'Looking for Alaska': John Green announces Kristine Forseth and Charlie Plummer as main stars of Hulu series based on his book
Kristine Forseth will play the role of Alaska Young, while Charlie Plummer will star opposite her as Miles Halter.
Looks like the search for Alaska Young is finally over! Okay, not to mess around with puns that could upset the fans in terms of the book, but the final casting for one of John Green's most popular books - and one of his most significantly enigmatic characters for its upcoming Hulu adaptation has been done, and fans couldn't be more thrilled.
Announced on Tuesday by the novelist himself on his Instagram, Hulu's upcoming series 'Looking for Alaska', based on the book of the same name, will feature two fresh, young talents.
Playing the role of the ever so enigmatic, charming, yet "deeply unhappy" Alaska Young will be Kristine Froseth (Sierra Burgess is a Loser), while starring opposite her in the role of the confused, smitten schoolboy, Miles 'Pudge' Halter, will be Charlie Plummer.
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Taking to Instagram, Green posted a collage of the two actors side-by-side in black and white, announcing the exciting news! In the caption, he wrote: "In the Looking for Alaska Hulu series, Alaska will be played by Kristine Froseth (@kristine_froseth on instagram), and Miles will be played by Charlie Plummer (@charliefplummer on twitter and on instagram--but mostly on instagram)."
As for those wondering whether he has faith in the recent developments, and how far he agrees with the casting of one of the two most anticipated characters that fans have begged to see on screen, Green implied an explanation for it, as he continued with: "I spoke to Kristine and Charlie on the phone yesterday and it was really special to have a conversation with the people who will become Miles and Alaska. I'm so grateful to them and to everyone involved with the Looking for Alaska series. It's all starting to feel very real!"
He also added: "I am so grateful that LFA has an enthusiastic readership all these years after its publication. I know people have strong casting opinions, but I'd ask you to remember that the people who've been cast are human beings (and young ones), so please be kind if/when tagging them."
But this only brings back memories not from all that long ago when his fans had a lot of outrage to express on social media when it was announced that supermodel Cara Delevingne would be playing the role of Margo Roth Spiegelman in the movie, 'Paper Towns', based on his novel of the same name. Fans had expressed distaste in Green's choice of Margo, and almost as if explaining himself beforehand once again, he added: "(Also, a friendly reminder that I do not cast movies or limited series adaptations on Hulu. But I did get to see both of these actors' auditions, and they are both truly brilliant and embody the characters to me. They're both also fans of the book, which is nice!)."