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When I first wrote the book, I had in mind a young Mila Kunis (think That 70’s Show) for my main character, but the more I worked on the story, the more she evolved beyond that and no longer really fit any actor that I knew about. But as a perfect form of procrastination, I often sift through IMDb for actors who look like my characters, and I have a list that I’m constantly adding to and tweaking as I find better actors or more accurate portrayals of my characters. So, without further ado, if Hollywood were to make The Brass Giant into a film today (subject to change on another day of procrastination), I’d cast:Learn more about the book and author at Brooke Johnson's website.
Chloë Grace Moretz as Petra Wade
My Book, The Movie: The Brass Giant.