“Why don’t we just talk about hot men under the guise of a literary podcast?”
Probably the most unusual mission statement ever, but seemingly the one which launched typecast – the Rare Birds Book Club weekly podcast that casts books into film. Hosted by Rare Birds Book Club founder, Rachel Wood, and two of her friends Roxane de Rouen and Florence Vincent, typecast explores some of our favourite current (and classic…) fiction, dissecting each character, plot and romance whilst deciding who would play these roles in the hypothetical movie adaptations.
Those with a Rare Birds Book Club subscription will recognise a few masterpieces from previous months’ reads, but any bibliophile … or movie buff, or person who has ever been SURE that the right Mr Rochester has yet to be cast… will live, laugh and love through this podcast. It does however give an insight into why Rachel has chosen so many of the books she has for RBBC members. “We wanted to find a playful way to talk about the classic books we loved and the books we’re selecting for the book club. The idea for trying to cast the characters is a silly game we’ve played for years about the series finale episode on Eligible; it’s a modern day retelling of Pride & Prejudice and we love to debate who would be the ideal contemporary casting for a modern-day Mr. Darcy. The idea just evolved from there.”
One thing is for sure, Mr Rochester will never be the same again.
Typecast is available on Apple Podcasts, Acast, Spotify and iHeart Radio now, and you can expect it on Google Play very soon