Eleanor and Park cast list

by reaganemcox | created - 09 Oct 2016 | updated - 10 Oct 2016 | Public

Cast list for the Owl Read It book project for Eleanor and Park

1. Chloë Grace Moretz

Actress | Let Me In

Chloë Grace Moretz was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Teri (Duke), a nurse, and McCoy Lee Moretz, a plastic surgeon. She has four brothers, all older, including actor Trevor Duke-Moretz. Her ancestry is mostly German and English.

Chloë's first two appearances were as Violet in two episodes of the ...

Chloe Grace Mortez would play Eleanor Douglas. Both Mortez and Eleanor are young teens with fairly similar appearances. Eleanor is a delicate teen with a difficult home life, and Mortez has played a variety roles, some of which have required her to be very reserved and soft-spoken, so she would be perfect for the role of Eleanor.

2. Ryan Potter

Actor | Big Hero 6

Ryan Potter is an actor, director, martial artist, and photographer. Ryan, though born in the United States, was raised in Tokyo until the age of seven.

Ryan got his start as the lead, "Mike Fukanaga" in Nickelodeon's "Supah Ninjas," (2011-2013) working with the legendary, George Takei, who played ...

Ryan Potter would play Park Sheridan. Both Potter and Park have very similar ages and appearances. Park is definitely an outsider in the Omaha Nebraska community. Both Park's looks and his personality set him apart from the other people in the community, and because Potter shares many of the same physical and personality traits and has played similar roles, he will be able to play Park well.

3. Billy Campbell

Actor | The Rocketeer

American actor Billy Campbell was born on July 7, 1959 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He came to prominence playing Luke Fuller on Dynasty (1981), the gay lover of character Steven Carrington, on what was then the top-rated TV show in America. He followed this up playing Detective Joey Indelli on ...

Billy Campbell would play the role of Richie. Richie marries Eleanor's mother and is abusive. Campbell previously played the role of an abusive husband in the 2002 film Enough, so his past experience would allow him to play Richie's character well.

4. Blake Lively

Actress | Gossip Girl

Blake Lively was born Blake Ellender Brown in Tarzana, California, to a show business family. Her mother, Elaine Lively (née McAlpin), is an acting coach and talent manager, and her father, Ernie Lively (born Ernest Wilson Brown, Jr.), is an actor and teacher. Her brother is actor Eric Lively, and ...

Blake Lively would play Eleanor's mother, Sabrina. Sabrina has been through a lot in her life. She was a teen mom, and has married two men who treated her horribly. Lively is young, so she would be able to pass as a teen mom. Also, Sabrina is described as very pretty, and Lively is also pretty.

5. Scott Eastwood

Actor | Suicide Squad

Scott Eastwood was born Scott Clinton Reeves in Carmel, Monterey County, California, to Jacelyn Ann Reeves, a flight attendant, and Clint Eastwood, an actor and director. He grew up in Hawaii. Scott has a younger sister, Kathryn Eastwood, and several half-siblings. In 2006, Scott made his film ...

Scott Eastwood would play Park's father, Jamie. Park's father is a "mans man". He is an Army veteran and has a hard time accepting Park's differences. Scott Eastwood has a the same tough look that the book uses to describe Jamie, so he would be an acceptable person to play Jamie's character.

6. Constance Wu

Actress | Crazy Rich Asians

Constance Wu was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Her mother is a computer programmer and her father is a college professor. Both are Taiwanese immigrants. Constance grew up in Richmond performing in the local community theatre scene. At sixteen, she moved to New York to study at the famed ...

Constance Wu would play Mindy, Park's mother. Not only does Wu look like Mindy, who is a small, Korean woman, she has also played other roles in which she is a mother to multiple teenage boys, which makes her the perfect person to play Park's mother.

7. Emma Roberts

Actress | We're the Millers

Emma Roberts is the daughter of Oscar-nominated actor Eric Roberts, and the niece of Oscar-winner Julia Roberts. She was born in Rhinebeck, New York. Emma was a baby when her parents separated, and she grew up living with her mother, Kelly Cunningham. She was educated at Archer School for Girls in ...

Emma Roberts would play Tina. Tina is an obnoxious, stereotypical "popular girl" that bullies Eleanor. Roberts would be a good match for this role because she has played multiple roles where she is a rude, stuck-up bully.

8. Uriah Shelton

Actor | The Glades

Uriah was born on March 10, 1997 in Dallas, Texas. One month later his family moved him to Magnolia Springs, Alabama, a small river community about 40 miles south of Mobile.

Growing up, Uriah pursued interests in martial arts, piano, and soccer. At the age of 7, he took a modeling class with his ...

Uriah Shelton would play Steve. Steve is an obnoxious, loud individual who, like his girlfriend Tina, often makes fun of Eleanor and Park. Shelton has had multiple roles playing teenage boys, and he would be a good fit for the role.

9. Dylan O'Brien

Actor | Teen Wolf

Dylan O'Brien was born in New York City, to Lisa Rhodes, a former actress who also ran an acting school, and Patrick B. O'Brien, a camera operator. His father is of Irish descent and his mother is of English, Spanish, and Italian ancestry. Dylan grew up in Springfield Township, Union County, New ...

Dylan O'Brien would play the role of Josh, Park's younger brother. In the book, Josh is described as looking more white, while Park looks more Asian. Josh, unlike his brother, enjoys sports and has more in common with their dad than Park does. O'Brien looks very similar to how the book describes Josh, so he would be a perfect fit.

10. Sawyer Bell

Actor | The Vampire Diaries

Sawyer Bell is a child actor best-known for his role as Young Stefan in The Vampire Diaries.

Sawyer made his national television debut in September 2014 in Deliverance Creek, a backdoor pilot for Lifetime and Nicholas Sparks' first made-for-television production. Sawyer played Abner Barlow, son of ...

Sawyer Bell would play the minor role of Ben, Eleanor's younger brother. Bell resembles Ben's description in the novel.

11. Mckenna Grace

Actress | Gifted

Mckenna Grace was born on June 25, 2006 in the USA. She is known for her work on Gifted (2017), I, Tonya (2017) and The Haunting of Hill House (2018).

Mckenna Grace would play the minor role of Maisie, Eleanor's younger sister. Grace resembles the description of Maisie in the novel, so she would be an appropriate person to play her.

12. Nicolas Bechtel

Actor | General Hospital

Nicolas Bechtel was born on February 15, 2005 in Fontana, California, USA as Nicolas Joseph Bechtel. He is an actor, known for General Hospital (1963), Grey's Anatomy (2005) and Days of Our Lives (1965).

Nicolas Bechtel would play Eleanor's younger brother who goes by mouse. Mouse is a minor character who is around the age of five, and since Bechtel fits this description, he would be a good fit for the role.

13. Cooper J. Friedman

Actor | Girl Meets World

Cooper J. Friedman is an actor, known for Girl Meets World (2014), Battle of the Sexes (2017) and Scandal (2012).

Cooper J. Friedman would play the minor role of Richie Jr., who is Eleanor's youngest brother. Richie Jr. is a baby, probably around the age of two, so Friedman is an appropriate person to play the role.

14. Stephen Tobolowsky

Actor | Spaceballs

Character actor Stephen Tobolowsky was born on May 30, 1951 in Dallas, Texas. Over the past three decades, Tobolowsky has racked up a lengthy list of roles in movies and television across many different genres.

While Tobolowsky initially attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with ...

Stephen Tobolowsky would play the role of Mr. Stessman. Mr. Stessman is the clueless English teacher that recognizes Eleanor's talent for reading poetry. Tobolowsky would be perfect for this minor role because he has played many teachers in various flims.

15. Gracie Marie Bradley

Actress | State of Affairs

Gracie Marie Bradley was born as Janet Blacky Egbe. She is known for her work on State of Affairs (2014), Grown Ups 2 (2013) and The Adventures of Indiana James (2017).

Gracie Marie Bradley would play DeNice, a small girl that befriends Eleanor in gym class and help her deal with Tina's bullying. Bradley has a similar appearance to DeNice's character, who is described as looking "too small to be in the tenth grade," and would be an appropriate person to play DeNice.

16. Raven Goodwin

Actress | Lovely & Amazing

Raven Goodwin was born on June 24, 1992 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Raven Tyshanna Goodwin. She is an actress, known for Lovely & Amazing (2001), The Station Agent (2003) and Snatched (2017).

Raven Goodwin would play the role of Beebi, another girl that Eleanor befriends, along with DeNice, in gym class. Goodwin's appearance is very similar to the appearance of Beebi, so she would be a good person to play this minor role.

17. Kenton Duty

Actor | My Name Is Khan

Kenton Duty began his acting career when he was 9 years old in the Dallas Theater Center's stage production of "A Christmas Carol". He began auditioning for roles in Los Angeles after he was discovered at a workshop at the Young Actors Studio in Dallas, Texas by Hollywood talent agent Cindy Osbrink...

Kenton Duty would play the role of Cal, Park's best friend. Cal is a normal guy who further emphasizes the fact that Park is different and that he doesn't even have that much in common with the person that he considers to be his best friend. Duty has a very normal appearance that doesn't stand out, so he would be the perfect person to play Cal.

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