Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Firelight Blog Tour: Sophie Jordan picks her Firelight movie cast!

Firelight, the first in Sophie Jordan's Firelight series was a joy to read, and went straight on my 2011 favourites list.  With hot guys like Will and Cassian to swoon over, and a great female protagonist in Jacinda, I couldn't wait to see who Sophie Jordan would pick for her perfect Firelight movie cast.

The movie rights to this one have been snapped up (I can't wait to see some draki action on the big screen!), so it will be interesting to see if any of Sophie's movie cast picks make it to the big screen version!

Over to Sophie:

I had certain actors in my head as I was writing Firelight. Sometimes I envision a certain celebrity (or even a person I know) in order to have a visual point of reference. I feel it makes for more realistic writing. That said, I have no idea who might actually be cast in these roles should Firelight reach the big screen – and yes, it’s in the process of development right now!

I have no doubt Mandalay will pick a wonderful cast ... but imagining who gets to play the roles is half the fun! So here’s what I got:

Jacinda: When I wrote Firelight, I always pictured a young Mila Jovovich in my head. Yes, I know she’s too old for the role, but she has such screen presence, not to mention she’s striking and unique looking. Also, Jacinda is a bit of a hybrid. She’s tough and tomboyish but also feminine. For me, that screams Milla Jovovich.

Cassian: While I had no specific person in my head as I wrote Cassian, I know how he looks, and when I recently saw actor Thomas McDonell on TV, he jumped out as a very close fit. He’s got that dark broody thing going for him.

Catherine: As I wrote the character of Catherine, I had two people in mind. She’s a cross between my sassy-beyond-her-years-6-year-old daughter and actress Kat Dennings. Dennings has a very memorable smoky drawl – just like Catherine in Firelight.

Severin: Who else could I have pictured but Jeremy Irons? Ooooh, that voice ... and what other actor has the ability to pull off such understated menace?

Sophie's Firelight Movie Cast!

I think a young Mila Jovovich is a great pick for Jacinda, although she's not going to be able to  play her in the movie! I can't wait to see who's cast as Will!

Stop by Dark Readers tomorrow for the next stop on the Firelight blog tour  where you'll get to read an interview with Sophie Jordan.


  1. Great picks! Young Mila Jovovich sounds like a good choice for Jacinda. As for Jeremy Irons - he's great in anything he does! :)

  2. I need to read this book, so I can give my opinion about the cast. ;) I have to look Jeremy Irons up, I don't know him.. Shame on me!!!

  3. Oh Jeremy Irons would be perfect for Severin! And I adore Milla Jovovich, maybe she could be worked in the movie somewhere since she's a little older than Jacinda:)

  4. I've never read this yet, but it's on my TBR list. But any book that has a Milla Jovovich-like character is A-ok in my book! My first email address was an homage to her!

  5. I can't say yet whether I think they are great choices as I haven't read the book. It is on my tbr soon shelf though :)

  6. I haven't read this book yet. It's on my TBR list. I've never cared Milla Jovovich as an actress. I know she's in a lot of independent films and the Resident Evil franchise. Hmmm. Interesting movie cast!

  7. I love Sophie Jordan's picks. This was one of my favourite reads last year and I can't wait to see it on the big screen :)

  8. A young Milla would be would be a great choice for the role of Jacinda!

  9. I can't wait to read this book and see if these choices would fit the images in my head for the characters. Fun guest post!

  10. Oh I will be buying a ticket as soon as the movie comes out no matter who plays the roles. I cannot wait. Also very anxious for book two. Great post.

  11. I have to agree...I think a young Mila Jovovich would make a great Jacinda as well. Too bad we can't stick her in a time

  12. i think nina dobrev would be a good jacinda and ian somerhalder as will and maybe cassain be be great played by.....................

  13. Omg I'm a huge huge huge! Fan of yours and even though I have not been able to read the rest of the books I read a sample and love them so so so so so so much I can't wait for the movie and in my opinion your movie is going to be better than beatiful creatures I simply can not wait I'll be checking this blog and any other for info of the movie
    sincerly,lexi maciel Palmer and if anyone wants to write me than email me my email is bye :)

  14. Well I think ian somerhalder should be xander just saying


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