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Eleanor & Park: Casting Call!

Eleanor & Park is gonna be a movie! Now, let's make sure Hollywood doesn't eff it up.

Eleanor & Park: Casting Call!

When you discover that a cherished novel is being adapted for the silver screen, it's a scientific fact that you will experience the following stages of emotion:

1. Excitement

OMG!! ELEANOR & PARK IS GOING TO BE A MOVIE!! WHEN CAN I BUY TICKETS?

2. Terror

But wait. What if Hollywood totally effs it up? What if they cast the wrong people, or the script is really bad, and OMG MY BABY! THEY CAN'T TAKE MY BABY AWAY FROM ME!

3. Anger

WTF, Hollywood. Why do you insist on sucking the life out of EVERYTHING I HOLD DEAR?

4. Acceptance

So, when's the opening date? I need to get this shizz on my calendar.

Well, dear friends, FYA is here to support you through this cycle, and today, we'll guide you through Stage #2 with a discussion of our dream cast for the film. Then we can get our hopes REALLY HIGH, which will obviously make Stage #3 a lot more brutal. Yay!

PARK

Justin Chon

He's stretching it, age-wise, but he's of Korean descent and super cute.

Justin Lee

He's Korean American and a bit more age appropriate. (He's 24, which in Hollywood means he can be 16.)

Jay Park

YES PLZ AND THANK YOU.

ELEANOR

Surprise, surprise, film and TV don't highlight very many plus-sized teen actresses.

Ingrid R. Taller

Ingrid is actually a plus-sized fashion blogger, but when I found her for a recent book review, I instantly fell in love with her fierce style.

Amber Wallace

She's a bit on the older side, and she's certainly not overweight, but she has played "the chubby girl" before.

PARK'S DAD

Rainbow Rowell tweeted: "Also, I know Tom Selleck is too old to play Park's dad ... BUT HE COULD PLAY HIS GRANDPA."

Not sure if ten years younger would work, but I can easily picture J.K. Simmons in the role:

So, what do y'all think? Anyone we missed? Which other characters should we dream cast? By that I mean, who should play DeNice and Beebi?!!! And to quote Mandy W., "Man, I feel sorry for whoever plays Eleanor's stepdad, 'cause I HATE HIM ALREADY."

Leave your casting suggestions (with images, if possible!) in the comments, and then we'll tell Hollywood to HEED OUR ADVICE. You know, like they always do.

Posh Deluxe's photo About the Author: Sarah lives in Austin, TX, where she programs films at the Alamo Drafthouse. Sarah enjoys fancy cocktails, dance parties and anything that sparkles (except vampires).