Dream On: Into the Web the Movie
Hey, I’m a writer with flights of fancy, and every time I write a story, I think about who might play my main characters on the big screen.
Usually, as I’m working on a story, I will create a character table that consists of two columns. The first column is for the pictures of the characters, and the second column is for some quick info about the characters: name, age, occupation, short description of character’s role in story, some quirks, etc.
For Jovan and Cheyenne, I wanted a strong woman to represent them. Someone that looked soft and hard, able to be feminine, but at the same time able to kick some butt. When I thought of these characters when I initially developed Death at the Double Inkwell, Ally McBeal’s Lisa Nicole Carson came to mind. I loved her on that show, and she was always quirky and sassy and funny and at times, serious.
I selected this picture for Jovan as it represented a happy, sweet, professional side.
I selected this picture for Chey as it represented a saucier, sexier side.
In Death at the Double Inkwell, Jovan is married to Cordell Anderson, a man who held far too many secrets and had done far too much dirt on others. For him, I needed someone with looks, but I also wanted someone I thought could play sinister, uncaring. I assigned actor Morris Chestnut to this evil character.
The man who readers seem to love the most, Ian Davenport, had to be played by someone with great looks, definite manliness, but also with some tenderness in the eyes. Out of all of the characters, he’s the one that came to me quick when it was time to pick someone to portray him. The winner? Retired NBA player turned actor Rick Fox.
The final main character is Mark Brockman. He plays an integral role in Death at the Double Inkwell and gets the upgrade to Jovan’s boyfriend in Into the Web. [What happened with Cordell? Read DDIW!] Mark, like Ian, also came to me quickly. In fact, I think I might have been thinking about the actor before I began to really develop Mark in DDIW and more in ITW. Who was the actor? Gerard Butler. The man oozes sexiness, but those eyes, that face, can be tender, too, and Mark, who is a definite sweetie, needs that tenderness shown.
Now, if only someone would pay me for the screenplay for these literary babies so that we can bring both stories to the screen. Would even settle for the small screen. Lifetime, perhaps? It is one of my fave networks, and a reader told me that if Murder, She Wrote and Lifetime movies had a book, it would be Death at the Double Inkwell. So, what are we waiting for?