First off, I'm giving the credit for this idea to Brandilyn Fleckner.
Secondly, this article contains MAJOR SPOILERS for the book, Hush, Hush. So, if you plan to read it, I don't recommend reading this.
Hush, Hush has been my favorite series for years. When I heard that they were finally going to make it into a film, I was excited, yet worried. With most movies that go from book-to-film, I was afraid it'd be ruined. We have plenty of examples of this. Most recently with movies like The Mortal Instruments and Vampire Academy. Of course, there are those little gems that actually work out nicely, such as The Book Thief and The Host. At least in my opinion.
Unfortunately (fortunately?), Becca Fitzpatrick, the author of Hush, Hush, announced in July of last year that she is no longer moving forward with the movie. She feels it isn't the right time, though she says there may still be a movie in the future.
Regardless of whether or not there is or isn't going to be a movie, these are the people I would choose to star in the first one.
Hush, Hush Synopsis:
A SACRED OATH
A FALLEN ANGEL
A FORBIDDEN LOVE
Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.
But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.
For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.
Nora Grey is the main protagonist and narrator of Hush, Hush. Nora lives with her mother at the farmhouse in Coldwater, Maine, and attends Coldwater High School (CHS) with her best friend Vee. She is studious and diligent. Her father, Harrison Grey, was murdered a year ago. She meets Patch when Coach decides to have a new seat arrangement and becomes her new biology partner. At first she is reluctant to have Patch as her partner but eventually becomes intrigued by him. She falls for him against her better judgement. Jules and Patch mention several times that she has a "weak mind"; this doesn't mean that she's weak-willed, but that it's extremely difficult for her to block out mind controllers.
Nina Dobrev: The Vampire Diaries, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Patch Cipriano, a new senior at Coldwater High, is Nora's new biology partner. He is a powerful fallen angel who has a lot of enemies. He spends his time playing pool at Bo's Arcade. He doesn't care for anything else other than becoming human until he met Nora Grey. He keeps his past under wraps and is accused of more lies than truth from Nora - he is not, in fact, lying, he simply avoids the questions. He can be sly and brooding, and frequently leaves Nora alternately furious or tongue-tied. He uses his charms as a way of getting what he wants and avoiding unwanted questions, though he begins to open up as the novel progresses. Nora eventually learns he is a fallen angel, who fell when he loved a human girl and tried to be with her. After failing to take control of a human body, the avenging angels ripped Patch's wings off on his way back to heaven. He cannot feel physically—it is described like experiencing the world through a pane of glass—but he can experience emotions. When he is restored as a guardian angel, he regains the ability to fly, though he still cannot feel, as he has not yet "earned" that right to feel back.
Avan Jogia: Twisted, Victorious, TUT (2015)
Vee is Nora's best friend. Vee is described as a "green-eyed, minky blonde, and a few pounds over curvy". She is funny throughout the book, but can be a bit immature, especially about "S-E-X". She is also quick to judge people and will ignore facts if she doesn't like them. She is later attacked by a man in a ski mask on, later revealed to be Dabria/Miss Greene. After the attack, she shows an extreme distrust in Patch, mistaking him for the attacker.
Janessa Grant: Reign, Cyberbully
Elliot is a guy that Nora met at a shop. He would flirt and defend Nora at every opportunity. Nora later discovers that he is suspected of killing a girl therefore Nora is unsure of who he really is. It is revealed that Jules is his benefactor as a scholar in Kinghorn Prep. Jules later on tests Elliot's loyalty by making him choose between his lover or his education, ultimately giving in to Jules. He is revealed to be Jules' pawn in his plan on exacting revenge on Patch by hurting Nora. He is incapacitated by Jules in the school library while luring Nora into the trap. He is saved from dying after Vee calls the police.
Torrance Coombs: Reign, Liars All
Jules is dark and six-foot-four with shoulder length blonde hair. He is revealed in the later part of the book to be Patch's vassal, Chauncey, who wants to have revenge on the fallen angel for tricking him into swearing an oath that will allow Patch to take control over his body for two weeks during the Hebrew month of Cheshvan. He inherited the power to create illusions from his father, using it to frighten Nora numerous times in the book. He would also use Elliot as his pawn in his plan to hurt Patch. As a Nephilim, he is killed when Nora sacrificed herself by jumping off the ladder. Patch explains that when Nora came back, Chauncey didn't have a soul to reanimate his body, successfully killing him for good. He is related to Nora through her father.
Jamie Campbell Bower: The Mortal Instruments, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Marcie is the easy and popular girl at Coldwater High School who has an on-going grudge with Nora. Marcie and Nora have been enemies since middle school, when Marcie publicly displayed Nora's underwear and spray-painted 'whore' on her locker. The reasons for her hatred of Nora are unknown. Her dad is the owner of Coldwater's Toyota dealership and she lives in an affluent neighborhood. She tries to always publically humiliate Nora in any way possible.
Sasha Pieterse: Pretty Little Liars, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl
Dabria is an Angel of Death and Patch's former lover. She came down to the earth to find Patch who fell after trying to be with a human girl by becoming human himself. She wanted Patch to get back his wings by saving Nora from death and go back to her. She is also the new psychologist at school because she wants to get close to Nora and Patch. She later attempts to kill Nora at one point to get him back, but is unsuccessful. Due to these deeds she begins to fall, and Patch speeds up the process by ripping her already weakened wings off.
Candice Accola: The Vampire Diaries, Juno