Casting Call

So, just for fun, I like to imagine who I would cast in a movie adaptation of the Far Land Trilogy. I thought I’d share my imaginary list with you here. My choices are based upon past roles they’ve played, character mannerisms and attitudes of the characters in some of the roles, interviews I’ve seen them in and some other miscellaneous factors. Where two actors are listed, the first is my dream choice but I’d be happy with the second also. In some, I don’t have a specific actor chosen. Instead, I’ve listed a description of the character and/or an actor who is close. And, of course, for some I have no idea.

Take a look and, if you’ve read the Far Land books, let me know what you think of my choices. Or, if you have other suggestions, let me know those too.

If you’re an author, have you ever played around with a cast list like this? Who is in your dream cast for your movie/book title?

Here’s mine. Let me know what you think:


  • Jason Bennett:  Description – 5’10” – 6’1”+ (HS basketball player) Respectful when needed, but can be a bit of a smartass at times.
  • Lenai (Shanthi):  Anya Taylor-Joy. This is based on her portrayal of the lead character in the movie Morgan. She also said, once, in an interview that she would like to do some more physical parts. Lenai would definitely be physical.
  • Bothan McFarland:  Liev Schreiber, Ray Stevenson
  • Crin (voice):


  • Reyga Falerian (Emerald Loremaster) – I envision Patrick Stewart, but I don’t know if he could still do the physical parts, so a similar type actor.
  • Tal Vardyn (Pearl Loremaster) – Aaron Eckhart
  • Seryn Shal (Diamond Loremaster) – Elizabeth Mitchell, Louise Lombard, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
  • Chon Artel (Obsidian Loremaster) – Similar to John Rhys-Davies but shorter (must be shorter than Jason)
  • Delani Morn (Amethyst Loremaster) – Serinda Swan, Jaime Ray Newman, Katee Sackhoff
  • Brin Jalasar (Ruby Loremaster) – Lean, angular face: Charles Dance type (Tywin Lannister on GoT)
  • Kalen Dristal (Topaz Loremaster) – Sean Astin or similar. Maybe John Billingsley
  • T’Kel Sho (F’aar, Sapphire Loremaster) – Kari Wahlgren, Eline Powell
  • Jarril Breth (Ferrin, Topaz Loremaster) –
  • Borin (Obsidian Apprentice) – Awkward. Similar to Flounder from Animal House (like a younger Stephen Furst)


  • Nyala:  Bree Turner, Alexa Davalos  When I saw Bree’s character, Rosalee, in the 10th episode of season 4 of Grimm, I knew she was the one I’d love to see portray the gentle, caring, yet firm and mama-bear Nyala.
  • Regor:  Like Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister, Game of Thrones)
  • Nivek:
  • Haras:
  • Ekim:
  • Airam:  Younger version of Maggie Smith, proper and matronly
  • Darnoc: 



  • Gatlor Bortas:  Henry Cavill  – Geralt of The Witcher has the almost perfect personality to portray Gatlor. Jason Statham would be a good choice as well (IMO).
  • Bruce Bennett:
  • Meryl:  Anya Chalotra
  • Elira:                           
  • Tor:
  • Lenara Cris:  Helen Mirren-esque, Fionnula Flanagan (similar)
  • Cale Jalasar:


  • Calador (Dokal)
  • Seerka (Ferrin)

So, any ideas for the ones I don’t have filled in? Any that you would change? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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