Monday, February 15, 2016

Jonathan Moore's "The Poison Artist"

Jonathan Moore is an attorney with the Honolulu firm of Kobayashi, Sugita & Goda. Before completing law school in New Orleans, he was an English teacher, the owner of Taiwan’s first Mexican restaurant, and an investigator for a criminal defense attorney in Washington D.C. His novels include Close Reach and Redheads, which was short-listed for the Bram Stoker Award.

Here he shares some thoughts about dreamcasting his latest novel, The Poison Artist:
With one exception, I didn’t give any consideration to who would portray the characters if The Poison Artist is ever filmed. The exception was a character named Emmeline. I envisioned her as the apotheosis of the femme fatale, and I needed a Kim Novak or an Eva Marie Saint for the modern age. Of course, that meant Scarlett Johansson would be perfect for the role. She’s a great actress, and she’d build a character who was both sinister and innocent in the same breath—and alluring because of that mix. I’d line up at midnight to see the film on opening night.
Visit Jonathan Moore's website.

--Marshal Zeringue