Monday, December 21, 2009

Movie Cast Monday (2)

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Want to join in the fun? Anyone can play! Here are the guidelines:

1) Create your own cast for an upcoming book-to-movie adaptation OR pick a book you'd like to see be turned into a movie and choose a cast.
2) Post the book title, author, and summary.
3) Try to pick at least 3 of the main characters to cast.
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5) Come back and link to this post so everyone can check it out!

This week's pick is...
The Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead

Before I start, I want to tell you guys that I had a LOT of difficulty casting this one. I really love the series, and I kept going back and forth between actors. I'm not 100% satisfied with what I've got, but I think it's decent. Here they are!

Odette Yustman OR Elise Gatien as Rose Hathaway

You guys have NO idea how long it took me to come up with an actress who I thought would have even a remote chance of being able to be Rose. Rose is one of my ultimate all-time favorite characters, and I just couldn't find anyone that screamed ROSE at me! Odette (to the left) kind of looks like what I'd imagine Rose to look like, but I haven't seen her act in anything except for a brief appearance in Cloverfield (which I hated). Elise, (to the right) on the other hand, I think could definitely do a decent job being Rose in the acting department, but she's not quite what I imagined Rose to look like. See my dilemma? If I had to pick between the two, I'd probably go with Elise, just because I've seen her in action and I think she has potential. While either of these girls could probably do a decent job as Rose, I'm casting for one of my favorite series, so of course I want it to be AMAZING. I'm open to suggestions on this one! If you can think of a better Rose, let me know!

Evan Rachel Wood as Lissa Dragomir

I don't know if any of you guys have seen Evan act before, but (in my opinion), I think she's one of the most talented young actresses out there. She was amazing in Across the Universe, and she did a good job in True Blood as well. I think she'd be able to play both the vulnerable and kick-ass sides of Lissa.

Taylor Kitsch as Dimitri Belikov

To me, Taylor just looks the part. He's about the right age, and he definitely has that bad ass vibe to him. (Have you seen him as Gambit in X-Men Origins?) While browsing the Internet for suggestions, I found out that Ben Barnes (picture here) was another popular choice for Dimitri. I love Ben Barnes, don't get me wrong, and he could probably do a decent job, but I just like Taylor better for the part.

Nicholas Hoult as Christian Ozera

This is a looks only one guys. I've never seen Nicholas act, but apparently he's good in Skins (according to a friend of mine). I think he looks like Christian too. He definitely has that Moroi build.

Chace Crawford as Adrian Ivashkov

I don't have a lot to say on this choice. Surprisingly enough, I've never watched Gossip Girl, but I've seen Chace in other things and thought he was decent. Most importantly though, he looks like an Adrian to me.

Jamie Bell as Mason

What do you think? Does he look like a dhampir in training to you? I think he does. My other pick was Kyle Gallner (picture here), but as much as I like Kyle as an actor, I like Jamie better for this part.

I'd love to hear what you guys think! And if you decide to join in Movie Cast Monday this week, make sure to sign the Mr. Linky below!


  1. It's so hard to pick parts for a movie so that everything is perfect, you did a very good job! I like the looks of the first girl but I haven't seen her act either. I hope they make this into a movie someday! :)

  2. I havent read the books, but Taylor Kitsch is cute! :)

  3. I read these so long ago I don't remember the characters very well but you have some good looking pics! We'll have to see if we can come up with some ideas and add a link... Fun post!

  4. I havent read these yet...but all the actors are goodlooking.....

  5. Taylor is gorgeous! haha I haven't read these books so my comment is completely useless. I love this idea though.

    Happy Holidays!

  6. Thanks for the feedback guys! And for those of you who haven't read the series, you should do so ASAP! It's one of my favorites!

  7. I really have to say, I think you got this perfect! I can see each of these people as the characters,

  8. I have the first book on my shelf, but I haven't read it yet. I've heard a ton of good things about the series though. I love Evan Rachel Wood and I'm excited to read about the character you chose her for!

  9. i dont think any of these would be good characters maybe the who is rose but i have a better girl and other characters trust 4 every bool i read ive tried to make up what they might look like and ive been doing since i was younger and yeah thats what i think these books r very addictinfg and i just cant these people playing their roles

  10. I'm soo happy that you didn't cast Gaspard ulliel as christian and ben barnes as dimitri because it is soo cliched. I was thinking jessica stroup as rose and I love amanda seyfried as lissa. I'm still not sure abt jessica stroup. Like yo, I'm having a very hard time casting rose but I love your choices!

  11. Evan Rachel Wood would make a good Lissa I think, she looks really polished as Queen Sophie Anne on True Blood.

  12. I have just started reading the series! and i haven't really fallen in "love" with the series just yet..but i really love the cast! They look so perfect for the characters! For Rose i think Elise Gatien looks closer to the part then Odette!I can't recall seeing any of them on screen so i cant judge their acting!But in terms of descriptions they look the part!!


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