Friday, 28 February 2014
WIP: The Movie Bloghop!
Almost all of us have imagined who would play the characters in our WIPs if they were ever made into a movie. On February 28th, we want you to “cast” your WIP, and post photos of the actors/actresses you would choose to play the characters in your latest manuscript. You don’t have to cast everyone if you don’t want to, just show us your MCs and tell us a little about them.
Also, we’d like you to tell us which songs you’d have on your WIP Movie soundtrack! This can be one song that fits the main theme of the story, or several songs that make you think of your story.
Rachel and I will each pick a winner at random, and we’re giving away one of our favourite books which were turned into movies!
Rachel’s prizes: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak + Choose one of Rachel’s ebooks.
My prizes: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky + Choose one of my ebooks OR an ARC of Game On Book 3.
Okay, so for my WIP: The Movie entry, I'm using - naturally - Game On Book 3, which is now officially titled Sidelined. (Also, thanks to all of you who have signed up for the cover reveal, if I haven't sent you the info yet, I will do so later today!)
Those of you who read Game On and are familiar with the series will know that the books are centred around a soccer team in LA. The next book in the series will be released next month, and the main character is Bree Collinson. Again, those of you who know the books will recognise her as being the bubbly, slightly ditzy wife of Jude Collinson, the Westberg Warriors' goalkeeper.
Bree is a happy, sweet, and somewhat random person, whose thoughts can tumble out of her mouth before she's really considered what she's saying. She's young, 21, and her husband is ten years older than her. This has led to some people thinking she only married Jude for his money. What they don't know is that Bree - although she has a love for shopping - would actually be happy living in a one bedroom apartment, as long as she had Jude by her side.
If you read Game On and you found Bree a little bit... high maintenance, and possibly annoying, you'll see a very different side to her in Sidelined. She has a horrible backstory, and she goes through something of a crisis about what she wants to do with her life during the story. It results in her making some bad choices, and potentially ruining her friendships with the people she cares about the most.
This is Robert Hoffman., I genuinely have no idea who this guy is, but I found him on Pinterest, and knew he was the guy for the job!
You could ALMOST say Jude is one of the antagonists in Sidelined. He's actually a really good guy, but in Bree's mind, he is trying to keep her chained to him, and not let her do what she wants to do. He's very protective of her due to the circumstances in which they met - but he would also do absolutely anything for her. There is nothing she needs that he hasn't given her, and he would pretty much walk to the ends of the earth and back if she asked him to. Not that she would, because she doesn't like being alone!
I couldn't think of the right song to sum up the book as a whole, so I thought I would do with this retro video which pretty much sums up Bree's general philosophy for life:
So there you have it! Sidelined, movie style!
Don't forget to check out the other participants: