There have been a few suggestions as to who could play Alex Sheaths. I’ve seen actors as old as 25 years old suggested to play that role, so obviously you are willing to have someone older to play someone who’s quite a bit younger. But this happens very often in Hollywood because usually the role demands an experienced actor to play characters that have emotional depth, and many movie characters have a lot of emotional depth. That is, unless you want your movie to not be successful.
I’ve put up a list of actors that could possibly be offered or audition for the role, if this book were to become a movie. You might not like the suggestions listed, so go ahead and put who you think would be good for the role.
And here are the possible actors:
Alexander Ludwig – His biggest movie to date will be The Hunger Games, in which he plays the movie’s main antagonist, Cato. His one movie where he played the sole lead character was not very good, so it’s questionable whether he can actually play a lead role again.
Alex Pettyfer- He is always on these lists for male lead roles because, frankly, he is very good looking. However, not only is he in his mid-20s, is his
brooding too much for this character?
Avan Jogia – More known for being on Nickelodeon, can he carry a major lead role? And is his look too different for mainstream?
Callan McAuliffe – Last seen in I Am Number Four in a sidekick role, his upcoming role as the young Jay Gatsby in the remake of The Great Gatsbycould be his biggest role to date. He’s also the closest in age to the character.
Chord Overstreet – Also another guy in mid-20s, but he’s known for playing a high schooler in the TV series, Glee. Without the singing and dancing, it would be interesting to see him in a role such as this.
Jeremy Sumpter – He played adorable Peter Pan in 2003, and was in Friday Night Lights. He hasn’t had a lead role since Pan, but he has an appealing look for the character.
Liam Hemsworth – This may be quite a longshot considering his busy schedule already, what with The Hunger Games, and all the other film projects in between, but this is a fan cast, so vote for him if you want to!
Lucas Till – Played Havok in X-Men: First Class. He seems okay.
Taylor Lautner – I have a problem with his acting. He talks low, almost whispering his lines, and after seeing him in Abduction, I would leave the tweens to fill up the seats in the theaters if they so wish.
Tom Felton – Another mid-20 aged actor that’s well liked for any role that calls for someone highly likable in looks and demeanor. However, I don’t know if he’s looking to delve into another young adult role after 10 years of Harry Potter. Well, I suppose as long as he doesn’t have to color his hair, he might go for it.