Logan Lerman - The number one suggestion from my long-time readers. This is certainly to do with the fact that, early on, I made many mentions about how I'd love to see him in the role. I'm happy that it stuck with so many of you!
Tom Holland - This suggestion came totally out of left field for me but now that you've put the idea in my head, I LOVE IT! There are so many of Ethan's mannerisms and quirky expressions that I could imagine Tom pulling off brilliantly.
Darren Criss - Another one I never would have thought of! I like this idea because you know he'd be able to pull off Ethan's musical prowess. My only concern would be that he's outgrown the part by a few years.
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Jeremy Shada - That's right! I'm throwing in my votes as well. As much as I initially loved the idea of Lerman, I think he falls under the same category as Criss in having outgrown the role now. I follow Jeremy Shada online and I think he has such a vibrant and youthful energy and physically fits the part as well. I could definitely see him as Ethan.
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Benedict Cumberbatch - Again, a favorite of my long-time readers for similar reasons but also, not surprisingly, suggested by new readers as well. He was the top mentioned name for this part.
Jamie Dornan - Okay, guys. Confession: I have never seen any of the 50 Shades films. I honestly have no clue what this guy's acting style is like. I'll leave it up to you all to decide if he'd be a good fit for Grady or not. Though, I can see why you'd think that simply from his hair and cheekbones. :)
JJ Feild - JJ would make an adorable Grady. I support this nomination.
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Evan Williams - Let me tell you something. I absolutely ADORE Evan Williams both as an actor and as a human being existing on this planet. PUT HIM IN ALL THE THINGS!
Ezra Miller - WOW. You guys really love you some Ezra Miller! Everyone that gave a suggestion for Dacey suggested him. Save for the one other vote. lol Look, I get it. Ezra would be fabulous. BUT, for me, I actually already have him in mind as a perfect casting of another of my characters (Wes from The Dead Oaks, for those curious). I can still totally see it, though.
Timothee' Chalamet - I feel like this particular reader suggested this simply because they have a crush on Timothee' and that's perfectly acceptable. The funny thing is, I can sort of see it working in both ROAM and The Revelation of Dacey Sinnett. But since I have that special "Author Knowledge" of what's to come in the series... he doesn't quite fit the bill entirely for me. Great actor, though.
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Reeve Carney - Another throwback to the beginning. I've long said Reeve would be my Dacey and I stand by that to this day.
These were the only characters that I received any responses about. I do have my own ideas for the others but I might save those for a different post. Thank you so much to everyone that took the time to send in your picks! It was quite fun finding out all of your choices.
I may be biased (*smirk*) but I would definitely watch this film. What do you think about these selections? Have any more suggestions? Also, someone please contact Netflix because we need to get this in motion.
- Dez -