Maybe we have some outside influence that makes us think David Duchovny is utterly believable as a charismatic guy able to snare girls half his age, but that’s neither here nor there. We think David would be perfect for Lou, the boy’s boy, serial-monogamist record producer, infected with a “restless charm.” That’s him in a nutshell.
Blake Lively as Mindy
The only real refrain on Mindy’s character is how beautiful she is, how lovely, how her figure in a ‘sparkling blue bikini’ transcends everyone’s already high expectations. She’s young and slightly foolish, and allows herself to get caught up in a world for the sheer glamour of it. Blake already plays a girl who is largely renowned for her looks and money alone, so she should have no trouble.
Chloe Moretz as Charlie
Well, we all know Chloe Moretz can do just about anything, but we think she’d be particularly apt at portraying the cast-aside daughter of a wealthy man, somewhat snarky and just coming into her own sexuality and confidence. She has a darkness to her that would suit Charlie well, considering her ultimate fate.
Preston Bailey as Rolph
Look at those deep, searching little eyes! You have to love Preston Bailey, especially as the sweet, if sometimes petulant Rolph, who creates trouble without quite knowing he’s doing it. Though he has a feeling.
Hugh Dancy as Albert
Ah, the alternative to Lou – the sweet faced, young man that tempts Mindy. Egan describes Albert as a ‘surly Englishman,’ so Dancy might have to toughen up those dreamy eyes a bit, but he also has to be believable as someone who would lean over to a girl and whisper, “You’re driving me crazy. You must know that.” So he can keep a little of that softness.