Thursday, May 14, 2015

Simon Week: You Oughta Be In Pictures

On Friday, we've asked author, Becky Albertalli to do an interview with us. We're in LOVE with her book Simon vs. The Homo-Sapiens Agenda! So, the rest of the week will be full of posts devoted to it.

Simon vs. The Homo-Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli would make THE BEST movie adaptation and we know just who should be in it:

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Simon Spier played by Lucas Till
Lucas Till has super powers in the movie, X-men. Days of Future Past, but we also think he’s got all the charisma, which he’d need to be our hero, Simon. He could definitely portray the boy who’s perfectly at home on stage, but also a secret grammar nerd and Oreo aficionado.

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Martin played by Nat Wolff
He’s in all the YA adaptations right now, and we’re grabbing him for this one too. Nat could bring a lot to Martin’s act-before-he-thinks-it-through character. Simon can’t figure out if Martin is malicious or just oblivious to how his actions (ie: BLACKMAILING SIMON) affect other people. 
Nick played by Johnny Simmons
Johnny's another veteran of YA Adaptations (The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) and we think he'd be perfect as Simon's extremely likable best friend. We also think he'd have no problem portraying Nick's almost Ron Weasley like cluelessness about someone crushing on him.

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Leah played by Ashley Fink 
 When Ashley played Lauren Zizes Glee, she was a total scene stealer. We totally shipped her with Puck and were super sad when she left the show. Like Zizes, Leah steals basically every scene she's in. On top of that, but we totally want to see Ashley fronting a punk band.
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Abby played by Jaz Sinclair
We can't wait to see Jaz in this summer's Paper Towns! We think she'd be awesome as the new girl in town that catches Nick's eye and Simon's confidence. 

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Alice Spier played by Ellen Page
Alice is the coolest. She has to be played by someone who exudes confidence and doesn't answer to anyone. Is there anyone cooler than Ellen Page? We can't think of a better person to play Simon's older sister. She's also really good at sly humor, which is essential to this part!

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Nora Spier played by Kiernan Shipka
If there ever was a rebel who flies under the radar, it's Kiernan. We've watched her grow up on Mad Men and now we have absolutely no doubt that she would be right at home rocking out on stage.

Okay, we couldn't help ourselves, but we are going to cast Blue, so if you haven't read this book yet, BEWARE BECAUSE SPOILERS LAY BELOW!



if you scroll down, for real, you will be spoiled


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Blue played by Khylin Rhambo
 We don't get a lot of time with Blue once we know who he really is... but, cute, soccer playing Bram, who is secretly pouring his heart out to Simon needs someone who can do a lot, in just a few scenes. Khylin has proved his ability to this on Teen Wolf where he's turned Mason, a minor character, into a fan favorite. 

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