“Can you please cast Tom Hiddleston as Liam when you make Murder of Crows into a movie? I see him as Liam when I’m reading. Thanks.”
These messages are some of my favorites. Mostly because I love knowing how other people see Liam, and Celeste and even Fable. They are so real to me and I see them in such a specific way, that I appreciate the chance to “see” them through the eyes of other people. I can totally see how you got Tom Hiddleston, he’s very Liam-esque in manner and facial expressions. Blond curly hair and blue eyes. Yes, I can understand how you would make the connection. I’m sure now that I’ve thought about it, it will be hard to un-see it for a while.
To answer the question, the producer and director who were looking at Murder of Crows have decided not to option at this time.
That doesn’t mean it won’t be on the table again in the near future, or that the publishing house won’t generate more interest from film parties, BUT that does mean for the moment, there’s nothing lined up in the film option arena.
It’s been fun to think about. Entertaining to imagine certain actors in certain roles, but I’m getting wise to the idea finally, that I can’t pin any hopes on this happening anytime soon, simply because this part of the process has been up and down, up and down, yes and no, and maybe and up and down. So I’ve stopped putting excitement into it, and I’m reserving my energy for the publishing house.
Still, I’m adding names as they are submitted by readers, and putting them in the stack of ideas for whenever I sit down at the table to talk film in all seriousness. So I will certainly add Mr. Hiddleston to the list. Thank you for the suggestion!
Please understand I have no right, authority, or certainty in being able to even request anyone specific, much less ensure a certain actor would even WANT to do the project. The best I can do is toss out some names, and see what sticks. Adding a name is by no means a guarantee.
But for now, that’s pretty fun too, right?