Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Peter Swanson's "The Kind Worth Killing"

Peter Swanson is the author of two novels, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart, and The Kind Worth Killing, available from William Morrow in the United States and Faber & Faber in the United Kingdom. His poems, stories and reviews have appeared in such journals as The Atlantic, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Epoch, Measure, Notre Dame Review, Soundings East, and The Vocabula Review. He has won awards in poetry from The Lyric and Yankee Magazine, and is currently completing a sonnet sequence on all 53 of Alfred Hitchcock’s films. He lives with his wife and cat in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Here Swanson dreamcasts an adaptation of The Kind Worth Killing:
There are many important characters in The Kind Worth Killing, but the most important, by far, is Lily Kintner, a very practical sociopath. I'd love to see Amy Adams play this role. She'd look perfect, but she also has great range as an actress. Although she's often cast as someone with a bubbly personality, I think she'd excel at playing a chillier version of herself.

To round out the rest of my cast, I'd go with Michael Fassbender as Ted, Olivia Munn as Miranda, Joseph Gordon Levitt as Detective Kimball, and Zoe Saldana as Detective James.

As for a director, how could I not pick the most stylish, brilliant director of thrillers working today: David Fincher.
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--Marshal Zeringue