OK, this is a bit of wish thinking, but if you’ve read my novel Pushing Leaves Towards the Sun, or listened to the free audibook version, then you may have thoughts about this story someday making it to the big screen. It has its own built-in soundtrack, after all.
Send me your thoughts on who should play Billy? Lindy? Dog? I have my own ideas, but I’d love to hear yours. I can picture Avril Lavigne and Pink fighting it out on stage (with microphones) to see who would make the ideal Lindy. But, maybe I’m overlooking someone? For Billy and Dog: maybe younger versions of Daniel Craig and George Clooney–I doubt either one can pass for their early twenties anymore. Any thoughts?
Should this story remain faithful to southwestern Connecticut and New York in the mid 1980s? I’ve considered revising it for the screen as a modern St. Louis story, and shooting a test version of it with some friends here in the city by the big staple (The Arch). This would be the least expensive way to film–no search for vintage automobiles, and I have some local set locations picked out. Can any St. Louis natives picture Shady Jack’s as The Fallout Shelter?”
This story started out as a novel with a soundtrack, and then evolved into an audiobook. Is a movie the next destination for Billy, Lindy, and Dog?