Saturday, April 10, 2010

Read-a-Thon Hour 14 Mini Challenge

Lydia at The Lost Entwife says:  wants to know what favorite book we would like to see made into a movie and who we would cast in one of the roles.

I am normally not very good at this question, but when I read The Sparrow all I could picture was Johnny Depp as Father Emilio Sandoz.  I think he would be perfect for the role from a physical standpoint as well as from a character standpoint.  Sandoz goes through a range of emotional/mental states but always he has a sense of humor, sometimes bitter, sometimes light-hearted but still a part of who he is; and I think Johnny Depp could pull that all together perfectly.

According to Mary Doria Russell's web siteBrad Pitt may be on board for a movie version.  His IMDB.com profile seems to confirm this as a project in development.  I love Brad Pitt, but, honestly, I don't think he is right for the role at all.  Not that I don't think he can pull it off, but I just can't picture Emilio Sandoz as anyone other than Johnny Depp.  Apparently Antonio Banderas was also on tap at some point, but that seems to have fallen through.  Meh-he probably would have been an OK choice, but how are you people not seeing Johnny Depp???

Also, I think this will be a hard book to make into a good movie.  I think it will either be wonderful or terrible.  I'll keep my fingers crossed for wonderful.

1 comment:

softdrink said...

I love Johnny Depp, so I'll support your choice...even though I haven't read the book. :-D