Friday, September 30, 2011

YA Indie Carnival : Dream Cast of The Eden Trilogy!

Okay, let me preface this post by saying this topic terrifies me. Not even marginally . . . it absolutely, positively terrifies me. Why? For a ton of reasons but mainly because the images I have in my head and the images readers have in their heads will never be able to be measured just right by even the best casting director. How many times have we watched our beloved books on the big screen only to be let down by the script or the acting or whatever else happens when we try to put words to screen.

So, with that said, here are some actors I could see possibly playing in the movies if the Eden Trilogy were ever headed for Hollywood. However, I'd LOVE to hear any of you reader's suggestions! Let me know what you think of mine. Be kind!

Alright, (inhaling deep breathe) here it goes . . .

Charles Hayward:

Jim Caviezel                                                                               
James Caviezel Picture


Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson Picture


Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman Picture

Nathanial Hayward:

Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth Picture


Chris Evans

Chris Evans Picture

Abigail Hayward:

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt Picture


Eva Green

Eva Green Picture

Cora Hayward:

Rachel McAdams

Rachel McAdams Picture


Emilie de Ravin

Emilie de Ravin Picture

Joseph Hayward (this one was hard!):

Matt Dallas

Matt Dallas Picture


Matt Lanter

Matt Lanter Picture


Chace Crawford

Chace Crawford Picture

Patrick Hayward (alright girls, chime up here. I know a bunch of you are lovers of all things Patrick!):

Travis Fimmel

Travis Fimmel


Taylor Kitsch

Taylor Kitsch Picture

John Towsend:

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Picture


Hayden Christensen

Hayden Christensen Picture


Ali Larter

Ali Larter Picture


Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron Picture

Paul Lowe:

Liam Hemsworth (did you guys know Liam and Chris are brothers? Just figured that out . . .):

Liam Hemsworth Picture


Paul Walker (little old, but has the "Paul" look and attitude . . . maybe because they share the same name!)

Paul Walker Picture

Bryn Dawson (this one was SUPER hard, still don't think I've got it anywhere near right):

Mischa Barton:

Mischa Barton Picture


Emma Stone (she'd need to wear some serious heels to be Bryn tall!)

Emma Stone Picture

William Hayward (this one was the hardest of all. How do you personify William Hayward . . . only one answer for that. It's impossible. However, I gave it a try and that's about all I can say for it.):

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill Picture


Cillian Murphy (needs to be about ten years younger and half a foot taller, but has the William look and I'm a 28 Days Later mega fan!).

So what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts/ideas. As always, thanks for checking in and be sure to check out the rest of my carnie cronies!


  1. Very nice cast! I prefer Liam Neeson. Thanks for the fun.

  2. I love the actor for William part - Henry Cavill, so dead on, not the other guy, though, please. And I didn't like the actress for Bryn, I think Rachel McAdams would be good, but she couldn't pass for 20 y.o., but someone like her. There are so many new actresses out there that would do. Thanks for the book, I am enjoying it (still on 1st), the plot has some faults and weak spots, but good read otherwise, reels you in - a "page-turner".

  3. Ok, I am holding onto a 25 plus year crush lol, but I would pick Pierce Brosnan for Charles.

  4. I totally agree with your idea of characters except Bryn lol. Henry Cavill is spot on! I would love to see someone like Camilla Belle play Bryn, I think she would be perfect. Another alternative for Charles could be Gerard Butler :)

  5. Luv Henry Cavall for William. Not sure about Bryn choices. Jim for Charles is a good choice. Still mulling the other choices over. Thank you for pulling this together it was fun.

  6. Ive finished all the books and am sad waiting for fissure so excited

  7. I love it when authors give us some eye candy, it makes reading the story so much more enjoyable in my opinion. About half way through Eternal Eden and am loving it, thanks again for another wonderful story. Got hooked on your books after stumbling by accident on Crash.


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