This week, I'm going to cast the movie for "Starcrossed" by Josephine Angelini. This book has overtaken my senses and I went so far as to say that I liked it better than the first installment of the Twilight series. Having said that, of course, I think it should be commissioned for a movie, and here are MY picks of who would play which role. What do YOU think?
Okay, this was the MOST DIFFICULT choice, because in all honesty, throughout the entire book, I kept picturing Josephine Angelini's face, from the back of the book, as a young Helen. I mean, look at her, she's GORGEOUS! So for this one, I had to sit down and think. I mean this actress is supposed to have "the Face that launched a Thousand Ships", that's a big responsibility. Honestly, I couldn't think of any ONE actress. So all of these following actresses have one attribute or another that I think Helen would embody.
Jessica Stroup - She was my first pick. She's got an ease about her, but also a ferociousness that is both alarming and delicious. She's young, and cute. I think she'd make a perfect Helen, although I'm not sure she's that tall.
Evan Rachel Wood - I think that she's played the adult and very conniving Queen Sophie Anne in True Blood, but that truly showcases her tranformative abilities, don't you think? She's certainly got the Face. If they can still have her look as youthful as this, she'd be perfect because she also has the height. Out of all the choices, she may also be the best suited to play both Helen and *ahem* a certain other Ms. Atreus.
Jennifer Lawrence - Okay, so I don't really want to emulate The Hunger Games here, but it's just that...look at that face and tell me it's not one the Face that could launch a Thousand Ships? It so is, plus, she's tall, and she has that physique, very tall and statuesque that would be just perfect for some of the action-packed scenes in the script!
Liam Hemsworth: I mean he's for the amazing bone structure, and the sinewy yet not bulky body of a Greek God - I mean, he's the first one that came to mind. Plus, he's tall...like super tall, and that's how I imagined Lucas to be, given that Helen is so tall. But as Jopsephine Angelini reminded me, Lucas is supposed to have darker skin (can't we just give Liam a nice tan coat!? Lol :P)
Steven Strait - He's got a slightly darker complexion, so that suits the description. Plus he has this raw intensity that I think would be absolutely insane on-screen as Lucas. I just don't know how well he'd do with blond hair! But is that turned out well, he'd be a dusky, blond piece of yummy, don't ya think?
Charlie Hunnam - Have loved his acting since "Green Street Hooligans" & he's tall,has an incredible body.And can play both Hector &/or Creon.
Chris Hemsworth - Come on,the guy's played Thor, he definitely has the physique for it. Plus, the audience would be getting two Hemsworth worth of goodies! ;-)
Lyndsay Fonseca -
For some reason, I imagined the twins as brown-haired. The twins ARE brown haired & hazel-eyed, as Josephine was kind enough to point out to me! :) (Not that either of my choices would look bad sporting blond hair, but good to know my mind is still capable of retaining subliminal messages!). This is just a beautiful girl, and Ariadne is supposed to be alluring and beautiful. Plus, she also has the ample bosom that is the object of much scrutiny, especially when Matt is around! A part of also saw Ashley Greene playing Ariadne, but I'd rather not see ANY of the Twilight cast in this movie.
Luke Pasqualino - Okay, so we might have to bulk him up a little bit. But I am telling you this boy is PERFECT for the role of Jason. Jase is the voice of reason, the one always mediating between Hector and Lucas, and there's a certain quiet charm about him. Pasqualino has landed himself a role in "The Borgias" and instead of skidding by on his looks, he gave an immensely powerful performance playing the quiet but strong lover. So, I think this is our guy for Jason.
Taylor Lautner - Yes, yes, I did say I didn't want any of the Twilight cast in there, but I haven't seen a hotter brown-haired, hazel-eyed guy with that kinda muscles around in a while, so I just had to, ok? I still think Pasqualino bulked up could blow all of us away, but I mean, Taylor could be considered for the role too, you know? *shrugs* Just sayin'...lol :P
Saoirse Ronan - Even all grown up, Saoirse has a certain ethereal, sage-like yet innocent beauty to her that is both haunting and unsettling. I think she would be perfect playing the eerie Oracle who is also the darling sister.
Evanna Lynch - Little Luna is all grown up, but like Saoirse, Evanna still has that child-like charm. Plus, with those penetrating icy grey-blue eyes, I am sure she could make anyone's spine tingle with her intensity! :D
Nick Jonas - Ok, sue me! It's not my fault his face came to mind when I thought of cute, nerdy but super stellar friend Matt! But I also have another suggestion....
Michael Angarano - Although Nick was playing through my mind as I read the book, I think Angarano would be an even better choice, because this kid does have some acting prowess, not just good looks. Plus, look at that mug, isn't he endearing? Wouldn't he be the guy that may understand nothing, but will still keep all your secrets and never leave your side as a friend? And you can totally see him drooling over Ariadne (Lyndsey Fonseca), no? :P
Jamie Chung - Ok, I'm not trying to be politically incorrect. I know Jamie Chung is Korean, not Japanese - but it wouldn't be the first time that something like this would happen. She is gorgeous, as Claire is supposed to be, but smart, which she can most certainly play.
Okay, so that was MY list of nominees for the cast. But that's just my opinion. What's YOUR take on the cast? I would LOVE to hear what everyone thinks. Let me know which actors, and actresses you thought would befit the characters in Starcrossed. Just, please, I implore that no one suggest "Kristen Stewart" for ANYTHING...or else I'll have to put a hurtin' on that person. Thankyouverymuch! Also, if you haven't gotten your hands on "Starcrossed" yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Go and get your copy TODAY!!! :)