Unless you've been living under rock for the past few years, you know that movie adaptions of popular young adult fiction is very huge right now. [The Fault In Our Stars](movie:602185) , [The Hunger Games](movie:44466) , [If I Stay](movie:612375) , and [Divergent](movie:593270) are a few of the most popular of these. But for me, there is one series that hasn't made it to the silver screen yet that I'm dying to see be taken off the page and brought to life. Scott Westerfeld's [Uglies](movie:609375) .
In this dystopian future, everyone is considered ugly, until their 16th birthday, when they receive surgery to make them pretty. Tally Youngblood happens to be an Ugly waiting to become Pretty. However, Tally's friend Shay, questions whether she wants to become Pretty and runs away. Tally is left with two choices: bring Shay back, or stay Ugly. In time, Tally learns there is much more at stake than being Pretty.
Personally, I haven't heard much regarding this one hitting theaters anytime soon, though it is supposedly development. But one can hope it will come soon enough to fill the void that will be left when Mockingjay Part 2 comes out next year.
In the meantime, let's review some choices to play our favorite characters in the series.
Who, oh, who should play Tally? Chloë Grace Moretz seems like an excellent choice, as does Elle Fanning. But there is also Joey King (you may remember as Ramona Quimby, or if you're a horror fan, as little Briana in Quarantine). While I love Chloë and Elle, I have to say, I'd really like to Joey King take on Tally.
Shay is a hard one to choose for. Britt Robertson may be 24, but 90120 had teenagers being played by 30 year olds.
However, if you'd rather the actresses be closer to the age of their characters, perhaps Hailee Steinfeld or Mackenzie Foy. Britt Robertson is mostly on tv, --Life Unexpected, Under the Dome-- a role like Shay would certainly advance her career. Likewise, the same would be true for Mackenzie Foy, and her roles in Twilight and Interstellar have no doubt got casting agents eyeing her for other roles, but she is still relatively new. The role of Shay calls for a gritty performance, one that after starring in True Grit, Hailee Steinfeld is more than capable of providing.
As with most young adult fiction, there is a love triangle. So, who should play Tally's love interest? He's quite funny in Melissa and Joey, and hopefully he'll be great in Jurassic World, Nick Robinson.
Though, I think a better fit for the role might be The Hunger Games alumni, Alexander Ludwig.
The other part of the love triangle grows up outside of the society that Tally has known her whole life. And for him, I think a good choice for the role is Will Poulter.
Yeah, he's got Maze Runner going on, but just look at him!
The villain had me thinking who could play her. Certainly, Meryl Streep would nail the role, but I'm a little hesitant to give her this one because of her recent role as an Elder in The Giver. The stories are completely different, but her appearance in The Giver is much how I imagine Dr. Cable would look. The same goes for Julianne Moore, who I think, is probably my favorite actress for Dr. Cable. But, as much as I relish the idea of her as Dr. Cable, I feel I have to go with someone else. Say, Sandra Bullock. Though I can't quite imagine her as Cable the same way I can imagine Meryl Streep or Julianne Moore. Then again, I wasn't sure how to imagine President Coin in Mockingjay, but now I can't imagine anything else.