Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Meg Donohue's "Dog Crazy"

Meg Donohue is the USA Today bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake and All the Summer Girls. She has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and a BA in comparative literature from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, three young daughters, and Cole the dog.

Here Donohue dreamcasts an adaptation of her new novel, Dog Crazy:
I didn't have certain actors in mind as I wrote Dog Crazy, and actually I hardly describe the physical attributes of the main character, Maggie, at all, so that role is really open to any actress in her late twenties to late thirties. Since dogs are major characters in the book, the dog actors are nearly as important as the human actors, and I hope Hollywood would be able to get those parts right! For the fun of it, I recently made a Pinterest board of images from and inspired by Dog Crazy, and I came up with a few casting ideas. I picked Margot Robbie for Maggie because I think she's a strong actress who could carry a movie, and I suspect she would be funny and empathetic in the role. I also think she could have great chemistry with James Marsden, who would be my pick for Maggie's love interest, Henry. I think Chloë Grace Moretz could be wonderful as troubled teen Anya. And Rosario Dawson would play Maggie's best friend and landlady, Lourdes, with humor and warmth. I'm looking forward to hearing what others think about these casting ideas after they read Dog Crazy!
Visit Meg Donohue's website and blog.

Coffee with a Canine: Meg Donohue & Cole.

--Marshal Zeringue