There appear to be quite a few authors and/or bloggers who can visualize JN in major roles if and when their books are converted to film and/or television series. This is a blogger who sees JN as Edward Fairfax Rochester...interesting reasoning and it is possibly true that he is not classically attractive, in my opinion his face will always have interesting angles.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Joanna Campbell Slan's "Death of a Schoolgirl"
Joanna Campbell Slan’s first novel—Paper, Scissors, Death—was an Agatha Award finalist. It features Kiki Lowenstein, a spunky single mom who lives in St. Louis The sixth book in that series will be released Summer 2013.
Here she dreamcasts an adaptation of her latest book, Death of a Schoolgirl, the first novel in The Jane Eyre Chronicles, which features Charlotte Brontë’s classic heroine Jane Eyre as an amateur sleuth:
For Mr. Rochester, I'd choose Jeremy Northam. He's not classically attractive, and when he wants to, he can look rather rough. Also, he's 6'2" and Edward Rochester was a tall man. Certainly, in The Winslow Boy, Northam managed a tortured expression, a pained befuddlement that would make him a wonderful Edward Fairfax Rochester, as I think that a lot of the men who've played Edward had made him seem too violent. I think of Edward as hurting and confused.
The photo on the left shows Northam looking hopeful, a feeling that Jane brought back into his life.