These are my picks for who would play the parts if this book was turned into a movie (one can dream.) Have a better suggestion? I’m all ears! Hit me up via Twitter or Facebook and tell me your suggestions.
Character: Jack Urbina
So, other than his constant smile, Jack’s trademark attribute is that he looks way younger than he is. Logan Lerman is one of those actors like Rob Lowe or Paul Rudd that never seems to age. Dude has been playing teenagers for over a decade and he’s almost thirty. Yeah, my money is on this guy.
Character: Mrs. O'Doole
First of all, I would like to be Helen Mirren when I grow up. Talk about a badass! But, putting her awesomeness aside, Helen Mirren would be perfect for this role. I’m thinking specifically of her from The Queen. Mrs. O’Doole hails back from the time when a woman’s shoes were dyed to match her suit perfectly. That sort of English prim, proper, fully composed at all times woman is how I see Mrs. O’Doole.
Character: Mr. Waites
There’s not a lot of actors that can pull off portraying Mr. Waites without making him seem one dimensional. Liev Schrieber brings an intensity but also the ability to subtly display a range of emotions. My second pick for Mr. Waites was Michael Chiklis, but I’m not sure he could pull off a full head of hair.
Stew Williams is a relatively small role as the homeless vet that helps Kate escape her shadow. I wanted an actor who doesn’t take himself too seriously, but with a big enough name to make this character memorable. Hence, Matt Damon.
Character: Kate's Dad
Legitimately, who doesn’t want Nick Offerman as their dad? Yes, he was awesome as Ron Swanson, but I really fell in love with him in Hearts Beat Loud, the indie flick he did. Super down to earth and approachable, I think he’d provide the right amount of guilt-tripping and love that Kate’s dad imbues.