Rampant was one of my favorite novels of all time so I'm really kind of nervous about casting these characters. Astrid has got to be one of the most kick butt female characters I've read read about in a long time. So this is really difficult and I'm not sure if I've gotten it exactly right.
Astrid- Long blonde hair and beautiful eyes. She's lean but not in an athletic way and can kick some serious butt. She's also super book smart.
Amanda Seyfried- This girl was made for this part. Amanda is exactly what Astrid is supposed to look like. She's the perfect blend of smarts and beauty. I'm really like her for Astrid.
Giovanna- If your going to have a novel set in Rome, you have to have a yummy Roman male lead. Giovanni is the perfect blend of sexy and artistic. Dark hair, dark eyes, tall...enough said.
Michael Rady- I'm not sure about this pick but I can't think of ANYONE else. I've hung up on this post for days because of this pick. Rady played Kostos in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and did a good job so I think he'd be okay for this role as well but I am definitely open to suggestions.
Philippa- Astrid's older cousin whose got a carefree attitude that Astrid envies. They look a lot alike but Phil is a bit older. Phil's my favorite character.
Diana Argon- I feel like she'd be a great Phil because she's quite good at acting sweet when she wants to but has what it takes to be forceful. Phil is super forceful and driven when she believes in something.
Cornelia- Cory for short. This girl is fierce with a personal vendetta against the unicorns. She's smart and logically with a lot of hate built up.
Leighton Meester- We already know from Gossip Girl that she's good at being determined and is great at being cold and aloof. I think she'd be an awesome choice for Cory.
Cornelius- Cory's brother who is head of the Cloisters. He's only about 21 and tries to keep the Cloisters going even though he has no idea what he's doing.
Shiloh Fernandez- It's hard finding a guy to match Meester's beauty to be her brother but I think Fernandez is a good choice for this role. He's also a love interest for Phil and I think Argon and him would be cute together. Plus, have you seen him in the trailer for Red Riding Hood?
So there it is! My picks for Rampant and Ascendant and I have to say, I'm pretty proud of this list. What do you think of my picks?
What did you cast this week?