23 Book-To-Movie Castings That Have Done Stellar Job

We’re all familiar with box office hits like the Harry Potter series, Lord of The Rings, Twilight, and The Green Mile. As you may realize, they are all adapted from some of the best literary works throughout history! Undoubtedly, enthralling books and novels are always the perfect inspiration for filmmakers. These book-to-movie adaptations are likely guaranteed hits as many people highly appreciate their scripts.
The crucial part of a successful movie adaptation of a book is the casting. This very first stage of making a movie needs to be done with meticulous care, as one wrong move may lead to grave consequences. In fact, it may be easy to follow the description of physical appearance in the book, but the characters’ charisma is much harder to handle. Therefore, film producers need to have profound knowledge and understanding of the characters they will put on the screen.
When you read a book, you definitely have your own idea of the characters in your mind. Therefore, you tend to expect that the on-screen versions are similar, or at least not a far cry from the imaginary images in your head. In some cases, the characters’ appearances are a little different from the original depiction, yet that is still acceptable as they portray exactly as you think. Some roles are featured so perfectly that we can't help but wonder how the studio and actors could do such an extraordinary job.
Let’s see what netizens share when they are asked about their favorite book-to-movie casting!

#1 Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, and Helena Bonham Carter as the Narrator, Tyler Durden, and Marla Singer in Fight Club.

Source: 20th Century Fox

"I feel like all of these actors didn't try to be over the top to prove something, but rather became the embodiment of the book characters. Sure, Tyler Durden and Marla Singer are larger than life characters to begin with, but I think everything they did was on par to the books," said mimires190

#2 Jennifer Coolidge as Elizabeth Charming in Austenland.

Source: Sony Pictures

"Her performance was so spot on, although I did hear the character was written with her in mind. Still, so perfect!"—rougeandrojo

#3 Logan Lerman as Charlie Kelmeckis in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Source: Summit Entertainment

#4 Elle Fanning as Violet Market in All the Bright Places.

Source: Netflix

"She was absolutely the perfect choice for the role, no question about it!"—klee12

#5 Amandla Stenberg as Starr Carter in The Hate U Give.

Source: 20th Century Fox

"Her performance really captured the importance and message of the book, and showed me a movie can be just as good as a book, if not better."—breeofficial

#6 Kenneth Branagh as Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

"He is literally who I pictured while reading the books, from his voice, to his mannerisms, to his outlandish robes!"—jlfreeman82

#7 Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

"It seems like an impossible role to fill, but Mulligan did it with such authenticity and perfection."—siobhankb1

#8 Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

"She plays the character so well that she's identical to the malicious witch in the book. You love to hate her. She's such a talented actress in general, but this was truly perfect casting."—books_baking_broadway

#9 Anjelica Huston as the Grand High Witch in The Witches.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

"Roald Dahl himself said that he didn't like the movie but absolutely adored her as that character!"—books_baking_broadway

#10 Tom Holland as Arvin Eugene Russell in The Devil All The Time.

Source: Netflix

"Honestly, Spider-Man was surprisingly good in this role. A total shocker!" —studiosuspence

#11 Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs.

Source: Orion Pictures

"Clarice is supposed to be small, fine-featured, smart, and determined. Jodie was the perfect casting."—murrays3

#12 Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With The Wind.

Source: Loew's Inc.

"I can't think of anyone, dead or alive, who could've played this role better. She can go from sweet as pie to a spiteful brat in a millisecond."—fayeolivia90

#13 Sean Aston as Samwise Gangee in the Lord of the Rings series.

Source: New Line Cinema

"Sean really nailed down the lovable, brave, Sam perfectly. He arguably put book Sam to shame by being so much better than he is!"—ierolover

#14 Florence Pugh as Amy March in Little Women.

Source: Sony Pictures

"Obviously she doesn’t pass very well as a 13-year-old child when placed in the room of young school girls, but her balance between a bratty, eager, giddy child and a mature, determined adult was phenomenal."—wondergirl11

#15 Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan in Twilight.

Source: Summit Entertainment

"People say she played her really awkwardly, was not charismatic enough, not interesting enough, etc. but if you read the book, that is literally the exact character traits Bella has. She is socially awkward, unexceptional, normal looking, introverted, and has no desire to be popular. Whether or not you actually like the character, Kristen plays her exactly as she is written and I can't imagine anyone else doing a better job."—emmak26

#16 Brenton Thwaites as Jonas in The Giver

Source: The Weinstein Company

"Even though the casting got a lot of hate, I loved him in this movie. I thought he really embodied Jonas perfectly."—princessjazmyn

#17 Mara Wilson as Matilda Wormwood in Matilda.

Source: Sony Pictures

"She is exactly what I pictured when reading the book. The perfect child casting!"—antwalt

#18 Tom Cruise as Lestat de Lioncourt in Interview with the Vampire.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

"He looks the part and he plays the character as unhinged as he was written in the book!"—gemmadean

#19 Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes in Misery.

Source: Columbia Pictures

"She’s perfectly cast for the role. She was the best mixture of adoring fan and crazed stalker."—takerbobpooh

#20 Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed as Alice and Rosalie Cullen in Twilight.

Source: Summit Entertainment

"They were the perfect amount of mysterious and angelic which perfectly represented their respective characters."—ashlynkate

#21 Matthew McFadyen as Mr. Darcy in Pride & Prejudice.

Source: Focus Features

"He was such a miraculous piece of casting. Pure perfection."—laraterryr

#22 Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey in The Green Mile.

Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

"I've never seen such a perfect casting before. I don't know anyone else who could've played this role."—angelah454ed302a

#23 Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho.

Source: Lionsgate Films

"His performance was absolutely spot on. He played the role perfectly!"—punchandpie
Do you agree with these people? Which one do you vote for? Which casting do you think is done perfectly besides those mentioned in this list? Let us know in the comment, and check out other posts on our website to get more cool ideas and news!
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