Q: It is up to you to do a Kickstarter campaign for your favorite book!!! Who are you casting for the main characters?
This is a pretty interesting question, thanks guys! I agree with what Alison said about being afraid of movies about books, especially after watching The City of Bones. Though I did not hate the movie, I for sure left there scratching my head, and wanting more! (Thankfully they are delaying the film to finish the script, and do a little re-write.)
Anyway, a book that I wouldn't mind them giving a shot at only because it would be a huge challenge is one of my favorites The Giver by Lois Lowry.
Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.
I can remember this book making such a huge huge huge impact on me growing up, and being so blown away by it. It shocked me and surprised me, and I think with the lack of 'inspirational' films out right now, this would be a great challenge. However...I'm not sure they could pull it off, but I certainly would help them raise money to give it a chance!
*edit* Holy cow they ARE making a film. I just realized I forgot my cast and did a search and BOOM there it is.
My dream cast would be:
The Giver: Ian McKellen
Big surprise there right? He just rocks that beard so hard, and is such a great actor.
A few of you asked about Jonas and all I could think of was this little boy:
Jonas: Asa Butterfield