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

By Matt Heckler Sep 6, 2013

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Jonas from The Giver - Joey Luthman

A movie version of The Giver is finally in development! We already know that Jeff Bridges has signed on to play the titular character, but casting for Jonas has been only rumored so far. We're pushing for Joey Luthman to play the part, a relatively unknown actor who has mostly played supporting guest roles on TV shows like Weeds, iCarly, and The Forgotten. It seems like the kind of role that is unlikely to go to a huge name, and Joey is a strong young actor who would do a wonderful job.

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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