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Who Should Be Diablo Cody's Next Leading Lady?


If you enjoy Diablo Cody's stylized writing then let's play a little game. Which actress would you most like to see Cody write a script for? This includes film or TV.

Ellen Page was pitch-perfect in Juno, Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried were evil/good in Jennifer's Body and Toni Collette is brilliantly schizophrenic in United States of Tara. So who's next?

Here are my candidates:

1. Kristen Bell - Before she did voice overs for Gossip Girl she was Veronica Mars and that was pretty sweet. Kudos to the writers on that show because Veronica Mars was someone you didn't want to mess with. If anyone can handle an offbeat Cody one-liner, it will be her.


2. Zooey Deschanel - When she's not making great films (500 Days of Summer) she's making great music (She & Him) and her snarky comedic timing would be a nice fit for Codyspeak.


3. Rosario Dawson - She's worked with Robert Rodriguez, Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino so a gig with Cody would be a smart move. I'd like to see what quirky lines Cody would give her.


Other names that came to my mind were Lauren Graham, Anne Hathaway, Alexis Bledel, Kat Dennings and Emma Stone.

So who would you pick?

UPDATE: Exciting news! Diablo Cody will be doing a film adaptation for Francine Pascal's book series Sweet Valley High. Who do you think should play the twins?

8 comments:

Anne. said...

i was going to say ellen page, but then i scrolled down and saw kristen bell as a candidate. her, for sure.

Alea said...

Kristen or Zooey for sure!

Kelly Whyte said...

I feel like Zooey would be the obvious choice, but I think Kristen Bell would do a great job. I really liked her in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, that sounds weird because she was a horrible person in that movie. But she can carry her own.

Karen said...

@Anne
I'd eventually like a re-teaming of Page and Cody but maybe a few years down the line.

@Kelly
Zooey is always the obvious choice! I'll pretty much watch anything she's in.

Film Gurl said...

Zooey! :)

Tyler said...

I think all of them would work really well in a Diablo Cody movie, I think Rosario Dawson would be a really interesting choice. Lauren Graham would be great too.

Karen said...

Lauren Graham was great in Gilmore Girls and she needs another plum role.

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