A few weeks ago, in “Casting Dreamsnake,” I asked for input on an imaginary cast for an imaginary movie of Dreamsnake, for a contribution to Marshal Zeringue’s blog My Book, the Movie. The essay is up and running now. Commenting isn’t available at My Book, the Movie, but you can comment here. I’m interested in your reactions to the casting suggestions. I’m pretty satisfied with Emily Rios as Snake, Matthew Gray Gubler as Arevin, and Parminder Nagra as Merideth, and my friend Marilyn’s suggestion of Edward James Olmos as the Mayor is wonderful.
I realize that I didn’t cast either Gabriel or Alex. Suggestions?
And though I thought I’d found the perfect Melissa, I saw the actress, Abigail Breslin, on tv right after I finished the My Book, the Movie essay, and OMG she’s all grown up. Given that I don’t, in fact, have a time machine (despite being an SF writer), it’s back to square one for casting Melissa.
If you haven’t read Dreamsnake and have no idea what I’m talking about, Book View Cafe is serializing it, one chapter per week, or you can buy the complete book in eBook form. It’s a pretty good book — you might like it.
Chapter One of Dreamsnake, “Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand,” is available free at Book View Café.