One of the questions I get asked a lot as a writer is, “Who would you like to play [insert character’s name] in a movie?
This is always hard for me, because I have very specific ideas about what these characters look like, and very rarely does an actor look/feel exactly right enough for me.
But one actor I’ve seen gets pretty close.
Presenting William Moseley…a.k.a. my fantasy casting pick for John.
You may remember him as Peter Pevensie in the Chronicles of Narnia films, but as you can see he’s grown up quite a bit since then. (And the years have been quite kind!)
He’s not a complete match for John: John has light brown eyes in the books, while Moseley’s are blue. And if you decide to do a Google image search–which I wholeheartedly encourage–you’ll have to sift through a lot of pubescent photos of him to get to the more recent ones where he has more of a John vibe–John looks like he’s in his mid-30s, so the younger Moseley just had too much of a baby face.
But this is the first time I’ve seen a picture of an actor that I’ve felt that spark, like, “Yes, that’s who I’ve been seeing in my mind!”
Have his people call my people. We’ll do lunch. (More important question, do you think he can do a passable American accent?)