Dream Casting: Strange the Dreamer

I love Strange the Dreamer. I’m sorry, let me rephrase. I have an incandescent adoration for Strange the Dreamer.

And what do we do when we adore a book? We obsess. Part of that obsession is imaging who we would want to play if that book became a movie. And what’s more fun than making up a cast for a book? Making up a cast for a book while ignoring the space/time continuum. So, while I know that some of these actors are no longer the appropriate ages, we’re going to ignore that. Because this is my dream casting. And because I said so.


Charles Melton as Lazlo Strange


Zoey Deutch as Sarai


Camilla Mendes as Ruby


Cole Sprouse as Feral


Elle Fanning as Sparrow


Jodelle Ferland as Minya

Specifically from Silent Hill and Case 39. I know she’s 24 now, this is a DREAM CASTING.


Timothee Chalamet as Thyon Nero

(Okay, like blonde? Could you not TOTALLY see it?)


Jason Momoa as Eril-Fane


The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old, he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the form of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? And who is the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams?

In this sweeping and breathtaking novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.

The answers await in Weep.