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31 March 2009 @ 09:53 am

I have just received two early copies of THE PRETENDER’S CROWN. It is, in my ever-so-humble opinion, absolutely beautiful. In fact, it’s so pretty it makes me want to re-read it, which isn’t all that usual. :)

So! I have two copies. One must go on my Shelf Of Books I Wrote, but the other, I think, cries out to be sent into the world. So there will be a contest!

Ted has suggested a Casting Call Contest. I will be the director. You will be the Casting Agents. The book will go to the person who builds what is to my mind the best complete cast for THE QUEEN’S BASTARD. The integral characters, therefore, are Belinda Primrose, Robert Drake, Lorraine Walter, Sandalia de Costa, Javier de Castille, Eliza Beaulieu, Marius Poulin, and Sacha Asselin. Bonus points for also casting Dmitri Leontyev, Rodrigo de Costa, Irina Durova, and Akilina Pankejeff. And I’ll be really impressed if you also cast Viktor, Ilyana and the gondola boy. :)

The parts don’t have to be cast with current actors, I wouldn’t say, or people at their current ages. That makes it more fun, I think. :)

Here’s the catch: I only have the one copy to send out, and this post goes out at mizkit.com, cemurphy.net, mizkit.livejournal.com, Facebook, and if I can figure out how to make it work automatically, at Myspace. I expect answers will come in from most of those places, so you might not see the winning entry wherever you actually do your own answering. I will, of course, post the winning entry here.

Let’s see. I’ll choose a winner Thursday evening my time, so we’ll call the contest closed at noon EST on Thursday, April 2.

Have at!

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: excitedexcited
kehazenkehazen on March 31st, 2009 02:40 pm (UTC)
There are a few that I'm not 100% about, but I pulled out my copy of The Queen's Bastard more than two hours ago and have turned my brain to mush trying to come up with actors, so they'll have to do. Alas, I know of no website where I can search actors based on age/hair color/eye color/etc so this is based on actors I could think of off the top of my head and some may need hair dye/colored contacts.

Belinda Primrose - Anne Hathaway
Robert Drake - Daniel Craig
Lorraine Walter - Judi Dench
Sandalia de Costa - Salma Hayek
Javier de Castille - this was the hardest for me, I wanted to say someone like Ewan McGregor or Paul Bettany but both are too old, so the best I could do was Justin Hartley with a dye job
Eliza Beaulieu - Kristen Bell (would need to dye the hair and cut it, but seems like she could pull off Eliza's attitude)
Marius Poulin - John Francis Daley
Sacha Asselin - Jason Segel
Dmitri Leontyev - Javier Bardem
Rodrigo de Costa - Hugh Laurie
Irina Durova - Monica Bellucci
Akilina Pankejeff - Fran Drescher
Viktor - Peter Sarsgaard (from when he had the beard)
Ilyana - Scarlett Johansson
Gondola Boy - Moises Arias
Ana di Meo - Eva Green
kitmizkit on March 31st, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, good on you for thinking of Ana. I can't believe I forgot her!