I would love to see Elizabeth Adler's "Fortune is a Woman" turned into a movie. It was a great book that had something for everyone--family issues, adventure, romance, tragedy, revenge, and even a very big secret not even alluded to until the end. Most of the scenes would play out very well on-screen.
Kristy Swanson, my favorite actress, is my pick to play Francesca, the main heroine. It is her life that seems to change the most, and the other characters' lives much revolve around their relationships with her. Kristy Swanson has proven, with her lead role in Flowers in the Attic, that she can skillfully handle a coming-of-age story with that much depth and sadness. She can bring Francesca to life and make her story believable.
I do not know who I would choose to play the rest of the characters. They would have to be very good actors though, to pull these jobs off.
If anyone else has read this book, who would you like to see play Josh, Simon, Annie, Lai Tsin, Oliver, Lysyndra, Harry, etc?