9 Book to Movie (and TV Show) Adaptation Casting Choices That Were Absoultely on Point

April 25, 2017

1. Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson, The Percy Jackson Series

The movie was a piece of crap. Yeah. But if there's one thing the director did right (and it's probably the only thing that he did right), it's casting Logan Lerman as Percy Jackson. If he wasn't too old for the role he would've been perfect. If they only made the first movie 15 years earlier so that when they film the movie he'll be at least 12-years-old looking. Such a shame. 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Alexandra Daddario as Annabeth Chase,The Percy Jackson Series

She can really work as Annabeth, but it took them a movie to figure out that she has blonde hair. And if it's filmed 15 years earlier, her age would've been more accurate too. Same problem as Logan Lerman. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Shailene Woodley as Beatrice Prior, Divergent Trilogy 

 This is probably by the most accurate casting based on the description of the character from the book I have ever seen. In the book, it was described as 'a long narrow face, blue eyes that are wide and round, and a long thin nose'. The only thing a little bit off is her eye color, which is green instead of blue. 

 

 

 

 

3. The Entire Cast of The Lord of the Rings

Peter Jackson is my favorite director. And he's one of the best, too. He alone had nine Oscar nominations, and 3 Oscar awards with the Lord of the Rings, The Return of The King. And his casting choices of the characters from J.R.R Tolkien's word were also no doubt basically perfect. Need me to say more?

 

 

 

 

 

4. The Entire Cast of Twilight

 The Twilight Saga is known for the terrible, weak, and dependent protagonist, and shallow romances and plot-line. The film was also no better. But the movie definitely made some cash, and there's not doubt that the casting for the characters was extremely well done. Probably because the author herself Stephenie Meyer was also a producer of the franchise. 

 

 

 

 

 

5. "The Golden Trio" of Harry Potter

It's f**king Harry Potter. Seriously, do I even need to explain on this one.  

 

 

 

 

 

6. Zoey Deutch as Rosemarie Hathway, Vampire Academy

Zoey Deutch has the exact spiky, strong, sassy, and deadly beauty the character of the series was so well known for. And we have to give it to the acting as well. Zoey is a very good actress. 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Dylan O'Brian as Thomas, The Maze Runner

 His acting skills really helped him to play the role well, but his general appearance and aura also really fit the character's 'feel'. However, it might be better if he's a little bit young since the character in the book is about 16. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Dakota Blue Richards as Lyra Belacqua, The Golden Compass

At $180 million, this was one of Lionsgate's most expensive projects ever madeThe movie adaption was a legendary disappointment. . But it only earned the totally of 70 million, resulting it with a canceled squeal. However, one thing everyone agreed on is the casting. The cast is full of big names - Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Ian McKellan, and Eva Green. And not only that, they all fit their roles and characters. And casting Dakota Blue Richards as Lyra Belacqua was absolute perfection. Her description, apparent, and everything just clicked with my personal image when I imagined the character. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Dylan Minnette as Clay Jensen, Thirteen Reasons Why

 Thirteen Reasons Why is literately like'the hip new thing'. Although the actress for Hannah is really pretty, she was a little bit too beautiful than I imagined in the book. However, Clay was exactly like how I imagined. 

 

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