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Book Riot Moots Dream Cast for Broken Monsters TV Series (Plus: Upcoming Reddit AMA!)

Broken MonstersWhen Lauren Beukes left the United States after her book tour recently she revealed on Twitter that a TV deal was “in the works” for Broken Monsters. Now Book Riot’s Jenn Northington has put together a dream cast for the potential show.

Beukes says there are still “dots and crosses to be made” on the TV deal, but Broken Monsters fans will agree that the book is imminently filmable.

Book Riot’s as-yet-imaginary cast includes Rosario Dawson as Detective Gabriella Versado; Amandla Stenberg, of Hunger Games fame, as Layla; Vincent D’Onofrio as Clayton and Devon Sawa as Jonno:

This douche-nozzle of a journalist is a bit harder, just because there are so many decent choices. I almost picked James Franco, but then I’d really never be able to watch the show. Sawa captures the “slightly hotter than average, slightly scruffy, but still cute enough to get what he wants” look that I imagine for Jonno.

Beukes wrote a response on her blog:

I love, love, love her suggestions – especially Clayton. I think they’re spot on and I’ve actually forwarded it to the awesome production company who have optioned the rights, but who I can’t talk about just yet.

Which Northington responded to on Twitter, and Beukes retweeted. Ah, the glories of social media:

In other exciting news, Beukes has announced that she will be doing a Reddit AMA (“ask me anything”, a form of Q&A with users of the popular-if-slightly-underground social network) on Thursday. Don’t miss it!

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