Monday, April 23, 2012

Make it a Movie Monday (1) - Dream Cast for Thoughtless & Effortless by S.C. Stephens

Make it a Movie Monday is a fun meme hosted by Making the Grade! The idea of this meme is to take a book you've read and talk about how you would make it a move, i.e. dream cast, director choice, any changes, ect., or to discuss a book that has already been made into a movie. If you want to learn more about this meme and how to join it stop by here.

This week I decided to post my dream cast for Thoughtless and Effortless by S.C. Stephens. So first, in case you haven't read them (why haven't you read them??) here are the synopsis of the books from Amazon. **Spoiler Alert** Don't read about Effortless unless you have already read Thoughtless. Just a fair warning.

For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes…and none of them will ever be the same.

The long-awaited sequel to Thoughtless. After being caught in the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she’d made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy…trust is hard. 

So now, my dream cast. I decided to do the whole band, Anna, Denny, Keira, and Kellan. All of the photos are credited to 

First up, Evan! I chose Matt Rottkamp for Evan. In the book he is described as a teddy bear of a guy. I can see that of this guy, a lot. Evan ended up being the hardest to find. None of the actors I found were how I pictured him. I have never seen Matt Rottkamp act but I think looks wise he fits Evan.

I picked Jamie Bell for Griffin. It was between him and Hunter Parrish (see below) for Griffin. I decided on Jamie Bell because I've seen him act and I think he would pull off the smart ass attitude well. Of course, I could be persuaded to switch them. Either way, he could be Griffin or Matt.

I picked Hunter Parrish for Matt, or for Griffin. The more I think about it, the more I can't decide. If he can do the laid back and kind of shy guy, then definitely Matt. I know they don't look a lot alike in these pictures but they really do in others.

I am going with Katherine McPhee for Anna. I actually didn't decide this one. She was suggested for Kiera on S.C. Stephens Facebook page, and Stephens commented she would also make a good Anna. I agree with that. She is the bombshell that I picture Anna to be. 

Adam Brody is my pick for Denny. I hope he can do a good Australian accent. I looked through Australian actors and I just didn't see Denny. This guy looks like Denny, okay the version in my head of him at least. 

Kate Mara is who I chose for Kiera. I think she is a really great actress. I also think she looks like Kiera. Yeah, again, the Kiera in my head. 

Kellan is still a matter of debate. I am really still trying to decide between Drew Roy and Colton Dixon. I don't know much about Drew Roy. Colton has the rock star vibe really well, and he's definitely good looking enough. So the debate continues for me. What do you think?

So that would be my dream cast. I would love it if they made these books into movies. If you want to learn more about S.C. Stephens and her amazing books you can stop by her Facebook page!

What do you think of my picks? Who would you pick? Let me know about it in the comments!


  1. I haven't read the books, but what a fun idea :) The guys you chose for Griffin looks like he'd be perfect for the character you're describing.

  2. Love your cast! Kate would make a great Kiera. And I'd pick Colten to play Kellan:P

  3. What about Zac Efron for Kellan :) This is a fun idea...I so wish they would make these books a movie!!

  4. I also think that Zac Efron would make a great Kellan. He has the eyes that Kiera is always referring to. I pictured Alexandra Daddario as Anna and Tim Phillipps as Denny, with darker hair. And I believe Tim really is Australian! I wish I was a movie caster. :)

  5. I think Alexandra Daddario is the perfect Keira :)

  6. I think your cast is excellent with the exception of Kellan. I don't think the guys you chose are good-looking enough. In my opinion, Chase Crawford would make an excellent Kellan. He has the piercing eyes and he is beautiful.