April 25, 2011

Now Starring Blogfest

Today Lindz and Alexis are hosting a Now Starring Blogfest.

Here are the rules:
Even though it’s frowned upon to push your WIP as the next big blockbuster film waiting to happen, admit it, you’ve thought about it. Imagine what it’d be like seeing your characters grace the silver screen. I bet you could imagine a couple actors or actresses to fill the shoes of your characters... Your story has just been adapted for the big screen, and you, humble author, get to cast it!
Check out the full list of participants here.

Here are my (just for fun) picks for my 4 main characters:

Maggie Bennett, 17
Maggie is difficult, but in my head she looks like a young, strawberry-blond, green-eyed Reese Witherspoon (with a tad more weight on her):

Mia Wasikowska, Emma Roberts, and Emma Watson (if we could get the fact SHE'S HERMIONE!!! out of our heads) would be great Maggies, too.

Ainne, early 20s
Long black braid, slight frame

Ainne has an angular face, an "Irish jawline," and a harsh personality  not unlike Emily Blunt's character in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA.

Hunter Dowling, 18
Short, scrawny, "chicken-chested," red hair
Cocky, sarcastic, foul-mouthed

I was originally going to pick Emile Hirsch for Hunter, but upon talking to Bear, he half-jokingly pointed out that Hunter's description matches a red-headed Justin Bieber. I have no idea if the Biebs can act, but it was too hilarious not to "cast" him. So yeah, Hunter Dowling, at least in my mind = a less "pretty" version of Justin Bieber.

Winter Dowling, 18
Blond hair, ruddy cheeks, blue eyes
Thoughtful, calm, conflicted

I am at a loss for an appropriate actor for Winter, who is a co-POV character along with Maggie. The best I can come up with is a blond, way less swaggery Zac Efron, but I'm not satisfied with that pick at all. I'm looking for an actor who's not a pretty boy (a la Chace Crawford and Alex Pettyfer), but not a lumber jack, either. Suggestions?

Oh, and one more especially for Glenna, who really ought to be a casting agent:

Bronagh Gallagher as Crazy Aunt Patti


Angela Scott said...

Great cast. I love the name Winter and I do love the way Reese Witherspoon looked when she was younger. You should have totally gone with Justin--the little girls would have gone nuts. But Hunter looks pretty darn close. Cute kid.

Nice job.

Ellie said...

I love your cast. Justin Bieber was brilliant in CSI and you can't go wrong with Reese Witherspoon!

The Devil’s Song

Marquita Hockaday said...

This was a cool blogfest--wish I would've known about it :( Anyway, cool choices, but I must say I hates me some Justin Bieber, I would take Emile Hirsch over him any day!

Pam Harris said...

What a cute blogfest! :) Hmm, not sure about who you could cast as Winter. Maybe Hunter Parrish??

The Blue Lipstick Samurai said...

Aaah! Such a fun blogfest! Justin Bieber as Hunter. <3 And HOLY SHNIKEES Emily Blunt would be perfect for Ainne. And yay, Bronagh. :)

Maybe Jeremy Sumpter, that kid from Peter Pan for Winter? He's kind of pretty, but in an odd way.

Alexis said...

Thanks for taking part in my blogfest! I just love Emily Blunt, and I think Justin is a fantastic choice if you dirty him up a bit ^.^

Lindz Pagel said...

Oh Emily Blunt- she was almost my MC, but I still love her so much. Great cast!
Thanks for playing, and be sure to check either Alexis' or my blog for the announcement of our winners.

Marie Rearden said...

Reece and Emily would be wonderful together. Girl next door meets vicious vixen. I love them both!

Thanks for sharing!

Marie at the Cheetah

Margo Berendsen said...

Beiber! Too funny! I want to know more about this guy just to find out why you picked Beiber for him. And I love that picture of Reese.

Claire Dawn said...

Loving the Beiber!

For the blond, how's Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000346/)or Haley Joel Osmont (Sixth Sense http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005286/)?

AllMyPosts said...

I dunno much about these actors (HERMOINE is exception)!! but you seem to have the right cast!!

I mean, you know what you are doing and seems to have planned it all well!! congrats!!

dont' forget to check out my entry!!

with warm regards
CatchyTips for Writers

Anonymous said...

I love your cast!

I know how Winter looks in my head while I'm reading, but for the life of me, I can't think of an actor to fill the part!

Riley Redgate said...

Lol! The Biebz isn't a bad actor, surprisingly. Saw a bit of him on CSI - he had this awesome death scene... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pualZ66WgEY

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