Ally Condie recently released Reached, the third and final book in the Matched trilogy. Now it’s time to talk about Matched, the movie which is in development at Disney.
Matched takes place in a world where the Society decides who you love, where you work and when you die. Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. Cassia believes the Society knows what is right for everyone until she sees more than one face on her Matching screen. Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow — between perfection and passion.
As with all adaptations there are a couple of things that fans are always curious about. First, will the adaptation stay close to the source material? Second, and sometimes more importantly, who will play their favorite characters? Ally Condie spoke with Entertainment Weekly recently and discussed her dream cast for Matched.
Condie, a former teacher, says she frequently gets persuasive-like essays regarding who Cassia should end up with and what the fates of the characters should be. As for Condie she states, “I’m 34, so I’m mostly thinking about whose dad Nathan Fillion could play.” As for other characters she says a lot of fans have sent pictures of their dream cast and Logan Lerman has been a favorite for Ky. Condie also mentioned Nina Dobrev to play Cassia.
The script is being written by Kieran and Michele Mulroney, the husband-and-wife team that wrote Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Condie notes that the parts the screenwriters were discussing with her are the parts that are most important to the story.
Who would be your dream cast in the Matched movie? Who are the most important characters to be cast?