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This weeks question is if I was doing a Kickstarter campaign for my favorite book to be made into a movie, what would it be, and who would I cast.
Well since both of my favorite books have been made into movies (Bone Collector, and IT) I decided to pick a different book that I would love to see made into a movie. I chose ... Joyland by Stephen King. I chose this mainly because I am reading this now, and it is fresh in my mind.
I am terrible at trying to decide who to cast in certain roles. I can't get past how I see the characters in my mind to choose a real person who could play it. Although I can be very opinionated as to who is cast for certain roles until I see the movie.
I couldn't have done this without the help of my wife and our friend Cathy. I asked them who they thought would be good after describing the character they agreed that Nicholas Hoult would be a good fit.
Devin Jones is a love struck college student who is going to work at a carnival for a summer job. He does fit the character well but again not how I pictured him in the book.
The only other character that I think I have picked out pretty well would be that of Erin Cook. She is a fiery red head who becomes instant friends with Dev. She is working at Joyland as a Hollywood girl. They run around the park taking photos of the visitors in hopes they buy them as a souvenir. For this character I picked Emma Stone
There is another character named Mike. He is a little boy who has a debilitating illness, but there is something really special about him. He spends his time in a wheel chair because of his weak legs, but he sees more than anyone around him knows. For this character I decided to go with CJ Adams.
This is as far as I got, and remember I am not very good at picking actors to play certain roles. For those of you who have read this book tell me what you think. I may be way off the mark on this, but I would love to get your thoughts. The book is amazing, and I am really loving it. That review will be posted on my blog soon.
Well happy Friday everyone, and I look forward to seeing what type of comments this draws.