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message 1: by WinterRose (last edited Sep 12, 2012 12:12PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

WinterRose Since Shadow and Bone is officially going to be a movie (OMG!) I think it's time to start fancasting!

Read more here: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/09/12...

For me, I can see several people for the roles. Many come from MTV's Teen Wolf, but I really think they'd be great for the role! Keep in mind that most likely, they're going to cast older, too.

Alina: Emilia Clarke, Crystal Reed, Kaya Scodelario, Lyndsy Fonseca, Rooney Mara

The Darkling: Sean O'Pry, Colton Haynes, Alex Pettyfer, Tyler Hoechlin, Chace Crawford

Mal: Sam Claflin, Lucas Till, Alexander Ludwig

Genya: Holland Roden, Ashley Greene

Zoya: Megan Fox

Baghra: Judi Dench, Judi Dench, Judi Dench


Noël Alina:Emilia Clarke: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3592338/ or Emily Browning
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0115161/

The Darkling:Ben Barnes: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1602660/ or Sean O'Pry: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3844960/

Mal:Logan Lerman: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0503567/ or Drew Roy:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2397366/

Genya:Holland Roden:
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1555699/ or Karen Gillan: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2394794/

Zoya:Phoebe Tonkin: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2100081/ or Teresa Palmer: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1954240/

Baghra:Judi Dench: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001132/

I think these actors would all be perfect for the cast of Shadow And Bone :D


Rebekah love it.


Rebekah i agree for that one though


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~*•*•*• Noel •*•*•*~ wrote: "Alina:Emilia Clarke: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3592338/ or Emily Browning
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0115161/

The Darkling:Ben Barnes: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1602660/ or Sean O'Pry: http://ww..."



I definately agree with Sean O'Pry and Drew Roy...good thinking!


message 6: by Sam (last edited Jul 31, 2014 12:10PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Sam The Darkling: Shiloh Fernandez...He's handsome and mysterious looking! ;)


WinterRose Ohhh I love Shiloh as the Darkling.


Mariam Gallier OMFGGGGGGGGGGGGGG I CANNNNNNNNNNNNTTT I HAD NO IDEAAAA ASDFGHJKL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH LAWWD THIS IS THE BEST NEWS EVEEEEEEEEEEEER


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Leigh Bardugo is also exited, lol!
And the third book was just finished!!!!
so THREE MOVIES!... in the end :D


Candice I had to laugh at Zoya: Megan Fox! Definitely agree about Shiloh as the Darkling. Do you think they would go with older casting though? Or will it try to follow more in the "Twilight"/"Hunger Games" fan base area.


message 11: by WinterRose (last edited Mar 05, 2013 11:31PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

WinterRose Candice wrote: "I had to laugh at Zoya: Megan Fox! Definitely agree about Shiloh as the Darkling. Do you think they would go with older casting though? Or will it try to follow more in the "Twilight"/"Hunger Ga..."

Haha heck yeah Megan Fox. :P She's gorgeous and can play a bitch easily, haha.

That's a good question because like Vampire Academy just casted and they choose a closer to character age cast, like 18 yrs old. Since Darkling is said to look about 25, I think they'll cast Alina older.

After seeing Game of Thrones, I am now 100% rooting for Emilia Clarke for Alina.


message 12: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Mary When is the movie coming our


Georgiana Derwent I've never come across that Shiloh guy before, but he looks just perfect! What else has he been in?

I love Emilia Clarke from GoT, but I think she's a bit too utterly gorgeous for Alina. Bear in mind that she's meant to look quite plain to begin with and my reading is that even once she's started using her powers she's meant to look pretty rather than unbelievably beautiful. Certainly Genya and possibly Zoya should look more attractive than her, and you'd struggle to get any actresses outshining Emilia!

Oh I would love Judi Dench as Baghra, though I can't imagine she'd do it.

I'm not sure of her name, but I'd quite like to see the actress who plays Lady Mary in Downton as Zoya.

No idea for Mal, I've never been able to get a good mental image of him.


message 14: by Pauline (new)

Pauline I am so stoked for the movie! I loved the book so much. It was hard to put it down lol. Can't wait to start reading Siege and Storm! Here's who I saw while reading:

Alina- Saoirse Ronan
Mal- David Lambert
The Darkling- Shiloh Fernandez
Genya- Holland Roden
Baghra- Judi Dench
Zoya- Phoebe Tonkin

I hope this maybe a little bit of what you saw while also reading Shadow and Bone. :)


message 15: by Chanelle (new) - added it

Chanelle the darkling should be David Oakes


Ivory I can't what till this movie comes out!!!!!!!


krisusnoona they should update us about the movie though .. hmm =))


message 18: by Tori (new) - rated it 5 stars

Tori Stegle My picks are:

Alina - Adelaide Kane
Mal - Garrett Hedlund
The Darkling - Ben Barnes
Genya - Lyndsy Fonseca
Baghra - Helen Mirren
Botkin - Gerard Butler
Zoya - Phoebe Tonkin
Nikolai - Sam Claflin


Alexis Darkling: Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries), Seriously, there isn't anyone more perfect for this role. He's dark, gorgeous, and we already know he's great at playing a mysterious character who can be quite evil. Others think Aidan Turner (Being Human) would be another option.

Genya: Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood) or Molly Quinn (Castle) Both are beautiful and absolutely lovable.

Alina: The perfect option would be Emma Watson (Harry Potter & Noah). It's kind of shockingly obvious when you think about it. Other options are Saoirse Ronan (Hanna & Lovely Bones), Anna Popplewell (Lion,Witch,&Wardrobe), or Analeigh Tipton (Warm Bodies).

Mal: Sam Claflin (Snow White & The Huntsman), Lucas Till (X-men: First Class), I also really like Jensen Ackles (Supernatural) but he's likely too old. :( Either way, I would like to see Mal more beefy. A lot of actors around the right age are too thin.

Just my thoughts. =-)


Aisyaraisya Sam wrote: "The Darkling: Shiloh Fernandez...He's handsome and mysterious looking! ;)
He Looks Great in BLACK!!!!! ;*

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Really? I've always imagined Shiloh as Mal when I read this book and Dane Deehan as The Darkling. I mean look at him, his eyes, jeez he's so intimidating<


Lilly wow a movie would be soo awesome!! I love the series!!


message 22: by Nahatai (new)

Nahatai Seconddraft I think...
Alina is Crystal reed or Saoirse ronan
Mal is Brant daugherty or Booboo stewart or steven R Mcqueen
Nikolai is Sam claflin Alex pettyfer / sturmhond is Garrett hedlund
The Darking is Daniel sharman or Ben barnes
Genya is Holland roden
Zoya is Megan fox or .......


Albert Alina : Saoirse Ronan
Mal : Brant Daugherty or Nicholas Hoult
Darkling : Sean O'Pry or Ben Barnes
Nikolai : Sam Claflin


message 24: by Jaiana (new)

Jaiana Mal: Zach Roerig, hands down


message 25: by Franky (last edited Apr 06, 2015 06:24AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Franky Haven't decided on the whole cast yet but:

For Alina I can imagine Emily Browning or Teresa Palmer (just dye her hair).

For the Darkling I can only imagine Dylan O'Brien, especially considering his great performance as the Nogitsune in Teen Wolf. Just look up his scenes on YouTube. Still a bit young but when they finally start filming he should be 25.

Mal I'm not sure... Maxbe Max Irons?

Genya is Emma Stone ;) Or Holland Roden.


Nicole Alina: Elizabeth Olsen
Darkling: Aaron Johnson, Matt Lanter, or Nico Tortorella (maybe Drew Roy)
Mal: Drew Van Acker or Wyatt Nash
Nikolai: Sam Clafin (though if they cast older I think Chris Pine could nail the role)
Genya: Amber Heard (they can dye hair)
Zoya: Jessica Lowndes
Baghra: Jessica Lange


helen❣️ Rooney Mara is soon PERFECT!! I think all the suggestions are hella awesome!


Isabel Camille Love all the suggestions but some of the darlkling suggestions look a little old. Also I always pictured mal as blond for some reason- idk why! SUPER EXCITED FOR THE MOVIE!!!


Steph What about Tom Hiddleston as The Darkling?


Laura OMG they're making a MOVIE. I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope it is good.


message 31: by Maki (last edited Jan 11, 2019 10:37PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Maki Utami Zoya : Megan Fox
Darkling : Sean O'Prie
Wylan : TIMOTHEE FUCKING CHALAMET (dye that boy's hair red or sumn)
Nina : KATHERINE LANGFORD

DON'T FUCK THIS ONE UP NETFLIX WE SEE U


Nikita Personally I would like to see some new but talented faces for the cast but also worthy of the roles. I also want them to be true to the books


Bibliyohan Blackthorn ➰ Darkling: Ben Barnes

the other (important/lead) characters would probably be younger or new faces. I just want them to justify the books, that's all. :D


message 34: by Cora (new) - rated it 5 stars

Cora I really feel like no actor could capture the beauty of the Darkling, Zoya or Genya, though I feel like Sophie Turner could fit the role of Genya..................


message 35: by Crow (new) - rated it 5 stars

Crow I feel like Bret Dalton would make a good Darkling


Bibliyohan Blackthorn ➰ ˗ˋˏ ellie ♔ bear ˎˊ˗ wrote: "Ben Barnes confirmed Darkling!!! https://www.instagram.com/p/B3Hr6oAl6c8/"

OMG!! I'm at work right now but as soon as I saw this comment of yours, I immediately went for a 5-minute bio break to check on IG (its blocked from our server) on my phone and omfg yas! Ben Barnes! aaaaaaaah is he really playing the Darkling tho? I really want that role for him, I'm afraid he'd get Kaz or someone else (I need a fresh Kaz face hihi).. Anyyyyway, thank you for this! Absolutely made my day!


message 38: by Bibliyohan (last edited Oct 02, 2019 09:05AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Bibliyohan Blackthorn ➰ OMFG!!! HERE'S NETFLIX'S CAST LINE UP!!!

https://www.tor.com/2019/10/02/leigh-...


Bibliyohan Blackthorn ➰ Official Cast from https://www.thewrap.com/ben-barnes-jo...

Ben Barnes as The Darkling
Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov
Archie Renaux as Malyen Oretse
Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker
Amita Suman as Inej Ghafa
Kit Young as Jesper Fahey
Danielle Galligan as Nina Zenik
Sujaya Dasgupta asZoya Nazyalensky
Daisy Head as Genya Safin


˗ˋˏ nikki ˎˊ˗ Bibliyohan wrote: "Official Cast from https://www.thewrap.com/ben-barnes-jo...

Ben Barnes as The Darkling
Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov
Archie Renaux as Malyen Or..."


Wooooooot! Thanks for sharing the full cast. I got too excited about Ben Barnes and just had to share that :)


Bibliyohan Blackthorn ➰ ˗ˋˏ ellie ♔ bear ˎˊ˗ wrote: "Bibliyohan wrote: "Official Cast from https://www.thewrap.com/ben-barnes-jo...

Ben Barnes as The Darkling
Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov
Archie ..."


You're welcome! Ben Barnes is perfect as The Darkling for me, I mean he's really good at being a bad guy in Westworld and The Punisher so I'm confident he'll be something to watch!


message 42: by Jes ♡ (last edited Sep 15, 2021 12:21PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jes ♡ I’m genuinely curious. I read Shadow and Bone back in 2012. I didn’t use social media back then but now I’m wondering which actors Leigh Bardugo originally fan cast for Shadow and Bone. I know she mentioned Adelaide Kane for Alina, Matthew Bell and I think Kaya Scodelario for Zoya. Anybody know who else? Again, I’m just curious! I find it so interesting to see how an author’s vision changes over the years :)

edit: I've been going through her twitter from years ago - she mentioned Saoirse Ronan as Alina and also Sam Claflin as Mal!


atiya its so funny looking at this now and seeing that ben barnes was the only fancast that stuck and actually came true (+ it's really weird to see people fancasting white actors as zoya and alina now)


Jes ♡ atiya wrote: "its so funny looking at this now and seeing that ben barnes was the only fancast that stuck and actually came true (+ it's really weird to see people fancasting white actors as zoya and alina now)"
Sean O'Pry was who Leigh Bardugo originally liked as the Darkling, he even responded on Twitter saying that he accepts the role hehe ;) the fans preferred Matthew Bell and then of course Ben Barnes came up as a suggestion!


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