Here Brody shares some suggestions for casting an adaptation of Unremembered:
Recently, I was lucky enough to meet a wonderful person named Michelle Levy who is an author and professional casting director She’s worked on projects like My Name Is Earl, Mr. Popper's Penguins, and she just worked on the new Vampire Academy film.Learn more about the book and author at Jessica Brody's website and blog.
Michelle happened to have read Unremembered, my latest sci-fi thriller release and I was so thrilled when she put together a dream cast for me based on who she pictured while reading the book.
I’m usually very bad at dream casting my own books. But I think Michelle nailed these picks. And here they are…
Actress Name: India Eisley
Where You’ve Seen Her: The Secret Life of the American Teenager
My Reaction: Yes! Yes! Yes! With some purple contacts India is Seraphina!!!
Actor Name: Steven R. McQueen
Where You’ve Seen Him: The Vampire Diaries
My Reaction: OMG! Zen! I’ve always loved The Vampire Diaries. And I think Steven definitely captures that “desperate need to protect” that Zen embodies.
Actor Name: Chandler Canterbury
Where You’ve Seen Him: The Host, Knowing, Fringe
My Reaction: This is exactly how I pictured Cody. We’ll have to “nerd” him up a bit, but Chandler is perfection!
When a sixteen year old girl wakes up among the wreckage of a devastating plane crash with no memories, she’s forced to piece together her forgotten past with only one clue to her identity— a mysterious boy who claims he helped her escape from a top-secret science experiment.
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