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In this edition of Casting Call Friday, we’ve decided to cast The Perks of Being a Wallflower by author Stephen Chbosky.

Let’s check out the plot and cast & crew:

PLOT:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is the story of a boy (Charlie), who takes us through the life of a high school freshman in a series of anonymously addressed letters. The world he opens to us is funny and scary and shocking, and the set of characters he introduces to us never fail to amaze and amuse, as they all experience love, sex, drugs, violence, angst and all other adolescent adventures. [Click here to read the LitSnit review.]

CAST & CREW:

List of Characters:

Character: Charlie

Charlie is a bit of an enigma. He can be both extroverted and introverted, both completely charismatic and a complete weirdo. He is very emotional and observant of everyone around him. A lot of what he does it defined by the people he’s surrounded by.

Casting Call Callback: Anton Yelchin –Movies he starred in that we loved: Terminator Salvation, Star Trek, Alpha Dog.

Character: Sam

Sam is the self-assured teenage love interest of Charlie. He is repeatedly amazed by her physical and inner beauty. She never plays games and is never dismissive of Charlie’s issues or emotions.

Casting Call Callback: Kate Mara – Movies she starred in that we loved: Brokeback Mountain, Transsiberian.

Character: Patrick

Patrick is Charlie’s first homosexual friend. Although not closeted about it, Patrick does encounter a number of problems because of his sexual orientation. Another tortured character, Patrick is an integral part Charlie’s own sexual experimentation.

Casting Call Callback: John Patrick Amedori – Movies he starred in that we loved Stick It, TiMER.

Character: Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth is the first girl Charlie dates. She is an outspoken feminist and is quite assertive in the relationship she pursues with Charlie.

Casting Call Callback: April Pearson – Movies she starred in that we loved: none. But she was simply amazing in the TV show Skins.

Character: Bill

Bill is a young high school English teacher. He is well educated and believes in his students, especially Charlie. He tries to nurture Charlie’s wring talent by making him read all sorts of literary classics..

Casting Call Callback: Austin Nichols – Movies he starred in that we loved: Glory Road (and we’ll never forget him as Julian Baker in One Tree Hill)

SOUNDTRACK:

The National “Green Gloves

Massive Attack “Teardrop

Note: The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie is in the works. As of now, not much is know about the cast and crew. Click here to view the latest information on this project.

I was inspired by Jill’s fantastic meme over at Breaking the Spine and thought we here at Lit Snit would not only talk about what we’ve read, but start to look forward to talk about what we’re dying to read.

Mockingjay (Hunger Games, #3)

by Suzanne Collins
Scholastic Press
Releases August 24th

From Goodreads:

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins’s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.

This is a popular YA book that I’m sure anyone who has read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire is also dying to get their hands on, but there are plenty of people who aren’t big YA or sci-fi readers who have yet to discover these fantastic books.  To them I would say: run, do not walk,  to your local book store or library and read these books ASAP.  You don’t have to be a fan of either genre to enjoy Collins’s trilogy.  Not only are the Hunger Games books thrilling, emotional, and thought-provoking, but Katniss might be one of my favorite female protagonists ever.  I’ll definitely be in stores on August 24th to pick up my copy of the exciting conclusion to this brilliant trilogy.

What books are you looking forward to this summer?

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