Monday, December 20, 2010

FCSS: Fantasy Casting for Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund

Week 3: Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund

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?


  1. Wow, these are good choices! It would be so awesome if Rampant was made into a movie - I can only hope!

  2. This is so cute! I actually always thought Amanda Seyfried would make a great Phil, but you're right, Diana Argon would, too. Glee did not exist while i was writing the book, though. Amanda Seyfried in Veronica Mars has such a very Phil-like attitude -- so bubbly and carefree.

    Also, for Astrid, I kinda like Rose McIver. I think this pic is so very Astrid for some reason:

    What do you think? Love your choices!

  3. Diana,

    I definitely needed to see the pictures of McIver not in The Lovely Bones as I felt she wasn't very pretty in that movie. But after taking a look at a few of her outside of that (I guess they tried to make her look too young for most of the movie) I think she'd be a great Astrid as well. I think Seyfried has that intellectual look about her that would be good for Astrid too though.

    Thanks for tuning in and letting me know some of your picks! That was a wonderful surprise.

  4. It says my comment was published, but I didn't submit anything yet! LOL Diana Peterfreund commented! How cool is that? I have the first book in this series. It's in my TBR pile. I'm looking forward to reading it.


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