Cool, a good reason to come up with another blog post this week! I’m lucky if I get in one a week, so this is a nice surprise for me. It seems my good buddy Lisa Regan and fellow writer/bloggers Carrie Butler and Melodie Wright are hosting a Casting Call Bloghop in which we introduce our characters in whichever form we like best.
Since I’m a film buff and have often visualized my novel as a movie, I thought I would use the actors I believe best embody the main characters in my book, THE MISTAKEN, a psychological thriller.
First, the pitch:
Vengeance tastes sweet the day Skylar Karras pledges his wife's killer to sex-traffickers in the Russian Mafia. In exchange for the woman, they’ll let his brother leave the business for good—with his debt wiped clean and his heart still beating. But when Sky mistakenly targets the wrong woman, deal or no deal, he’s forced to protect them all from the very enemy he's unleashed.
Now, the casting:
The male lead, Skylar Karras, is really a composite of two people, a friend of mine and an actor, Andy Whitfield. Sadly, Andy past away on September 11th at the age of 39, a victim of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
For the role of Skylar’s wife, Jillian, I think actress Jessica Alba would be perfect.
For Skylar’s brother, Nick, I like Michael Graziadei. Doesn’t he look a lot like Andy Whitfield?
For Hannah Maguire, the woman Sky has mistakenly targeted, I love Mila Jovovich.
For bad guy and Russian mobster, Alexi Batalov, the suave and debonair Ben Gazzara fits like a glove.
What about you? Do you have anyone particular in mind for your characters?