Blood and Roses=Sim Story, Vamp Story...Movie?
Since every author on the planet likes to imagine that their book/story would be made into a movie someday, I decided to do the same. I came up with 6 actors who are pretty dang perfect for the main cast of Blood and Roses, down to the looks. Take a peek!
Erika: Scout Taylor-Compton
I found Scout while searching through random movies on IMDB.com. I saw her in the movie Sleepover, and once I saw her picture I thought she would be perfect. She was a great actress in Sleepover, and I liked the way she played the part. If you need more convincing, she even looks like Erika!
Ian: Ben Barnes
You've got to admit: Ben Barnes is a hottie! The first movie I saw him in was Stardust, but I never thought back to him until I saw the new-ish Prince Caspian movie. He's a brilliant actor, he's got the looks that come with the character named Ian, and if I were making B&R a movie, he would be my absolute first pick for Ian.
Loretta: Dakota Fanning
I know what you're thinking: every young girl in every movie seems to be portrayed by Dakota. I totally get it. However, I just recently saw the movie Push, and the character of Cassie (who Dakota played) seemed to be a pretty close match to Loretta. I was really impressed at how good Dakota's acting was. I've seen her in a few other movies, and right now she is the best young-teen actress I have seen.
Gabriel: Shia LeBeouf
Now, I've only seen Shia in 2 movies (Transformers and Disturbia) but I really like his acting. I was trying and trying to think of a young actor for Gabe, but nothing was leaping out at me. Then I remembered Shia. At first I thought "Nah, I don't think he's the one" but I ended up looking up some pictures and, finally, I decided to "cast" him as Gabe.
Avra: Megan Fox
Megan is my favorite choice out of everyone. She is almost identical to Avra, she is a great actress, and what's more, she's acted with Shia before. As a couple. Which is even more awesome. I never considered anyone else to portray Avra--Megan's so perfect it's almost a little scary.
Lyra: Camilla Belle
Yup, it's another person from Push. But Camilla played the sort of "bad girl" in that movie, and I thought she would fit very well for the part of Lyra. Cool thing is, she's obviously worked with Dakota, and in chapter 2 of B&R, Lyra and Loretta are really good friends. So, I didn't have to think about it much before I chose her.