Thursday, June 1, 2023

Adam Mitzner's "Love Betrayal Murder"

Adam Mitzner is the acclaimed Amazon Charts bestselling author of Dead Certain, Never Goodbye, and The Best Friend in the Broden Legal series as well as the stand-alone thrillers A Matter of Will, A Conflict of Interest, A Case of Redemption, Losing Faith, The Girl from Home, and The Perfect Marriage. A practicing attorney in a Manhattan law firm, he and his family live in New York City.

Here Mitzner dreamcasts an adaptation of his new novel, Love Betrayal Murder:
Love Betrayal Murder is the second of my books in which a very close friend generously allowed me to use his name (The Best Friend being the other). I’m sure that my Matt Brooks would have his own thoughts about the Hollywood A-lister to play his fictional alter ego, but in my mind it’s someone with tremendous charisma, but not traditional leading man looks. I’m thinking Seth Rogan or Paul Dano.

For Vanessa Lyons, I go the other way. Someone truly beautiful, but who uses her intelligence, and not her looks, as her calling card. I’ve been hoping Nina Dobrev would take an interest in my work for a while now, and she would indeed be an excellent Vanessa. But I just saw Riley Keough in Daisy Jones and she’d be great too.

Bradley Lyons is older and as handsome as his wife is beautiful, but with a dark side. Bradley Cooper, Colin Farrell or Jake Gyllenhaal, call your agents.

For the lawyers, Erica Sanders was based on an ex-girlfriend, so I primarily see her, but she’s not an actor (or a lawyer), so I’d cast Jennifer Hudson. I love Jessica Williams in Shrinking, and she would also give Erica the depth she needs. Zoe Kravitz is a little young, but in a few years she’d be perfect, not to mention that it would give the movie a Batman connection, which is very important to me.

Erica’s legal adversary, J.R., is described as resembling a young Larry Hagman, which might be hard for casting agents. If you google -- what actor looks like Larry Hagman -- the internet will tell you that it’s Neal McDonough of Yellowstone. He’s about ten years older than J.R., but if the movie is made soon, he could do it.
Learn more about the book and author at Adam Mitzner's website.

My Book, The Movie: A Conflict of Interest.

My Book, The Movie: A Case of Redemption.

My Book, The Movie: Losing Faith.

My Book, the Movie: A Matter of Will.

My Book, The Movie: The Perfect Marriage.

Q&A with Adam Mitzner.

Writers Read: Adam Mitzner.

--Marshal Zeringue