My name is Brendon Osmond. I'm a 25 year old post-graduate student who knows three things with absolute conviction. I know damn near everything there is to know about keeping in peak physical shape. I have a plan to make a lot of money from that knowledge. I'm an optimist who's not easily rattled. But then the girl I fell in love with almost two years ago texts me out of the blue and everything I know is thrown out the window.
Am I rattled?
Not until I fly to the other side of the world and discover the girl I fell for has kept a very big secret from me.
A secret that mocks all my knowledge of the human body and how to keep it healthy.
A secret that shatters my plans for my own personal training business.
A secret with my eyes.
A secret who needs me more than I can comprehend.
Ask me again if I'm rattled.
Now ask me if I'm still in love.
Perfect for fans of The Fault in Our Stars and Nicholas Sparks, Unforgettable is the second book in the Always series that began with Unconditional.
Blog Post for Live, Read and Breathe ~ Unforgettable: the (Totally-Fictitious-But-OMG-I-Don’t-Even-Know-What-I’d-Do-If-It-Happened) Movie
Just about every author out there writing today imagines their book being turned into a movie. Trust me on this. It’s true. We love the written word with all our hearts, we get excited about unplanned but perfectly executed alliteration, we swoon over recurring motifs that present themselves in our works, we get giddy when an exquisite metaphor drops, and we damn near do a dance when a throw-away line of scene setting in Chapter One becomes the lynch-pin of the entire plot in Chapter Ten. We do all those things, but we also—as we are writing—imagine our words, our worlds, our stories, being turned into a movie.
So to that end, I’m going to share with you who I would cast in the movie based on Unforgettable and why. Ready?
Brendon Osmond (Liam Hemsworth): Brendon is 25, Aussie through-and-through, an optimist and very well built. He will drop everything to help out a friend, looks on the bright side of life, and knows exactly where his life is heading. Until his world unravels… Liam would totally rock this role, not just because he already has the Aussie accent, but because in his eyes, there is a deep well of compassion, patience and a little bit of mischief. Sure, he’d have to bulk up a bit (Brendon is known as The Biceps for a reason) but I don’t think he’d have a problem with doing that he could always ask his big brother for help, right? (Insert picture of Liam Hemsworth here)
Amanda Sinclair (Elizabeth Olsen): I will freely admit, readers may find Amanda hard to like. Not because she’s a horrible person, but because of the decisions she has made in her life. The thing to remember about Amanda is she made them when she was young, under an unbearable amount of pressure and scared. But when she admits she was wrong, she owns it. Elizabeth Olsen has the ability to convey such a world of pain and grief and love in her eyes. Those emotions are what make Amanda who she is. (Insert picture of Elizabeth Olsen here)
Doctor Parker Waters (Steve Carell): Parker is an oncologist at a children’s hospital. He is funny, kind-hearted, a little manic, a little crazy, dedicated to his work beyond expectation and has the most amazing horn-rimmed glasses collection. He’s also a major sci-fi geek. Steve Carell would nail Parker. The passion and empathy I see in Carell’s eyes, and his ability to be laugh-out-loud funny and powerfully serious makes this casting decision a no-brainer. (Insert picture of Steve Carell here)
Chase Sinclair (Chloe Grace Moretz): I’m not sure I can do Chase, Amanda’s younger sister, justice in a description. She’s snarky, compassionate, sarcastic, adoring, protective, fierce and vulnerable. She has brilliant blue dreadlocks and en eyebrow piercing. She’s also deaf in one ear and partially deaf in the other. And she doesn’t take crap from anyone. Who else to capture that kind of contradiction than Hit Girl herself? Perfect casting. (Insert picture of Chloe Grace Moretz here)
Caden O’Dae (Brenton Thwaites): Caden is Brendon’s younger cousin. Caden rarely takes anything seriously. Until something occurs that can only be taken that way. And when that happens, Caden knows exactly what has to be done. Exactly. Brenton nailed this kind of role in The Giver. And he’s an Aussie. And he has the cheekiest grin ever. Game over. (Insert picture of Brenton Thwaites here)
Man, I so would love to see this movie. Think I may have to go read Unforgettable again, just so I can… J