As part of the Night School: Legacy blog tour, C.J. Daugherty is here to talk about which actors and actresses she would like to star in a film version of Night School.
When I talk to Night School fans anywhere in the world, the question I get asked the most is ‘Will there be a Night School film?’
The answer is always ‘I hope so!’ Night School is represented by a film and TV agency as well as a literary agency and, as they say in Hollywood, people are talking to people. But these things take time.
Still, why wait? Let’s cast this thing! Or at least, let’s pretend-cast it.
If we were going to shoot it tomorrow with, say, you holding the camera, who would be in it? There’s no need to be DISCRETE – let’s just choose now.
For example, wouldn’t it be fun to have Ian Somerholder as Jerry Cole? Well wouldn’t it??
A lot of readers have suggested Ed Westwick for Carter and I have to say he looks the part. I also really like Charlie Rowe – he’s very talented and would make a fantastically brooding Carter. I like them both so much I can’t decide. You choose.
It’s so hard to cast Allie, even in Pretendland. I see her in my head a certain way. Some readers have recommended Ella Purnell and Maisie Williams. Both are extremely talented up-and-coming British actresses and I think either would be perfect. We may have to flip a coin.
I adore the actress Michelle Dockery from Downton Abbey and think she’d be a fabulous Isabelle. Does anyone know her agent?
How about Ashley Benson as Jo? Her eyes are amazingly blue. She’s American, though… can she do accents?
Some readers have suggested Logan Lerman (he was in The Perks of Being a Wallflower) for Lucas. I also quite like the British actor Josh Bolt. Actually, either would be perfect so… let’s cast both of them!
Have you seen the actress Juno Temple? She’s in the Dark Knight Rises. I think she’d make a fantastic Eloise – the young librarian with a quirky soul.
I’m a huge fan of the young actress Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa in Game of Thrones. I’d love her as Katie. Let’s make this happen!
I cannot wait to see this movie.
Who’s in your imaginary Night School cast?
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