OK, guys.  We’ve got a bit of a conundrum here. I’m getting tons of requests for casting information but I can’t (in all conscience) inundate the lovely casting agent with people she knows nothing about. She’ll hate me for confusing her systems and filling her life with chaotic imponderables.

Do we want this? Probably not.

But I would love you all to star in the film, really I would.

So I’m in the middle of trying to sort it out and would be grateful if you’re patient in the meantime.  I will get back to you. Promise.




  1. Ariana 8 years ago

    Thanks for all your efforts. You’re incredible.

    But let’s think… if I knew the adress of the casting agent, I’d send her my life line and she wouldn’t know nothing about me anymore.. –
    Just saying. 😉


  2. Sara 8 years ago

    When they were doing casting for the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie they took the interesting tack of doing an online casting call. There was a website (through the studio, I believe) and kids could download “sides” and then make their own audition tape and upload it to the site. This then made them eligible for consideration … my son made a tape but then I refused to upload it because I am a mean and unreasonable mother and worried he’d done too good a job.
    The whole set-up made for excellent pre-publicity for the film. Also is a fine way for both author and casting director to remove themselves personally from the equation. Don’t know if this would work for How I Live Now but thought it might be worth a mention.
    Here’s the site: http://www.iamthewimpykid.com/

    1. Meg 8 years ago

      Thanks for that, Sara. Very interesting — I’ve sent it on to various people who might sort it all out while I’m asleep…..

  3. Caroline Coxon 8 years ago

    Oh, now I am seriously gutted! All those method acting classes for nothing. I can tell you, I’m a pretty convincing teenager for someone who’s 55!

  4. Kathryn Evans 8 years ago

    So you don’t want me to play the goat?

  5. Amanda 8 years ago

    Oh Meg, I feel for you. This fangley new technology sets the world up for sideways type change and new expectations every day… and it’s enough just getting the pooches walked and the words written. Here’s hoping the fangles will produce a neat solution in perfect sideways fashion.

  6. Sara 8 years ago

    I dream about having people to sort things out while I’m asleep!
    You really are my hero.

  7. Jack 8 years ago

    Hi, Do you reckon you could tell us who the casting director is so then we could send our CV’s to her?

  8. Anna 8 years ago

    i’d love to play the role of piper,but is she nine? I’m 12 do you think they could open audtions up for age 12? and post a link or something of how we can audtion 🙂 thankss x

  9. Daniel Proctor 8 years ago

    Hi Meg, I think the book is brilliant and the movie shall present the book well. As I have seen how you have said about not knowing the casting director – I have told my management about this and cant seem to find her/him either but feel as you are the writer and the only person I am able to contact that I should mention that I feel very strongly into being one of the BRITISH COUSINS – If possible you could promt the idea of auditions or online auditions whether open casting or not, just as long as alot of people know about it. As I would realy love to get my teeth into one of your characters and nail the performance that is good enough for you and good enough to percieve the character you want the audience.

    Please do let me know if you could by email

    Thank You Very Much
    Daniel Proctor

  10. Nicky 8 years ago

    Oh, please try and see if she’ll at least send in our resumes/cv’s!

    She’s bound to let as do that much!? 😀

    1. Meg 8 years ago

      I’m doing my best, Nicky, promise. x

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  12. Nicky 8 years ago

    That’s good(:
    Thanks for trying anyway! It makes me and a lot of people happy to know you’re at least trying. A lot of author’s don’t bother to let people know.

    Thanks Meg! 😀 x

  13. H :) 8 years ago

    I really liked this book, I read it a while back but when I heard it was going to be made into a film I was over the moon. Seeing that I am also an aspiring actor and only a year older than Edmund and everybody thinks I am quirky, I WOULD LOVE TO BE IN THIS. But try and get back with news!


  14. Emma 8 years ago

    Have you got any further on casting? I love Sara’s idea of submitting videos? Thanks for all your efforts x

    1. Meg 8 years ago

      HI Emma
      The best I can do at the moment is to suggest you watch out for school castings (I know they’re visiting lots of schools) or if you have an agent, have them investigate for you.
      I know it’s frustrating, but they don’t want to make the process commercial by submitting videos….SORRY…

  15. bertie 8 years ago

    Any more info on casting for the film? My 9 yr old daughter would love to be Piper …

    1. Meg 8 years ago

      Just a repeat here: The best I can do at the moment is to suggest you watch out for school castings (I know they’re visiting lots of schools) or if you have an agent, have them investigate for you.
      I know it’s frustrating….SORRY…

  16. Isabella 8 years ago

    Hi Meg,
    I loved the book and know all these requests must be really frustrating for you! But is there really any way there could be open auditions?
    Thank you for trying xxx

    1. Meg 8 years ago

      HI Isabella
      I’ve done my best but it looks like the casting director wants to go through agents and schools….wish I could do better for you….really.

    2. Isabella 8 years ago

      don’t worry 🙂 thank you for trying, and i know this is a bit early to tell, but do you have a rough idea when the film will aimed to be released?
      Thank you xxx

    3. Meg 8 years ago

      Autumn, 2012?

  17. Olivia 8 years ago

    How can I get them to come to my school, or is it finished now? xx

    1. Bardo 8 years ago

      Fell out of bed feelnig down. This has brightened my day!

  18. Gemma 8 years ago

    how can i get them to come to my school??? i love the book and i’m just the right age so are my friends…… it would really mean a lot to be in it.

  19. Harry 7 years ago

    Hi Meg are the casting team still casting for edmond because if they were i could maybe get my agent to look into it 😉

    1. Meg Rosoff 7 years ago

      You’ve got a great face, Harry. Definitely have your agent look into it. I don’t think Edmond has been cast yet. x

    2. Harry Lynch 7 years ago

      Thankyou Meg really appreciate you replying I understand your very busy I have just noticed you have replied and emailed my agent now Fingers crossed,
      Harry 🙂

  20. AJ Winters 7 years ago

    I’m a teen in Australia and I simply luuuurve acting-

    but being in the outback, I have no opportunities. 🙁
    I think I could be a really good Daisy, but I guess I am too late for casting?

    Do you know if there is anyway that I can try for the part?

  21. Ashley 7 years ago

    I just found out about casting for this and I emailed my picture and information but am I too late? I hope not=/
    someone please help me out

  22. Kathryn 7 years ago

    I’m not seeing any casting updates and I missed the open auditions. I did send Cindy my headshot and resume, though. Do you have any new information?

    (I’m an American interested in the part of Daisy.)


    1. Meg Rosoff 7 years ago

      The only information I have is the email address, Daisycasting@gmail.com
      Not even sure if it’s still live, but you can try….
      Good luck.

  23. Kathryn 7 years ago

    Thank you so much. Hoping and praying, haha.

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