Make it a Movie Monday (7) Tiger’s Curse
This meme is a way to discuss the books that have made their way to film, or to talk about the books we wish would be made into a movie. You are open to talk about any book out there in any way that you want. For example: Who would you have play the leads in the movie? Who would direct? Animated or live action? Etc. For more info about how to include your own Make it a Movie Monday (MiaMM) on your blog, click here.
This week my meme will focus on Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck. This post is timely because Colleen is currently holding a contest on her web site allowing YOU to create your own dream cast of her characters. (If you haven’t heard yet, Tiger’s Curse is being made into a movie by Paramount, much to my excitement.) By entering her contest you can win a movie-themed prize pack! Below I have listed my selections. Let me know if you agree! – and I encourage you to enter the contest (or one of the two others she is currently holding on her site.)
By Colleen Houck
Published January 11, 2011
Sequel: Tiger’s Quest Published June 7, 2011
Sequel: Tiger’s Voyage Published November 1, 2011
Sequel: Tiger’s Destiny To be released September 4, 2012
Sequel: Tiger’s Dream TBA
Sterling Publishing / Splinter
Ages 12 and up
Film rights: Paramount Pictures
Film Site | Author Site
Would you risk it all to change your destiny? The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.
Jenna’s Tiger’s Curse Dream Cast:
Kelsey Hayes – Ellen Page
The main character in the Tiger’s Curse series, age 18 at the start of the series. Her parents died in a car accident when she was a freshman. She then lived with her foster parents, Sarah and Mike.You saw Ellen in X-Men, Juno, and once again in Inception. With the addition highlights and with a youthful air about her, I can see Ellen Page as our Kelsey. She’s both sarcastic and versatile. Pretty, but not glamorously so. And she’s not stick thin, as are too many actresses these days. Can’t you see her as Kelsey, too?
Alagan Dhiren Rajaram (Ren) – Shahid Kapoor
A 300 year old prince who turned into a white tiger when he was cursed. However, he did not age during his time with her curse, and therefore is still 21. Shahid is an Indian actor who has appeared in numerous Bollywood films. He is also a trained dancer. Shahid definitely fits the bill in ethnicity, looks and skill. The only downfall is that he will be older than 30 at the time of filming. Still, he’s plenty hot enough to pull off playing a 21 year old prince with blue eyes.
Sohan Kishan Rajaram – Prateik Babbar
Ren’s younger brother. He has not aged in his black tiger form, so technically he is 300 years old but is actually 20. Prateik Babbar is an Indian actor. He is the son of late actress Smita Patil and actor turned politician Raj Babbar. He has a certain “bad boy” look about him that makes him perfect for the role of Kishan. Currently as only 25 years old, he’s not “too” old to depict the prince with the golden eyes.
Mr. Anik Kadam – Amitabh Bachchan
He is over 300 years old, but wears a special pendent that makes him age very slowly, if not at all. He is like a grandfather to Kelsey, and is Ren’s employee. He is Nilima’s great-great-great-great grandfather. Amitabh Bachchan has an intellectual, grandfatherly look about him that I like. He looks both young and old, perfect for the role of a man who has lived across many generations. Bachchan is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian cinema.
Lokesh – Ajay Devgn
Lokesh is a dark wizard king who cursed Ren and Kishan into tigers. He killed his wife when she bore him a daughter, Yesubai, which he killed years later. Lokesh means Lord of the World. I’ll admit, I am judging this actor by the one photo to the left. But just look at him! Doesn’t he look positively sinister? I also imagine that Lokesh is perhaps a fairly attractive man by his own right. This man is not young, but he is certainly attractive.
Nilima Mehta – Amrita Rao
Mr. Kadam’s great-great-great-great granddaughter. She is of Indian descent and one of Kelsey’s best friends. She is one of the only grandchildren to know about the curse placed upon Ren and Kishan. Amrita is beautiful, elegant and apparently a fairly successful young actress in India. Better yet, she speaks English.
Durga – Madhuri Dixit
A Hindu godess who helps Kishan, Ren, and Kelsey. She is very kind and provides Kelsey and crew with weapons they may use as they complete their tasks. She has a tiger, Damon, who she protects and loves. Madhuri is one of Hindi cinema’s leading actresses, acknowledged for several of her performances, her beauty, and her accomplished dancing. Just seeing her decked out in traditional Hindi clothing makes it easy to imagine her as Durga.
Phet – Anupam Kher
Phet is a Hindu monk who revealed to Kelsey she was the chosen one of Durga. He lives in the jungle in a small hut by himself. His practices are… unconventional… to say the least. Anupam Kher is an Indian actor who has appeared in nearly 450 films and 100 plays. Though mainly appearing in Bollywood films, he has had roles in some films from other nations as well. He is a skilled actor who could easily adapt to the role of dear Phet.
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