JJJ Book Club: Cast Marie Lu's 'Legend'!

JJJ Book Club: Cast Marie Lu's 'Legend'!

Before the JJJ Book Club shows off our pick for December, we have to know how many of our readers picked up a copy of Marie Lu‘s “Legend.”

We read a cool new interview with Ms. Lu on MTV about the book, concept and casting for the upcoming movie.

“Right now I sort of have a general look in my head,” she shared about casting the parts. “I see them in a particular way in my head, and I can’t think of anyone at the moment. I’m sure whoever they pick will be someone who matches up well. It will be exciting to see who they pick.”

So, let’s cast it for her! Check out the character descriptions below and tell us who’d you think would make the perfect fit:

Day: 15-year-old male with blonde hair and blue eyes. He stands 5’10″, with a Mongolian-Caucasian ethnicity. He’s also the country’s most wanted criminal.

June: 15-year-old female with dark brown hair and gold-brown eyes. She’s 5’4″ and is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles.


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magic @ 11:21 am on 12/04/2011

maybe vanessa hudgens for june

lalalaa @ 1:29 pm on 12/04/2011

is it an open casting call?? :)

i hope so!

BLEESSS @ 2:07 pm on 12/04/2011


pansy25 @ 10:35 pm on 12/04/2011

Please cast an unknown! i like the actresses but we need new and fresher faces to make this work!

lalalaa @ 2:25 am on 12/05/2011

ik! thats why i hope its an open casting!!!

Kisha21 @ 7:51 am on 12/05/2011

Vanessa Hudgens as June, and Logan Lerman as Day

evettenatasha.f. @ 6:33 pm on 01/06/2012
Leah13 @ 7:55 am on 01/20/2012

Are the auditions open to anyone????:) I hope so!!

Nora @ 10:28 pm on 01/30/2012

For June: I love Malese Jow, and the entire time I was reading Legend, I pictured her with some slightly Asian features- black eyes, dark hair, etc.


Plus, she’s an extremely talented actress!

Nira @ 2:58 pm on 04/24/2012

Unknown actors please!! Although I wouldn’t mind Sam Tan as Day. :)

Sarah @ 2:16 pm on 06/04/2012

I agree with those who recommended the open casting call. Everyone love to see an unknown actress…there could be someone just perfect for June, but no one’s discovered her just yet.

Callie @ 9:04 pm on 06/17/2012

Malese Jow for June and Ezra Miller for Day.

Ezra: http://blogs.independent.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/KEVIN_DAY_7_2813.jpg

alyssa @ 4:39 am on 09/24/2012

I agree with the others who suggest an open casting call. It’d be more… awesome, I guess? And choosing unknown actors and actresses would be much cooler too. I just hope they find someone who seem relative to the characters. If not, I just hope they would find actors and actresses that could portray the characters from legend beautifully. I really hope the movie goes great.

Lynette @ 10:40 am on 12/11/2012


Yes! I’m in 100% agreement with you!

Daisy @ 11:29 am on 02/17/2013

Lucas Till as Day, Hailee Steinfield as June. William Moseley as John or Thomas, maybe?

Liz @ 8:04 pm on 03/03/2013

Hailee Stienfeld for June

olivia.cini @ 4:35 am on 03/07/2013

i am an up and coming actress who is dying for the part of june i need it what can i do

Meghan @ 4:40 pm on 03/10/2013

I thank zendaya should be June

Meghan @ 4:42 pm on 03/10/2013

What movies have you played in

ROXANNE.W @ 12:55 pm on 04/05/2013

I agree with Liz and Daisy. I think Hailee Stienfeld would be a perfect match for June’s appearance. Got no idea for someone like Day since he’s a special character – a criminal with blond hair!

Elizabeth @ 3:54 pm on 06/10/2013

ok i keep seeing jennifer lawrence as june

Rosy @ 3:57 pm on 06/10/2013

Olivia Holt with her hair dyed brown

Meghan @ 5:51 pm on 06/26/2013

I hope it is an open casting call. I match all of the descriptions and am very flabbergastic about the series.

Rosalie @ 11:40 pm on 07/04/2013

Open casting….. There is a beautiful girl a few years younger than me from Boston who looks just like June– I’ve been saying it ever since I read the book! What is the casting agency being used??

Distrapluc @ 6:38 pm on 07/08/2013

Day: Anton Yelchin
June: Troian Bellisario….. Or me. I fit the description exactly.

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