Thursday, December 18, 2014

If My Book Were a Movie...

Hello everyone! I'm Emily Ann Putzke, author of It Took a War. I'm honored to be guest posting on The Pen of a Ready Writer this morning!




I think every writer likes to dream about their book being turned into a movie. (I'm not the only one, right?!) Well, while I'm dreaming, I can pick some amazing actors and actresses to play my characters. If It Took a War were a movie, here's my dream cast.



Joe Roberts
Age: 16-18 through the span of the book.
Appearance: Brown, curly hair. Brown eyes. Smirks more than he smiles. Tall.
Personality: Adventurous. Loyal friend, brother, and son. Patriotic. Brave.




I think Jeremy Irvine would do a great job portraying Joe. I've only see him in War Horse, but he was really great! He just needs curlier hair and he's good to go.





Coralie Roberts:
Age: 13-15 through the span of the book.
Appearance: Long, brown hair. Big brown eyes. Sweet smile.
Personality: Stubborn. Loving. Tries to act like a proper young lady, though it is hard for her.





Lucy Boynton was so wonderful playing Esther in Copperhead, which was a Civil War film, so I'm sure she could pull off Coralie!




Isabelle Roberts
Age: 4-6 through span of book.
Appearance: Brown, curly hair. A messy face and sticky hands are usual for her. Blue eyes. Dimple.
Personally: Full of life. Sweet. Energetic. Smiley.



Now, Isabelle was hard to find an actress for. I couldn't find a child actress who fit her exact description. But I decided that Annie-Rose Buckley could play the part, though she looks older than Isabelle, but what can ya do? Also, she just needs darker hair.


Lucas Holmes
Age: 18-20 through span of book.
Appearance: Dark brown hair. Deep brown eyes. Always scowls.
Personality: Bitter. Rouge. Angry. Hurt.

Skander Keynes could pull off a convincing Lucas, although he'll have to loose the British accent.





Genevieve Roberts (Mama)
Age: 37-39 through span of book.
Appearance: Dark brown hair. Gentle, brown eyes. Loving smile. Short. Youthful.
Personality: Gentle hearted. Loving. Sweet. Motherly.


Just mentally crop Stonewall Jackson out of this picture, and you have Mama! Kali Rocha would be great...although I've never seen her in anything besides Gods and Generals.




It would be a pretty epic movie to have all these actors and actresses together, making my book into a movie. It's fun to dream. =)



About My Book:
1861 - Sixteen year old Joe Roberts leads a mundane life as far as he’s concerned. His world spins in the same circle each day: working at his family’s store, taking his sisters on boyish escapades and bickering with his rogue of a cousin, Lucas. Joe can’t understand why his mother allows Lucas to live and work with them after all the pain he caused their family. When war is declared, Joe is quick to join up and become a soldier with the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteers, but war is nothing like he imagined. To make matters worse, he must endure having Lucas in the same regiment. Can Joe put the pain of the past behind him? Forgiveness is easier said than done.



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Emily Ann Putzke is a 19 year old Christian, homeschool graduate and history lover. Besides writing historical fiction, she enjoys photography (especially photographing her nieces and nephew), reading, spending time with her family, Civil War reenacting, traveling and a good cup of coffee. She resides in New York State where she drinks in the beautiful autumns and tries to endure the long winters.


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2 comments:

  1. I haven't read the book yet, but I love this fancast! Or actually in this case...authorcast! :)

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  2. You got me at Skandar Keynes. Just kidding, you got me with your book plot, but Skandar Keynes would be a very nice addition indeeed : ) What a fun activity!

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