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20 of Our Favorite YA Novels: Who Should Play the Lead?

The title character in Matilda - Kara Hayward

Practically everyone who saw Kara Hayward in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom gets her appeal. She's cute, charismatic, and a damn good actress. Even though the original film version of Roald Dahl's classic Matilda is really good, it's been long enough that it's time to think about a remake. Kara Hayward may be quite a bit older than the character is usually portrayed, but we think she has the youthful spunk required for such a memorable character.

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Matt Heckler

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