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Casting Call: You Be the Director!

Hey, Hollywood! Here's a list of FYA's top Casting Call actors for all your future YA adaptations.

Casting Call: You Be the Director!

Are you feeling unappreciated? How many times a day do you look around and say, "If they'd just asked ME, the movie/my boss's haircut/that big construction zone in the middle of my commute/the unemployment rate would be SO MUCH BETTER." Well, we appreciate you! And with the Hunger Games casting rumors flying, we KNOW how much you want your voice to be heard. We've done our best to get Gary Ross's attention, so now we're setting our sights even higher: on ALL potential YA adaptations (well, specifically on FYA's casting call, and since we know all of Hollywood stalks our blog like John Hinckley stalked Jodie Foster, it's only a matter of time before our book report casting calls are made good on the big screen).

Remember Michael Cera overload? And now we have Alex Pettyfer flashing his abs in an attempt to be cast in every movie ever (Can we get an ab-off between Alex and Taylor Launtner? Pretty please?). And as much as we complain about it here (ok, we'd NEVER complain about the abs), we're just as guilty! I've done a scientific survey* of our book reports, and present to you our top casting picks, and now I'm asking:

You think you can do better, wiseguys? Huh? Do ya?

So help us out here and share who YOU'D like to see grace the pages of FYA, and who you'd be willing to pay ten bucks (not counting booze and popcorn) to see take his shirt off or make out on the big screen.

*By scientific survey, I clearly mean a random guess based on my faulty memory.

The Guys

Taylor Kitsch aka Tim Riggins

Look at that brooding stare, that faint smile. How could we not cast Taylor Kitsch, or more accurately, his character Tim Riggins?

Ethan Peck

Here's our favorite brunette (brun? Since he's male?) with a sexy voice.

Adam Brody

Jesse Eisenberg

Our two favorite nerd boys are getting a little old for the job, but they'll always have a place in our hearts.

The Girls

Kristen Bell

We hear it all the time: More KBell! And we love VMars as much as the rest of you (seriously, go spread that love over in the Caf), but y'all, she's OLD. So we've gotta move on.

Emma Watson

It'll be hard to replace Emma, so I don't think we'll try. But feel free to suggest alternatives who are gorgeous, smart, self assured and great actresses.

Dakota Fanning

Elle Fanning

What are we going to do when Dakota grows up? We know Hollywood's asking themselves the same question, while eyeing Elle speculatively.


So, whaddya say? Who do you want to see on your casting couch? (dirty!)

Meghan Miller's photo About the Author: Meghan is an erstwhile librarian in exile from Texas and writer for Forever Young Adult. She loves books, cooking and homey things like knitting and vintage cocktails. Although she’s around books all the time, she doesn’t get to read as much as she’d like.