The Fanboy Casting Contest!

Update: It’s 2008, so the contests are over! The final winners for December 2007 will be announced soon. Feel free to keep leaving suggestions if you want!

Hey, gang! We’re celebrating the fact that The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl has been optioned for a movie!

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Who do you think should be cast in the movie? We want to know! And every month, one lucky person will be chosen at random to win a prize!

How do you enter? It couldn’t be easier — just use the comment box below and tell us who you think should be in the Fanboy movie! You MUST give us the name of the character in the book AND the name of the actor or actress you think should play that role. Cast as many or as few roles as you like.

And hey — if your comment doesn’t show up right away, be patient and give it a little bit of time. Sometimes comments get delayed, so don’t fear. If after a day, you don’t see your comment, go ahead and try again.

The prizes will be selected AT RANDOM at the end of each month from the comments posted between the first and last days of a month. Your e-mail address is the only way we have to get in touch with you, so PLEASE MAKE SURE IT’S CORRECT!

As a prize, the winner will receive ONE of the following…

backsack.jpg<---a rare Fanboy and Goth Girl backsack! the Australian edition of the book! --->Fanboy_aussie_lg.jpg
12433664.jpg<---the audiobook!

And hey, a quick note — this contest is just for FUN and in no way will affect the casting in the final movie. By entering, you agree that your entry becomes the property of FanboyandGothGirl.com.

Good luck!

78 Responses to “The Fanboy Casting Contest!”

  1. Mhmm says:

    have these people even read fanboy and gothgirl? do they even know the characters? suggesting people from harry potter?!

    i’ve read the book and i think some of the most logical suggestions have been michael cera from superbad. though the movie doesn’t match up with the message of fanboy and gothgirl, his acting and looks seem to fit nicely.

    but if i had to give my own suggestion, i think it would be paul dano from little miss sunshine. he’s proven he can act–and i think his geeky looks are perfect for fanboy.

    for gothgirl, it’d have to be tina majorino from what we do is secret (better known from her role in napoleon dynamite, though this movie is a joke)

    if anyone from harry potter or transformers stars in this movie, i think you’d be insulting anyone who’s read this book…

    :]

  2. Mhmm says:

    have these people even read fanboy and gothgirl? do they even know the characters? suggesting people from harry potter?!

    i’ve read the book and i think some of the most logical suggestions have been michael cera from superbad. though the movie doesn’t match up with the message of fanboy and gothgirl, his acting and looks seem to fit nicely.

    but if i had to give my own suggestion, i think it would be paul dano from little miss sunshine. he’s proven he can act–and i think his geeky looks are perfect for fanboy.

    for gothgirl, it’d have to be tina majorino from what we do is secret (better known from her role in napoleon dynamite, though this movie is a joke)

    if anyone from harry potter or transformers stars in this movie, i think you’d be insulting anyone who’s read this book…

    :]

  3. Amy says:

    Here are my picks:

    Fanboy-> Carter Jenkins
    Cal-> Percy Daggs III
    Kyra-> Lizzy Caplan
    Dina-> Amanda Seyfried
    Lisa-> Daniella Monet

    I agree with the idea that those cast shouldn’t be incredibly mainstream or well-known, and also, upon looking at the ones I’ve chosen, I think they all fit perfectly. Will possibly add his mom and the step-fascist/Tony later if I find suitable matches~

  4. Zyklonia Dark says:

    I think FanBoy should be Michael Cera,
    Kyra HAS to be Thora Birch (she has the Kyra chest!)
    the Step-Facist should either be Dennis Leary or Billy-Bob Thornton
    Dina should be Elisha Cuthbert

  5. FanboyandGothGirl.com says:

    @Zyklonia: Denis Leary as the step-fascist is INSPIRED!

  6. jordan says:

    I think i should play gith girl..lol.and you know who would play Fanboy?Shia la buff!lol brittany snow should dina and corbin blue should play Cal… this will the basty movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!lol lmao!btw if i am not Goth Girl….NO ONE IS!JK JK JK JK…

  7. jordan says:

    I think i should play gith girl..lol.and you know who would play Fanboy?Shia la buff!lol brittany snow should dina and corbin blue should play Cal… this will the basty movie ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!lol lmao!btw if i am not Goth Girl….NO ONE IS!JK JK JK JK…

  8. abigail says:

    omg…… i sooooo think that Paris Hilton should be Dina Jurgens!!!!!!!! Sure, she’s THE WORST at acting but this is exactely how i pictured her. and corbin bleu (the hottest guy in the world), should sooooooo play cal!!!!!!!EEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKK

  9. Leann says:

    I think Hilarie Burton should play goth girl and Sophia Bush should play Dina. Corbin Bleu should be Cal and Shia la buff should be Fanboy.

  10. hotaru says:

    i agree with zach. a story about awkward teens needs REAL awkward teens to play said awkward teens (especially Fanboy). those Hollywood starlets and heartthrobs just aren’t going to feel or look believeable since they were all those kids that Fanboy and Kyra hate, but actors like Jon Voight in Holes would be PERFECT step-facists.

    if they were gonna cast any young actors as Fanboy, Leann is right; Shia LaBeouf is ideal.

  11. Janet says:

    Michael Cera or Paul Dano as Fanboy
    Thora Birch or Amber Tamblyn as Kyra/Goth Girl

    Can’t wait to see this great book come to life.

  12. Brooke says:

    Dunno about fanboy, I always kinda saw him as a young Rick Moranis type actor, but looking at everyone else’s comments, I bet Shia LaBeouf could pull it off.

    And for Goth Girl, DEFINITELY Ellen Page! I can’t think of ANYONE else more suited for the role!

  13. Brooke says:

    Dunno about fanboy, I always kinda saw him as a young Rick Moranis type actor, but looking at everyone else’s comments, I bet Shia LaBeouf could pull it off.

    And for Goth Girl, DEFINITELY Ellen Page! I can’t think of ANYONE else more suited for the role!

  14. My name is Keifer says:

    Jon Heder would be so awesome in this movie if he was younger. Bloo Regard Q Kazoo would be the best Cal and/or Jock Jerk. The Ninja Turtles should probably be in there somewhere too. Brian Michael Bendis would be P-E-R-F-E-C-T for the role of Bendis…Definately. MOST IMPORTANTLY PANIC! AT THE DISCO NEEDS TO SOME OF THIER SONGS IN THE MOVIE!! FB & GG rules!! bye.

  15. as i was listening to the book on cd (i borrowed it from my local library), the two people that came into my mind for Fanboy and Goth Girl are as follows:

    Fanboy: Michael Cera – known for his work as George Micahel Bluth in the brilliant but canceled Fox show, Arrested Development. He was also in the movie Superbad.

    I’m also thinking Billy Bob Thornton as the Step Fascist, but he might be a little old for the part.

    Cheers!

    Goth Girl: Alia Shawkat – known for her work as Maeby in the brilliant but canceled Fox show, Arrested Development.

  16. Jessica says:

    I think that Shia LeBeouf should so play Fanboy…and Corbin Bleu could easily pull off cal…And it would bring the movie alot more viewers than anyone else…especially when corbin bleu is a huge star right now

  17. Jessica says:

    I think that Shia LeBeouf should so play Fanboy…and Corbin Bleu could easily pull off cal…And it would bring the movie alot more viewers than anyone else…especially when corbin bleu is a huge star right now

  18. hotaru says:

    maybe i’m just out of the Hollywood loop because i have no idea who Corbin Bleu is. what has he been in?

    in my opinion, Will smith would be a good Cal if he wasn’t so old.

  19. mark says:

    I think you should just start out with fresh new faces give some aspiring actors an actresses a chance for fame but it would be awesome to see Emma Watson playing the role of fan boy.

  20. mark says:

    I think you should just start out with fresh new faces give some aspiring actors an actresses a chance for fame but it would be awesome to see Emma Watson playing the role of fan boy.

  21. mark says:

    I think you should just start out with fresh new faces give some aspiring actors an actresses a chance for fame but it would be awesome to see Emma Watson playing the role of fan boy.

  22. Haley S. says:

    For the role of Kyra, I think Emma Watson should be cast. As for Donnie, I think Christopher Mintz-Plasse would suffice nicely. As for any other character, there should only be small-time actors and actresses. But, just to put out there, I think they shold just cast completely new people. I may sound conceited, but I think I would make a an excellent Kyra. We have a lot in common.

  23. Haley S. says:

    For the role of Kyra, I think Emma Watson should be cast. As for Donnie, I think Christopher Mintz-Plasse would suffice nicely. As for any other character, there should only be small-time actors and actresses. But, just to put out there, I think they shold just cast completely new people. I may sound conceited, but I think I would make a an excellent Kyra. We have a lot in common.

  24. Nikki says:

    Her name is Colette, and I saw her on New Faces.com. I think she might be good for Kyra. http://www.newfaces.com/sweepea92

    For Fanboy,
    http://www.newfaces.com/tylerhamway

    Tyler.

  25. Greg says:

    Adam Waters should be Fan Boy and Jamie Lynn Spears should be Goth Girl after she has her baby.

  26. Neptune says:

    Paul Dano from LMS. Yes yes yes. He’s got the skinny, pale guy thing working.

    Alexis Bledel as Kyra? She’s pale, has striking eyes, dark hair and a beautiful chesty.

    As Dina, maybe Arielle Kebbel?

    But all in all, the characters are best when they’re nobodies in showbiz.

  27. ellie says:

    i don’t think it would be right for any big stars to be in this movie. I just think there should be big auditions to find teenage actors and actresses. Kyra is suppose to be practically invisible to the people around her, as well as fanboy. and it would just shatter the image if it was a well-know star for either characters.

    open casting call!!
    (and, yes, I will be showing up!!)

  28. Dana says:

    I think it should be totally new actors. Maybe the mother could be like a famous actress but Kyra and Donnie should be new actors to the acting world. And please don’t make them like 24.. they should actually be like 15 or 16.. I hate when actors are alot older than the character they are playing.. its not convincing. If you do have additions for this movie please PLEASE come to Canada. I know tons of amazing stage actors and actresses that would do an amazing job.. including me haha. But please for Kyra.. She has to have a lip peircing, nose pericing, black hair and the reversed smiley face. If you get like Emily Browning to play her like I saw in a video, she has to get an appearance change. I’m not saying Emily is bad, I loved actually loved Series Of Unfortuinate Events the movie but i see her as more of a soft gental person. We need a real gothic jerk for Kyra. Like seriously we can’t have an actor whos all gental. THATS NOT KYRA! and please for Dina, don’t make the person playing her like a 25 year old model. Make her a cute average girl. And Barry Lyga.. Please be part of the movie. Make sure it is like the book, I hate movies that are not at all like the book. I really want this movie to be good and not suckly like most movies. This is my favourite book ever and I want the movie to replace Sweeny Todd. And for the step father, don’t make him someone who looks like, I’m thinking like tough, square chin, tall, brown hair. Havn’t shaved for a while. Well you get the idea. Anyways.. good luck on the movie 🙂 and the book

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