Kiera Cass’ YA Novel ‘The Selection’ To Become Movie With Warner Bros.

The Selection Kiera CassYA fans can celebrate today! Another YA series with a huge fandom is coming to the big screen!

Warner Bros. won the rights to Kiera Cass’ “The Selection,” the first in her five-novel series of the same name. (The last two books involve descendents of some of the lead characters, and there are other related companion novels.)

In “The Selection,” 35 girls are chosen to compete for the heart of Prince Maxon. But when America Singer is selected, it isn’t quite the dream she hoped for; she must turn her back on her secret love with a boy named Aspen and enter the fierce competition for the crown.

But there’s more to Prince Maxon than she thought, and maybe the life she dreamed of can’t compare to what the future has in store.

Denise DiNovi and Alison Greenspan of DiNovi Pictures’ will produce alongside Pouya Shahbazian.

Deadline reports that Katie Lovejoy will be the writer to adapt “The Selection” to the big screen. She doesn’t have a lot of experience — she’s written an episode of “Dracula” and has two projects in development, a drama titled “Arsonist’s Love Story” and a TV series titled “Critical” – but she seems super enthusiastic about the project, which is a big plus in my book.

I hope she works with Cass on getting the details right. Movie adaptations are always better, I think, when the author has a hand in them!

While I’m not in “The Selection” fandom myself, I know plenty of lovely readers who are. This book will be a lot of fun to see on the big screen, and I can’t wait to see who they cast!

Who would you cast in “The Selection” film? Sound off in the comments below!


96 responses to “Kiera Cass’ YA Novel ‘The Selection’ To Become Movie With Warner Bros.”

  1. Katrina Stephens Avatar

    Congrats Kiera Cass on securing your YA book series for the big screen.
    I read a sample of the first book and was hooked.

    There are so many great actors/actresses that would fit the characters within this series so well.
    I’ve made my suggestions of the which has developed a list of actors/actresses you can vote and nominate for the cast. I really hope the movie producers look into some of these suggestions, they are great!

    1. Liz Avatar

      America: Shailene Woodley, (with long hair), or Audrey Hollister.
      Maxon: Josh Hutcherson
      Aspen: Liam Hemsworth

      I CANT WAIT UNTIL THE MOVIE COMES OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ?

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  2. lelo Avatar

    I want so much for Josh Hutcherson to be maxon. <3

    1. Janet Avatar

      Oh my god totaly agree! Josh Hutcherson would be great <3

    2. Swiftie222 Avatar

      No way

  3. Radhika Avatar

    I would really like Bonnie Wright to be casted as America Singer

  4. Vanessa Avatar

    Lily Collins as America pleaseeeeee!!!!!

    1. leah Avatar

      yes.!!!! I love her soooo much!!!!

  5. Kaitlin Avatar

    for America, i think either Lily Collins or Jaqueline Emerson. For Maxon, i can see Luke Hemmings, but since he’s not an actor, either Josh Hutcherson, Dylan O’Brien, or Gregg Sulkin, of course they would all have to dye their hair.

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  6. Bek Avatar

    I would really really like for AUDREY HOLLISTER to play America as she is the model for America on the front covers for the books and I think she would do a super amazing job at it 🙂 PLEASE!

    1. Sherilynn Avatar

      I want that, too. I love the covers and she is very pretty and I could just imagine America as her.

    2. grace Avatar

      yes audrie hollister for america singer

    3. Evie Avatar

      omg yes!!!

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    6. Amber :) Avatar

      Omg I would love that sooooooooo much!!!!! I hope she has some acting experience though…

  7. Ally Avatar

    I think Richard Madden would make an awesome Maxon, if he dyed his hair blonde. Zac Efron would be a good Aspen too. If Taylor Swift dyed her hair red I think she’d make a great America!

  8. grace Avatar

    I’m excited for the movie but at the same time I don’t want it on screen because its a book that few people have actually read in my school and when the movie comes out ALL of the preppy girls will read the books and they’ll act like they’re the coolest. I kinda like being able to talk with like 5 other people who’ve read the books

    1. charly Avatar

      I agree! I love this series and only two of my friends have read it and I know a lot of people! Lol. I just love having that feeling that the series is yours and yours alone.

    2. Skylar Avatar

      Me too

  9. grace Avatar

    I also know that in the book that Macon is blonde but I just can’t picture him blonde so i think that Callan McAuliffe would do nicely

    1. julia Avatar

      yeah, i’ve always imagned his hair light brown.

  10. Jessica Cantarero Avatar

    I would <333 if audrey hollister was the actress as America Singer if she were good at acting too. Im okay with any honey blonde actor as Maxon, but plz NOT josh hutcherson. I really dont like him i dont want him to ruin the movie

    1. Sylvie Avatar

      I agree 🙁

    2. Lola Avatar

      Josh hutcherson doesn’t look charming, and hopefully Audrey Hollister is like Cara Deleveigne (model X actress)

  11. Chelsee Avatar

    Personally, I think Greg Sulkin would be great as Maxon, but I’m still not sure who should play him. However, Audrey Hollister should at least be asked to play America since she’s already the face everyone pictures as America.

  12. Kamryn Avatar

    I think that Ansel Elgort would be perfect as Maxon and Lilly Collins as America.

    1. Adriana Avatar

      Yes Ansel Elgort would be THE PERFECT MAXON!! He has that persona in him just as Maxon is described as to who he is in the series. Maxon has that tenderness to his personality and even in his way of speaking, and his demeanor. Ansel is just like that! Except for the obvious fact that Ansel has dark hair and Prince Maxon has blonde hair. But that’s no biggy ;). ANSEL ELGORT!!!!

  13. Theselection'sfan Avatar

    I want Colton Haynes as Maxon.

    1. Tiana Avatar

      YES He would suit the roll perfect.y with his personality and looks!!

  14. Kristin Avatar

    Haley Ramm as America Singer and Callan McAuliffe as Prince Maxon…

  15. Kristin Avatar

    Please cast Haley Ramm as America Singer and Callan McAuliffe as Prince Maxon…

  16. Phaedra Avatar

    Ian Harding as Prince Maxon and Lily Collins as America 😀

  17. Marley Avatar

    I think that Alex Peffyter would be an amazing Maxton. Like Zack efron as aspen. And Audrey hollister or Chloe from Pitch Perfect. Im not sure of her name though.

    1. Lola Avatar

      brittany snow? omg yes

    2. saina Avatar

      1000 Yes to Alex Peffyter for Maxton

  18. Mckenzie Henry Avatar

    I think I would be a great part for America Singer! I have naturally red hair, unlike many other actresses I’ve seen listed!

  19. jessie ban Avatar
    jessie ban

    Im so excited of the movie. OMG! I do hopeAudrey Hollister would take the role of America and i would like Max Irons or Gregg Sulkin to play as maxon. They really fit the roles of each character. Can’t wait already!

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  21. Candace berry Avatar
    Candace berry

    Lily Collins as America
    Alex pettyfer as Maxon

    1. Lola Avatar

      Lily Collins doesn’t really fit for America.
      but Alex Pettyfer is <33

  22. Zoe Avatar

    Well the best America is for sure Audrey Hollister but if I have to choose an actress and not a model….Well I would pick Debora Ann Woll. For Aspen I want LIAM HEMSWORTH <3 and finally for Maxon… I think Freddie Stroma or Max Irons

  23. Marie Avatar

    Michelle Trachtenberg should be Celeste! She is so pretty and would be perfect.

  24. Saylor Avatar

    I think the girl used on the book cover should be America. She’s beautiful and captures the feel of her perfectly

    1. Ana Avatar

      I totally agree it won’t be the same since everyone’s so used to seeing her represent America if it’s someone else.

  25. Issa A. Avatar
    Issa A.

    release date anyone??? I don’t think I can wait long for the movie to come into theaters!!!

    1. julia Avatar

      dude its probably not going to come out for a couple years since the producers have to make like 20 different scripts before choosing one… but i totally feel ya, the movie could come out tomorrow and it wouldn’t be soon enough. <3<3<3 The Selection!

  26. Dixee Avatar

    I would love Dylan O’Brien to be Aspen please!!

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  27. Cammy K. Avatar
    Cammy K.

    Emma Stone would be great!

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      alyssa y.


  28. Recheza V. Avatar
    Recheza V.

    i think that Audrey Hollister should be America because she was on the book cover and she is already sort of “America Singer.” Second, I think that Bonnie Wright will also be a good America.

  29. Dayna D. Avatar
    Dayna D.

    I love these books and there would be so many good choices for actors/ actresses. One question can I be marlee???

  30. Panagiota Avatar

    I want so much Luke Mably or Josh Hutcherson to be Maxon <3333 and audrey hollister to be America! ^_^

  31. Aman Avatar

    Robert Pattinson as Maxon and Emma Watson as America.

    1. veronica Avatar

      Totally Emma Watson for America!! I love that girl!

  32. @!#%* Avatar

    I would really like Dylan O’Brien or Logan Lerman as Aspen, and Audrey Hollister as America! c:

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  34. Lola Avatar

    i think Britanny Snow should be America
    Chris pine or Brenton Thwaites should be Maxon

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  36. :(( Avatar

    There are rumors that Aimee Teegarden is going to be America, Wiliam Mosely Prince Maxon, and Ethan Pack Aspen. I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY HATE IT! WILIAM MOSELY AND ETHAN PACK ARE WAY TOO OLD FOR THIS ROLE, AND AIMEE TEEGARDEN ISN’T EVEN REDHAIRED! SHE’S BLOND! My life will be RUINED if this is true :'( I would really prefer someone NOT TOO OLD, and for America SOMEONE REDHAIRED. But okay, I just wanted to share this with you guys

    1. :(( Avatar

      Wiliam Mosely=Aspen and Ethan Pack=Prince Maxon*

    2. lanay Avatar

      I agree with you we need a red head as America, not some blonde girl. I nominate Josh Hutchinson. He would be a dreamy Prince, and the guy that plays Four from Divergent would be a perfect Aspen.

  37. Kirsten Avatar

    For America, I would love either Kat McNamara or Holland Roden.
    Prince Maxon, I would love Chace Crawford
    Aspen, I would love Tyler Posey or Mat Lanter

  38. Aria G Avatar
    Aria G

    I think this would be an amazing cast-

    Robbie Kay-Maxon
    Logan Lerman-Aspen
    Bonnie Wright- America
    Anthony Head- King Clarkson
    Sammi Hanratty- Marlee

    It would be AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! Especially Robbie Kay and Bonnie Wright, though they would have to talk in an american accents. Ha!

  39. Emily Avatar

    Sophie Turner as America Singer
    Elle Fanning as May Siner
    Chase Crawford Aspen Leger
    Theo James as Prince Maxon
    John Rhys Davies as King Clarkson
    Maxima Zorreguieta as Queen Amberly
    Bridgit Mendler as Marlee Tames

  40. céline baudewijn Avatar
    céline baudewijn

    AUDREY HOLLISTER as America, Max Irons as Prince Maxon, and Britt Robertson as Marlee.

  41. Elle Foxx Avatar
    Elle Foxx

    I CANNOT WAIT! LIKE NO KIDDING! I MIGHT CRY… the only thing is that when I read the books, it was like I pictured all these people for the characters, and if they don’t look like what I imagined, it might ruin the movie for me… it’s a very harsh concept for me… hmmmmm I think:
    Audrey Hollister for America
    Liam Hemsworth for Maxon
    Theo James for Aspen
    Britt Robertson for Marlee

    1. Shelby carmichael Avatar
      Shelby carmichael

      That really should be the cast because Liam hemsworth is awesome and Audrey hollister is already the face pretty much everybody sees as America. Theo James is really cool and would make a great guard. Also he is really cute. Britt Robertson would make a great Marlee because she would fit the profile.

  42. Abby Avatar

    I am sooo excited for this (these) movies I seriously can not wait!!! AS for the cast I think these people would be absolutely perfect!!
    Maxon – Brenton Thwaites, Gregg Sulkin or Josh Hutcherson
    America – Sophie Turner
    Aspen – Zac Efron, Ansel Elgort
    May – Elle Fanning (kinda copied her but shes perfect!)
    I think any of those people would be amazing for those parts!!!!!!!

  43. Adison Avatar

    I think Holland Roden should play America singer, Dylan O’Brien should play Aspen, Josh Hutcherson should play Maxon, and Lindon Ashby should play king clarkson.

  44. kyle Avatar

    Maxon Shreave – Callan McAuliffe
    America Singer – Jane Hollister
    Aspen Leger – Shane Steven Harper
    Marlee Tames- Bridget Mendler

  45. Ismini Avatar

    Maxon Schreave – Max Irons
    America Singer – Audrey Hollister
    Aspen Leger – Theo James/Taylor Lautner
    Queen Amberly – Angelina Jolie

  46. Iana Edrianne Avatar
    Iana Edrianne

    My dreamcast for the movie adaptation would be Audrey Hollister as America Singer because she IS America for me. I see her on the book covers and I have pictured her as America ever since! Haha. And for Maxon definitely Max Irons. He really looks the part, he’s played royalty before on the TV series The White Queen as King Edward IV and I feel like there’s something about him that would make him the perfect Maxon. Honestly, someone just suggested Max to play as Maxon and I was just hooked! Now every time I reread the series I see his face as Maxon’s! LOL. I REALLY TRULY HOPE they cast these two. I don’t care about the others. Just make these two happen! 😀

  47. Bea Avatar

    America Singer- Audrey Hollister
    Maxon Schreave- Wlliam Moseley

  48. Jane Avatar

    Sophie Turner, Audrey Hollister or Bonnie Wright as America singer :3

  49. kylee Avatar

    Dylan O’Brien or Tyler posey as aspen !!!!

  50. Clara Avatar

    Oh my goodness plz let Audrey hollister be the America singer!!!!

  51. Kayla Avatar

    I can’t wait for ‘The Selection’ to be turned into a movie! I JUST checked out the book from my library last Friday and I devoured it by Sunday morning. It’s Monday and I’m more than halfway finished with the second and I am in LOVE!!!!! I adore this series and next time I get the chance to go to a book store, I am picking up all the books and they will be the first things (other than clothes) that I pack to take with me to college next fall. OMG! SOOOOOOO GOOOOOD!!!!!

  52. Allison Avatar


    Audrey Hollister for America Singer.
    Max Irons for Prince Maxon.
    Logan Lerman for Aspen Legers.
    Britt Robertson for Marlee Tames.

  53. alyssa y. Avatar
    alyssa y.

    I think Deborah Ann Woll for America singer, Freddie Stroma as Prince Maxon, and Gregg Sulkin as Aspen!!!!! <3

  54. Anonymous Avatar

    I personally think that Alexander Ludwig would make a decent Maxon

  55. Anonymous Avatar

    I think Alexander Ludwig would make a decent Maxon, Audrey Hollister would be a great America and Emma Watson would be a good Kriss

  56. Book lover Avatar
    Book lover

    Patrick Schwarzenegger would be good as Maxon! Especially if you see the Right there music video by Ariana Grande.

  57. Meredith Avatar

    I think Josh Hutcherson should be Prince Maxon and Chloë Grace Moretez should be Marlee Thames. Audrey Hollister should totally be America Singer!!!!!!! Can’t wait for this to come out.

  58. Hannan Avatar

    I think that holland roden is good to act america and for maxon i can’t imagine his hair totally blond more like blond and brown

  59. JES Avatar

    I do not think that Audrey Hollister should be America because she is in her thirties (not saying that she couldn’t look young, but almost a fifteen year difference is a lot), and it would be hard to make her look seventeen. she is a great model though. I think that Dylan O’Brien should play Aspen, and that Sophie Turner would make a good America. Alexander Ludwig would also make a great Maxon in my mind. I just hope that the movie would come out so everyone else in my school can be as obsessed with these books as I am. I’ve read them all twice, in a matter of two days each time. I will probably end up reading them again in six more months. Kiera Cass, you are a great author. there are not many books I would read more than once just for fun.

  60. RosaLerman Avatar

    My options for the cast are
    America: emma stone
    Maxon: liam hemsworrh
    Aspen: dylan O’brien

  61. Casey Avatar

    I want the movie to come out so bad. I love the selection. Best series in the world!

  62. Casey Avatar

    I think that Amy Adams should play as America.

  63. Casey Avatar

    OMG Audrey Hollister! She would be America. Adurey is in the cover of the One.

  64. Tiana Avatar

    Colten Haynes would make the perfect maxon! He’s got the exact same personality, is really charming and looks just like him!!

  65. Elsa Brown Avatar
    Elsa Brown

    America: Audrey Hollister or Karen Gillan
    Maxon: Sam Claffin
    Aspen: Liam Hemsworth or Eddie redmayne( maybe he can be maxon to if he dyes his hair)
    Marlee: Amanda Seyfried or Jennifer Lawrence
    Celeste: Barbara Palvi (couldn’t find a good one)
    Kriss: Ashley Greene

  66. Halle Avatar

    When’s the release date?

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