My original cast for POP TRAVEL was Leonardo diCaprio as Cooper, Reese Witherspoon as Geri, and Aziz Ansari as Hasan. But as time goes on, I thought of some alternates - and I actually sent these actors/their agents a copy of the book! Why not?
=> Bradley Cooper as Cooper
=> Kate Hudson as Geri
=> Aziz Ansari as Hasan (still the best choice, so funny!)
As for BROKEN BRANCH FALLS, my MG Fantasy that comes out soon, I picture it as an animated movie. Yes, I'll be sending it to Disney/Pixar! Here is my dream cast (Sorry I didn't add pictures, but when I tried, my whole post was erased and I had to start over. Darn you, blogger!):
- Jonah Hill or Andrew Garfield (latest Spiderman) as Gabe - a typical, brainiac teenage goblin, always picked on by all the other species, but is ready to rock the school by breaking the rules
- Jennette McCurdy (Sam from iCarly & Sam and Cat) or Selena Gomez as Ona - not your typical ogress, she's smarter and prettier, and Gabe thinks there's something special about her
- Will Poulter (We're the Millers) or Atticus Shaffer (the Middle) as Jordy - one of Gabe's closest goblin friends, and a complete goofball
- Ryan Reynolds as Argus - Gabe's best friend, confidant, and idol, a real risk taker
- Joseph Gordon Levitt as Rove - a brooding, Steve McQueen-ish werewolf, probably my favorite character (and one of my favorite actors)
- China Anne McClain (Ant Farm, Grown Ups 2) or Ariana Grande (Sam & Cat) as Piper - positive and sweet harpy who can influence the emotions of those around her, another of my faves
- Moises Arias (Despicable Me 2, Ender's Game) as Fuerte - strong, soft spoken dragon and Piper's boyfriend
- Ryan Gosling as Vincent - debonair vampire, and Gabe's rival for Ona
- Morgan Freeman as Professor Hardaway - old goblin, leader in the High Council and primary antagonist (gotta go big!!)
|thanks to Laura Kramer for the illustrations!|
It may seem like a lot of characters, but they are introduced in stages and they're all so unique, it's easy to keep them straight. Can't wait to talk about them more during the A to Z challenge - and there's more to my theme, so make sure you stop by on March 21st for the A to Z Theme Reveal hop!
And finally, my song for BBF is Move Along by All-American Rejects. "Even when your hope is gone, move along!"
But wait! The casting call isn't even the best part of this blog hop!
Kyra and Rachel will each pick a winner at random, and they’re giving away one of their favourite books that were turned into movies!
Rachel’s prizes: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
+ Choose one of Rachel’s ebooks.
Kyra's prizes: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
+ Choose one of Kyra's ebooks OR an ARC of Game On Book 3
Who do you imagine playing the rolls in your WIP?!
Have a great weekend!