If you were to cast a movie for Orbiting Jupiter which actors/actresses would you choose to play the lead roles and why?
If I were to cast a movie for Orbiting Jupiter I would choose the actor Asa Butterfield to be the character Joseph. I would choose Asa to be Joseph because in one of his past roles he was 8-year-old Bruno in The Boy In The Striped Pajamas. Asa was really unhappy and lonely when his family moved from Berlin to a concentration camp. I think Asa is the perfect person to play Joseph. I think this because he, like Joseph, both moved to a different area and they have to get used to a new neighborhood, and a new community. He also is quite and lonely until he makes a friend. Just like Joseph is kind of friends with Jack. I also chose Asa because he looks like what I think Joseph would look like. Dark Hair, a sad complexion and a depressed look in his eyes.
If I were to cast a movie for Orbiting Jupiter I would choose Chandler Riggs to be Jack because Jack has to go through a big change and learn how to deal with how these things affect other people, just like Chandler Riggs has to go through when playing Carl Grimes in The Walking Dead. Chandler Riggs has to watch people die and become infected with a serious disease that makes people want to kill humans. Jack has to abandon friend and change his lifestyle to make Joseph feel comfortable and wants Joseph to trust him, he also is very daring and willing to do anything to protect Joseph just like Chandler Riggs does in The Walking Dead. That is why I would choose Chandler Riggs to be Jack.
If I were to cast a movie for Orbiting Jupiter I would choose James Denton to be Jack’s Dad because Jack’s Dad has to be very kind and loyal to Joseph and anyone that was involved in his past life. I think James Denton would be a good actor for Jack’s Dad because in one of his past roles he was superman he has to be kind and he has to be kind to everyone but has to make sacrifices and hurt certain people and make certain choices. Just like Jack’s Dad has to be with Jack and Joseph. For example when Joseph falls into the lake and Jack helps him. I also think James Denton would be good for the role of Jack’s Dad because He is what I would picture him as looking and being like dark hair caring eyes and a nice smile. Another reason James Denton would be a good actor for Jack’s Dad is because he is loyal and respectful. For example in the movie where he starred as superman, his part was a loyal and respectful character. That is why I think James Denton would be perfect for Jack’s Dad.
If I were going to cast the movie Orbiting Jupiter I would pick Bill Chott to be the principal Mr.Canton. I would choose Bill Chott to be Mr.Canton because I have seen him play in the show Wizards of Waverly Place. In the show he plays as the principal at the high school and he is really judgmental rude and power crazy. He would be perfect for Mr.Canton because in the book Mr.Canton is always rude to Joseph more than he is to other kids. Bill Chott will be perfect for this role because in Wizards of Waverly Place he is always rude to Alex Ross in the show. Also in Bill Chotts show he was very sneaky always warning the teacher how bad she is, just like Mr.Canton is always telling Jack to be careful around Joseph because he has done bad things in his past. That’s Why I would choose Bill chott to be the actor for Mr.Canton.
Therefore if I were to cast the movie Orbiting Jupiter I would choose Asa Butterfield to play Joseph, Chandler Riggs to play Jack and James Denton to play Jack’s Dad. That’s who I would choose to play the main characters.
As an audience member to Orbiting Jupiter, how do you think Joseph's character has changed from chapter 1 to chapter 2?
I think Joseph's character has changed from chapter 1 to chapter 2 because in chapter 1 he was shy he wouldn't speak to other people, wouldn't participate in class, etc. But now in chapter 2 he is more open to teachers, and he is the best in his grade. I know he has changed because in the book at the beginning Joseph wouldn't participate in gym and now in the book it says he is the only on in his grade that can climb a rope in less than 60 seconds without using his legs. Another way I know that Joseph has changed is because he likes to go into Mr D'Ulneys room for lunch to do math problems. He also had a climb off with Mr. Swieteck. (Mr. Swieteck has no legs) He beat Joseph by three seconds!
I know Josephs character has changed because he participates in class and he talks to more people.
Why do you think the book is called Orbiting Jupiter? Comment your answer below.
Some of the labels I think have been placed upon Joseph are a bad influence, trouble maker, quite, and average. I think he got the labels bad influence and trouble maker because at his old- old school someone gave him a pill that was really bad and swallowed it without knowing that it was bad and the teacher made him come out of a stall and he tried to kill the teacher. Then at the next school he went to when he came back he wouldn't wear orange, won't let people walk behind him and jumps at the slightest noise. He also has the label because he looks like an average grade 8 kid.