Monday, March 16, 2020

David Hofmeyr's "The Between"

David Hofmeyr was born in South Africa and lives in London and Paris. In 2013 he graduated from Bath Spa University with an MA in Writing for Young People. The Between is Hofmeyr's second novel. His first book, Stone Rider, was published in 2015 and was shortlisted for the prestigious Branford Boase award for first-time novelists. He divides his time between writing and working as a strategist for Ogilvy & Mather.

Here Hofmeyr dreamcasts an adaptation of The Between:
I like the look of someone like Mackenzie Foy for Ana. She has a quiet intensity. But I can’t say for sure who I’d pick for the main roles. Casting a YA novel is difficult because, in most cases, you’re dealing with unknowns, teens with just a few films to their name. All I can say is the actor who plays Ana must be able to convey her character arc. From fear to courage. And show vulnerability, but also strength.

Malik’s character might be a younger version of Timothée Chalamet, who I think is a fine actor. Hard to pin down. Someone confident in his own skin. A rebel archetype, but with a modern edge. Never cliché. A cipher. Someone with depth.
Visit David Hofmeyr's website.

My Book, the Movie: Stone Rider.

--Marshal Zeringue