Maximum Ride "'MY' Casting"

by JustLikeUs | created - 05 Oct 2012 | updated - 02 Nov 2012 | Public

The Actors/Actresses I would like to see play the characters from James Patterson's book series Maximum Ride.

1. Spencer Locke

Actress | Insidious: The Last Key

Born in 1991 in Winter Park, Florida, Spencer began to show an interest in the arts at a young age. When asked in school to draw what she would be when she got older, 6 year old Spencer drew herself on-stage with a star over her head. Two years later, she had enrolled in acting classes and ...

My first and preferred choice for Max:

I think she fits Max's description perfectly (Blonde hair and Brown eyes) Based of the Graphic Novel. She looks like how Max would. Though she's 21 I think she can pull off the role xD.

2. Willow Shields

Actress | The Hunger Games

Willow Shields was born on June 1, 2000 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has a twin sister, actress Autumn Shields, and an older brother, actor River Shields. Willow got her first job in 2008, narrating the short film Las Vegas New Mexico 1875 (2008), the story of a dying gunfighter who returns home...

My next choice for Max is Willow Shields.

Yet another Blonder haired Brown eyed actress. She is 12 but by the time the Maximum Ride movie is in progress she should be 13 (Which I think is too young even though Max is 14). Playing Primrose in 'The Hunger Games' may be a problem, 'Mocking Jay' would probably be in progress the same time as Maximum Ride, the two movies are very big deals.

3. Taylar Hender

Actress | Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

Taylar Hender was born on May 4, 1998 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. She is known for her work on Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (2011), Ender's Game (2013) and We Bought a Zoo (2011).

While she is not a well known actress she has a strong Max look about her. The tom boyish look and hard facial expression, she is 13 and will be the right age during the movies production.

4. Sasha Pieterse

Actress | Inherent Vice

Sasha Pieterse was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She immigrated over to the United States with her professional dancer parents in 2000. She started acting at the age of four in modeling and commercials and moved to theatrical work starring as "Buffy" in her first TV show, Family Affair (2002)...

Though she does not have brown eyes (That can be fixed with contacts and/or edited) She has played allot of different roles, one which I can't seem to get out of my head is her in 'The Adventure of Sharkboy and Lavagirl' But I can get over that xD

5. Nathalia Ramos

Actress | Bratz

Nathalia Ramos was born in Madrid, Spain to a Spanish father and Australian mother. Fluent in both English and Spanish, she lived in Madrid, Melbourne and Miami before finally settling in LA at the age of 14. She played Hope Loblaw on the hit show Arrested Development. She is most known for her ...

I have recently started watching the House of Anubis and I actually figured that 'Nina' would actually make a really good Max.

6. Sammi Hanratty

Actress | The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone

Sammi Hanratty has been acting for more than half her life. She's had the pleasure of working with some of Hollywood's biggest names including Academy Award winning director Robert Zemeckis, Simon West, Barry Sonnenfeld, Jim Carrey, Robin Wright, Gary Oldman, Cary Elwes, Ray Liotta, Cuba Gooding Jr...

Though she does not fit the Blonder haired Brown eyed description. She has brown hair like Max does in the books (Up to when it is dyed, and grown out) She looks allot like how I picture Max, Facial Shape, etc. Although I would really like Max's actress to have brown eyes.

7. Avan Jogia

Actor | Ghost Wars

Vancouver native, Avan Jogia landed his first acting role as 'Danny Araujo 'on the award-winning TV movie drama "A Girl like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story," directed by Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland. Jogia followed up with a recurring role on the SyFy Channel hit series "Caprica," as well as becoming...

Everyone favourite Fang xD

Yes I know many people want Avan to play Fang and you are probably sick of seeing him, but I think he will be a great Fang he fits the description of Fang perfectly the only problem is his age, while if Spencer Locke was Max Avan would be a great choice, but if a younger actress like Willow Shields was to play her that is a huge age gap between, 12(13) and 20(21).

8. Dylan Everett

Actor | Supernatural

Dylan Everett is a Canadian TV actor who both appeared in the role of Campbell Saunders in the series, Degrassi and voiced the character of Wolly in the PBS animated series, Super Why!. He is best known for his roles in How To Be Indie, Wingin' It, Degrassi and Open Heart.

Dylan was born on January ...

This is a younger choice for Fang. The tan skin and dark eyes are total pro's but I think for him to play Fang his hair may have to be dyed black and grown out to a longer more 'Fang-ish' length. And while his happy smile picture left may have to go too.

9. Jimmy Bennett

Actor | Orphan

James 'Jimmy' Bennett was born on February 9, 1996 in Seal Beach, California. He has appeared in guest starring roles on The Guardian (2001), Judging Amy (1999), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) and recently Everwood (2002), and has been cast in some of the most successful productions in that ...

A Fang in the making, all he needs is black hair and dark eyes (See second paragraph xD). I think he will make a great Fang if he was a bit more ruffed up. Problem I find is I can't stop seeing him as his previous roles >:V He will also have to have dark brown contacts forced into his eyes cause I am NOT having a Fang with blue or green or ANY other colour eyes but brown in this Movie.

10. Max Schneider

Actor | Love & Mercy

Actor/Singer Max Schneider began performing at the age of three and hasn't stopped since. He started off singing and dancing for family and friends on his living room table, but ended up singing and dancing on a Broadway stage.

He began his professional career in the Broadway musical, 13, and things...

While I would prefer my Fangs with straight hair I reckon he could totally pull off Fang.(Watched Rags today and thought he was pretty good) Obviously with some work, Longer Darker hair (Which is going to be a recurring problem with the Fang's)

11. Nat Wolff

Actor | Paper Towns

Nat Wolff is an American actor and singer-songwriter. He was born in Los Angeles, to jazz pianist Michael Wolff and actress/writer Polly Draper. He is the older brother of actor/musician Alex Wolff, and grew up in New York City.

Nat is known for his work starring in the television series The Naked ...

While he reminds me allot of the movie/show he was in, 'The Naked Brothers Band' with a bit of work (Hair, Again) He could lose the grin and become a Fang. But his smile that he does have is kind of awkward looking and not teeth-showing is what I always imaged Fang smiled like.

12. Adam Hicks

Actor | The Boy Next Door

Adam Hicks was born on November 28, 1992 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA as Adam Paul Nielson Hicks. He is known for his work on The Boy Next Door (2015), How to Eat Fried Worms (2006) and Zeke and Luther (2009).


First off Adam HICKS!! I love him (As well as I do Iggy, he's my favourite character) He fits Iggy's description perfectly and has a scheming look about him. He has so many more pros but a large con. Hes 19 which is great is Spencer Locke and Avan Jogia were playing Max and Fang, but if younger actors were then Adam would be a little to old for Iggy. Sorry Adam. But I really really want him to play Iggy, don't doubt that.

13. Colin Ford

Actor | We Bought a Zoo

The "Supernatural" kid isn't so supernatural. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, he soon aspired to the career of acting at the age of 4, where he first got his modeling job in Atlanta, Georgia. He broke into feature films at the age of 5 where he played as Clinton Jr, in "Sweet Home Alabama". He made ...

The Younger Iggy. While he lacks the strawberry blonde hair (That I love about Iggy) He is the perfect age. While many thought Colin (I know his as little Sammy Winchester) would be great for Gazzy (As he was as little Sammy) He is now kind of too old for Gazzy but perfect for Iggy. The hair issue is miner and can be solved with some hair dye xD

14. Devon Werkheiser

Actor | Sundown

Devon Werkheiser is an actor and musician known for his starring role as Ned Bigby in Nickelodeon's hit TV series Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (2004). In October 2007, Devon accepted the Kids Choice Award in Germany, where Ned's was voted favorite TV series, and in 2010 the Italian Kids...

You see him and instantly think Ned. While he may be a little old (Depeneding on the Max and Fang casts) I think with a little work in the hair department he can make a good Iggy. Its a random choice I know but hey he's got a butt load of experience from how ever many years he has been Ned xD

15. Calum Worthy

Actor | Austin & Ally

Calum Worthy was born in in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and has dual citizenship - Canadian and British. He has more than 70 acting credits, 2 producer credits, 4 writing credits, and has worked in Canada, USA, UK, Australia and Singapore.

When he was four years old, after watching Macaulay ...

Many people would like Calum or as I know him 'Dez' as Iggy I was unsure at first. Major un-ignorable pro is his appearance he has red hair, while its not strawberry blonde, its still pretty damn Iggy. He is funny and has that cheeky look about him that Iggy has, but from his past roles for me he is hard to take seriously and Iggy can be very serious sometimes.

16. Willow Smith

Actress | I Am Legend

Willow Smith was born on October 31, 2000 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Willow Camille Reign Smith. She is an actress, known for I Am Legend (2007), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) and Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008).

The Nudge's

My First and Favourite Choice for Nudge. First of all she is Will Smith's daughter. So she has to be a great actor, nuff said. Minus the crazy clothes and hair she it perfect to play Nudge

17. Amandla Stenberg

Actress | Everything, Everything

Named for the Zulu and Xhosa word for "power," Amandla was born in Los Angeles, California, to Karen Brailsford, a writer, and Tom Stenberg. Their mother is African-American and her father is Danish (and of part Inuit-Greenlandic ancestry).

In the summer and fall of 2010, the actor shot their first ...

Now she has shown great acting skills as Rue in the Hunger Games, that role also shouldn't get in the way *Sob* since Rue is dead T^T. She looks alloy like how Nudge is described in the book. And she is a great age to play Nudge. 13 playing Nudge who is 11 in the first books, and they are suppose to appear older then their estimated ages.

18. Madison Pettis

Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Audiences still remember Madison as the curly haired ballerina daughter of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in her first film, Disney's box office smash, "The Game Plan". Now 19 years old, Madison has grown up in front of America's eyes, while building an extensive list of credits & a social media ...

Well known for her roles when she was younger she now takes on an much much older appearance at 14. But looks just right to play Nudge.

19. Maxwell Perry Cotton

Actor | Elysium

Maxwell Perry Cotton was born on May 7, 2000 in San Diego, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Elysium (2013), Gangster Squad (2013) and Like Dandelion Dust (2009).

The Gazzy's

Gazzy choices :DD While I am quite limitted in my knowledge of young blonde haired blue eyed actors allot of others have suggested this kid as a top Gazzy contender. While I totally agree he could play Gazzy. He is 12 which wont be a problem so long as the the older flock members have a few years on him.

20. Mason Vale Cotton

Actor | Mad Men

Mason Vale Cotton is an actor, known for Mad Men (2007), Radio Free Albemuth (2010) and Desperate Housewives (2004).

Younger brother of Maxwell Cotton (Above) this may be a perfect match for Gazzy, this kid is 10 which I think is a great age for any Gazzy's, one problem edging me is the lack of bright blue eyes. His seem to be a greenish grey blue. :<

21. Dakota Goyo

Actor | Real Steel

Dakota Goyo was born in Toronto, Canada, to Debra Goyo, a former model and singer, and David Goyo. His siblings, Devon Goyo and Dallas Goyo, have also acted. He has Italian and Scottish ancestry.

Goyo appeared in his first commercial as an infant. His television debut came at the age of 5 in the CBS...

I really think 13 is stretching it BIG time for a Gazzy actor, but so long as Max, Fang, Iggy and Nudge are casted with older aged actresses, (Max, Fang, Iggy: 20, Nudge: 16-15) I think maybe this kid could scrape off and be Gazzy with maybe some creative make up and hair.

22. Danielle Parker

Actress | All My Children

Danielle began her career in Orlando, FL at age four through participation in a local children's theatre program that Danielle immensely enjoyed. Following her first role as Pepper in a rendition of Disney's 101 Dalmatians, Danielle was hooked on performing. This young performance exhibited both ...

The Angel's

Fitting the perfect innocent Blonde Hair Blue eyed Angel look she seems like the perfect Actress to play Angel. She is 10 but I have always imaged Angel allot older then 6(7), the way she acts and speaks.

23. Avery Phillips

Actress | Rock the Kasbah

Avery Phillips was born as Avery Brynne Phillips. She is an actress, known for Rock the Kasbah (2015), Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015) and Non-Stop (2013).

While she is 7, Blonde haired and Blued eyed. She screams perfect Angel. But she is not known and has not much acting experience.

24. Tatum Etheridge

Actress | The Taken

Tatum Etheridge is an actress, known for The Taken (2012), Drop Dead Diva (2009) and True Luv (2010).

Another 10 year old. This choice was for her face in the picture left, it is not very Angel looking in the beginning but I imaged Angel looking strong faced like this by the end of book 5, Max.

25. Chase Ellison

Actor | Tooth Fairy

Chase Ellison was born on September 22, 1993 in Reno, Nevada, USA. He is an actor, known for Tooth Fairy (2010), Mysterious Skin (2004) and Fireflies in the Garden (2008).

The Dylan's!

While Dylan isn't my 'favourite' character, I do really want the perfect actor to play him. Thinking about I could only imagine the movies going to the 4th book The Final Warming so casting a Dylan may be pointless but say they are. So I only know this guy from 'The boy who cried werewolf' but he personally to me is what Dylan, well, is! Dark Blonde hair and Blue-ish Green eyes. I also imaged Dylan looking allot older then the rest of the flock.

26. Austin Butler

Actor | Aliens in the Attic

Austin Robert Butler was born in Anaheim, California, to Lori Anne (Howell), an aesthetician, and David Butler. He has always enjoyed movies of all types. When he was 13 he was walking around at the Orange County Fair and was approached by a representative from a background-acting management ...

Another older choice for Dylan. While many find Austin attractive I am kind of moderate over him. Meh. Which is kind of how I feel about Dylan. Though the age is a problem is there is a way younger cast-ed Max.

27. Alex Pettyfer

Actor | I Am Number Four

Alexander Richard Pettyfer was born in Hertfordshire and raised in Windsor. His mother, Lee (Robinson), is an interior designer. His father, Richard Pettyfer, is a fellow actor. His parents divorced and Alex now has a younger half-brother, James, from his mother's re-marriage to a property ...

While he may look a bit too old with his rapist beard (As pictured) he could be made into a great Dylan. Dylan is portrayed as some 'God of Good Looks' while this boy doesn't do it for me he does for many others so I am so nice that I am ok if Alex plays Dylan.

28. Alexander Ludwig

Actor | Vikings

Alexander Richard Ludwig was born in Vancouver, Canada. After Starring alongside Jennifer Lawrence in the hugely successful blockbuster, The Hunger Games (2012), Alexander went on to star in films with some of the worlds most prolific actors such as, Anthony Hopkins (Blackway), and Mark Whalberg (...

Yet another Hunger Games actor, which I think would be a good thing it would promote grieving Cato fans into watching Maximum Ride xD. Anyway his hair is a little dark for a Dylan of my 'liking' but not that that is a problem.

29. Eugene Simon

Actor | Game of Thrones

Eugene Simon is a British actor born in London on the 11th June 1992. His series regular role as Lancel Lannister on HBO's 'Game of Thrones' has been running for six seasons, formerly alongside his lead role in Nickelodeon's 'House of Anubis' for three seasons.

Eugene joined child agency Abacus at ...

The dramatic black and white shot (Left) really brings out the Dylan essence as a 'pretty boy' while he is kind of a horrible actor (House of Anubis) he does look like a Dylan. He would also have to be specially shipped over from England for the movie but having a pom-y accent is something defiantly not stated in the books I can actually imagine Dylan with one, but is this actor really worth the trouble?

30. Grant Gustin

Actor | The Flash

Thomas Grant Gustin was born on January 14, 1990 in Norfolk, Virginia, to Tina Lynne (Sweeney), a pediatric nurse, and Thomas Avery Gustin. In 2008, he graduated from Granby High School and went on to attend the BFA Music Theatre Program at Elon University in North Carolina for two years. He left ...

The Ari's:

Ari is not a member of the flock but is still a major character that deserves his cast to be heavily thought about. Though Ari is only seven he has extreme modifications and the product I imagine would look some like this guy (Left) He is not too old around his early 20's :w00t:

31. Drew Roy

Actor | Falling Skies

Drew Roy was born on May 16, 1986 in Clanton, Alabama, USA as Andrew Roy. He is an actor, known for Falling Skies (2011), Secretariat (2010) and Hannah Montana (2006). He has been married to Renee Gardner since 2015. They have one child.

Drew Roy is perhaps a little too old for Ari. But you never know what he's gonna look like, as in age, in the Graphic novel he looks really old and I think Drew has the right look about him to be Ari.

32. Jeremy Shada

Actor | Adventure Time with Finn & Jake

Jeremy Shada was born on January 21, 1997 in Boise, Idaho, USA. He is an actor, known for Adventure Time (2010), Mr. Student Body President (2016) and Team America: World Police (2004).

I stumbled across this boy open minded he looks like a great Ari. Though he was born in '97 he is around 15, which I guess is awesome for a preferred younger Ari. And also the best thing I found out, the major-est PRO out there for this guy is he is the voice of FINN!!! (the Human) Now think about how fricken' awesome would it be for Ari to be technically played by Finn :DD

The end of my cast. Finished on a amazing note