Fated books fantasy cast

My work consists of fantasizing, mainly about hot guys. I have to say that there are a lot worse ways of spending your working hours. I know. I’ve done them and I can conclude that writing about hot guys and feisty female leads is not a chore. Excitingly, we’ve sold the film rights for Hunting Lila and Fated is winging its way to Hollywood producers right this second, and I’m hoping it will entice someone (JOSS WHEDON JOSS WHEDON ARE YOU LISTENING?) to pick it up and make it into something magical.

When you take a step nearer to film reality everything starts to feel like a dream in a very surreal way. I get emails from producers asking me my thoughts on huge name directors and screenplay writers and I actually curl up into a ball and laugh at the insanity of it.

People often ask me who I’d cast so here is my cast but I add the proviso that this is in no way a definitive list or anything. These are just some ideas based on who inspired me when I was writing Fated.

Emma StoneEmma Stone


I’m not sure I’ve found my perfect Evie because that Evie probably only exists in my mind but I do like Emma Stone. I like her wry sense of humour and her quirkiness. She’s tough and ballsy and is great at one-liners. She’s not overtly beautiful in a Hollywood way but she’s sexy and has a trace of vulnerability to her too.

Unknown HOT modelUnknown HOT model


I spent a long, long, long time researching my perfect Lucas, the half-human, half Shadow Warrior who’s sent to kill Evie but who ends up being caught in the game of fate surrounding them. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I could stare at this face all day long.

This people is Lucas, or how I imagine him to be. Yummy, non?

Chiwetel EjioforChiwetel Ejiofor


This is a no brainer for me. I went to an all girls’ school in London but there was an all boys’ school just up the road and sometimes when we were putting on plays we’d all get together (West Side Story anyone?). One of the boys was in the year above me and he was brilliant. Everyone had a crush on him. He’s now a famous Hollywood actor. So I feel, like, you know, it’s meant to be. He’s meant to one day be my Victor. Ok Chewy? Ok?

Kieran CulkinKieran Culkin


Caleb is kind of creepy. Well, very creepy. I can just see Kieran Culkin playing him in a long Matrix style trench coat and dark glasses. I can picture him up against Evie and her kicking his butt.

Mia WasikowskaMia Wasikowska


It was either Mia Wasikowska or Elle Fanning, but I think Elle’s about 14. Grace is a bit older, more self-assured, slightly jaded by her ability to see the future. But Elle, don’t despair, I’ve got a part for you in the second Fated book – you’ll like it. They’d have to CGI your eyeballs though.

Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth


Evie’s ex-boyfriend who did the dirty on her with her best friend. It’s someone like Liam Hemsworth. Solid. Good looking. Not good looking enough to make Evie think twice once Lucas is on the scene. I mean take a look at Lucas – could anything or anyone make you think twice if he was on your scene? Er – no, didn’t think so.

Hunter Parrish as Cyrus


Cyrus, oh Cyrus. Cyrus has a very, very special place in my heart. I think he’s probably my fave fictional boyfriend after Alex in Hunting Lila. He’s cocky and infuriating but he’s also smart, hilariously funny and has a chivalrous heart (if you can make it past the bluster and brag). Sound like a lot of other YA boys? Well, Cyrus is different. He’s a rogue Hunter. And he’s exceptionally good at his job. No wonder then that the ladies fall at his feet. Except for Evie that is.