Anyway, as I gear up for the release of ' Extra Time', the follow-up to Striker and Book #2 in my sexy soccer trilogy, I thought that, even though I've probably done this to death, I'd take you through who I think would be perfect to play the characters from Striker, when it's made into that fabulous TV series I think it would make... ;)
And I think, first of all, we should tackle (see what I did there?) the main character, Striker himself - bad boy footballer Ryan Fisher. Who would I love to play him? Threesome and The Paradise actor Emun Elliot.
|Emun Elliot as Richie Valentine in Comedy Central's 'Threesome'|
He just fits how I imagine Ryan Fisher to look perfectly. He's handsome, hot, and... well, that just about covers it, really... I couldn't imagine anyone else playing him. 'Nuff said, I think...
She's played some strong, feisty characters in her time, and I think she'd be great as Amber. We might have to dye her hair dark red, though...
Okay. Next character for the casting couch would be that of manager of the fictional football team in the book, Newcastle Red Star - Jim Allen.
Jim Allen is handsome, charasmatic, and American. An ex-player turned manager he's back on Tyneside to head-up the club he used to play for, bringing with him a secret from the past, and a whole lot of trouble...
Who would be the perfect man for this character? Those of you who know me well already know the answer to this one - it's Person of Interest star Jim Caviezel.
|Jim Caviezel as John Reese in 'Person of Interest'|
|More Jim Caviezel... Look! He even looks like a football manager in this photo!|
So, there's no arguments with this one - it's Jim Caviezel or nobody!!
Anyway, that's the main characters sorted, but what about the others who play a part in Striker?
There's Amber's boss, Kevin Russell. He's the producer at the Newcastle-based news station she works for, and I'm going local for this one and saying that the lovely Robson Green would be great as Kevin! He'd bring the dry humour that Kevin has into the role, and I think he'd be just perfect to play that character. I'm quite pleased with that choice... And he's a northern boy! I mean, I've got to have at least one north east actor in this, haven't I? Seeing as it's set mainly in Newcastle.
I had to think about this one for a while, but all of a sudden the name Sam Neill popped into my head. He's always been a favourite actor of mine, and I actually think he'd be great as Freddie.
Anyway, I'm sure I'm not the only one who does this, and if you yourself have got a fantasy cast list in mind for one of your books - or you're a reader who'd like to devise their own fantasy cast list for a book you've loved - let me know, and I'll feature it here on my blog. Could make a new regular fun feature out of that idea, actually...
In the meantime, if you've read Striker, please let me know what you think of my choices for those main characters in the book, and if you disagree with any of them, who do you think would have fitted the character better?
Striker is available to download HERE from Amazon, and it's also now available HERE for Kobo.
And you can read the first chapter of Striker HERE for free.
And don't forget, Extra Time, the second book in the Striker Trilogy, is due for release in September 2013! Watch this space...
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