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The bad news: I have the flu.

The better news: I have extra time to visit my fav websites from my sickbed (aka the couch).

The best news: While visiting Stephenie Meyer’s website, I found out she’s secured a deal to make her adult sci fi book, The Host, into a movie

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

So. Freakin’. Excited.

Like her Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer’s The Host is driven by her characters and their relationships.  I can’t wait to meet Mel and Wanderer/Wanda, Jared and Ian, and Jamie.  I fell in love with them when I read the book.  However, the writer & director for the screen adaptation, Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Truman Show), will have his job cut out for him.  His great challenge lies in the fact that the majority of the story centers around the internal conflict between two of the main characters–Mel, the human/host, and Wanderer/Wanda, Mel’s alien “soul”/hostee.  (Here’s a review of the book, for those who haven’t read it and are now thoroughly confused.)  Pulling off the inner dialogue, and pulling it off well, will either make or break this movie.  But–if Mr. Niccol does a good job–the movie version will be well worth the 2 hours and $20 to see in the theater.  (And yes, it will be $20, because I will insist that hubby come see it with me. :))

And now, in my flu-haze state, I’m going to indulge in a little dream casting.  Not my normal pastime, but I’m bored.  Humor me…

Mel ~ has to be brunette, strong-willed, intelligent, above average height, tough, pretty but not drop-dead gorgeous, 20-ish, and above all athletic.  My picks:

Evangeline Lilly

Evangeline Lilly

Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush

Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel

Wanda ~ should be blond, pretty, extremely petite (doll-like), early 20’s, and expressive.  My picks:

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning

Emilie de Ravin

Emilie de Ravin

Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere

Jared ~ handsome, brooding, protective, tallish, late-20’s to early-30’s.  My picks:

Ian Somerhalder

Ian Somerhalder

Drew Fuller

Drew Fuller

Christian Bale

Christian Bale

Ian ~ built, boyish, mid- to late-20’s, ability to be intense, and lovable.  My picks:

Jared Padalecki

Jared Padalecki

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt

Jamie ~ Mel’s brother, a boy on the brink of manhood.  My pick:

Josh Hutcherson

Josh Hutcherson

Jeb ~ rough n’ tough hiding a soft heart, mid-50’s, a little crazy, and authoritative.  My picks:

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges

Hugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie

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