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Character Casting for “Sister Dear”

Although I think everyone sees characters differently in the novels we read, I’m often asked who I’ve pictured while writing Sister Dear. If the book was made into a movie, it’s also fun to think about which celebrities might play the main characters.

Here’s my cast for Sister Dear:

Allie Marshall – Jennifer Lawrence

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 8.35.57 AMAcademy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is best known for playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2012), Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook (2012), and Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle (2013).

Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky. Her big break came when she played Ree in Winter’s Bone (2010), which landed her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Shortly thereafter, she secured the role of Mystique in franchise reboot X-Men: First Class (2011). Around this time, Lawrence scored the role of a lifetime when she was cast as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2012). – IMBd

Emma Marshall – Claire Forlani

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 8.37.11 AMClaire Forlani was born in the United Kingdom and grew up in London. Educated at Arts Educational School, she moved to the United States with her parents Pier Luigi and Barbara Forlani when she was 19 and began starring in films.

Claire has had leading roles in such films as Meet Joe Black (1998), Basquiat (1996), The Rock (1996), the STARZ original series Camelot (2011) playing Queen Igraine. She has had recurring roles on NCIS: Los Angeles and CSI: NY. – IMBd

Caroline Marshall – Marion Cotillard

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 8.38.45 AMAcademy Award-winning Actress Marion Cotillard was born on September 30, 1975 in Paris. Cotillard is the daughter of Jean-Claude Cotillard, an actor, playwright and director, and Niseema Theillaud, an actress and drama teacher.

Her first movie in Hollywood was Tim Burton’s Big Fish (2003), years later she starred inRidley Scott’s A Good Year (2006) alongside Russell Crowe. She teamed with Christopher Nolan in The Dark Knight Rises (2012). – IMBd

Lee Gaines – Liev Schreiber

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 8.57.44 AMLiev (pronounced Lee-ev) Schreiber was born in San Francisco. His mother, Heather (Milgram), is a painter, and his father, Tell Schreiber (Tell Carroll Schreiber III), is a theatrical actor who had a small role in The Keeper (1976).

Known for X-Men Origins, The 5th Wave, Salt, and the television series Ray Donovan. He began acting at Hampshire College and continued at the Yale University School of Drama in 1992.
He originally wanted to be a playwright, but his teacher encouraged him to become an actor.
– IMBd

What are your thoughts on the casting for Sister Dear? I’d love to hear your suggestions on who might best play Allie, Emma, Caroline, and Lee Gaines!

Sister Dear releases Tuesday, April 19th, 2015 everywhere fine books are sold.


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xo, Laura


*Images: IMBD

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  1. Love the casting choices!

    1. Thank you!! It’s so much fun to pick those out!

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