Since Melissa brought up the titillating topic of who would play her characters in a book to movie adaptation, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the possibilities for DOON. Or perhaps *dreaming* is more appropriate. What author wouldn’t love to see their story played out in all its digital motion picture glory? A more serious literary author than myself might shun the idea out of fear that their vision could be tainted by Hollywoood’s commercial grip, but for me DOON being made into a movie would be a fantasy come true!
That said, casting the characters who have come to life in my head over the past two years, is a next to impossible task. Especially, my beautiful, tortured prince, Jamie MacCrae. Yet, as difficult as it is for one person to exemplify my larger-than-life-kilt-wearing hero, I do occasionally come across actors who are reminiscent of Jamie, top of the list being the gorgeous, Alex Pettyfer.
Not only does this actor physically resemble Jamie with his golden hair, chiseled features and dimpled chin, but he has an indefinable quality that is the essence of Jamie—a combination of sensitivity and wickedness that makes him unpredictable and a little bit dangerous.
|I think he'd look mighty good in a kilt, don't you?|
Jamie is fiercely protective of his sheltered kingdom, and his heart, so it takes a strong heroine to get past all his defenses.
Enter Veronica Welling, the complex protagonist of our story—an idealist cheerleader with the heart of a warrior. Petite with long, dark hair and aqua-blue eyes, her ready smile expresses a sincere warmth and intelligence, but hides a constant struggle to overcome her heartbreaking childhood.
While recently watching the Disney movie, PROM, I discovered Danielle Campbell.
This young actress not only fits the vision in my head of Veronica, but she shows the potential to pull off her depth as well. And *bonus* she can sing and dance! And since the original Brigadoon movie was a musical, these skills just might come in handy for the film adaptation of DOON.
One of the most unique things about the DOON series is that you get two authors for the price of one! ;-) The first novel in our four-book series, releasing later this year, focuses on Veronica and Jamie, and the second installment, releasing in 2014, will tell the story of Veronica’s snarky, theater-obsessed best friend, Mackenna Reid and Jamie’s charming, younger brother, Duncan MacCrae. So stay tuned in the coming weeks for my fabulous co-author, Carey Corp’s continuation of the Doon fantasy casting session!
Thanks for allowing me to indulge in my pipedream, dear Honest readers. :) I can’t wait to hear who you would choose to play Veronica and Jamie once you’ve read DOON!
Lorie Langdon and Carey Corp are the authors of DOON, the Scottish legend of Brigadoon reimagined, coming in September, 2013 from Zondervan/Harper Collins. If you enjoy romance, adventure and hot boys in kilts, we’d love it if you’d add DOON to your TBR list on Goodreads!