June 1, 2007

"Physics" Lesson

Miramax films has optioned the rights to Marisha Pessl's Special Topics in Calamity Physics, a book I'm halfway through right now, and with which I am having a love-hate relationship. Part of me hates it because it's more brilliantly written than anything I could ever do, and part of me hates it because it sometimes seems to try too hard with the clever metaphors, and part of me hates it because its plot is a little too reminiscent of Donna Tartt's "The Secret History," at least where things currently stand. (i.e., clique of cool kids at smarty-pants school and someone ends up dead...) In any case, this book has so much working in its favor, and it makes ME feel like part of the Blueblood "in crowd" when I get the obscure references. I'm thinking the female half of Brangelina could make a nice Hannah Schneider (or maybe Jennifer Connelly). I strangely picture David Duchovny as Blue's dad (Yeah, weird, I know. But Clooney would be too obvious and distracting). Haven't decided yet who I'd cast for Blue. Would love to hear your ideas.


  1. I changed my mind about Hannah. Definitely Rachel Weisz.

  2. I pictured Jennifer Connelly while I was reading it but I could definitely see Rachel Weisz--she would be great as Hannah. Duchovny would be brilliant. I think he could pull it off. Would Pierce Brosnan be just crazy? I completely changed my mind about him after seeing The Matador.

  3. Oooh, I LOVE Brosnan after The Matador! He's a little old, but I still think it could work.