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Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout is the first book in The Lux series and has been optioned for a film by Sierra Pictures.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sierra Pictures will finance and produce the film adaptation of Obsidian, about a 17-year-old girl who discovers that her neighbor is anything but the normal guy next door.

Obsidian follows Katy Swartz who moves to West Virginia after her father’s death. She is an avid book blogger who happens to move next door to Daemon and Dee. They are twins who are not exactly what they seem. Daemon has little use for Katy and the banter between two is perfect for the big screen.

So now that the film has been optioned, the big question is who will play these beloved characters? We have some suggestions but feel free to add yours in the comments.

Katy Swartz

Character description: Long dark hair, gray eyes, curvy hips, puffy lips and huge eyes

Finding the right Katy is key to the story as it unfolds through her eyes. Katy needs to be sassy, smart, a little bit geeky and able to hold her own against Daemon. Here’s who we think should play Katy.

ashley-rickardsLucy Hale

Choices for Katy: Ashley Rickards and Lucy Hale

Daemon Black

Character description: vivid green eyes, sooty lashes, black hair, very fit, kissable lips

Daemon is a probably the most important character to cast right. The guy has to have a whole lot of swagger. He not only needs to smolder but be arrogant and endearing at the same time. There is also the need to be incredibly fit and athletic. So who do could possible be Daemon?

ryan-rottmanTyler Hoechlin

Choices for Daemon: Ryan Rottman and Tyler Hoechlin

Now it is your turn to tell us who you think should play Daemon and Katy as well as win a copy of each book in the Lux series including Origin. The contest is open US residents only.

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  • http://eaterofbooks.blogspot.com/ Alyssa Susanna

    I seriously cannot wait to see how this pans out! I usually hate book-to-movie adaptations, but I’m excited to see how Obsidian turns out on the big screen. I’m not very knowledgeable in Hollywood and actors/actresses, but I would have loved to see Pepe try out for Daemon! ;)

  • A.J.

    I like the actors you chose, especially Ashley Rickards & Ryan Rottman.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Kristan

    I like your choices, but I think the actors you have chosen for Daemon are just too old for the role. I can’t see them getting together with a 17 year old girl.

  • Jeremy

    I really like the choices you have. I love Lucy and think she would be great in this role.

  • Rebecca Fritch

    i’m really bad at fan-casting, but i like the first choice that you listed for each of them!

  • Komal Punjabi

    I like your picks especially Tyler Hoechlin & Lucy Hale. Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

  • Mickey@imabookshark

    I think Lucy would be a great Katy! I think I like your first pick for Daemon better. I don’t really know off hand who I’d choose, but I like those two right now. :o)

  • Kenia

    I think your choices are great! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Lynsey

    I LOVE the choice for Lucy Hale as Katy as I think that could work really well. As for Daemon….that’s a toughie!!

  • Tammy

    You guys are right on with your choices. I was already thinking Derek from Teen Wolf.

  • Krystle Lewallen

    Lucy Hale a definite yes but I really don’t think either of those guys capture Daemon. It will be really hard to picture anyone other then the cover model as Daemon but if I had to pick someone I would say Blair Redford. Yes, Lucy Hale and Blair Redford.

  • Stacee

    I’m really partial to the cover models

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Cynthia

    Lucy Hale would be a great Katy, love her!
    And as much as I love Tyler, he looks a bit old for Daemon? And is really hard to find someone who isn’t Pepe at this point to fit the role…
    But Ryan with longer hair would be good I guess…

  • Emmalee

    I could picture Lucy Hale as Katy, or even Zoey Deutch. A younger Tyler Hoechlin would totally work, he just seems a bit old for this movie. He’s hard, I can’t think of anyone swarthy enough, I do love the cover model Pepe.

  • Pyxi Rose

    I love the idea of Tyler Hoechlin as Daemon! Lucy would make a good Katy or even Crystal Reed as Katy.

  • Heather Young-Nichols

    I prefer Ashley to Lucy Hale. And Tyler Hoechlin always gets my vote for everything. :D

  • kayla

    ohh i love the Daemon choices. either of them would be great. Not sure how i feel about the katy choices though. More of a lucy hale fan though

  • Jenny V

    I like the idea of Ashley. Tyler’s not too bad though maybe a bit old looking. Casting is so hard! No one fits the cast in my head.

  • Brooke

    Gosh, I have no idea! I definitely like your choice for the male character. Female? UGH! So hard!

  • Sarah Arthur

    Between the two, I’d pick Ashley Rickards to Lucy Hale but as for the Daemon choices, I don’t know if either of them capture all his Daemon-ness. I think we need to keep looking.

  • Erika

    I do think Lucy Hale might work. Not liking the male choices. I’d love to see the model in the cover:) Does he do any acting?

  • Anita

    I love Lucy Hale!! She’s the best… But… Daemon is so hard to represent XD

  • Darian Monique

    Lucy hale should totally play Katy!

  • Richa Parande

    Lucy Hale is great :) But for Daemon.. I don’t think anyone would live up to him, actually!

  • JVN

    Love Tyler Hoechlin! The man is gorgeous.

  • Vanessa Barger

    I like these choices. I’d go for Ryan and Ashley, personally! :) Nice post!

  • http://jcbookhaven.blogspot.com/ Jaclyn Canada

    This is incredibly difficult because I’m so used to seeing Pepe and Sztella as Daemon and Katy on the covers. I like Lucy and Ryan of your picks. I think with some totally wild choices, I’ll go with Victoria Justice for Katy and Zac Efron for Daemon.

    • Meagan

      You nailed it

  • Liz N.

    I would like Ashley and Pepe!

  • Casey

    I love love love love Tyler Hoechlin!

  • http://rikustark.tumblr.com/ Ashley

    Tyler Hoechlin for sure. ;)

  • Geri Anne

    Tyler Hoechlin and Ashley Rickards. I love Lucy Hale but Ashley has that wholesomeness to her that’s so Katy.

  • Linda L

    I can totally see Lucy Hale or Lyndsy Fonseca as Katy. As for Daemon…Pepe Toth :)

  • Melanie

    I really love this series and can’t see anyone but Pepe Toth playing Daemon!

    • meghna

      true that

  • Maddy Pelletier

    For those of you who want Pepe Toth to play Daemon: he’s hungarian, english is his second language & he doesn’t speak it well :p

  • Bethanny

    Ben Barnes, duh

  • Edmiary

    I dont know neither of those guys convince me much for Daemon. As for Katy, I like Ashley Rickards. She seems much more Katy to me than Lucy. I love Lucy but I just don’t see her as Katy. She’s too…. pretty. I imagine Katy looking a bit more average looking.

  • Aeicha

    Hmm, I so don’t know who I’d choose for Katy. She’s my fave character, so it have to be someone awesome and talented of course, lol. As for Daemon, that’s a toughie too. I’m really loving Avan Jogia these days. He’s gorgeous and could definitely pull of the charm and swagger that’s needed for Daemon. SO MANY CHOICES!!

  • Krystle Lewallen

    Does anyone else think Blair Redford for Daemon?

    • Jen_Lamoureux

      I did think of him as well! but I wasn’t completely sold

  • http://confessionsofavi3tbabe.com/ Vivian

    Those are all great choices. Idk who I’d pick, lol

  • Dmiracle whip

    For Katy: Ashley Rickards, Lucy Hale, Asheley Greene, Jessica Stroup, and maybe Elizabeth Olsen, or Alexandria Daddario.

    For Damen: Ryan Rottman, Tyler Hoechlin, Chace Crawford, Jesse Metcalfe, Ryan Guzzman, Drew Roy, or Robbie Amell.

    I think it’d be better to have actors that aren’t super well known. That way there is more focus on the character they’re playing and not the actors.

  • MeredithJ

    Oh my, I can totally see Tyler Hoechlin saying kitten. Both girls look like they could be a good Kat. Not too familiar with Ashley Rickards, but Lucy Hale is pretty good.

  • Meradeth Snow

    I love your picks! Lucy would be great, I think, though Deamon’s a little more difficult to pick out…maybe because the guy it my head’s always better :)

  • anbpowers .

    I would love to see Lyndsy Fonseca from Nikita and Brave New World play Katy, here
    is a picture of her, imagine this is Katy fighting back against the Arum

    Now for Daemon I think Tom Welling would be a great pick, yes I know that seems a little cliche me picking superman but he is cute and built but not overly built and has the boy next door look.

    • Krystle Lewallen

      I love Tom Welling. I think he would be great in any roll and I haven’t seen anything from him since Smallville. Your Katy choice, I hadn’t thought of her but that’s a really good choice.

  • Guest

    lucy and tyler should be picked.. ashley doesn’t look like the kind of girl that could stand up for herself and Ryan looks to feminine to really pull off Damon black

    • Tanvi Berwah

      Ashley was actually pretty Katy-like in One Tree Hill!

  • iHeartBigBooks

    nice choices!!!

  • Lizbeth C.

    I think lucy hale should be katy and for Daemon would be tyler hoechlin

  • Sara

    I was thinking Emma Stone for Katy … but I love the choices for Daemon!

  • Momina Qazi

    Honestly, I like both of the choice for Katy. But in the Daemon department, there needs to be a bit of an improvement easpecially on the age sector – those guys seem way too older for Daemon. The guy on the left, ehh he could just make it..

  • Katelyn weaver

    Chase Crawford as Daemon
    Gemma Arterton as Katy
    Leighton Meester as Dee
    Amber Heard as Ashley

  • Megan

    I don’t know about Katy but I think that Daemon should be played by Ian Somerholder! He’s perfect! Sarcastic, sexy, sweet!! Oh god would love him! Lucy Hale would be a good choice, but I believe there’s a better pick!

    • Sirena

      Totally agree with you

  • Scarlett

    JAMES GAISFORD for Daemon PLEASE!! file:///Users/AlbertyII/Desktop/N557229-da088.jpg

  • meghna

    i think that sztella tziotziosz or lucy hale would be best for katy and as for daemon i can’t think of anyone except for pepe toth.

  • Alexz Méndez

    Dena Kaplan could be Kat and Madison Pettis is a perfect Dee sooooo about Daemon not think anyone

  • Cleo :)

    If I had my way it will be Pepe and Sztella. But alas, no. So I’m gonna go with either Selena Gomez or Alexandra Daddario as Katy and… I don’t really know any male actors.

  • Cleo :)

    Maybe Daemon should be Alex Pettyfer.

  • skinnydipshit

    Katy: Lucy Hale, Victoria Justic
    Daemon : Chace Crawford, Zac Efron, Alex Pettyfer

  • Guest

    I think Lucy Hale would be good for Katy, Leighton Messter or Ashley Greene for Dee, and Tyler or Drew Roy for Daemon

  • Amanda

    Chace Crawford as Daemon. He is the best Actor that matches Daemon perfectly.
    Gemma Arterton or Emmy Rossum as Katy

  • Jamie

    I think Drew Doyon for Daemon and Addison Timlin for katy!!!! Can’t wait!!!

  • Happy Birthday Man♥

    Katy :Lucy Hale and Daemon : Ryan Rotmann

  • Lryic

    Lucy for Katy and Tyler as Daemon. Tyler Hoechlin would make the perfect Daemon. <3

  • mily


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