To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han has been optioned by Overbrook Entertainment a.k.a Will Smith! Smith is slated to produce the film along with James Lassiter who worked with Smith on I Am Legend (2007), I, Robot (2004) and The Pursuit of Happyness (2006). We know that the screenplay will be written by Annie Neal. However there is no word on who will portray the “Song girls” on the big screen.
This is a very unique casting opportunity as the main character, Lara Jean, and her two sisters are half Korean and half American. Finding mixed Asian actresses in the right age range for each character could prove challenging. While Lara Jean and her older sister Margot are described as appearing similar to their Korean mother, their younger sister Kitty is described as looking more like their father, with lighter brown hair and eyes.
Do you think a fully Asian actress could accurately portray Laura Jean or do you think it’s imperative that the actress be mixed? Propose your ideas to help the casting director or browse and support existing proposals on The IF List!