…for almost 14 solid months, BEYOND JUSTICE has remained on two Amazon Top 100 bestseller categories (legal thrillers) and recently hovered around the top 5 all the way up to #2 in legal thrillers. For a long time a title by Michael Connelly (The Lincoln Lawyer) dominated that #1 spot–months after the theatrical release of the same title starring Matthew McConaughey.
Well, today after several close encounters with the #2 spot in Amazon.com’s bestselling legal thrillers, BEYOND JUSTICE hit #1 bestseller!
So who might make a good actor choice for Dave Pendelton (Pastor Dave) in a movie adaptation of BEYOND JUSTICE?
My thoughts were about contrast:
If Sam Hudson were played by Josh Holloway, or Matthew McConaughey, then perhaps Dave Pendelton could be played by Denzel Washington.Â I don’t know how many supporting roles Denzel has played, or if he’d even be interested in a non-leading role, but I think he’d make a great “Pastor Dave.”
And if Sam Hudson were played by Will Smith then perhaps Pastor Dave might be played by Tom Hanks
There are plenty more speculations for the cast and we’ll be looking at that for fun in future posts!
What do you think?
So many fans and friends tell me that BEYOND JUSTICE must be made into a movie. To that, I say: I AGREE! Just need to find the right producer/director, etc., who share the same vision for the book and story.
Along with the exhortations to get my book turned into a movie comes the many recommendations for the cast. It’s been very interesting to see what people are thinking for potential actors.
Here’s one thread on facebook that talks about ideas for the lead role of Sam Hudson:
Other suggestions have included Matthew McConaughey, Patrick Dempsey, Robert Downey Jr., Will Smith, and even older actors like George Clooney, Scott Bakula.
It’s sure a lot of fun to imagine, based on what you know from the book and what your mind assigns to an actor.
I’ll reserve my own opinion for now on this blog and encourage you to leave your comments and get a discussion going.
There will be more blog entries like this discussing other characters and who might possibly play them in a BEYOND JUSTICE movie.Â