Have you ever read a book and thought to yourself, “I can really see (insert actor’s name) playing this role if it’s ever made into a movie.” StoryCasting is a new website that lets you share your opinions on which actors should play which book characters. I just spent some time over there, and let me say, it was a lot of fun.
Hmmm . . . where to begin? My mind fell on “Peace Like a River,” one of the most influential books I’ve ever read. Now came the hard part. Who should I cast to play the roles? I chose Freddie Highmore for Rueben and Abigail Breslin for Swede. I’m still working on the father. He’s the pivotal character and I want to get someone really good for him. Wait . . . I may be getting an inkling of Bill Pullman. Let me think on that.
Anyway, it’s so fun to think of a favorite book and plug a favorite actor into the role. It’s like being the ultimate Hollywood director. And the database is pretty huge – you can choose from hundreds of books. Every book I put into the search was there, or you can browse alphabetically.
I can see myself spending a great deal too much time on this site in the future . . . this may even be more addicting than Tetris. And trust me, Tetris was plenty addicting.