Just for fun: What movie stars would be best for your MS?

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Just for fun: What movie stars would be best for your MS?

Post by Mira » December 22nd, 2009, 3:13 pm

Okay, this is just totally for fun, but do you ever think about who would be the best actor for your MS?

Again, okay, just for fun, but here's who I would pick. I would need a male lead who is impossibly handsome, but has depth. I'm thinking, either:

Russell Crowe, Jude Law, or Johnny Depp

And a female lead who is fascinating to watch:

Maggie Gyllenhal, Anne Hathaway, or Natalie Portman

Um, let's throw in Zac Effron for the teens, and we're good to go.

Anyone else think about this?

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Post by Cate Hart » December 22nd, 2009, 3:33 pm

I love casting my MS. This is for my YA.

For my hero, I need brooding with a wicked sense of humor = awesome smirks.
So I envision Ian Somerhalder

for my heroine, I see her as sassy, speaking her mind even when she shouldn't.
So I see Emma Watson.

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Post by trini » December 22nd, 2009, 3:35 pm

I always cast my characters when I am writing them. Not necessarily because I am thinking about a movie but because it helps me to get a handle on them. For example...I have RDJ as my villain...

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and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as my detective.

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The villain's target is not cast exactly but in my head he is sort of a blend of Michael Hutchence and a young Nick Cave.
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Post by CharleeVale » December 22nd, 2009, 3:52 pm

For me this is more than difficult than it would seem.

for my two female leads I think I would need:

Natalie Portman

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Rachelle Lafevere

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For my male leads:

Ben Barnes:

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Tom Welling

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Villian:

Charlie Bewley

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Post by Terry » December 22nd, 2009, 4:01 pm

For some reason my comment didn't post. So try again. Also a detective novel.

John Hamm for my protagonist/detective. Hamm does the early 60's look well and he's a great actor. And he's uber handsome.

Audrey Tautou. She looks just right for the lost little rich girl beatnik.

Blake Lively- for the murder suspect and protagonist's client.

This is fun, Mira.

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Post by BransfordGroupie » December 22nd, 2009, 10:16 pm

Who hasn't obsessed over the casting for their novel? Hell I even have the music, opening and closing credit scenes and the locations.

So for my 16-yr-old amnesiac MC - Angel, the choice is either Dekota Fanning or Anna-Sophia Robb (first choice I think).
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For 17-yr-old Eli (autistic savant) - I see Daniel Radcliffe.
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For the mischievously playful 19-yr-old Joe (love interest and forest ranger) - ORLANDO BLOOM!!!!! (Ok, he may be a little old, but I can dream can't I?)
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For Troy the bully (AKA ferret-boy) - I kinda think Rob Pat might look the part (could be fun to see him in a bad-boy role) but I am not sure about his acting.
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Post by Jaime » December 23rd, 2009, 9:57 am

Yay! It's not just me! I cast these two very early on, and haven't changed my mind =) They ARE my characters!

"Scott Parker" - Jesse Spencer
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"April Fletcher" - Isla Fisher

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CharleeVale - watch out for Rachelle Lefevre - she double books her movies!!!

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Post by Tzalaran » December 23rd, 2009, 10:21 am

well, my characters are predominantly non-human, and a film version will be done in 3d (i'm currently teaching myself 3d to work on this aspect of the story).

so mine are all voice actors:
Tzalaran (MC) : Sean Bean or James McAvoy
Kraz (MC's older brother) : Michael Wincott or Alan Rickman
Anakaiden (Kraz's demon Patron) : Daniela Amavia
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Post by Scott » December 28th, 2009, 12:38 pm

Barbara Ducharme –– unhappy suburban housewife secretly dabbling in the occult...

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...Nicole Kidman

Ken Ducharme Sr. –– unhappy suburban concrete engineer secretly dabbling in firearms...

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...George Clooney

Amanda Jean Ducharme –– unhappy twenty-something daughter secretly plotting revenge on the world after her divorce...

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...Lindsey Lohan

Ken Ducharme Jr. –– unhappy pubescent teen with a penchant for taking things apart, including small animals...

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...Michael Angarano

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Post by Nick » December 28th, 2009, 2:03 pm

Interestingly enough I almost always picture actors in my head when I'm writing. Dunno why, just kind of happens. Certainly makes writing a lot more enjoyable. Thought I was the only one crazy enough to do it, though, so thanks for making me feel less crazy :tup:

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I've had a shorter-haired version of Peter Davison ca. his stint on Doctor Who in the early 80s in my head whenever I write the protagonist. And since everyone else seems to be posting pictures, kind of like if you take this haircut:
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For the villain, I have Richard E. Grant in mind. Not entirely sure picture is needed in this case but I'm posting one anyway.
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And I've had a weird Ian Hart voiced by Robin Atkin Downes thing going on in my head for the victim.

I could go on and on about each and every character as they come up, but I'll leave it at those three principal characters.

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Post by BransfordGroupie » December 28th, 2009, 8:11 pm

I wonder who is filling Jacob Wonderbar's shoes.
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Post by Nathan Bransford » December 30th, 2009, 2:12 pm

BransfordGroupie wrote:I wonder who is filling Jacob Wonderbar's shoes.
Will Smith's son!

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Post by Cate Hart » December 30th, 2009, 6:25 pm

Nathan Bransford wrote:
BransfordGroupie wrote:I wonder who is filling Jacob Wonderbar's shoes.
Will Smith's son!
AWESOME!!!!!

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Post by Aimée » January 20th, 2010, 7:57 pm

haha That's funny Jaime. I have a character named Scott as Jesse Spencer too.
And my protagonist (whose also a minor character in about three of my other stories) is DEFINITELY Jude Law, even though another character in the same story is also Jude Law, so that's what I would call a predicament...
And my female lead is either Kate Winslet or Robin Wright Penn, who have both done a movie with Jude Law, which is another problem. ha
I always set up actors to represent my characters, not in a fantasizing about the future of my book type of thing, just for fun, and it helps me keep everything organized and gives me a general idea of what they look like. I have trouble just making up a face to visualize. It's nice to put a face to a name, is what I'm trying to say.
His sister would be Maggie Gyllenhaal and his girlfriend (even though she's a bit younger than him) would be Zooey Deschanel.

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Post by Jaime » January 21st, 2010, 5:02 am

Aimée wrote:haha That's funny Jaime. I have a character named Scott as Jesse Spencer too.
Bahahaha, that's hilarious! He must be a Scott! I'll hand him over when I'm finished filming with him . . . no, wait, there'll be a sequel . . . I'll hand him over when he's free. NO - after the third movie. Then I'll . . . oh, shucks, we'll work something out ;)

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