Casting Spotlight: The Movie?!

The first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey came out this week, and that got me thinking about turning a book (a medium I love) into a movie (another medium I love).

Specifically, I’ve been thinking about casting a movie based on a book since I got my first look at Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey. And I couldn’t help but wonder … who would you cast in Spotlight: The Movie?

That’s probably something most authors think about during the writing process. I know I did – even though it’s wishful thinking. And I actually got (and still get) that question frequently.

That’s such a difficult question to answer. For some characters – Lily, Daniel … heck, even Daniel’s dad – I have a very clear idea of who I would want to play them on the big screen. For other characters, casting would be a bit of a dilemma. For example, I know exactly who *I* would choose to play Nate. But this actor doesn’t exactly have the character’s physical attributes.

And for many readers and audience members, that can be a turn-off. So many times you hear fans say, “Well, that actor is not how I pictured that character …” So even though I have my own casting ideas for Spotlight, I’m sure you have yours, too. Tell me … who could you see playing Lily, Daniel and Nate on the big screen?


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