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Tom Leveen chats to us about dream casting ‘Sick’ the movie.


This month we’re championing three of our favourite must read books. We caught up with Tom Leveen the author or ‘SICK’ to see who’d he’d cast in the movie adaptation of new YA fiction. We’re also on the look out for a fab indie director to make it happen for him… watch this space ;)
 
My biggest problem with a dream cast is my insistence for something new from Hollywood. As a director of about 35 plays over the past twenty years, I always found myself most attracted to casting actors who were against the grain or not who most people would choose to cast. As a result, if it were up to me to cast a SICK movie, I’d get a group of unknowns, or relative unknowns. Don’t get me wrong, I’d be thrilled to work with anyone from the cast of, say, The Hunger Games. And more to the point, these days you almost have to have a cast like that to anchor a movie in order to get sales.

I’m also hopelessly out date with who the Hot Young Actors are these days, so that doesn’t help the assignment!

Having said that:

David Henrie has a good look, maybe as Brian.
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Emma Roberts as Laura.
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Emily Osment as Kenzie.
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And how about Miranda Cosgrove in a gender switch with Jaime?
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Finally, considering the range he’s had to show, maybe Chandler Riggs as Chad.
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Beef him up a little, shave his head . . . I think it’d be a fun challenge for him.

Still and all, ultimately, if some indie filmmaker out there wants a whack at it, let me know!

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