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Casting Characters January 15, 2010

Posted by dataduchess in Book vs. Movie.
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One of my favorite things about reading a good book is the way a story plays out in my mind as I read. The best books have settings, actions and characters that are so well developed and described, I can see them vividly, as if playing on a movie screen in my head. Sometimes, I imagine the story actually is being made into a movie, or hear that the novel has been optioned, and I try to cast actors or actresses for the characters in the book.

Yesterday, I came across this post about a Swedish movie being made based upon The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This, of course, starts speculation as to who should play “the girl” in the US version of the movie. The UK Telegraph is linking Kristin Stewart, of Twilight and The Runaways, while MTV has a few other ideas. My favorite is Shannyn Sossamon.

Who would you cast to play Lisbeth Salander? Do you ever try to pick actors for characters? I do it all the time, and expect we’ll be talking about this again soon.



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