Casting a Novel: Fortune’s Lekan

In Fortune’s Fool, Gideon is faced with a number of adversaries, but one in particular shares a lot of formative DNA with Gideon, which makes him the most dangerous of Gideon’s enemies.

For such a role, a certain amount of gravitas was required, and for Lekan to accomplish what he has accomplished prior to meeting Gideon, there had to also be a near-magical level of charisma.

There was always only one actor in my mind for the role.


Lekan - FF

Olalekan the Mighty, Terror of the Arena*

Charming, intense, passionate, and Sexiest Man Alive, Idris Elba.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to find a fan.


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