Oh my! Another month has passed and I've not been a part of the blog hop. Time to start making this a priority again, I think! Good thing I tossed a question into the ring a few months ago. It would be terrible not to answer my own question, wouldn't it?
So here's what we're doing today. We're showing off the cast for our current work in progress, or most recent release. I don't think I've done any casting for my Forever Geek series, so today Evan, Jillian and all the Carew/Sharp crew get their day in the sun.
I begin where any good casting director should, with our male lead. Evan Sharp is a former software engineer who now works at doing eco-friendly energy refits on heritage homes. It's sort of decision-making time for me, since Jillian thinks Evan looks like a cross between Matthew McConaughey and Bradley Cooper. For a while I thought about the whole Bradley/Matthew/Josh Lucas doppelgänger thing and I was going to cast Josh Lucas. But he's not Evan Sharp. So I thought about what my hero needed: he needed to look good in wool sweater and plaid shirts and t-shirts, and he had to fit in with the Newfoundland landscape. Neither actor was winning until I found this picture of Bradley, and it was a no brainer. He gets the part for this shot alone. (And the ones after it don't hurt.)
So now it seems my movie will be in black and white. This makes casting even harder.
But I won't be denied. Let's move on to our heroine, and narrator, Jillian Carew. Jillian is a professor of Classics who has an eye for fashion and looking good. She's a high-society type of gal, used to the fine things in life. She's the polish to Evan's rough edges. At one point in Geek God, Evan says his brother thinks she looks like Anne Hathaway. Evan thinks she's more Zooey Deschanel. To me, she's neither. Evan loves her so he sees her playful nature, hence the Zooey reference. His brother is judging her from a head shot for the university, hence the Anne Hathaway comparison. But in my mind, Jillian has always been more like Krysten Ritter. She has the elegance of Hathaway, the playfulness of Deschanel, and an originality and attitude that's different.
And there you have it. The two main characters of my Forever Geek trilogy. I couldn't find the supporting cast I needed, but really, Geek God, Geek Groom and Geek Dad are all about these two people. What else do we need?
Now hop on over to the wonderful Veronica Forand to see who she's casting. I bet they sizzle!