Casting Call Series: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

I’m always looking for infographics like these for series, so I took matters into my own hands. Voila!

Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles is a New York Times–bestselling series of young adult novels that reimagine classic fairytales in a futuristic world where humans, androids, and cyborgs coexist. In the first book, a teenage cyborg named Cinder deals with her wicked step-mother, finds love, and discovers secrets about herself. As the series continues, Cinder forges an alliance with Scarlet, a spaceship pilot; Cress, an imprisoned computer hacker; and Winter, a Lunar princess. Along with a diverse crew that includes a soldier, a criminal, and a royal guard, they must work together to rise up against the evil Queen Levana to save the country and possibly even the world. (Goodreads)

This series, for us, is a serious case of “Instagram made me do it.” If there is one thing I remember when I began dabbling into #bookstagram, it was seeing a cover with a red shoe. Seriously, the red show was EVERYWHERE! Finally, I broke down. If this many people are talking about this book, it must be good right? Thankfully, but the time I entered the universe, the first three books were out. Reading the first turned into reading the second, which turned into reading the third, and finally waiting for the finale.

This is where Amber comes in. To say I bugged her to read this would be an understatement. Don’t worry, she is used to my book bullying. Ha!

So, without further ado, if we were casting The Lunar Chronicles, this is who Amber and I would cast:

(Please keep in mind, we quoted physical descriptions directly from the book where we could. Where we couldn’t, we put it in point form.)

Casting Call Series

Cinder (Book #1)

Character Name: Linh Cinder
Actress: Liza Soberano
Book: Cinder
Physical Description(s) from the Book:
– “…her mousy hair would never hold a curl…” (Cinder, Chapter 3)
– “If Cinder’s body had ever been predisposed to femininity, it had been ruined by whatever the surgeons had done to her, leaving her with a stick-straight figure. Too angular. Too boyish. Too awkward with her heavy artificial leg.” (Cinder, Chapter 3)
– straight brown hair below her shoulders, which is usually worn in a messy ponytail
– naturally tanned skin

Character Name: Prince Kaito
Actor: BooBoo Stewart
Book: Cinder
Physical Description(s) from the Book:
– “She was met with startled copper-brown eyes and black hair that hung past his ears and lips that every girl in the country had admired a thousand times” (Cinder, Chapter 1)
– pretty tall
– considered very handsome

Scarlet (Book #2)

Character Name: Scarlet Benoit
Actress: Abigail Cowan
Book: Scarlet
Physical Description(s) from the Book:
– “She had curly red hair, a collection of freckles over her nose, an curves that were unfairly exaggerated next to Cinder, who was all angles in comparison.” (Cress, Chapter 5)
– brown eyes

Character Name: Wolf
Actor: Wolfgang Novogratz
Book: Scarlet
Physical Description(s) from the book:
– “His eyes were unnaturally green, like sour grapes still on the vine.” (Scarlet, Chapter 2)
– “She scanned his broad shoulders, bulky arms.” (Scarlet, Chapter 3)
– “The man beside her dwarfed them both and had brown hair that stuck u in every direction, faded scars that hinted at more than his share of scuffles, and a recent bruise on his jaw.” (Cress, Chapter 5)
– tattoo that reads ‘LSOP962’ on his left forearm
– sharp canine teeth

Cress (Book #3)

Character Name: Crescent
Actress: Elle Fanning
Book: Cress
Physical Description(s) from the book:
– “hive of blonde hair” (Cress, Chapter 1)
– “the longest, waviest, most unruly mess of tangled blonde hair imaginable.” 
– “a sweet heart-shaped face, giant sky-blue eyes and a sprinkle of freckles across her nose.”

Character Name: Captain Thorne
Actor: Dominic Sherwood
Book: Cress
Physical Description(s) from the book:
– “If a girl happened to like that square-jaw, bright-blue-eyes, devilish, dimples, kind of thing.” (Scarlet, Chapter 6)
– 20 years old
– brown hair

Winter (Book #4)

Character Name: Princess Winter
Actress: Amandla Stenberg
Book: Winter
Physical Description(s) from the book:
– “…a curl of her hair fell against her shoulder” (Winter, Chapter 3)
– “…the girl’s impeccable beauty – her thick hair and warm brown skin, her gold-tinged eyes and rosy lips” (Winter, Chapter 5)
Character Name: Jacin Clay
Actor: Louis Hofmann
Book: Winter
Physical Description(s) from the book:
– “…one side of his mouth lifted, and the smile hit his startling blue eyes, and he was as bright and as welcoming as the rising sun.” (Winter, Chapter 3)
– 19 years old
– blue eyes


What do you think of our casting options? Leave us a comment below to let us know what you think.

P.S. What book series would you love to see turned into a movie or television show?

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5 Comments

    1. Thank you! We couldn’t find one similar, so we just made one ourselves. I absolutely love Dom Sherwood (one of the few redeemable things in the Shadowhunters TV show I feel). I’d forgotten about BooBoo Stewart until we started working on this blog and looking up actors and so happy we found him. – Amber

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