You know that feeling while reading a certain book, you imagine someone perfect for the role that you just go on full fangirl overload? For sure, it makes your reading experience a whole lot more exciting. You’re not dealing with blank faces anymore. Your mind generated the perfect human being who can play the role.
Since I cannot stop obsessing over male leads, (Made a book club, most of books reviewed are generally books with male leads… you get the idea right?) I wanted to share who I imagined for the part of my favorite male leads, if ever their book gets made into a movie. But in all honesty, why hasn’t Hollywood made these fantastic books into movies yet? I mean, come on.
Onto the recommendations!
Side note #1: I may or may not have stalked IMDB’s list of actors under the age of 30. You did not read anything….
Side note #2: No, I did not want to cast Logan Lerman on every one of these guys. #sarcasm
(Apparently, this has become a staple thing in my blog and I am just laughing at it.)
Leonard Peacock (Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock)
This guy popped out of nowhere. I was actually done reading the book, and Leonard had this blank face in my head the whole time. So when I saw Emory Cohen, I immediately screamed “Oh my goodness! That’s Leonard Peacock.” He shaved his head, and it was like I saw Leonard manifested on the screen. He has stared in Brooklyn alongside Saoirse Ronan (the girl from the movie adaptation of The Host) I have no idea what Channing Tatum is waiting for. Cast this guy already and make the movie already.
Here he is in Brooklyn:
Ezra Faulkner (The Beginning of Everything)
This may have been caused by my obsession over Kingsmen while reading the book. Taron was a fresh face, and he immediately made a smashing entrance with the aforementioned movie. So while I was reading The Beginning of Everything, all I had mind was Taron Egerton playing the broody Ezra Faulkner. He’d be fit as a tennis player, and as Ezra after the accident. Gosh, it made my reading experience a whole lot better.
Need I say more with this clip?
Miles “Pudge” Halter (Looking For Alaska)
I finally knew Nightcrawler’s name! I saw this guy when he was on Romeo and Juliet. And then I was surprised that he played Nightcrawler on the newest X-Men movie. When I think of Pudge, I think of tall people. I never understood what he looked like so I assumed he’s tall, pretty darn cute, and chill. Kodi looks like my friend who is hella chill all the time, plus he looks like someone who would fall hard for Alaska (calling dibs on Kaya). Hopefully, they will consider making that Alaska movie now.
Here he is in All The Wilderness:
Theodore Finch (All The Bright Places)
He’s just perfect! It’s that unique eureka moment where everything falls into place. Nick Robinson already starred in a movie called Kings of Summer, and it was an instant fave for me. It was an indie young adult film, and I’ve been calling dibs on him since. His performance was quite angsty and rebellious! Now he has a new movie coming up, and I must say that my hunches where right. The part was made for him.
stalking searching, I saw the trailer for Being Charlie. Then I went through the comments section and I was surprised when I saw this:
Coincidence? I think not. I think that movie proves that he is Finch material. *crossing my fingers that he will play Finch* He can be goofy, I know of it!
So here’s the clip from Kings of Summer:
Zander (All The Feels)
Yes, he was Greg from Diary of A Wimpy Kid. Yes, he’s all grown up now. And yes, he’s perfect for the role of Zander! Liv would totally get all the feels if she has a Zander like Zach. Plus, imagine him in cosplay? Wimpy kid no more. 🙂
So what do you think? Should I make a part two? Hollywood should really hire me as a casting director already. (Semi-kidding.)
How about you? Who would you cast in those roles on this list? Who should I include on the next list? Share your thoughts and let’s fangirl over those people together!
P.S. Yes, I edited those photos. Original photographer credits/ site taken captioned on the respective photos.