Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Miley Cyrus?

After surfing the Internet a while back, I came across reports that movies are going to be made on the books Wake by Lisa Mann and Wings by Aprilynne Pike. I have read and liked both of these books and was glad when I heard about the movies. It's always fun to see books I've read on the "big screen."

Unfortunately, there were also reports about Miley Cyrus playing both of the lead roles in the movie. Lisa confirmed on her Blog that Miley was considering the lead role of Janie. "I have no control over casting or anything else....Miley is awesome. Anybody who can accomplish more by the age of 17 than I can do by the age of 42 is top notch in my book. I think every teen has tremendous potential to shine, don't you?" Said Lisa. 

As for Wings, I do not know if the Miley rumors have been confirmed, but the Wings Fan Site states, "Wings was bought by Disney some time in early June 2009. It was then announced that it would be turned into a Disney movie at the start of July 2009....Miley Cyrus was given the lead role as Laurel and according to the casting call, it will be a ‘film franchise’ vehicle for Miley Cyrus. Some fans have expressed concern about the casting of Cyrus, but Aprilynne pike has stood firmly behind the casting decision."

I do not hate or dislike Cyrus but I think they could have found someone more fitting of the lead roles. When I read the books, I did not picture the lead characters looking anything like Miley. I also don't think her personality is the best choice for this kind of role. Not only that, but the fact that Miley is extremely famous and well known might cause way too much attention to the movie from an audience who is only interested in Miley. On the other hand, some readers might not see the movie because of Miley.

What do you think about Miley playing these rolls? Please leave a comment :)


  1. i would not go see the movies if she were playig the lead roles. I just do not think she is A. a good actress and B. a good role model. She would make a terrible Laurel
    sad considering i really like Wings.

  2. I don't know how well Miley will be able to portray Laurel. I don't really care for a Wings movie at all.
    My favorite resource for book-to-movie updates is pagetopremiere.com

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  3. Thanks for the site! Haha, yes thanks for reminding me to do that! I didn't know why bloggers did that to their email until a few days ago! :)

  4. I have not read any of these book so I can't be of much help. Maybe if I did I would know better...

    Rachel xx :)

  5. I'm not sure WHO I picture playing both roles, but it sure wasn't Miley! I'm not a huge fan of books to movie anyhow, they always seem to disappoint :( The only exception that comes to mind is the HP series, I <3 both!

  6. I don't think Miley will be good as either characters.I agree her personality doeant fit. Everytime I see her I just think if Hannah Montana. I couldn't get through all of The Last Song because she was in it. I really hope she is not casted in Wake or else I won't see it. It's a shame because I LOVE the Watke trilogy.

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