Lisa Wells | Casting Call for My Book + Giveaway!
July 20, 2021
Aggie the Horrible versus Max the Pompous Ass is an across-the-tracks romance that will lead the readers laughing one moment and shaking their heads the next at the hot mess these two main characters make out of their work-life situation.
In a perfect world, Aggie the Horrible versus Max the Pompous Ass would become a primetime movie, AND I would be asked to cast all of its main characters. Afterall, no one knows them as well as I do. And since I hate to not be prepared for all of the what-ifs in the world, I thought I’d go ahead and pick the actors/actresses who would be invited to try out for each part.
Cast of Characters:
1-AGGIE is a free-spirited young lady with a bit of a chip on her shoulder. She doesn’t feel the need to play by society's rules. If anything, she takes pleasure in not playing by them. And she’s certainly not afraid to speak her mind. For her, I’d choose Emma Stone, most recently seen in Disney’s Cruella De Vil.
2-MAX was born into a dysfunctional wealthy family and was raised to view the world through rose-colored, privileged glasses. He’s driven to succeed for many reasons, but the stickiest reason is to prove to his father he’s his own man. His Achilles heel is his grandmother. For her, he’d do anything. Even hire a train-wreck of a woman to be his assistant. The actor I’d recommend to play him would be Superman’s Henry Cavill.
3-MEEMAW is Aggie’s grandmother. She’s a poker-playing, hardworking, firecracker who will defend her own with a Pit Bull vengeance. The Proposal’s funny-as-hell grandmother, Betty White, would be the absolute perfect character to play Meemaw.
4-GRACE is Max’s Grandmother. She is the essence of sophistication. But she’s become disenchanted with her country club friends and makes an across-the-tracks friend with Aggie’s Meemaw. The two are opposites in every way except for the intensity in which they love their grandchildren. When the two of them decide to try their hand at matchmaking, they have no intention of failing. Actress Meryl Streep from The Devil Wears Prada would be perfect for the part of Ms. Grace.
5-GRANT is Max’s best friend. He only plays a small role in the book, but I want him to be played by Bridgerton’s Duke of Hasting’s Regé-Jean Page. That guy is such a hunk, and he needs to be the hero in a future book.
6-And lastly, BILL is an old friend from Aggie’s past that is a thousand thorns in the backside of Max. Bill definitely needs to be played by The Proposal’s Ryan Reynolds.
COMMENT TO WIN: Since I told you who I’d like to see play my cast of characters, tell me the name of an actor/actress you would like to see play you if your life was turned into a sitcom and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a $15 Amazon Gift Card.
One's playing a game. The other's keeping score.
When wild-child Aggie Corelissen shows up for an interview with the last person she’d ever want to work for, golden-boy entrepreneur Max Treadwell, she has one goal—to not be offered the position. While she hates to disappoint the two matchmaking grandmothers who’d pressed Max to hire her, she wants nothing to do with a pity job. Besides, the guy could easily win Mr. Pompous Ass of the year.
The last thing Max wants is to offer Aggie a job. The woman, a mixture of bizarre and annoying, has gone through at least a half-dozen employers this year already. He might’ve promised Grandmother he’d hire her, but if Aggie doesn’t take it because he’s more than a little un-charming, that won’t be his fault. After all, his company is on the brink of a major land acquisition, and the last thing he needs is a screw-up as a personal assistant.
With neither of them willing to disappoint their grandmothers, the interview becomes the stuff of legends, and somehow, before either can blink, they’re suddenly stuck working together.
Aggie’s determined the only way out is to be the worst assistant ever and get fired...
Max knows his grandmother would kill him if he fired Aggie, so he’ll just have to be so awful she quits...
But what happens next, no one could have seen coming.
Romance Comedy | Romance Contemporary [Entangled: Amara, On Sale: July 19, 2021, e-Book, ISBN: 9781682815458 / eISBN: 9781682815458]
Lisa Wells writes romantic comedy with enough steam to fog your eyeglasses, your brain, and sometimes your Kindle screen. On the other hands, her eighty-year-old mother-in-law has read Lisa's steamiest book and lived to offer her commentary. Which went something like this: You used words I've never heard of...
She lives in Missouri with her husband and slightly-chunky rescue dog. Lisa loves dark chocolate, red wine, and those rare mornings when her skinny jeans fit. Which isn't often, considering the first two entries on her love-it list.
38 comments posted.
Re: Lisa Wells | Casting Call for My Book + Giveaway!
(Patricia Wong 1:13am July 20)
Would love to read this book.
(Jane Squires 4:19am July 20)
Just give me Tom Selleck and id be such a happy camper
(Vickie Couturier 6:35am July 20)
Your book sounds hilarious and your cast is amazing. Thank
you for the opportunity to enter a contest. Have a wonderful
(Tracey Boehm 9:34am July 20)
I can't even begin to narrow down actors/actresses to play the roles in my
life. But I'll have fun thinking about it now. Your book sounds great.
Thanks for the chance to win. Best of luck with it.
(Nancy Reynolds 10:02am July 20)
Love the concept and have to agree with the selection of actors - hope to read and see onscreen!
(Linda Gawthrop 11:19am July 20)
I'm adding this to my tbr right now! I can't wait to dive
(Megan Allen 2:10pm July 20)
(Tracy Urschler 2:11pm July 20)
Oh my goodness, I have no clue!
(Colleen Conklin 2:14pm July 20)
Brad Pitt'll do!
(Martin Bodnar 3:39pm July 20)
I would love to read and see this, it sounds great!
(Mackenzie Baranski 4:49pm July 20)
Also, if my life was a sitcom, I think I would choose Emma Watson to play me.
(Mackenzie Baranski 4:50pm July 20)
If my life were a sitcom, Iâ€™d want Reese Witherspoon to play me, but more
realistic would be the older, heavier version of Charlene Tilton.
(Kara Marks 5:24pm July 20)
i would choose Cameron Diaz to play me in a sitcom!
(Wendy Flynn 7:56pm July 20)
(Melanie Rosen 11:59pm July 20)
Reese Witherspoon would be perfect to play me. She is a
(Barbara Ryan 8:15am July 21)
This sounds like a fun read. By the way, I have no idea of
who to choose to play my part.
(Anna Speed 1:08pm July 21)
I would choose Sarah Michelle Gellar/Prinze!
(Julie Goldberg 9:32pm July 21)
Mayim Bialik would be my choice. She's a comedian who
interviewed Kelly Clarkson and cracked me up.
(Alyson Widen 9:55pm July 21)
I absolutely love your cast! I think Iâ€™d love to see Cameron Diaz in it too! Ty
for the chance! Sounds like an awesome book!
(Andrea Drake 11:46pm July 21)
I would choose Candace Cameron Bure.
(Rebecca Shields 8:10am July 22)
I'm nothing like her, but I loved Meg Ryan in the old
romantic comedies, so I choose her!
(Sharlene Wegner 9:11am July 22)
Love your cast idea, itâ€™s hard to say for me. I think liv Tyler?
(Morgan Jones 1:13pm July 22)
This sounds like a fun romance filled with family
interference. Thanks for the chance.
(Lynn Brown 3:19pm July 22)
(Diane Sallans 9:10pm July 22)
(Sue Ahn 1:26am July 24)
Julia Roberts, she is cute, funny and tall.
(Deb Pelletier 1:12am yesterday)
Adding this to my tbr. Hoping to win
(Richa Choudhary 1:14am yesterday)
I would like to play myself!
(Janice Milliken 2:12am yesterday)
(Tamara Ove 11:40am yesterday)
Kirsten Dunst could play my younger self. These days I
would need someone a little plumper, if I'm being honest.
(Zara Heflin 11:42am yesterday)
This book sounds like a fun read! I love the cover.
(Piroska Blanchette 2:10pm yesterday)
This sounds like an awesome read that I would really enjoy!
(Angela Saver 2:31pm yesterday)
I would want Sandra bullock because she is so smart and
everything I want to be.
(Debbie Ritenour 3:52pm yesterday)
I'd like to see Carol Burnett play me
(Jeanette Jackson 5:13pm yesterday)
I honestly have no idea. I watch a lot of old movies and so
I don't know a lot of current actors
(Meredith Winn 5:30pm yesterday)
I can't imagine casting my life story. At may age, I would need two sets of
characters - the young and the older. I haven't been to movies in ages and
don't watch much TV, so I don't even know that many for the young cast. For
the younger me, all that comes to mind is the movie Romancing The Stone.
Anyway, I am not familiar with the younger actors you selected, but I would love
to see a movie with this cast. The book sounds like a lot of fun .
(Patricia Barraclough 2:26am today)
I love your casting choices, I'd see anything Emma Stone is in.
(Bill Norris 3:10pm today)
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