Character Study: Don't Ask

March 3, 2022

This week Gina Roitman joins us for this edition of Character Study to dream up her casting choices for her thriller movie based on her latest novel  Don't Ask (Guernica Editions). Featuring an award-winning cast and directed by Michael Douglas. Read on for more about the book and our casting choices!

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Our Character Study column takes the CanLit books you love and re-imagines them as Hollywood movies.


The tone of the book is filled with secrets tucked into mysteries and wrapped in enigmas. It’s about the frightening shadow that the past can cast on the present. The story is told from two points of view, a mother and her daughter. Both stories are filled with conflict and fear—of truths being revealed and the need to face up to them.

The Director: Michael Douglas

Casting Choices: (Main players)

Hannah Baran as Alicia Vikander  

Rokhl (young) as Carey Mullgan

Rokhl (old) as Tova Felshuh

Maximillian Mohr as Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Barak Baranovitch as Judd Hirsch

Chaim Sonenshein as Michael Douglas

Ha-Gay Heilemann as Sebastian Koch


With the casting call complete, All Lit Up and Guerrnica Editions present Don't Ask for the big screen: 

Fanmade Movie Poster of Don't Ask


Photo Credit: Images of Michael Douglas, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, &  Alicia Vikander


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Thank you to Guernica Editions for sharing Gina Roitman's  Don't Ask with us in this edition of  Character Study


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