Meet Pudge and Alaska in the first casting reveal for LOOKING FOR ALASKA!
After a few failed attempts at an adaptation over the years, Hulu announced back in May that it would officially be creating a Looking For Alaska miniseries based on the beloved YA novel by John Green.
Today, the author had the exciting opportunity to share the big casting reveal for the two main characters, Miles “Pudge” Halter and Alaska Young. Take a look!
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In the Looking for Alaska Hulu series, Alaska will be played by Kristine Froseth (@kristine_froseth on instagram), and Miles will be played by Charlie Plummer (@charliefplummer on twitter and on instagram–but mostly on instagram). . I spoke to Kristine and Charlie on the phone yesterday and it was really special to have a conversation with the people who will become Miles and Alaska. I'm so grateful to them and to everyone involved with the Looking for Alaska series. It's all starting to feel very real! . I am so grateful that LFA has an enthusiastic readership all these years after its publication. I know people have strong casting opinions, but I'd ask you to remember that the people who've been cast are human beings (and young ones), so please be kind if/when tagging them. . (Also, a friendly reminder that I do not cast movies or limited series adaptations on Hulu. But I did get to see both of these actors' auditions, and they are both truly brilliant and embody the characters to me. They're both also fans of the book, which is nice!)
Charlie Plummer previously starred in All The Money In The World, Boardwalk Empire, and Granite Flats, among other projects. He also just completed filming on the adaptation of Aaron Starmer’s YA novel Spontaneous alongside Katherine Langford.
Kristine Forseth has recently has roles in multiple projects such as Sierra Burgess Is A Loser, Rebel In The Rye, and the TV series Junior.
We don’t know which other actors are on board for the project quite yet, but we’ll keep you updated as the news rolls out!