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Beneath The Floodlights at the movies. Who would be the stars?.

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As Beneath the Floodlights has been in print one year today I thought it would be great fun to have a play at who could represent the characters of the book if it were ever to reach the silver screen (fingers crossed!)

I would love to hear from you to see if you agree with my choices or if you would like to offer some alternatives. Did you visualise the characters any differently when you read the book? You can either reply to the post or email me at martinpaperbackwriter@yahoo.co.uk.

 

Professor Cezar Prodanescu: Cezar oozes charisma and sophistication with the ability to make grown men shake in their boots whilst women fall at his feet!

I can see Sean Bean in this role. Other possible candidates could be Antonio Banderas or George Clooney.

 

Andrei Botezatu: Andrei is an athletic and dynamic vampire.

I can see Nowhere Boy Aaron Johnson doing a great job as Andrei.

 

Johnny Knox: Good looking and endearing. Johnny is the local hero whom everyone adores.

I like the idea of Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles playing Johnny, but can he kick a ball and do a Brummie accent! Other possible candidates could be Colin Farrell or even David Beckham if his acting skills are as good as his football skills.

Sheena Knox: Electrifyingly beautiful with dark hair.

I think Corrie’s Alison King would be perfect as Johnny’s strong and loyal wife.

Lily: Lily is a pretty young thing with an air of innocence.

I see another Corrie actress fitting the bill: Sacha Parkinson.

Vincent “Bruiser” Bradshaw: Lovable rogue and ball winning midfielder who suffers with Tourette’s Syndrome.

Versatile actor Tom Hardy would do a grand job I’m sure.

Jody Roper: the central defender who loves everything about the 1980s.

Jody is a very likeable character who often provides an element of humour in the book, therefore Owen Wilson (Starsky & Hutch, Zoolander) would be a great choice. I am exactly 10 days older than Owen, but unlike me he can easily pass for a man in his early to mid thirties.

Alvin Braxton: Jamaican goalkeeper for Kingsbarr United.

Impressive actor Idris Elba of Luther fame would be perfect in my book (no pun intended.)

Giuseppe Rossi: Italian centre-forward for Kingsbarr United.

How’s about Benidorm’s Jake Canuso.

Afina: strikingly looking Romanian victim of Andrei.

Black Swan’s Natalie Portman would be perfect in this role.

Gene Macgoree: Kingsbarr United superfan and prolific vampire slayer.

I can see two fine English actors playing this part: Tim Roth or Phil Davis.

Peter Cogshaw: Penny pinching chairman of Kingsbarr United.

How’s about Warren Clarke of Dalziel and Pascoe or perhaps Timothy Spall.

There are many more characters of course. Who would play the nasty pair of Leon Davis or Lucas for example. There are also parts for ex-jailbird Gerry Spalding, Charlie Cheng, Audrey Chillingsworth, Saffron Knox, Father McGill and the other vampires of the Fosturnea School of Football Excellence. Would there be a part in the film for the evil couple Josiah and Alison Connor who set the vampire ball rolling? (Pun intended).

It’s just a bit of fun but I would welcome your thoughts on the potential movie stars of Beneath The Floodlights.

(A big thank you to fellow author Rachael H. Dixon for providing this idea. You can read more about Rachael here: http://rhdixon.blogspot.co.uk/ )

 

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