If I had to choose actors/actresses to cast I would choose Dylan Minnette, Asa Butterfield, Melissa Ponzio, and Linden Ashby as my characters.
Dylan Minnette would be a good actor for the role of Jack because when he plays in the movie Goosebumps Dylan has to get used to living in a new town, has to make a new life and face world of monsters created by R.L Stine. Jack also has to face a new life with Joseph. He has to deal with people making fun of him because he hangs out with Joseph. Jack stands up for Joseph so I would consider him as courageous. Dylan stand up for a character in Goosebumps named Hannah when a monster is about right about to get her. Dylan and Jack have similar personalities, they're both very serious people with brown hair and brown eyes. Dylan is a 19 year old that I think will be able to pass as Jack.
Asa Butterfield would be a good actor for the role of Joseph because he played in a movie called Hugo. He played a young boy who didn’t have any family, and lived alone inside the Gare Montparnasse Railroad Station in Paris. In Orbiting Jupiter Joseph is kind of a mysterious person. The teachers and staff of his new school were scared of him because they didn’t know or understand Joseph because of his past. In the movie Hugo, Asa Butterfield (Hugo) is a very misunderstood character. People thought he was a thief and a treated like he was nothing but scum. Joseph and Hugo both feared something. Hugo was scared of going to the orphanage and getting caught by the Station Inspector. Joseph was scared of being sent back to jail and never being able to find Jupiter.
Melissa Ponzio would be good for the role of Jack’s Mom because, She play Melissa McCall in Teen Wolf. I would choose Melissa Ponzio as Jack’s Mom because in Teen Wolf she plays a mother to Scott McCall, because of her role as a mother I think she’ll be a good mother in Orbiting Jupiter. In Teen Wolf Melissa is a nurse, so she probably cared for a lot of her patients. In Orbiting Jupiter Jack’s mom is a very caring person, you could probably see that after the Frozen River Incident where she gets them blankets and hot coco.
Linden Ashby would be good for the role of Jack’s father because, in Teen Wolf he plays Stiles Stilinski’s father. Mr. Stilinski cares very much about Stiles and his friends. In one episode Stiles gets in a accident and Mr. Stilinski made sure he got to the hospital safely. Jack’s father is also a very caring person, he cares for both Jack and Joseph. When the Frozen River Incident happened he made sure both of them were alright. Both Mr. Stilinski and Jack’s dad are very strick. When Stiles gets into trouble, Mr. Stilinski gives Stiles a lectures on how he shouldn’t do those things. After Jack’s dad made sure Jack and Joseph were okay, he told them that they should never do that.
These are the actors/actresses I would choose to play in Orbiting Jupiter.
As an audience member to Orbiting Jupiter, how do you think Joseph's character has changed from chapter 1 to chapter 2?
Yes I think Joseph has change from chapter 1 to chapter 2! In chapter 1 none of the teachers really liked Joseph at first, but during the first half of the second chapter some of the the teachers, Mr. Swieteck and Mr. D'ulney, got to know Joseph for who he actually is and started to appreciate him being at their school. Mr. D'ulney has been giving Joseph geometry and math question everyday and is very impressed with how he comes up with his answers. Mr. D'ulney said "Maybe by the end of this year I will give some trigonometry qeustions!" Mr Swieteck was also very impressed with Joseph. Not with his math skills but his gym skills. Mr. Sweiteck said "Joseph, your better than any other grade 8 student I had!" It was true, Joseph could do anything in gym class like it was a piece of cake. He even climb the rope in under 60 second (38 seconds) without using his legs. Joseph is also opening up to Jack, his foster brother, and the rest of his foster family including Rosie the cow. I think Joseph is opening up to his foster family because, hes telling them more about his life. He told Jack his daughter's name, Jupiter. Jack is the only one Joseph told his daughters name to. Jack is actually getting to know a lot more about Joseph. In my opinion It seems like Jack and Joseph are becoming best friends. This is why I think Joseph changed in the second chapter from the first chapter.
Do you agree with the way I thought Joseph changed?
In this book there is a kid named Joseph and he did some bad things in the past. I would think that he probably got labeled by multiple people while he starts a new life with his new family and at his new school "Eastham Middle School". When he first got to his new family's house I think they labeled him as shy. I think shy is a good label for Joseph because he doesn't really talk much, and he doesn't look at people when there looking at him. They teachers labeled him as a bad influence. I think they would've labeled him as a bad influence because he did bad things that sent him to jail. The bus driver probably labeled him at rude. I think this because in the chapter we read the bus driver actually calls Joseph "rude" when he gets of his bus because the he was talking about Joseph's past.