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Hush, Hush Angels Fall Onto The Big Screen: We Fantasy Cast The YA Hit

Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush has been optioned for the big screen

Ever since we first read Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, Hush, back when a slew of angel-themed YA novels threatened to wipe vampires off the shelves in 2009, we’ve been wondering what was taking Hollywood so long to snatch up the series. It’s got all the elements of a great addictive movie franchise: relatable heroine (Nora Grey, a science wiz and cellist whose father was murdered recently), irresistible mysterious bad-boy (Nora’s new biology partner Patch, who ditches homework for the pool hall), hilarious best friend (Vee, we can’t even describe her in a phrase) and complex mythology that unfolds carefully throughout the book. There are fallen angels, love triangles, murder mysteries and a seedy New England setting in the mix too. And yes, today, finally, comes the news from Entertainment Weekly that LD Entertainment will adapt the four-book saga for the big screen. Greek creator Patrick Sean Smith will write the screenplay.

Hush, Hush fans have been fantasy casting this story for years now, and even Fitzpatrick once had her own dream choices for the roles. “I started writing Hush, Hush almost ten years ago, so I was picturing actors who are obviously now too old to play the parts. I wanted Steven Strait for Patch and Emmy Rossum for Nora, but that won’t work anymore,” she told EW. Now she thinks some undiscovered actors should star. Fair enough, but we took a shot at choosing some up-and-comers we love for the roles. Check out our choices and then chime in with your own!

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New Moon Star Disses Taylor Lautner’s Valentine’s Day

Alex Meraz

Werewolf fight! New Moon star Alex Meraz bared his claws on Twitter last night, slamming the all-star rom-com extravaganza Valentine’s Day, featuring fellow lycanthrope Taylor Lautner. “Sorry Taylor but the movie ‘valentines day’ looks lame and desperate it cries out’look we have all the biggest starz in 1movie pleez watch!’” Woah, Alex! Is that really much more desperate than “we have brooding vampires  and shirtless hunks of beef that can toss women over their backs and leap up trees?”

Meraz was quick to clarify that he wasn’t dissing the numerous celebs (and potential future co-workers) themselves, “P.S. it has nothing to do with the talented actors in the movie I just don’t like the producer & Directors ‘get rich quick skeem’ nuff said” (shirtless guys in glass ‘skeems’ shouldn’t throw tweets, buddy). But a flurry of negative attention got him to change his tune in less than two hours. “Talk about biting the hand that feeds me…but I’m a wolf for crying out loud! I’ll be careful next time I spill twitter all over everyone.” We’ll forgive you this time, Alex, if only because “I’m a wolf, for crying out loud!” is one of the best excuses for a thoughtless Tweet ever.

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