It's an absolute doozy of a novel...beloved by high school students the country over and for good reason (read my review). In fact this novel has sold over two million copies in Australia and New Zealand alone!
After years of rumours, a movie is about to start shooting in New South Wales and thoughout the past week the cast has been revealed.
From left: Ashleigh Cummings as Robyn Mathers and Phoebe Tonkin as Fiona Maxwell.
From left to right: Chris Pang has been cast as Lee, Deniz Akeniz as Homer Yannos, Lincoln Lewis as Kevin Holmes and Andy Ryan as Chris Lang.
Have they not found anyone to play this character yet?
Regardless, the movie is actually going to be made...which is beyond exciting. I am also hopeful that this movie will be a great success easing the way for other Australian YA novels adaptations eg Jellicoe Road (I know there's a script and director, ready and waiting).
Even more exciting they kept the ethnicities of the cast correct - Homer is Greek and Lee is Asian - hurrah! Though I don't see Caitlin Stasey as a ballsy farm chick, I am quite willing to be proved wrong. The entire cast is pretty much the age of their characters (17) and thankfully Australian. I can't wait to see the final product, especially to see my beloved Homer in glorious action...sigh.
Thank you, John Marsden and Stuart Beattie.