Launch of Exciting New Mystery Means A Chance At Stardom For Some Aspiring Young Actors In Unique Talent Contest
Denver, CO, February 22, 2016 – The newly-released book, Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery, by Adam Lipsius, is being adapted into a motion picture in association with Sean Covel (the producer of “Napoleon Dynamite”) and Casting Director Mary Jo Slater (“The Contender” and “Dumb and Dumber”) – and the producers are holding an online casting contest, providing the opportunity for aspiring kid actors and actresses to be in the movie, maybe even one of the lead characters.
Meet KC Green, a small-town kid with a big-time imagination — and an even bigger secret. He can see the pulp fiction detective he was named for, from the 1930s & 40s Knox Chase on the Case novels, and no one else can.
This old school gumshoe lands our hero into tons of small-time trouble, but when a mysterious stranger bumps into KC on Valentine’s Day, a crime wave hits town.
Someone is trying to steal a fortune, and they’ll hurt anyone who gets in the way. It takes all of KC’s wits, his invisible partner, and his best friends Cat & Ben, just to stay alive in the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery.
“It’s the kind of book you grew up on,” says Adam. “… Where kids face danger, make mistakes and keep fighting to save the day.”
Parents love this story because it harkens back to the books they read when they were young, and it teaches kids to believe in the power of solving their own problems.
Adam Lipsius attended USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He is an accomplished author, feature film director, producer and screenwriter. His movie, “16-LOVE” was distributed in 2012 by Warner Bros. Digital, Gravitas Ventures and Entertainment One. He graduated from Dartmouth College where he wrote his first book, The Birth of Dr. Seuss, and he serves on the board of the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. His short films and commercials have received many awards.
Full details about the casting contest available at www.knoxchasemovie.com.
Release Date: February 2016
Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery
By Adam Lipsius
Advanced Praise for Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine’s Day Mystery:
Ransom Riggs, New York Times Best Selling Author of Ms. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: “An utterly charming adventure brimming with wit, heart and intrigue. A stellar debut!”
Brigid Pasulka, PEN/Hemingway Award Winning Author of A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True: “Lipsius brings a black-and-white hero into the vibrant world of today’s kids. Children, parents, and grandparents will find plenty to laugh about and bond over with this soon-to-be serial classic.”