Monday, January 11, 2010

Movie Cast Mondays (1)

Want to join in the fun? Anyone can play! Here are the guidelines:
1) Create your own cast for an upcoming book-to-movie adaptation OR pick a book you'd like to see be turned into a movie and choose a cast.
2) Post the book title, author, and summary.
3) Try to pick at least 3 of the main characters to cast.
4) Grab the button please!
5) Come back and link to this post so everyone can check it out!

I will pick...
The Luxe by Anne Godbersen

A big, sumptuous tale of catty girls, dark secrets and windswept romance unfurls in this compulsively readable novel of late-19th-century New York City socialites. Godbersen weaves a tenuous web of deceit, backstabbing and pretense that follows four teens: Elizabeth Holland, a prim and proper lady of old-money society, is betrothed to one man, though furtively loves another; Henry Schoonmaker, a debauched playboy who must marry Elizabeth or be disinherited; Diana Holland, Elizabeth’s younger sister who is in love with her fiancĂ©; and Penelope Hayes, a member of the nouveau riche who will stop at nothing to win Henry’s affections. As Elizabeth and Henry’s wedding approaches, the spectacle unfolds in a wondrously grandiose scene, making for a fun, though not entirely unexpected dĂ©nouement. A delicious new twist along the Gossip Girl vein, readers will clamor for this sharp, smart drama of friends, lovers, lies and betrayal.

Elizabeth Holland

Sara Paxton is the first one that comes to mind. Even though Sara doesn't have the heart-shaped face that is described in the books, she has the perfect blonde hair and the nice light eyes.

Diana Holland

Saoirse Ronan clicked as Diana with me. She is young and has this good-girl image yet is still edgy. I think this would be an interesting pick.

Penelope Hayes

Megan Fox. This one was easy. It's a bit of an obvious choice but it's perfect.

Henry Schoonmaker

James Marsden is a bit older (Henry is supposed to be twenty) but I think he has the look of Henry. This is a maybe choice for me.

Carolina Broud

Dakota Fanning. This has been the hardest. I love Dakota Fanning but I think she looks too cutesy and young to play the role. I'm not sure about this one.

Will Keller

Shia LaBeouf. I think this was also hard but I actually really like the pick. Again, a bit too old but he has that rugged look I imagined Will has.

So, those are my picks. As you can see, I've really enjoyed The Luxe and you can already read the review on the site.


miss cindy :) said...

*Shia LaBeouf is the love of my life. Really.

I love this idea :) Great picks, I can totally see these working for those chracters. I might join in the fun too!

Book Monster said...

Still have yet to read the "The Luxe" but some of the actors/actresses you picked are some of my favorite.


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