September 23, 2009

Stephenie Announces 'The Host' Movie + Wants Your Fun Casting Suggestions :-)

From Goddess' official website:

Hey guys, great news! The Host is on its way to the big screen:

Variety.com: "Twilight's Meyer..."

I'm so excited to be working with Nick Weschler, and Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz to bring The Host to a visual format. They've all been a dream to work with, so lovely and collaborative, and I feel like we're in a really good place to make a great movie together. And then to have Andrew Niccol writing and directing? Truly awesome. If you've never seen Gattaca, go watch it now. One of my favorite movies of all time. It's such a great example of character driven science fiction, which is ideal for The Host, no? I'm having an absolute blast imagining different dream casts, which I would post if people didn't take my silly blogs so seriously these days. I'm looking forward to seeing the cast lists you come up with in the fansite forums, and if any of them match mine.

So, very exciting. Yay Host!

XO
Steph

Wow, a challenge from Stephenie for us! Who would you cast??

34 comments:

  1. hey...
    does anybody now if there's a casting for the host?
    i love the book.

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  2. I can't believe *hanging head in shame* that I still haven't read this.

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  3. you should do that! because it's the best book ever!

    but... can anybody tell me if there's an address for the host casting! please

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  4. ooh are u interested in auditioning?

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  5. Wow um I loved this book. It was slow in the beginning but I'm glad I kept reading. I even had a dream about it, as I do with all good books:)

    Juju: you should def read it! I didn't love it AS much Twilight but it was a really good book (IMHO)

    Melanie - I totally saw someone like Missy
    Peregrym (girl from 'Stick it') She would make a perfect Mel, physically and she can pull off feisty

    Wanderer (Wanda)- Clemence Poesy (girl from Harry Potter) or Amanda Seyfried

    Jared - Jenson Ackles (from 'Supernatural)or Drew Fuller

    Ian - I actually see someone like Xavier Samuel, physically speaking (don't know how he acts yet)

    Jeb - Robert Duvall, or Neil Flynn (the janitor from Scrubs just 'cause I love him)

    Jamie - Max Thieriot (Was in Jumper)

    Sunny - ? I got nothin' Forgot what she looks like....

    Kyle - Peter Sarsgaard (just 'cause he can play a good jerk and could pass for, don't know if he's too old)

    Doc - Don't know the actor's name, but he guy who actually plays 'Doc' on NCIS :)

    The seeker - Fairuza Balk (Nancy from the Craft)

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  6. cameron bright for ian, and jensen ackles/someone similar looking for jared. i like kate mara for wanderer at the end, but she might be too big/old looking.

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  7. Did Wanda have red hair at the end..?
    I imagened her with long blond hair.. Like Evana Lynch, you know the girl who play Luna Lovegood in HP...

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  8. I'm so excited!!! The Host will make an amazing movie! I Found some good suggestions @ http://myhostpics.blogspot.com

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  9. oh my gosh i'm so excited :D

    i would love to see sophia bush as mel (she's on of my favorite actresses and i love how she plays the emotional parts but also she can play the parts where she has to be though. i just love her :D )

    for wanderer i think emily de ravin would fit very well and as ian ian somerhalder :)

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  10. I agree, the book was slow at the beginning but once I got hooked I read it in two nights. I'm not sure why people are casting two different actresses for Mel and Wanderer - same body (but different personalities) for most of book. I'll have to think on this - I personally loved Ian. Hmmm...

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  11. for Mel, I see someone that looks like a cross between Megan Fox and Kristen Kreuk. For Wanda, I also pictured Emily de Ravin or someone quite close. But personally, I didn't picture Mel as Sophia Bush at all. I really hope they don't cast her. For Jared, kinda Chace Crawford and Jared Paledecki mixed. Ian-- not too sure. Someone very good-looking though. hee.

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  12. and when I say Megan Fox, I mean when she has little or no makeup, and looks more natural, such as this pic: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2uogffd&s=4

    I'm not suggesting her for the role, just saying someone with a kinda similar look is how I pictured her.

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  13. I always pictured Jared as Aaron Eckhart...
    - Lorabell

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  14. OOOH I love aaron Eckhart, lorabell!!

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  15. Super good book - I cried... Perfect might be Sophia Bush as Mel, Jensen Ackles as Jared, Ian O'Shea as Ian, and Logan Lerman as Jamie. I'm not sure about the other characters yet, but these would be awesome.

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  16. lorabell, TCA and i are showing our age ... i had to look up some of these kiddos you all are mentioning! aaron eckhart though, that's about what i pictured for jared.

    and as far as melanie ... i am no megan fox fan, but her hair and body is what i pictured for mel.
    (btw, my real name is melanie! not a host-fangirl or anything.)

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  17. Does this mean they are definately turning it into a movie? I thought that the rights had just been aquired which didn't mean that they were definately doing anything.

    My cast would be:
    Jensen Ackles as Jared
    Missy Peregrym as Mel/Wanda
    Drew Fuller as Ian O'Shea
    Ian Somerhalder as Kyle O'Shea
    Max Thieriot as Jamie
    Amanda Seyfried as Wanda

    I'm not so sure about my choice for Mel, though. I have a very specific idea of what I think she should be like, and Missy's the closest I've come to finding that so far.

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  18. Here are my thoughts:
    Mel - Evangeline Lilly or Jessica Biel (pretty yet very strong)
    Wanda - Candice Acoola (innocent looking and late teens)
    Jared - Jeffrey Dean Morgan (older tough and weathered looking)
    Ian - James McAvoy or Chase Crawford
    Kyle - Channing Tatum or Ian Somerhalder (the two of them should look similiar)
    The Seeker - Christina Ricci without a doubt and with dark hair.
    Jeb - Kris Kristofferson
    Jamie - Haley Joel Osment
    Doc - Matthew Fox

    Those are who I pictured, I just hope they do the book justice. It will be tricky, but if they can pull it off, I think it will be awesome!

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  19. I'm so excited about this. I really loved The Host.
    As Melanie I would totally love to see Camilla Belle or Zooey Deschanel, maybe even Emily Browning (Don't kill me die hard Twihards..I love KStew too, but I totally think Emily Browning would have made a better Bella).
    Jared I pictured Jeffrey Dean Morgan(Oh so freaking hott and big and tall too)! I do love the idea of Aaron Eckhart as Jared though!!
    Ian- Maybe Ryan Gosling...though I pictured a tall, very muscular guy like Jared.
    Kyle-Skeet Ulrich(Jericho) or James Franco(Pineapple Express)
    As for Wanderer's new "Body" in the end, I can't get Dakota Fanning out of my head. But Anna Sophia Robb(Bridge to Terabithia) would be adorable too.
    Max Thieriot (Jumper) would be perfect for Jamie.
    Rob Lowe as Doc!
    I love the idea of Robert Duvall as Jeb.
    The Seeker- Selma Blair(Hellboy) or a dark haired Jennifer Morrison (From House)

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  20. I totally envisioned Natalie Portman as Wanderer/Melanie, kinda like she was in V for Vendetta. I, also, can't get Dakota Fanning out of my head for Wanda. I think Hugh Jackman might make a good Jared, or maybe Hayden Christensen (Anakin Skywalker/Darth)for Ian. Robert Duvall would be a good Jeb...kinda like his character in Secondhand Lions. Jonathan Rys Myers for Doc.

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  21. Mel - Sophia Bush//Eliza Dushku//Mary Elizabeth Winstead

    Ian - Ian Somerhalder (I may have spelled that wrong)//a longer haired Wentworth Miller//James McAvoy

    Kyle - Depends on who Ian is, because I imagine them looking alike, but in the beginning when I used to use Wentworth in fan art for The Host, I'd use Channing Tatum because they look like they could be brothers.

    Jared - Jared Padelecki or Jensen Ackles

    Wanda (in her own body) - Elisabeth Harnois or Taylor Momsen or Kristen Bell

    The Seeker - Christina Ricci//Selma Blair

    Jamie - Logan Lerman

    That's all I remember, I used to have someone for almost all the characters but it's been so long since I've even thought about it that I can't remember them.

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  22. Update --
    Video with my cast suggestions:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erU9maZdLJk

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  23. the dream team.............

    MELANIE = KATE MARA

    JARED = RYAN REYNOLDS/JENSEN ACKLES

    IAN= CAMERON BRIGHT/KELLAN LUTZ/MATT DALLAS/JARED PADALECKI

    KYLE = TOM WELLIG

    WANDA = ANNASOPHIA ROBB

    THE SEEKER = LEIGHTON MEESTER

    JODI/SUNNY = MILA KUNIS/VANESSA HUDGENS/RACHEL BILSON

    WES = JONATHAN BENNETT

    DOC = CHRISTIAN BALE/NOAH WYLE/MARK BLUCAS

    JAMIE = JOSH HUTCHERSON/LOGAN LERMAN

    JEB = RANDY QUAID

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  24. lol! Randy Quaid would be a perfect Jeb....hehe, I can just see him doing that part

    I agree with one of the above posters about showing her age....I'm not sure who most of those people are you are all mentioning

    LOVE LOVE The Host and am thrilled to hear this news

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  25. Haven't read the book, but they need to hire Catherine Hardwick to do the casting. She might not be the world's best director, but she did a pretty good job casting Twilight, eh?

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  26. Mel/ I think the girl who played wolverine´s wife in the last movie would be good, don´t know her name, but she´s pretty,young, and looks like she could fit the part

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  27. yes, I am.
    so does anybody know if there's a casting. (when and where?)

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  28. OMG, I actually posted my dream cast a mere few weeks ago! And I actually have a suggestion for Wanda. If you want to check it out: http://notanaddikt.blogspot.com/2009/08/host-movie.html

    Soooo... does Stephenie have an e-mailaddress we can send our suggestions to?

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  29. I WANNA BE MELANIE'S BODY!
    hehe where can i audition?

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  30. I WANT MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD NOT SOPHIA BUSH I DON'T WANT TO SEE HER MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD,MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD, MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  31. IT'S FOR THE CARACTER OF MELANIE OF COURSE

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  32. MAry elizabeth winstead for melanie.STEPHANIE MEYER READ THAT IT'S FROM MAËLI ((not like miley cyrus) joliette-at Quebec)

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  33. i loved the host and can't wait to see it, but not sure who i would cast for it.

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  34. Melanie- Avangeline Lilly
    Ian-Ian Somerhalder
    Kyle-Clark Kent from smallville
    Doc-Peter Facinelli

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