Release Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
"You probably want to hear about Jennifer and the demons and how I played chicken with a freight train and—oh yeah—the weird murder and how I found out about it—you're definitely going to want to hear about that. But first, I have to tell you about the stupidest thing I ever did..."Sam Hopkins is bored with his status as a preacher's kid. So when a group of guys notorious for being in trouble offers him friendship, he accepts. Before long, he has several new skills—including hot-wiring cars.At school, there's an eccentric loner named Jennifer. When Sam defends her from being bullied, she begins to seek him out as her only friend. Her ramblings often seem illogical . . . but then start to contain grains of truth. One leads Sam to discover that one of his new friends has been killed. And then she tells him, "I'm looking for the devil." Sam doesn't know what that means, but he knows it's a matter of life and death that he figure it out.Everyone else thinks Jennifer is suffering from schizophrenia. But Sam is starting to wonder if there could be something prophetic in her words. Discovering the truth is going to be both crazy and dangerous.
Crazy Dangerous Dream Cast
I never cast my books in my head because I don’t want to think of my books as movies. Movie stories are built differently from book stories and I want to make sure readers get an actual book to read.
But since you ask...
Sam Hopkins - I’d like to see someone with some hero cred play Sam. Sam’s a little guy, but he stands up for what’s right and he won’t be pushed around by anyone. How about Joel Courtney? He did an excellent job in Super 8.
Jennifer Sales - She’s a real challenge for an actor to play: a girl with schizophrenia. You have to make her both realistic and sympathetic. It was a real challenge for a writer, so I know it’d be hard for an actor. I guess I’ll stick with Super 8 - it was a very well-acted movie - and pick Elle Fanning. She’s got real actor chops, so she could handle it.
Jeff Winger - he’s a scary thug, but there’s also something kind of pitiful about him. Maybe Devon Bostick, who was the older brother in Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
Mr. Hopkins — Sam’s Dad is a preacher who’s going through a life crisis just at the moment when Sam needs him most. It takes someone who can project authority and decency but also capture the fact that a lot of times adults have their own worries and can’t always give 100 percent to their kids. How about Gary Oldman, the guy who plays commissioner Gordon in the Batman movies. He’s a great actor and has all those qualities.
Award winning author, screenwriter and media commentator Andrew Klavan is the author of such internationally bestselling novels as True Crime, filmed by Clint Eastwood, and Don’t Say A Word, filmed starring Michael Douglas. Andrew has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award five times and has won twice. His books have been translated around the world. His latest novel for adults, The Identity Man, has been praised by Nelson Demille as “fast paced, intelligent and thought-provoking; a great read!” Television and radio host Glenn Beck says “Andrew Klavan never disappoints…one of the best illustrations of the power of redemption that I’ve ever read.” His last novel Empire of Lies was about media bias in the age of terror, and topped Amazon.com’s thriller list. Andrew has also published a series of thrillers for young adults, The Homelanders, which follows a patriotic teenager’s battle against jihadists. The books have been optioned to be made into movies by Summit Entertainment, the team behind the mega-successful Twilight film series.
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