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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Awesome Adaptations (18) - Marina in a Green Dress

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Awesome Adaptations is a weekly bookish meme, hosted at Alisa Selene’s books blog, Picturemereading.  Anyone can play along! Each week there is a new category of adaptation to blog about. Any format (television series, film, web series, etc.) is acceptable as long as it is based in some form on a book. If you’re playing along on your own blog, just mention Picturemereading in your post and include the banner above. Let them know which film you’d pick and why it is an awesome adaptation worth watching. Oh, and don’t forget to share the link to your own post in the comments for that week’s challenge so that everyone can read your thoughts!

An awesome book that needs to be adapted
(and the cast you'd like to see perform it!)
Title: Marina in a Green Dress by Alan Davidson

This is a book I read and reviewed this year that I really loved.  Probably because I identified with it a whole lot, and adored the concept and the suspenseful way the story played out.  I can imagine it as a very stylish, play within a story, suspense thriller film, TV movie, or stage show - whatever! I would just love to see it reimagined for the visual medium. It also helps that the story is pretty straightforward and not very long, so I probably won't be disappointed by a screenplay that gets rid of a large chunk of story.  There are three main characters that I'll dream cast for this post - but it is really a dream because most of the characters in the story are young - eighteen, nineteen, early twenties, and my choices are not exactly age appropriate anymore.  Oh well.

For impressionable, ordinary fangirl, Jessica Tye who figures out her life and becomes a strong woman, Jennifer Lawrence!  She does down-to-earth yet gorgeous so well, and after seeing her in two movies (only? I know I should check out more) I love her acting.

For the up and coming actor/singer Kennedy Orr who Jessica adores and who won a TV competition to be the lead on the new musical "Marina", I would love to see Gavin Creel, one of my favorite Broadway actors/singers.  He's ridiculously talented and has a fantastic voice, so that fits Kennedy pretty well.

And for Jessica's poor boyfriend, Steve, who is nice, but not very encouraging, or exciting and takes her for granted, I can see Arthur Darvill - Rory from Doctor Who.  Mostly because Rory is such a nice guy and ordinary and Arthur portrays him so well.  But of course in Doctor Who he gets the girl, so he is going to have to downplay his charm for this!

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  1. Great choices! I am really a fangirl now of Jennifer Lawrence, love her in everything I have seen her in. Rory is a great choice, he does awkward but likable really well. I don't know the musical star but I am glad you would cast a singer, think Hollywood cast this they would do a big name actor who can't sing *sigh*

    1. Jennifer Lawrence is so good- I hope to watch the Silver Linings Playbook soon - that movie looks like fun. And they definitely should cast more Broadway singers in films - they are so talented. I got the Les Mis soundtrack for the new film, and I kinda wish they cast a stronger singer as Javert. Russell Crowe doesn't sound that bad though, and I'm sure he'll be amazing acting in the role.

    2. I thought that about Russel Crowe as well! I am definitely still looking forward to the film! I agree there are tons of good actors/singers on Broadway!

  2. I thought that about Russel Crowe as well! I am definitely still looking forward to the film! I agree there are tons of good actors/singers on Broadway!