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Give a warm welcome to Lindy DeKoven as she joins us here at CLC to celebrate her debut novel and share her dream cast (and what a cast that would be!). Lindy is a force to be reckoned with. She has experienced immense success in the television world with such titles as Executive Producer (CBS), Television Executive (Disney/Warner Bros.) and Executive Vice President (NBC). Lindy is also passionate about women’s issues, serving on several boards and most notably, being appointed to the California Commission on the Status of Women by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. So what is the next step for someone who has an obvious passion for the television world? Writing a novel inspired by her years behind the scenes. The end result is Primetime Princess, which has already garnered high praise. We look forward to hearing more from Lindy!
Thanks to Amazon Publishing, we have TWO signed copies to share with some lucky readers in the US.
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(Please note that this post contains potential spoilers for the novel.)
Amy Adams. Alexa Ross is an easy role to cast as she represents a lot of women who are struggling to launch their careers while overcoming obstacles in the workplace. I really enjoyed Leap Year, starring Amy Adams as a high-powered woman having to take life a little slower. Like Adams’ character, Alexa takes her job very seriously but also yearns for a great relationship with a good man. She’d sure like to have it all if she could. And like most women in that situation, it ain’t easy.
Robert Downey Jr. Jerry Kellner is similar to Miranda Priestly, in The Devil Wears Prada. The antagonistic relationship that ensues between Alexa and Jerry is often shocking and heart wrenching. Jerry’s timing is impeccable. Just when Alexa thinks she has him under control, he emerges from the shadows turning Alexa’s world upside down. Downey’s sometimes charming yet sleazy, smarmy attitude depicted in a few roles he’s played in the past calls out to Jerry. Jerry is the co-worker from hell. But unfortunately everyone has one. I’ll bet you can name one right now!
Bradley Cooper. Gordon Harrison has a wonderful disposition. It takes a lot to get him riled up. He’s secure, confident and passionate. He couldn’t be more different than Jerry. Like Cooper’s character in Silver Linings Playbook, he’s not met anyone quite like Alexa Ross. He finds her sexy, exciting, and challenging. Because Cooper is so charming and likeable in Silver Lining Playbook, I couldn’t help but think of him for this role.
Kerry Washington. Sylvia is spirited, ballsy, and has plenty of ‘tude. She doesn’t take you-know-what from no one. Kunis displays some of that spunk in Scandal on ABC. Sylvia says what she thinks and has few regrets. She’s the yin to Alexa’s yang. But, as close as they are, Sylvia and Alexa almost come to blows when Alexa starts making changes in her life.
George Clooney. I had the pleasure of working with this handsome dude many years ago, and he is as wonderful today as he was then. It would be really exciting if he wanted to play Chester King, the president of a broadcast network. Clooney certainly looks the part, and based on past roles I expect he could take on this character with ease. Like I said, we should be so lucky!
Thanks to Lindy for sharing her cast list with us and to Amazon Publishing for sharing Primetime Princess with our readers.
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