From the blog of My Friend Amy :
Here's today's question: We've been blessed to finally start seeing some of our favorite Christian books come to life on film. So far, these have been largely low budget films, but they generally get the heart of the books across. But my question for you is...if you had an unlimited budget, what Christian fiction book would you like to see made into a film? Who would you cast in the main roles? Would you have a preference on director? Any songs you'd like to see on the soundtrack?
My Answer: On a previous Faith 'n Fiction Saturday post, I talked about one of my all-time favorite books being Ruth: A Love Story by Ellen Gunderson Traylor. This book has actually been made into a movie called The Story of Ruth. I'm not sure the movie was filmed because of the book, or because of the actual bible story, but it is a very good representation of what Ms. Traylor wrote in her book! I don't think I would change anything about the movie. The actors were great and the movie itself was beautiful.
I've read some pretty great Christian fiction books lately, among them The Christmas Edition by Robin Shope, Finding Father Christmas and Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn, and Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman. Each of these books now has a place of honor on my permanent "favorites" bookshelf.
Any of these books would make great movies! As I'm sitting here thinking, I'm struggling to pick just one that I would like to see made into a movie, especially as another favorite series of mine is the Canadian West Series by Janette Oke!
Ok- for my answer I would pick Plain Perfect by Beth Wiseman. It is the story of a young woman who is not happy with what her life has become and she is looking for a new start to life. She contacts her grandparents who are Amish and goes to visit them for a while. While there, she learns about how they live and why they chose the Amish lifestyle/beliefs. She ultimately makes some life-changing decisions and becomes closer to her grandparents, her mother, and new friends. I don't really have any preferences as to actors, actresses or directors, but would like the movie to remain as close to the book as possible.
Upon further thought, I'd love to see Michael Weatherly as Samuel, Sasha Alexander as Lilly, and Goldie Hawn as Lilly's mother.
As for the other characters and the music, I would need to do some research to see who would really make those characters shine, and I'd want appropriate music.
Great question Amy - I'll be thinking about this all day!!
Care to answer the question yourself? I welcome you to post your thoughts here, add them to your own blog and head back to Amy's post and add a comment with a link to yours. :)