Ever since “Paper Towns” garnered critical acclaim, another John Green adaptation is in the works. John Green’s debut novel “Looking for Alaska” is set to be made into a movie too.
“Looking for Alaska” follows the story of a teenage boy Miles as he is sent away from home for the first time. He is being sent to a boarding school. He is strangely drawn into the life of a girl named Alaska Young. He meets her at the boarding school and they have fun, adventures together. Miles has the propensity at memorizing famous people’s last words. Alaska has a strange inclination to act as everybody’s confidant and friend. Their story will charm many young hearts.
“Looking for Alaska” is going to be made into a movie and it is getting the same writers as both “The Fault in the Stars” and “Paper Towns.” The production house is already doing the casting and Nicola Peltz and Charlie Rowe are being eyed for the lead roles.
The studio is eyeing the young talent that has already made news. Nicola Peltz would obviously bring the most recognition to the role and consequently to the movie, because she is already a recognized star with “Transformers” and “Bates Motel” already a part of her portfolio. But she isn’t the only contender for the role. The casting shortlist includes other young stars such as Anya Taylor Joy, Imogen Waterhouse, and Courtney Eaton. It is rumored that all the girls will be tested for the title roles.
The character of Miles may be played by Charlie Rowe. The casting crew is also eyeing Mitchell Hope for the role. It is notable that Hope recently made news with the Disney Channel’s “Descendants,” which was a story about the children of supervillains. Rowe was one of the chosen stars of Fox’s canceled Red Band Society. Rowe was also considered for the Spiderman franchise before the role went to Tom Holland.
The movie network had reported the news first.
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