Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Rob Hart's "Potter's Field"

Rob Hart is the author of the Ash McKenna series which wraps up this month with Potter’s Field. Other entries include: New Yorked, which was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best First Novel, as well as City of Rose, South Village, and The Woman from Prague. He also co-wrote Scott Free with James Patterson.

Here Hart dreamcasts the lead in an adaptation of the series:
Swear to truth, I have never really considered who would play Ash. I’m going to say Adam Driver. He looks like he can hold his own in a brawl, and I think he’s a fantastic, interesting actor. He can find that balance between stoicism and heart and vulnerability that I think is important to Ash. He’s a little old for it—he’s in his mid-30s and Ash is in his mid-20s, but that’s not a deal breaker for me.

Or, if you want to make things interesting, race-flip it and cast Lakeith Stanfield. I’m not precious about Ash being a white guy. And Stanfield is just excellent in everything he does.

I have no real thoughts on directors, though I think it would make a better television show. Each book is set in a different location—New York (New Yorked), Portland (City of Rose), hippie commune in Georgia (South Village), Prague and Krakow (The Woman from Prague), and then finally, Staten Island (Potter’s Field). I think you could get a good season of eight episodes out of each book.
Visit Rob Hart's website.

--Marshal Zeringue