Saturday, October 1, 2011

What If My Books Were Made Into Movies?

I brought this question up on KindleBoards today, and I thought I'd share my ideas with you here. I worked in feature film casting for two years, so choosing actors for movie roles is something I've come to be pretty good at. As I write my fiction I never really think about a specific actor as I form and develop the characters, but it can be fun from time to time to stop and think what actors would be in movie adaptations of my own work.

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!


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?

1 comment:

  1. Superb list of cast! Nice choices! But isn't it too much to have all of them in one movie? That would need a HUGE budget. Anyway I love Darren Criss and Joseph Gordon Levitt!