This one is a first for me. I had a dream back in 2016. It was a dream about a movie that starred Jason Sudeikis. And in my dream I watched that movie from start to finish. The next day I was determined I should write the story. But, most of it was kind of foggy nonsense like most dreams are. I knew that it had Jason Sudeikis, a diner, pie, and screenwriting. I knew it was a love story and that it was not like anything else I had written at the time. I tried a few times to outline it, but I couldn’t get past the opening scene.
In 2021 I started putting some time banging out stories again. And after a few short stories I got the itch to write out the pie story. So I got to it.
I have been writing a lot more recently so this book kind of just poured out of me. I couldn't write fast enough. It took about five days, but I think if I had sat down for twenty four hours I think it would have come out in one sitting.
Characters and Title
The title is entirely based on the idea that I had a dream with Jason Sudeikis in it, so the title was always going to be what it was.
Charlie - This was the Jason Sudeikis character in my story, so he was in my head the entire I was writing it.
Randy - I need someone who is very distictive for this one. He is often referred to as rat faced which told me I need him to be quickly identifiable. I am positive DJ Qualls would be the go to for this one. I loved his work on The Big Bang Theory and feel this wouldn't be too far from it.
Jenny - I felt like I needed someone who would play off Jason Sudeikis well. So I wrote the character to be a partner. Someone who can fill out of the rest of the Charlie character. Alison Brie, I believe fits the bill. I thought in Glow her best scenes were always with Marc Maron they pulled the best out of one another and I think she would pull the best out of Sudeikis as well.
Delores - I think this is a hard role to cast, because it requires a realism that would be hard to find. I feel that her reactions to confusion fit this part well. Maggie Smith