The Way of Shadows Dream Cast

“To grasp the full significance of life is the actor’s duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it is his dedication.”- Marlon Brando

Partial spoiler warning for those who have yet to read the book.

If there were ever a movie adaptation for ‘The Way of Shadows’ by Brent Weeks then I sincerely hope that at least one these actors makes it to the audition:

Noah Schnapp to play Azoth/ Young Kylar Stern


Noah would play as Azoth in the beginning of the movie up until he’s fourteen, and also during flashbacks.

Cole Sprouse to play an older Kylar Stern


Cole would play Kylar once he turned sixteen and would continue to represent Kylar’s character for the rest of the movie. He’s a near perfect representation of Kylar, the only thing I would change is his hair and eye color, he should have pale blue eyes with white blond hair.

Keanu Reeves to play Durzo Blint


Keanu would represent Durzo throughout the movie, I personally like the long haired, clean shaven appearance best.

Scarlett Johansson to play Momma K/Gwinvere Kirena


Scarlett would represent Momma K throughout the movie.

Amber Heard to play Vonda Kirena


Amber would play Momma K’s sister and would only appear in the first part of the movie, during flashbacks.

Madeleine McGraw to play Doll Girl/Young Elene


Madeleine would represent Doll Girl and would only appear in the first half of the movie and in flashbacks. The only thing to change would be Madeleine’s eyes; they should be a dark brown instead of blue.

Emma Watson to play an older Elene Cromwyll


Emma would play an older Elene and would appear throughout the rest of the movie.

Jeremy Ray Taylor to play Rat/Young Roth Ursuul 


Jeremy would play Rat for the first bit of the movie and then only appear in flashbacks. The only thing to change would be his hair color which should be black.

Russell Brand as Roth Ursuul


Russell will play Roth for the remainder of the film.

Jaden Smith to play a young Jarl


Jaden will represent Jarl when he was younger and will only appear in the first half of the movie.

Sendhil Ramamurthy to play an older Jarl


Sendhil would play Jarl in the later stages of the movie.

Liam Neeson to play Duke Regnus Gyre

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Liam would represent Duke Gyre for the entirety of the movie.

Nicole Kidman to play Catrinna Gyre


Nicole will play Catrinna, Duke Gyre’s wife, for the duration of the movie.

Gage Munroe to  play a young Logan Gyre


Gage will play Logan while he is still a youth and will also appear in flashbacks

Chris Evans to play an older Logan Gyre


Chris will play Logan for the majority of the film, taking over for Gage once Logan turns sixteen.

Josh Brolin to play General Brant Agon


Josh will represent General Brant for the duration of the film.

Viggo Mortensen to play Hu Gibbet


Viggo will play Hu Gibbet for the duration of the movie.

Elena Satine to play Vi Savori


Elena would represent Vi for the duration of the movie.

Well this is pretty much my dream cast for the ‘Way of Shadows.’ Let me know what you guys think and leave your own thoughts on a cast for the movie in the comments too. And as always, happy reading!


9 thoughts on “The Way of Shadows Dream Cast

  1. Making my way through this series now. Absolutely loving it!

    If I had to make any changes, I’d say Chloe Moretz as Elene, rather than Emma Watson and maybe Liam Hemsworth as Logan rather than Chris Evans (Liam has more of the youthful kind of look that I would associate with Logan). Also, not 100% sure of Scarlett as Momma K but I can’t think of who I would substitute her with.

    Everyone else is more than ok in my books. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoy the idea of Russell Brand as Roth. I will never think of Durzo as anyone other than Keanu now haha

    Great list and thank you for helping me to put some real life faces to the characters! 😀


    1. Thank you so much for the interesting suggestions! And I’m glad I could help you put a face to a name. Really happy you’re enjoying the series I still have yet to read the second one but I’ll hopefully get around to it soon.

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      1. I just started Book 2 yesterday 🙂 Really enjoying it so far.

        I read your review of Book 1 just now too. I have to agree – Elene is not a character that I’m too fond of. I’m hoping that she starts to become a bit more tolerable the more we read.


      2. I always thought of elene as the stereotypical damsel in distress. She doesn’t really have a role in the story other than to provide an unnecessary romantic subplot which frankly didn’t do much for the story itself. It’s just there for the sake of being there.

        Yay for starting book two! Do let me know how the second book turns out.


      3. Yeah, I have that feeling too. I think she’s just there to make Kylar question his conscience whenever he’s getting too ‘assassin-y’ haha

        I shall – it’s good so far and I’m only about 20 pages in 🙂


  2. Lol articles like these are usually stupid but your picks are actually good! I would just suggest Jerome Flynn play Hu Gibbet … he has a more “villainous” sort of appearance you’d expect for a character like Hu Gibbet, and plays cutthroat roles really well.


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