Got a call a few days ago from a friend in the industry. He circulated his copy of Timely Persuasion around the office and said it generated interest faster than anything he’d ever seen. I’ve been commissioned to convert the book into a screenplay (with an option for a sequel) in a mid six-figure deal if they accept my draft. Not a done deal yet, but man that was fast!
And check out this proposed cast they came back with:
- Jake Gyllenhaal as the narrator, with Andrew Baglini as his younger self and Christopher Lloyd as his older self.
- Eliza Dushku as the sister
- Vincent D’Onofrio as the doctor
- Taye Diggs as Bowlingus
- Moon Bloodgood as the cute little redheaded girl
- Ashton Kutcher as Nelson
- Bruce Willis as Nelson’s dad
- Kathleen Turner as Nelson’s mom
- Linda Hamilton as the mother
- Scott Bakula as the father
- Mike Doughty as Local Boy
For more info, check the calendar…