saturday, January 10, 2015

Jennifer Robson's "After the War is Over"

Jennifer Robson is the USA Today and #1 Toronto Globe & Mail bestselling author of Somewhere in France. She holds a doctorate in British economic and social history from Saint Antony’s College, University of Oxford.

Here she dreamcasts an adaptation of her newest novel, After the War is Over:
When I first started sketching out the characters at the center of After the War is Over, I had distinct physical types in mind for each of them, although I’m not certain that any one performer could embody a given character as he or she exists in my head. That being said, like most writers I would love to be given a chance to cast the movie adaptation of my book.

For Charlotte, my heroine, I would cast Olivia Williams, who is best known for her roles in Hyde Park on Hudson and Rushmore. She has a wonderful gravity to her, a sort of stillness that makes it hard to pay attention to anyone else when she’s in a scene. Since this is fantasy casting, I’ll indulge myself by choosing Paul Bettany for the role of Edward. Bettany, who is known for A Beautiful Mind and Master and Commander, is about ten years too old to play Edward, but a time machine could easily sort that out for us. The third of my main characters, John Ellis, could only be portrayed by Martin Freeman. He is the exact personification of my rumpled, determined, brilliant newspaper editor – and here I should specify that I imagine him as the Martin Freeman from Sherlock and not the Martin Freeman from the Hobbit movies. As for Lilly and Robbie, I think Emma Watson and Eddie Redmayne would be perfect (assuming that Redmayne can pull off a decent Scots accent, that is).
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