Thursday, May 14, 2015

Gwendolyn Womack's "The Memory Painter"

Originally from Houston, Texas, Gwendolyn Womack began writing plays in college while freezing in the tundra at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She received an MFA from CalArts in Directing for theater and film and was a semi-finalist in the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship. She currently she resides in California and can be found at her keyboard.

Here Womack dreamcasts an adaptation of The Memory Painter, her first novel:
I have never written with an actor in mind, that’s just not how my imagination works. But posed with the question after the fact, it’s a lot of fun to try and cast the movie for The Memory Painter…(although an adaptation might be a challenge with all the time travel and history the book covers!).

It was really hard to choose between actors. I could imagine several people in the roles so I included two names for all the leads except Finn. Bryan: Ryan Gosling or James McAvoy. Linz: Emma Stone or Jennifer Lawrence. Michael: Leonardo DiCaprio or Christian Bale. Diana: Reese Witherspoon or Amy Adams. Conrad: Anthony Hopkins or Jeremy Irons. Finn: Viggo Mortensen.
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--Marshal Zeringue