11/12: Casting VOID – The Lady Susan Locksley (Emily Blunt)!
Okay, I admit that I’m on shaky ground here. Readers of Void have not been fully read-in on some of these characters, and divulging too much information right now will seriously ruin future surprises for you. So I’m not going to do that to you.
Suffice it to say that, over the course of the story of Void, we will look at events from the past via flashbacks. Some of these events happened centuries ago and are still playing themselves out in the current storyline. One of these events … and characters … involve the Lady Susan Locksley, daughter of the Earl of Locksley and a trusted confidant to King Charles II.
History buffs among you will recall that Charles II was King of England in the 17th Century. That is correct. Lady Susan lived in that era and is a direct descendant of Robin of Locksley, the 15th Century knight who became known as “Robin Hood” and fought for King Richard the Lionhearted against the evil Prince John and the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham. She was a beautiful Lady in Waiting on the King’s Court, the prize jewel to be pursued by all the eligible men of honor of the era. And that’s all I can say about her just now. Sorry.
To bring her to life on film, I’ve chosen the lovely Emily Blunt. The star of The Wolfman (2010) and various English romantic comedies and period epics, she evokes the femininity and English culture that I’d expect to see in the lovely Lady Susan. She was almost cast as “The Black Widow” in Iron-Man 2, the role that eventually went to Scarlett Johanssen. In years past, I’d have chosen Jane Seymour for this role, but today, Emily wins hands-down.
What role does a 17th Century English Lady from the Court of King Charles II play in the story of Deacon Void? Trust me. If you stick around to find out, you’ll be glad that you did. And lovely Emily Blunt is the perfect face to bring her to life!
Next week? We cast the big man himself! Who will be cast to play the man we know as … Deacon Void? Find out in 7-days!