Let's start with the Happy Birthday to Me trilogy. These aren't my definitive choices. These are just particularly choices I like today.
CAMERON: Darren Criss
The Glee star has really come into his own in the last year. He can play a jock, he can play sweet, he can play... confused. I think he'd make a good Cameron.
LIESEL: Emma Stone
Cuz she's a redhead. And cuz she's amazing.
WESLEY: Kyle Gallner
He's not exactly an A-lister, but he keeps turning in great work in all sorts of flicks I see him in. He's geeky but intelligent. He'd make a good Wesley.
KIMBER: Chloe Grace Moretz
Have you seen Kick Ass or Let Me In? Enough said.
MRS. GORDON: Frances Conroy
My first thought was Kathy Bates, but then Frances Conroy, so good on Six Feet Under, entered my head. She has that authoritative, librarian look. Would LOVE to see her play Mrs. Gordon.
COACH WELCH: Jeffrey Tambor
He's tall, old, looks like a coach. Love him on Larry Sanders Show.
OK... now my Horror novel TOWNHOUSE.
SARA: Emma Stone
Again. Because she's amazing. And she'd be PERFECT for this role.
MAX: Rupert Grint
I describe the character like Rupert Grint in the novel. Maybe Grint should just play him in the movie??
CORY: Thomas Horn
I have no idea who could play the mischievous Cory, but when I watched the trailer for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close yesterday, my first thought was: This kid looks like Cory!
THE CREEPER: Gary Busey
I mean, come on.
And finally, my Women's Fiction novel SLATE
Vivien: Sandra Bullock
It's always been Sandra. Always!
Brandon: Joseph Gordon Levitt
Who wouldn't love to see Levitt play a prissy gay casting associate?
Gavin: Joel Courtney
Loved the main kid in Super 8 and thought he could make a great Gavin.
Nathan: Zac Efron
Nathan goes berserk in the third act of Slate. Would love to see the typically lovable Efron play against type.
Lila: Sigourney Weaver
She would be huh-freaking-larious as Lila. Call Weaver's agent! Pronto!
Obviously something as crazy as any of this could never happen. But you never know... it doesn't hurt to dream, right?