Monday, August 1, 2016

Ashley Prentice Norton's "If You Left"

Ashley Prentice Norton is the author of If You Left and the critically acclaimed novel The Chocolate Money. She is a graduate of Exeter, Georgetown, and the creative writing program at New York University. She lives in New York with her husband and three children.

Here Norton dreamcasts an adaptation of If You Left:
Hmmm. First of all the thesis is delicious: I didn’t think that anyone would be interested enough in my book to turn it onto a movie, so I didn't have any actors in mind when I wrote If You Left: I just hoped I might sell a few copies.

But now that you ask, I would have to say I would love to cast Claire Danes as Althea— she has that dark yet funny, outsider thing going.

Simon Baker as Oliver—he’s so handsome—-yet at the same time adorable enough to get away with all the crap he inflicts on Atlhea at the beginning of the novel.

Clem as a younger Mackenzie Foy.

Maze, well that’s a hard one. Since he’s mainly a projection of Althea’s desires, I think he would have to be an inconnu, ripped off a job site in East Hampton somewhere.
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--Marshal Zeringue