Thursday, March 31, 2016

J.T. Ellison's "No One Knows"

New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison writes dark psychological thrillers starring Nashville Homicide Lt. Taylor Jackson and medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens, and pens the Nicholas Drummond series with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter.

Here Ellison dreamcasts an adaptation of her first standalone novel, the newly released No One Knows:
No One Knows has already had some interest, so I hope this isn’t a purely hypothetical exercise. This one was very hard, because I haven’t had anyone in mind for any of these roles outside of Chloë Grace Moretz, who has always been Aubrey Hamilton to me. That innocent face hides so much! I can absolutely envision her in this role as the young widow who’s lost her entire world and is trying to put herself back together again.

Finn Wittrock, who was in Unbroken, could totally pull off young doctor Josh Hamilton. He has the cockiness Josh has, and those eyes!

Josh Hutcherson would be perfect as Chase Boden, no doubt. I can totally see him conflicted over his role in Aubrey’s life, struggling with the right thing to do versus his nascent feelings for the young widow.

Daisy Hamilton, Josh’s mother – now she’s the hardest casting for me. The actress would need to be both brittle and fragile, with a huge range to cover all of Daisy’s many facets. Penelope Ann Miller, Madeline Stowe, Tatum O’Neill, Lolita Davidovich, heck, Sharon Stone – wow, could you imagine that? She could take Daisy in a completely new direction. Daisy’s role in the book ranges over twenty years, and I assume any script would expand her time on screen because she’s such a fascinating character.

Will any of this happen? No One Knows!
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--Marshal Zeringue