Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Writerly Stuff: Fire at Midnight, The Movie??

While Hollywood has not beckoned and isn't likely to, the current issue of Medallion Press Insider includes a new feature called, "Casting Call," in which we amuse ourselves by casting actors in the roles of characters from MP releases. My debut novel received the "casting call" treatment this month, and it was so much fun, I'd like to share it with you.

From Medallion Press Insider:

Have you ever read a book and imagined which actors you would cast as the characters? Well now it’s time to test your skills as a casting director!

Each month in this section our authors and our staff will cast actors as the main characters in Medallion Press novels. Compare your casting to ours and see how closely we match up!

This month’s CASTING CALL:
Fire at Midnight by Lisa Marie Wilkinson
It is 1703, and Rachael Penrose is confined to Bedlam Insane Asylum in London after discovering her uncle Victor plans to kill her brother in order to inherit the family fortune. Victor leads a gang of criminals and uses French privateer/smuggler Sébastien Falconer as the scapegoat for his crimes. When Victor spreads the lie that Rachael informed the authorities of Falconer's smuggling activities, Falconer vows revenge on the girl.

A dangerously ill Rachael finally escapes from Bedlam, only to find shelter in Sébastien's carriage, and ends up in his care. It is a twist of fate that will alter both their lives forever.
Believing she is in danger from Sébastien, Rachael meets up with his estranged twin brother, Jacques, a customs officer intent on bringing his brother, the famous privateer, to justice. But the real criminal is still at large, and she and her brother are still in danger. Will she discover the truth and save both their lives . . . and her heart?

Main Characters as described by the author:
Rachael Penrose - Petite, blue-eyed blonde. I’ve always thought of her as looking like Alice in Wonderland, but without the pinafore.

Sebastien/Jacques Falconer – Six feet tall with shoulder length black hair, green eyes, mustache.

Rosamund Pike

Rufus Sewell

Helen A Rosburg, Executive Editor Casts -
Kirsten Dunst

Pierce Brosnan

Christy Phillippe, Editorial Director Casts -

Reese Witherspoon

Hugh Jackman

Emily Steele, Editor Casts -

Amy Adams

Josh Brolin

Jessica Vicich, Editorial Coordinator Casts -
Sally Pressman

Hugh Jackman

If you've read "Fire at Midnight," who would you cast as Rachael and Sebastien? Please leave a comment! I'm going to offer a prize for the winning combination!!

Winner to be announced on my Mom's birthday, June 3rd. (I've been told "Fire at Midnight" is currently in a number of TBR piles, so this date will give more folks a chance to win a prize!!)

Lisa Marie


Bridget said...

What a great contest idea! Just blogged about it on Win A Book. Don't enter me though.

nfmgirl said...

I haven't read the book, but it sounds interesting. I love the fact that you guys have now given me a cast of possible actors to choose from to play out the story in my head!

Monica Burns said...

LOVE, LOVE Rosamund Pike. There's an ethereal quality about her that's incredible. Rufus...?? Sorry, those eyes are just a little to bug-eyed for me. LOL I'd have to go with Hugh.

Sounds like you've got a great book, Lisa

Danielle said...

I would have to vote for Rosamund Pike and Michael Easton (John McBain from One Life To Live).

Mari said...

How about....

Female Lead: Elisha Cuthbert or Heather Graham

Male Lead: Colin Farrell or Gerard Butler

catslady said...

How about Leonardo DeCaprio and Kate Winslet :)

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