Tahlia Newland, author of the AIA Seal of Excellence award-winning Diamond Peak Series, tells us about her dream cast for the series.
I’ve always imagined The Diamond Peak Series as a movie because I first saw it as a movie in my head, but if anyone did want to make the series into movies, who would play the characters? Casting is really important. If the actors don’t look right, it can ruin the story for fans – I never thought the casting was right for the Twilight series. I think the City of Bones movie casting is mostly good except that Jace is too thin in the face. They need to feed him up a bit! If I were selling the movie rights for The Diamond Peak Series, I’d fight hard to have a say in who plays the characters.
So who would be my dream cast?
I’d choose Evan Rachel Wood to play the main character Ariel. She has the perfect look in this photo.
Paul Walker is the perfect Nick, Ariel’s travelling companion and love interest
… but unfçortunately he died. This is picture of him is totally Nick though.
But Matt Boomer could play Nick if he lightened his hair. See, he has the same facial structure.
Ariel’s Mother Nadima, a woman with secrets and hidden talents, could be played by Emily Swallow,
and a bearded Jake Gyllenhaal could play Kestril, the brooding magician. Both of them would need to be aged fifteen years though!
I don’t know of an actor to play the wise and crazy Walnut, Ariel and Nick’s mountain guide, but there’s a Tibetan lama, Chokyi Nyma who is perfect. If he could act and was up for it, he’d be awesome. Actually, he’d probably only have to play himself. When I saw him, I thought Walnut had come to life.
Twitchet the talking cat with attitude could be played by my very own Prince George. Good luck with getting him to do what you want though. Of course, a talking cat would be CG’d, but they could use him for the model.