Teen franchise casting roulette

It’s casting roulette week I guess. There are two teen franchises casting right now. One is huge, poised to take over the pop culture landscape as Twilight and Harry Potter are winding down and making room for The Next Big Thing. The other is about incest.* Casting on these projects is a big deal as the young actors and actresses chosen to star stand to become instant A-listers if their projects take off. So let’s examine the candidates, both real and imagined, for the principal roles in The Hunger Games, pop culture’s next Moment, and The Mortal Instruments, The Hunger Games’ backwoods cousin who’s just happy to be invited to the party. Continue reading “Teen franchise casting roulette”