6. In the role of Mike Lewis, the first detective the character Steve hires: Gerard Butler.
5. In the role of Ramon, Iris’s drug dealer boyfriend: Jesse Garcia.
4. As Detective Dan McNulty, who tracks Iris down: Richard Jenkins.
3. As Catherine “Cat” Miller, Steve’s wife: Amanda Peet or Jennifer Connelly.
2. As the male lead, Steve Miller: Paul Rudd
And last, but certainly not least…
1. My choice to play the part of Iris: America Ferrera.
I certainly don’t expect a movie version of Iris to be made, but I have to agree with the people who have brought it up to me that it seems like the kind of story that would work well in Hollywood. If you’ve read the book, I would love to hear from you A) about my picks and B) about whom you think would be good in these roles. If you haven't read it, (well, you know what I'm going to say, right???)
If nothing else, compiling a list like this makes for some cool daydreaming.