Wednesday, February 20, 2013

{Book Tour} Spoilt Book One by Joanna Ellis

Dream Cast

The other smaller parts of Chelsea’s parents and Carrie (Lucas’ sister) are harder and I’m still on the search. Though I believe George Clooney could probably fit the part of Chelsea’s father and Debra Messing could be Carrie, the other is proving to be a challenge. There is also Nathan (Carrie’s husband) and I think Matthew McConaughey would do perfectly. Ashton Kutcher could play Hayden (Chelsea’s brother) when he’s older but in Spoilt he is a teenager... he’s all grown up and the leading man in ‘The Rookie’, the fourth book in the Spoilt Series. The leading lady, Mabel (Lucas’ niece) I can see as Taylor Swift.
My biggest challenge has been to cast my villain in Spoilt. This would take some research as I don’t have a ‘clear picture’ of who he could be. Perhaps this is because through the book the character is not ‘seen’ by many of the players and an accurate picture doesn’t form until the end. I find it much easier to cast leading men then I do their nemesis.
Of course if Spoilt is to be a movie, there has to be a sequel (my continued delusions of grandeur). This is where I get stuck. I have yet to find a leading man for my Jared (Nathan’s brother). I do have Kellan Lutz in mind and had actually ‘discovered’ him before I saw Twilight but I’m still not sure.
The characters that form the third book of the Spoilt Series, Womanizer, are Mitch, (Nathan and Jared’s brother) and Isabelle were easier to cast. Leonardo DiCaprio and Angelina Jolie work for me here. Although I’m sure there could be many others that could play the leading lady... more research would be required and Angelina could fit the bill here.
So am I the only one who has cast their movies? Perhaps you already have people in mind when you write, to give you the image, as I do. Perhaps other writers don’t know who they would use until the end. I have heard of writers who print out pictures of their cast to keep close by for inspiration.
So I continue my quest to fill the missing parts and find new characters for my other completed projects.
Book One
Joanna Ellis

Passion turns to envy. Love to murder. One way or another, everyone is spoilt.
A sadistic killer is stalking the streets, carving his hatred into the bodies of beautiful, young women.
The murders are stirring up bad memories for Detective Lucas Hudson, as he struggles to remain focused - juggling the horrors of today with horrors from the past.
When Chelsea Summerville's best friend goes missing, she's unwillingly dragged into the race to stop the killer.
As Lucas and Chelsea find happiness together, Chelsea becomes the hunted rather than the hunter.
Can Lucas shake off his demons and save the woman he loves, or will everything he holds dear be spoilt?

About the Author

Joanne Ellis is a prolific Australian writer who won the Night Reading 'First Chapter of the Month' in May-June 2010 with 'Spoilt', which went on to become a US Kinde #1 and international best seller. Other novels written by Joanne include: 'Twisted Fire', 'Folk Law', 'Womaniser', 'The Rookie', 'Charlottesville', 'Control' and 'The Mystic Garden'.


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