If you were to cast a movie for Orbiting Jupiter, which actors/actresses would you choose to play the lead roles and why?
If I were to cast a movie for Orbiting Jupiter, the actors/actresses I would choose would be, Mason Cook, Liam Hemsworth, Cameron Boyce and Leonardo DiCaprio. I would choose Mason Cook as Jack.
I would choose Mason Cook as Jack because he looks like and eighth grader. I would also choose Mason Cook to play the role as Jack because he could be one of those characters that is adventurous and "chill". With those labels I would put him as Jack because that is the type of kid you would think Jack is, layed back and just there for some fun. I know this because he was in the movie Spy Kids 4. In the movie Spy Kids 4 Mason Cook played one of the Spy Kids, they were adventurous and smart kids that were only twelve years old. Which matches the character of Jack.
For my second actor I would hire would be Cameron Boyce. I would choose Cameron Boyce to play the role of Joseph. I would choose him to play the role of Joseph because he was an actor in the show Jessie. He played the role of Luke, Luke was a rude, athletic and goofy eighth grader. I think he would play the role of Joseph perfectly because Joseph is very good in gym, he is known as a rude kid but on the inside he is a good person, just like Cameron Boyce playing the role of Luke in the show Jessie. So he'd be used to playing the role of a rude, closed and very athletic kid. Also Cameron Boyce looks exactly how the book described Joseph, dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.
My third actor to play a role in the movie Orbiting Jupiter would be Liam Hemsworth. I would choose Liam Hemsworth to play the role of the gym teacher Mr. Swieteck because Liam Hemsworth is a very athletic person. He is built with muscle, and he also plays in the Hunger Games. A movie that is pretty much based upon athletics, so he would be used to playing the role of a gym teacher. I also think Liam Hemsworth would be good acting the role of Mr. Swieteck because he is not easily impressed. It takes incredibility to impress Liam Hemsworth which is the same as Mr. Swieteck as in the book Jack says coach Swieteck is not easily impressed.
My fourth actor is Leonardo DiCaprio. I would choose Leonardo DiCaprio to play the role of Joseph and Jack's geometry teacher Mr. D'ulney. I would choose Leonardo DiCaprio to be Mr. D'ulney because he is the role of a smart teacher, Leonardo DiCaprio is a very intelligent person so he would play well in that role. Also with Leonardo DiCaprio being an actor in this movie it would draw attention to the title, causing people to buy tickets for this movie due to the actors in it thinking it'll be great just because their favorite actors are playing a role in the movie.
All of those that I have just listed would be the ones chosen to play a role in my movie Orbiting Jupiter for those reasons.