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Top Ten Tuesday: Page to Screen Freebie

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I just learned that Kristen Scott Thomas is to star as the dreaded Mrs. Danvers in a remake of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca! I think she’ll be awesome in the part, even though I am very partial to the original movie version staring Laurence Olivier as Maxim De Winter.

I don’t know about you, but I love to “cast” the movie as I read the book. Here are a few examples of my chocices from past blog post. Once again I have failed to come up with the full ten.

 

Books to Movie Casting Choices

 

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My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith

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This stand-alone first novel in a new series from multi-series write McCall Smith is a perfect set-up for an older audience rom-com to star Huge Bonneville and his Downtown Abbey “wife,” Elizabeth McGovern. You can read my review of the book here.

 

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News of The World by Paulette Jiles

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This story just demands Sam Elliott as the Colonel! That voice, the face, the emotions–Sam! You can read my review of the book here.

 

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Dear Mrs. Bird by AJ Pierce

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Jessica Brown Findlay would shine in the role of Emmeline Lake. You can read my review of the book here.

 

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The Heirs: A Novel by Susan Reiger

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Wealthy Manhattan attorney Rupert Falkes dies and leaves a mess of secrets for his family to discover. As I listened to this novel, Nigel Havers face came to mind every time Rupert was “on.” I’ve loved this guy since he was Lindsay in Chariots of Fire. You can read my review of the book here.

 

 

 

The Music Shop: A Novel by Rachel Joyce

Us: A Novel by David Nichols

 

The Music Shop: I pick Bill for Frank, Julie as Maude and Lily as the stranger. You can read my review of the book hereUs: I pick two of them again! I just think Bill and Julie play such diverent types that they’d make a great ‘opposites attract‘ couple.

 

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The Trophy Child: A Novel by Paula Daly

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Laura Carmichael would be the best choice for obsessive mother Karen. And, could Robert Bathurst have a cameo as the Headmaster, please? You all know I love these two! You can read my review of the book here.

 

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10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Page to Screen Freebie

  1. I don’t think I know enough about Hollywood actors/actresses to do this! But I enjoyed seeing several DA alumni here in your list 🙂

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