Hollywood audition: Actors who should play the lead in film adaptation of these popular young adult books (Part 4)

This is the fourth and last part of our Hollywood audition series, it took so long because of the US election but yep here it is:

“The Geography of You and Me” by Jennifer E. Smith

The book is the story of Lucy and Owen, who, after their fateful meeting at the top of a tower in New York, both found themselves engrossed in their own lives, traveling different places but while always apart, they kept in touch via postcards, hoping that someday, their paths will cross again.

Playing Owen, we choose a rather older actor (but not so much) in the person of Robbie Amell (the name of which we can’t seemed to get right, double “L”, double “B”). He is the guy who played Ronnie Raymond / Firestorm/ Deathstorm or whatever you want to call him on The CW’s series The Flash. He also got this lame movie called The Duff which were we got the idea of casting him as Owen because the movie is kind of like bad YA novel.

“The Summer I Turned Pretty Trilogy” by Jenny Han

We don’t have a review for this one so we got the one summary from goodreads again because we’re that lazy to bother.

517623870Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer–they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

For this one we choose again Henry Cavill, the Superman guy, to play Jeremiah because he’s the older one and because we’re running out of options here, and for Conrad we choose Vincent Janssen again, if you don’t still know him, he’s this rising football star from Tottenham Hotspur, and he also plays for his national team, the Netherlands, which is our (or my) favorite national football team although I am not Dutch (go Sneijder!).

“This is What Happy Looks Like” by Jennifer E. Smith

We have a review for this one (the book landing on the 4th spot of the top list last year), so here we go:

It all started when this apparently teenage star Graham Larkin emailed the wrong person who will baby-sit his pig, yes a pig. This girl Ellie O’Neill got the message and then boom, they clicked, just like that. Telling each other stories and things and thoughts they were too uncomfortable to be sharing to other people. They were happy in their online world but the guy did of course took matters on his own hand, deliberately arranging the place of their next movie shooting in the place where the girl lives, in this place called Henley, which we were told was in Maine, I think, I’m not sure now. So you could imagine the shock of Ellie upon discovering that her email buddy was a superstar. Kind of like meeting um let see, Andrew Garfield? Or Logan Lerman? Or Robin van Persie if you are a football fan. So, they met and it turned out that Ellie and her mother have this little secret and I’m going to stop now, just read it.

For Larkin, we thought of someone special to play him and so we choose our demigod Logan Lerman who do not need any introduction because duh, Percy Jackson.

“Boy Meets Boy” by David Levithan

From David Levithan’s never ending books, this is the story of two boys of course. We don’t have any review on this one too so goodreads again.

tumblr_lrk2o7jjhg1qfedjbo1_r1_500This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the star quarterback), and the gay-straight alliance was formed to help the straight kids learn how to dance.

When Paul meets Noah, he thinks he’s found the one his heart is made for. Until he blows it. The school bookie says the odds are 12-to-1 against him getting Noah back, but Paul’s not giving up without playing his love really loud. His best friend Joni might be drifting away, his other best friend Tony might be dealing with ultra-religious parents, and his ex-boyfriend Kyle might not be going away anytime soon, but sometimes everything needs to fall apart before it can really fit together right.

This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.

So for Paul we choose a Filipino actor named Dingdong Dantes (don’t laugh with his name) because we’re currently watching this show which is like a spin-off of Arrow and is really weird. So we thought why not. And for Noah, we choose Kellan Lutz again because we just him to.

“Hot Valley” by James Lear

stuart-reardon-13The last one is from James Lear, as story set during civil war or something, let’s have goodreads do the job again:

It’s New England, 1861, and the troubles in the southern states seem a long way off for Jack Edgerton, the spoiled son of a prominent Vermont family. Howver, when he meets and falls in love with Aaron Johnson, the sexy son of a slave on the run from Virginia, Edgerton’s world is turned upside down. Separated by circumstances, the lovers pursue each other through the escalating madness of the Civil War and both find themselves forced to choose sides. After a series of outrageous adventures – including steamy woodland trysts and an impromptu jailhouse orgy that briefly reconciles the warring parties – they are reunited in the Shenandoah Valley in the autumn of 1864 — where the conflict is about to come to a bloody, burning climax.

For Jack we choose Bradley James because there is a scene there where he was gang raped or something and want him to do it (evil laugh) and for Aaron we choose not a black guy (not that we’re racist) but a white man. We again choose Stuart Reardon because the character suits him somehow.

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