Charles Shepherd asked:
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(view spoiler)[I've just finished reviewing the cast for the movie adaptation of this book on IMBD. I liked the casting for 'Diondra' the best and the casting for 'Older Libby' the worst. Which castings do you think is the best and the worst amongst the main characters (Libby, Patty, Ben, Young Ben, Young Diondra, Runner, Old Diondra)? (hide spoiler)]
Kel Wern The cast is so off-base. 4'10", 32 yr old, red haired, small boned Libby is being played by 6'0", 40 yr old blonde amazon, Charlize Theron. 5'6" small boned older brother Ben is being played by 6'3" large-framed, younger-than-Charlize, Corey Stoll. It's now a story about Vikings, apparently. Corey Stoll is probably great but Libby should have been someone like Rose Leslie
Jennifer Stehouwer I don't like Charlize Theron for Libby. Libby is described as child-like... small. Nothing against Charlize, but for me, she doesn't fit the role of Libby.
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[I agree with you. As an actress I'm sure she can pull it off, but she doesn't fit the part physically. And the red hair...Libby's red roots...in the previews there are no red roots!!! Plus she needs to be small enough to fit into that ventilation shaft and animal den when escaping from Diondra and Chrissy. (Forgive me...I listened on audio so don't know if I'm spelling the names correctly). But maybe they changed all that for the movie. I don't know; I guess the jury is out until we see it! (hide spoiler)]
JA Thank you so much for asking this question. I just finished the book, and I had no idea there was a movie adaptation!
Susan Acosta I think casting Charlize is WAY off. Libby isn't even 5 feet tall. I pictured her more of a Taryn Manning while reading.