Friday, May 16, 2014

Lisa Becker Shares her Thoughts on Casting the “Click” Trilogy

I’ve often been asked how I would “cast” my trilogy (which includes Click: An Online Love Story, Double Click and the newly-released final installment, Right Click) if the books were made into a movie or series of movies. 

Let me just put it out there in the universe that I would LOVE to see these hit the big screen.  I’ve often said the books marry the friendships of “Sex and the City,” the epistolary nature of “Bridget Jones’ Diary” and the online love story of “You’ve Got Mail” to be light and breezy stories for anyone who's ever been dumped, been in love, had a bad date or is still searching for "the one."  Considering 1 in 5 relationships today now begin online, the time is right for a modern digital love story with a lot of heart and humor. 

That being said, these would be my recommendations and a brief rationale for each. 
Casey Wilson as Renee Greene

Casey has the humor and warmth to play the main character in this series about a woman’s search for love in Los Angeles. 

Josh Radnor as Ethan Langer

Josh has a handsome and loveable “every guy” quality to him, as well as the right level of romanticism to bring to the role of Renee’s love interest.
Malin Ackerman as Shelley Manning

Malin has the sexuality and charm to bring out
Shelley’s unique qualities and be a terrific complement to Renee’s insecurities. 

 James Van Der Beek as Mark Finlay

James could easily step into the role of handsome, successful but rather particular Mark Finlay who, like Renee, is struggling to find love in Los Angeles. 
Sarah Lancaster as Ashley Gordon

Sarah can humanize Ashley and her judgmental nature, allowing the audience to like her despite her flaws. 

Feel free to check out this fun series that reviewers and bloggers are calling, “clever,” “hilarious” and “full of fun.”
Click: An Online Love Story - Fast approaching her 30th birthday and finding herself not married, not dating, and without even a prospect or a house full of cats, Renee Greene, the heroine of Click: An Online Love Story, reluctantly joins her best guy pal on a journey to find love online in Los Angeles. The story unfolds entirely through emails between Renee and her best friends (anal-compulsive Mark, the overly-judgmental Ashley and the over-sexed Shelley) as well as the gentlemen suitors she meets online. From the guy who starts every story with "My buddies and I were out drinking one night," to the egotistical “B” celebrity looking for someone to stroke his ego, Renee wades into the shallow end of the dating (cess)pool and endures her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates. Fraught with BCC's, FWD's and inadvertent Reply to All's, readers will cheer, laugh, cry and cringe following the email exploits of Renee and friends. And ultimately, they will root for Renee to "click" with the right man.

Double Click - Fans of the romantic hit Click: An Online Love Story will enjoy another voyeuristic dive into the lives of Renee, Shelley, Ashley, Mark and Ethan, as Double Click picks up with their lives six months later. Are Renee and Ethan soul mates? Does Mark ever go on a date? Has Shelley run out of sexual conquests in Los Angeles? Will Ashley's judgmental nature sabotage her budding relationship? Through a marriage proposal, wedding, new baby and unexpected love twist, Double Click answers these questions and more. Readers will continue to cheer, laugh, cry and cringe following the email exploits of Renee and friends.

Right Click - Love. Marriage.  Infidelity. Parenthood. Crises of identity. Death. Cupcakes. The themes in Right Click, the third and final installment in the Click series, couldn't be more pressing for this group of friends as they navigate through their 30's. Another six months have passed since we last eavesdropped on the hilarious, poignant and often times inappropriate email adventures of Renee and friends. As the light-hearted, slice of life story continues to unfold, relationships are tested and some need to be set "right" before everyone can find their "happily ever after."

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