All That Being Said...

A film will most likely soon be made of Winter’s Bone, and I want to play the casting game.

Ree Dolly--Natalie Portman (though Jena Malone would probably be a good fit, and if Lindsay Lohan could do drama, she would have the look for the part).

Gail--Taryn Manning (Runners-Up: Mischa Barton, if she could pull off the Ozarks accent, which I doubt she could, and Amy Adams, who would probably be great but may be a little too old for the role).

Mom--Debra Winger

Uncle Teardrop--Ed Harris

Director--Ang Lee, though he didn't do such a great job adapting one of Woodrell's earlier novels. Other possibilities: Sam Mendes, John Boorman.

If you’ve read the book and have suggestions for casting, feel free to leave them in the comments section. If you haven't read it, go pick up a copy, and then come back and play along.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Hmm, I might have to try Winter's Bone, if only to play the casting game, which I love to do. A few of us did that for (dare I mention it here), The Da Vinci Code. Tom Hanks was never mentioned. The choices "they" made for the HBO production of Empire Falls were not what I expected, either (with the possible exception of Paul Newman), but I was quite pleased with that movie (miniseries, actually, I guess).

By the way, I was so gratified that someone appreciated the "her charmingly rustic kitchen" line in my post on making sherbet with Heather. I put that in especially for her, but she didn't mention it!

I've been reading mostly food-related books lately—influence of the blog, probably. I'm onto a good one now, Molly O'Neill's Mostly True: A Memoir of Family, Food, and Baseball.