March 17, 2011

Book-to-Movie Stuff

I'd love to hear what you guys think of everything that's been going on around the casting the two HUGE Young Adult book-to-movies (often describe as Twilight-sized) franchises.

On The Hunger Games side, it seems like Katniss may have already been picked! You can read about it on Galley Cat or The Wrap.
It's not confirmed yet though, so I still have a tiny hope that they might pick Lyndsy Fonseca (Nikita). But, as Lori pointed out to me on twitter, it could have been a lot worse. Jennifer Lawrence is already an Oscar-nominated actress. So it's pretty much official that unlike K-- I mean, this girl can ACT!
On Peeta's side, Alex Pettyfer has been rumored. Which, I believe, would be awful.

And then there's... Jace. That's another story. I think Jace HAS to be Alex Pettyfer. Who else could possibly be more perfect to play Jace? And Sony has closed the open casting call for Jace. I'm hoping that means Alex has been finally confirmed. Lily Collins, who will star as Clary Fray, supports TMI fans and their love for Alex on the roll. She is really excited about the movie and has even opened a twitter account where she tweets only TMI related info! I think she's awesome for the part and has been doing more than her share to please and hear all TMI fans! Yay, Lily!


  1. I love Lily as Clary. Perfect casting for me. I also like Jennifer as Katniss, but I'm with you: PLEASE don't have them make Alex be Peeta!!! He needs to be Jace. That is the only way I will be happy. lol

  2. I think Lily ROCKS for Clary, and I am still of the belief that Alex would make an excellent Jace. I just hope he accepts the role. If not, I'd like an unknown smokin' hot blonde boy. Not too much to ask, is it?

    On the Hunger Games side of things... I'm not sure about Jennifer, though I can see her as Katniss in a physical sense. I'm just wondering if she's up to the character. Alex needs to stay well away from this movie, and LOL about your K- acting comment. She can't. Full stop ;)

  3. Ahhh, this stuff makes me excited! Okay. I wanted Hailee Steinfeld for Katniss, but it seems that Jennifer Lawrence really has potential. She can even do a southern accent! (or maybe she has one naturally, i don't know lol) For Peeta, Alex Pettyfer is a nono. He is good, however, for Jace. I agree with you that he just HAS to be Jace. I never pictured Lily Collins as Clary, but then again I don't know her very well. It seems that she's nice and I'm glad to have such a wonderful lead in The Mortal Instruments :)

  4. I'm liking Jennifer more and more for Katniss. Did you see Katie's fan art? It's awesome:

    And at this point I'm rooting for Hunter Parrish as Peeta. But I really don't care as long as it's not Alex!! :)

    I haven't been keeping up with TMI movie news, but I do like Lily and I think Alex is much better suited for Jace.

  5. I loved Lily in The Blindside she was really good.

  6. I don't really like Jennifer for Katniss... but I really hope Alex will play Jace!! Lily is perfect for Clary :)

  7. Definitely interested in the Hunger Games movie, if they don't butcher it, but didn't care for the Mortal Instruments series, so whoever they pick is fine by me. Probably won't watch those. :)

  8. I didn't know Lily had been officially cast - that's exciting. I think she'll do a good job! I'm curious about who is being cast for both Peeta and Jace...

  9. I was disappointed with the choice for Katnis, but I totally love the choice for Clary. I will be keeping track of who get Peeta and Jace.


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