So a week or two ago I was thinking about casting the movie as a way to visualize your characters, to make the more real and to “see” the action as you write. There are certain characters that I associate with certain actors already, such as Spenser always being Robert Urich and Hawk always being Avery Brooks. I can’t imagine Philip Marlowe as anyone but Humphrey Bogard. I’m having a little trouble with Kathryn Heigl as Stephanie Plum, but I’m going in with an open mind.
I’ve thought about it, and I thought I would throw it out to you, Gentle Readers. Who are your favorite characters, and who would play them in the movie version of your favorite mysteries? Let me offer my humble suggestions as follows:
From Key Lime Squeeze, Donnie Wahlberg as Joe Banks, Vin Diesel as Solomon, and Joe Pantoliano as Paul Cantolino. I would cast Harrison Ford as David Baldacci’s Oliver Stone, and someone like Jeff Goldblum as Harlen Coben’s Myron Bolitar. I think you get the idea. Let your imaginations run wild. I can’t wait to see who everyone comes up with.