Sunday 7 July 2013

Shudder Blog Tour: Dream Movie Cast

Hey guys!
Shudder by Samanth Durante Blog Tour - June 15th to Sept 1st
This is my stop on the Shudder blog tour by Samantha Durante. Shudder is the sequel to Stitch.
Stitch (Stitch Trilogy #1)Shudder (Stitch Trilogy #2)
If you haven't read or heard of Stitch make sure you check out my review HERE, or check it out on Goodreads HERE, or even look it up on Amazon where it is just $0.99! (Less than a pound in the UK.)

Samantha Durante has kindly put together a dream movie cast for the characters in the Shudder! Which you can check out on Goodreads HERE! Are you ready?

Shudder Movie Dream Cast
Finding actors to play the characters from my books is no easy feat.  After all, these characters weren’t based on any one real-life person, so the image in my head is an amalgam of different faces and mannerisms that I’ve seen over the years which just seem to fit the personality of the character.  And considering that between ever-changing fashion trends and different styles adopted for various roles, many actors and actresses look completely different from one photo to the next, it’s very difficult to find any one person who is *just* the right fit for a particular character.

So following are some possible selections for a Shudder movie dream cast – but none of these are exactly perfect.  If you were picturing other actors/actresses in your head as you read the Stitch Trilogy books, I’d love to know who in the comments!

Alessa – Emmy Rossum
Why? She’s young and fresh, and she’s got Alessa’s long brown hair, height, and down-to-earth “real girl” sensibility.  The only thing Emmy doesn’t have are Alessa’s striking green eyes – but that’s what color contacts and Photoshop are for, right?

Isaac – Alex Pettyfer
Why? The eyes, the hair, the body… I challenge you to name one way this guy is NOT a perfect fit for Isaac.  Trust me, once you watch this clip of Alex taking off his shirt on the Ellen show, you won’t want to argue.  Plus, he’s got that classic look that can fit in anywhere from 1917 to 2114, which is exactly what Isaac needs to do.

Janie – Willa Holland
Why?  Sharp, cute, and spunky with just enough edge, Willa would be perfect to play Alessa’s sidekick and closest confidant, Janie.  As long as she’s willing to trade her long locks for Janie’s messy bob, she’s got the part!

Joe – Robbie Amell
Why?  With his all-American (okay, Canadian) good looks and that mischievous, swaggering twinkle in his eye, Robbie would be the ideal big brother to Alex Pettyfer’s Isaac.

Lizzie – Katheryn Winnick
Why?  Can you say “blonde bombshell?”  Katheryn has that classic hourglass shape and gorgeous glow that makes men drool – and look at that hair!!  But what I love most about her is that she’s not just a doe-eyed fantasy – when she’s determined (see here), she looks fierce.  Like Lizzie, this girl is more than just a pretty face.

Nikhil – Prateik Babbar
Why?  Do I really need to explain?  Just go run a Google search for: prateik babbar shirtless and you’ll understand why Alessa was so taken with him in Stitch.

The Developer – Hayden Christensen

Why? Okay, I’ll admit it – I’m one of the few people who fell in love with Hayden Christensen in his role as Anakin Skywalker, mediocre acting notwithstanding.  But think about it – as the Developer, his awkward acting style would actually be a plus!  Pop some nerd glasses on this face, grow out a greasy mop of hair, and drop a few more pounds to match the Developer’s lanky frame, and I’m sure Hayden’s experience slaughtering innocent child padawans would help him tap into the Developer’s inner evil like an old pro.
Samantha Durante, Author of the Stitch Trilogy
About the Author:
Samantha Durante lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband, Sudeep, and her cat, Gio. Formerly an engineer at Microsoft, Samantha left the world of software in 2010 to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams and a lifelong love of writing. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology, Samantha is currently working full time for her company Medley Media Associates as a freelance business writer and communications consultant. The Stitch Trilogy is her debut series.
You can buy Stitch at any of these places:
Amazon (Kindle $0.99, print $8.99)
Barnes & Noble (Nook $0.99)
Smashwords (multiple e-book formats $0.99)
Also available ($0.99 e-book) in the iTunes store, Kobo, and wherever e-books are sold!
And you can buy Shudder at any of these places:
Amazon (Kindle $2.99, print $8.99)
Barnes & Noble (Nook $2.99)
Smashwords (multiple e-book formats $2.99)
Also available ($2.99 e-book) in the iTunes store, Kobo, and wherever e-books are sold!
But don't forget to add Shudder to your Goodreads TBR list:
Add Shudder to Goodreads 
Have a great weekend,
Sam :D

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