May 19, 2010

I won’t get on an airplane without a Dean Koontz novel (Odd Thomas is next). On a recent flight, I read Ticktock and absolutely loved it. If you were allowed to cast the film adaptation of the book, who would you cast in the role of “Deliverance Payne”? (Marty Grosser, Editor, Previews)

That’s tough. She’s such a hoot. If you could cross a young Goldie Hawn with a young Katherine Hepburn, that would be it. Of those are current actresses of whom I’m aware, there are some who are tomboy sexy and sufficiently smartass, but I can’t think of one who combines those qualities with the killer intelligence and drop-dead sophistication that Deliverance also embodies. Suggestions?

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