I hope I'm not the only writer out there who dreams of the movie version of their novel. Shortly after writing Asylum, I entertained the notion that perhaps one day I'd walk into a movie theatre and see the poster for it. Of course, at the point, I'd just be happy to walk into a bookstore and see my book on the shelf...but tonight, I'm dreaming.
A friend asked me who I would cast in the roles of Chase and Trista. Tough call. The actors I like are all too old to play Chase! As I wrote him, though, I thought of Peter Krause from The Lost Room. (He's been in many other things, but that's my favorite.) Chase is only around 23 years old, so that wouldn't work. I guess I'll just have to leave that one up to the casting agent.
Trista - believe it or not, I didn't really have anyone planned for her role. I felt terribly sorry for her character, but as a writer, it's my job to take her beautiful, perfect life and wreak havoc with it. I do believe whomever would play that role would have to be a really good actress. Trista has quite a range of emotion.
Now, as little thought as I may have put into casting Asylum, I have a full cast lined up for Valor. That carries over to Asylum because there are many recurring characters - Cam, Selah, Seraph, Redic, Brax (love him!), Armand... The problem (again) is I wrote that close to eight years ago, and the actors have aged! So I'm quite happy that I won't have to worry about casting.
If there's ever movies made.
And I hope there will be.
And so, my dear readers - I put the question to you. Who would you cast in the roles of Chase and Trista?
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