Tuesday, December 15, 2015

CAST YOUR CHARACTERS: Codename: Night Witch (The Girls from Alcyone) by Cary Caffrey

CAST YOUR CHARACTERS

"Here's my edition of CAST YOUR CHARACTERS. Benedict Cumberbatch? Carice van Houten? Michelle Yeoh? Come on! This one's a slam dunk." - Cary Caffrey

CODENAME: NIGHT WITCH (The Girls from Alcyone)

AUTHOR: Cary Caffrey

DESCRIPTION: I like to think of Codename: Night Witch as a love story. A love story with guns. And stabbing weapons.

Night Witch continues the story of an incredible heroine, Sigrid Novak, a five-foot one (and one half inch, thank you) powerhouse of a character.

The story begins with Sigrid waking to find herself a prisoner in an abandoned research facility. She doesn't know where she is, or how she got there. She doesn't even know if her lover - who she last saw bleeding to death on the field of battle - is even alive. What Sigrid soon discovers is that many, many years have passed since the events of Bellatrix (book two). The world she awakens to is not the place she left. This is a world embroiled in war. Tens of thousands of the Federation's ruling elite are dead, major military facilities destroyed. With every corporate enclave that falls, the legend grows. They call her the Night Witch. A champion to some, a nightmare for others. Wherever she goes, death is soon to follow.

No one knows who this Night Witch is, though Sigrid is starting to suspect.

Lost and alone, and with only the voices in her head for company, Sigrid sets out to learn the truth, and to settle a deadly score once and for all.

CHARACTERS:
Elle Fanning as (teenage) SIGRID NOVAK
Adelaide Clemens as (adult) SIGRID NOVAK

Sigrid: The love child of Lt. Commander Worf and Buffy Summers.

Rila Fukushima as SUKO TANSHO
Every hero needs her champion. Suko will always have Sigrid's back.

Michelle Yeoh as LADY HITOMI KIMURA
Is there anyone else who could play the brilliant matriarch of Alcyone? Hell no!

Benedict Cumberbatch as HARRY JONES
The ultimate puppet master, and the only person crazy enough (or capable enough) to try to capture Sigrid, and to control her and use her for his own purposes. I'm already loving Benedict in this role.

Orla Brady as EMILY GILLINGS-JONES
We never really knew what was driving Harry to do the things he did. At least, not until we met Emily. Villainess, or the real hero of the story? You decide.

Carice van Houten as LADY GODELIEVE VAN DE BERG
The "Red Woman" as the magistrate? Slam dunk casting choice! Bloodthirsty, cold and calculating, the magistrate of the Consortium is the ultimate bureaucrat. Who better to play her than the awesome Carice.

Michael Cudlitz as JAFFER
Not the simple transport driver he might seem.

BONUS CASTING:
Peter Cushing as BERNAT WEREME (aka Smith/Harry Jones)
Lets' face it. Peter Cushing, circa 1965, would have killed it as Harry Jones.

Cary Caffrey is the author of the best selling Girls from Alcyone trilogy. When not staring at blank pages and blinking cursors, Cary can always be found devouring all things pop culture. Current obsessions include Jessica Jones, Lara Croft and, for better or for worse, Star Wars. Has JJ ever made a good movie? We're about to find out.

5 comments:

  1. If I had been more on the ball I would have cast Kiki Sukezane (Heroes Reborn - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5700881/?ref_=tt_cl_t4 ) as teenage Suko.

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  2. Who would you cast as Thuan Lai? I picture James Hong (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0393222/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t10) in the role.

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    1. Bah-hah! You nailed it! He was 100% who I had in my head. Awesome job, Patrick.

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    2. Circa "Big Trouble in Little China" of course.

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  3. Thanks for casting your characters, Cary! And, for adding to the fun, Patrick!

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