Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Green Light

That's the working title of the screenplay Rae and I have begun to outline. It tells the (fictionalized) story of two people at a crossroads of life, and the synchronicity which brings them together.

And of course, part of the fun of writing a screenplay is casting in your head before you write a lick of dialogue. We've been batting around casting concepts and what-ifs for months now, and one of the prime criteria for our casting suggestions has been portraying the size differential between the 5'2" Suthun transplant and the 6'4" Scots linebacker. More important to me, however, is the ability of the actor to convey a wide range of emotional impact, from silly comic moments to outright tearful sorrow.

Therefore, I have cast Alan Tudyk to play me. The look is right, the facial shape (hell, plenty have said he looks like a Downing!), the coloring, and the range. He's 6' tall, and with some facial hair and a little bulk on the upper bod, he'd be my boy. Especially with a teeny Christina Ricci-esque actress playing Rae (not that I'm advocating for or against Ricci - just saying someone of that scale...).

So there ya go.


konradical said...

aw, how sweet, collaborating on a screenplay. Without knowing much else I can say that's an auspicious title.

Lucy Leadskin said...

Tudyk is HOT. He's one of my boyfriends, didn't you know? Lolz!

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