Friday, October 25, 2013

Maggie Stiefvater Week: Casting the Raven Cycle

To finish out our week of Maggie Stiefvater posts, we couldn't resist casting a hypothetical film version of The Raven Cycle. Gansey, Ronan, Blue, Noah and Adam are just calling out to be on the big screen.
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Blue - Willa Holland

Blue's our no nonsense Henrietta native. She doesn't take guff from the boys of Alignoby just because they think that the world owes them certain things. Even when she becomes friends with Gansey's crew, she still knows who she is and sticks to the things that she's always believed. Gansey may be charming, but Blue knows who she is and that is one cool child of magical ladies. She's got her own magic and we need a woman who would play her with that kind of spunk. The ladies at Forever Young Adult had it right when they cast Willa Holland, she looks like Blue to us too.

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Gansey - Daniel Sharman
Casting Gansey was hard. Gansey is from old money and has to look like he's got blue blood running through his veins. But, at the same time, he's got a good heart and a smile to go with that. Gansey, Gansey, Gansey, who out there looks like he could be comfortable rubbing elbows with Kennedys and also searching through historical documents trying to find clues about an ancient king? After some serious research, we're going with Daniel Sharman from Teen Wolf.

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Ronan - Michael Trevino
Ronan is the character that the readers I've talked to about The Raven Boys are the most worried about (though Gansey, we think you should start carrying your epi pen around with you, okay?). Ronan is tough, takes no prisoners and can more than hold his own in a fight, but he's also constantly his own worst enemy. We needed someone who looks like they'd drive too fast, take too many chances and be comfortable walking around with a Raven on his arm.We're stealing The Vampire Diaries' Michael Trevino for our brooding Irish trouble maker.
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Adam- Gabriel Basso
Adam is a piece of work. He doesn't want your pity. He just wants what he's worked for and that's it. This guy is someone who doesn't feel like he fits in, even when he's with his best friends and he spends all his time trying to make sure that they don't know that. He's also from Henrietta and often he might be sporting a bruise or two that he does not want to talk to you about. We were really impressed by Gabriel Basso in this summer's The Kings of Summer and think that he could definitely take on the challenge of being Gansey's resident saver of car engines.
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Noah - Logan Lerman
Noah's not the guy who you pay attention to. But that doesn't mean he's not an important member of his group of friend. He's just a little quieter and more tuned in to what's really going on between the guys. Who better to play our sensitive Raven than a former Wallflower? Yeah, we know he might be getting a little old for YA adaptations, but we couldn't resist.

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