Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Winner's Curse: Dream Cast

The Winner's Curse: Dream Cast

Based on The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski

This book's sequel, The Winner's Crime is coming out in about two months, which has got me thinking a lot about this series lately.  So I thought I'd do a cast list!  (Why has it been so long since I've done one of these??)

Character Info: Protagonist, daughter of the general, part of the aristocracy, only child
Played by: Either Lily James of Melissa Benoist 
(I can't decide who would be better!  Which would you prefer?)

Character Info: Kestrel's slave
Played by: Ezra Miller
I know he might be a strange choice, but if you've seen The Perks of Being a Wallflower you know he's a phenomenal actor, and I'd love to see him bring his intensity to this role.

Character Info: Kestrel's best friend
Played by: Jane Levy
I actually don't know anything about this actress, but when her photo popped up in my research, I immediately said YES.

Character Info: Jess' brother
Played by: James Norton
James Norton was in Death Comes to Pemberley, and did a fantastic job.  I think he's be awesome in this film!

"The bottom line is my Muslim friends have no idea what it's like to be an actor, and my actor friends have no idea what is it like to be a Muslim," Ben Youcef says.
Character Info: Arin's auctioneer
Played by: Ben Youcef
This is another one where I don't actually know this actor's work, but his look is perfect.

Character Info: Kestrel's frenemy
Played by: Evan Ross
He could definitely pull off the frenemy thing.

General Trajan
Character Info: Kestrel's father, war hero, and  the highest ranking military officer on the peninsula where they live
Played by: Daniel Day-Lewis

What do you think?  Who would you choose in these roles?  And, HOW ABOUT MAKING THIS ADAPTATION, HOLLYWOOD?!?!?


  1. Lily James for sure as Kestrel! She would be perfect! I'm not familiar with the other actors/actresses. I kinda pictured a Russel Crowe type person as the General.

    1. I think Lily James has the right look for sure. I wonder if she's TOO sassy for Kestrel, though. The other actress has a sweeter vibe about her. I don't know, they both have their pros and cons. :)

      Russel Crowe could definitely work as the general, but I'm just a big fan of Daniel Day-Lewis. Did you see Lincoln? He played President Lincoln and did really amazing work.

  2. I like your picks. They'd definitely suit the characters well at least in looks. And, I like Melissa Benoist better, but Lily James would work too.

    1. I go back and forth between those two actresses. I think they both would do well!

  3. I love these! I've only heard of two of those actors but they would work. Are they making a movie for this? Because that would be awesome. :)

    1. I haven't heard anything about a film adaptation for this series, but, I agree, it would be awesome if they did! This is just my idea for a dream cast. (But if Hollywood wants to consult me in any of their adaptation casting, I'D BE COOL WITH THAT.)

  4. I think cast lists are such a great idea! I have just received this one for Christmas, so I gave yet to delve into it. I cannot wait to!

    1. What a great time to read it, since its sequel comes out soon! Happy reading!! :)


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