Having spent 54 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, Taylor Jenkins Reid The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo should be produced in a Netflix film, with Liz Tigelaar adapt.
The novel follows aging and reclusive Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo as she reflects on her life – the risks and scandals she endured in the name of glamor and fame. Hugo goes deep as she recounts her life with her seven husbands while trying to rise through the ranks in the entertainment industry. But what no one expected was for Hugo to reveal the one secret she held so close to her heart. The story is a fascinating and captivating journey through old Hollywood and the struggles necessary to face the truth. The ideal would be to cast new faces for The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugobut if we had to pick some Hollywood faces for the lead roles, here are some choices for casting.
Sofia Vergara has worked in the entertainment industry since the 90s – rising to prominence by co-hosting Univision. The Colombian-American actress and model has held a variety of acting roles – from modern family for hot pursuitand Curve. Vergara has received ALMA and Golden Globe nominations and won numerous Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awards.
Vergara has proven herself to be more than capable of playing the role of Evelyn Hugo – a perfect fit for what the character entails.
Celia St James
“I think once people know the truth, they’ll be a lot more interested in my wife.” Best known for her roles as Kahlan Amnell in Researcher LegendRose Solano in Joan the Virginand Pamela Isley in batman — Bridget Ragan has appeared in a wide range of TV shows and movies. The actress has amassed quite an impressive resume, with roles that are all very different and unique.
Regan not only shares the same physical traits as Celia St. James — red hair and porcelain skin — but also the depth and layered emotions needed for the character.
” You have to find a job that makes you feel big instead of one that makes you feel small.” Having started her career in acting, Nathalie Emmanuel then starred in projects like Game of Thrones, Maze Runner, Fast & Furious, and Four weddings and a funeral. The English actress won the Screen Nation award for Best Female Performance for her portrayal of hacker Ramsey in Furious 7.
Emmanuel’s hard work and dedication can be seen in the roles she has played before. There is no doubt that the actress will be able to embody the role of Monique Grant and capture the complexities that go with it.
Connor Hugo Jamison
Scarlett Estevez may be young, but she’s been in a lot of the productions – from dad’s house, for Lying, and those of Netflix Lucifer. She will play the main role of Violet Rodriguez in the next Disney series Black and ultra violet scorpion.
From looks to acting skills, Estevez is more than capable of playing the role of Connor Hugo Jamison, the daughter of Evelyn Hugo and Robert Jamison.
Without doubt one of the best actors in Hollywood, Ryan Gosling is a man of many talents. The Canadian actor has quite an eclectic filmography – known to have worked in a variety of genres. Throughout her three-decade career, Gosling has received numerous accolades and award nominations.
Gosling is the perfect choice to play Evelyn Hugo’s seventh and final husband and Celia St. James’ brother. Proving time and time again that he has the ability to portray any character he can think of.
Oliver Jackson-Cohen is best known for his roles in Dracula, The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, and The invisible Man. Throughout his career, the English actor and model has rubbed shoulders with Drew Barrymore, Alison Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Cynthia Nixon, and Olivia Colman to name a few.
Jackson-Cohen has shown he is more than capable of taking on complex roles. He really is one of the best choices for Don Adler – the charm the character has, with the personality/emotional swings required for the role.
Having developed an interest in theater in high school, Stanley Tucci starred in many well-received performances during his time in drama club productions. Eventually graduating from college with an acting degree, Tucci amassed a resume that includes many diverse and different roles – The Devil Wears Prada, Julie & Julia, The Hunger Games, The Lovely Bones, Feud: Bette & Joan, and Burlesque being some of his best-known performances.
Tucci would surely dominate the screen as Harry Cameron – the love and banter that is evident between Harry and Evelyn is something Tucci could easily pull off.
Mexican actor and singer Diego Boneta play in Rebel, Pretty Little Liars, 90210, and Scream Queens — gain recognition after playing in rock of ages next to Tom Cruiseand Netflix biographical series Luis Miguel: the series. As a singer, Boneta opened for Hilary Dufproduced 3 albums and featured singles in several television productions.
Diego Boneta is an excellent choice for the casting of Mick Riva – from looks to singing ability.
Aaron Taylor Johnson started acting at a young age – appearing in the London theater production of macbeththe BBC’s adaptation of feather boyand Shanghai Knights next to Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson. The English actor is best known for his roles in Kick-Ass, Nowhere Boy, Nocturnal Animals, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Taylor-Johnson would be great for the role of Rex North. The English actor is the perfect combination of the better half and the innocence that the character entails.
Actor and producer Jon Hamm graduated from college with a BA in English. Before embarking on an acting career, Hamm taught eighth-grade drama at his old high school. The actor is best known for his role in Mad Men — guest star in 30 Rock, Good Omens, Black Mirror, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
There’s just something about Jon Hamm that makes him the perfect candidate for the role of Max Girard. Along with his diverse list of previous acting jobs, he will surely be more than capable of meeting the needs of the role.
Christian Navaro began acting at a fairly young age, working in commercials and low-budget films. Navarro is known for his roles in the HBO series Vinyland Netflix series 13 reasons why.
Navarro would be perfect for the role of Ernie Diaz, young Evelyn Hugo’s neighbor, who planned to move to Hollywood to work on production sets.
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