October 22, 2009

My Imaginary Baby-Sitter’s Club Movie Cast

Posted by at 11:17 am in Reads | Permalink

Bsc_130 When the news broke that in 2012 Hollywood will be releasing a feature film version of Sweet Valley High, I thought, HOLD UP. Wait a minute!

I liked Sweet Valley High. Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield reminded me of my twin sister and me, only we were brunettes growing up in New Jersey, not blondes in California, and there was no Unicorn Club at my school (despite my best efforts to start one). But when it comes to my favorite book series, it's no secret where my loyalties have always remained: I am firmly on Team BSC. And yes, if it were up to me, there'd be a big screen version coming soon to theaters near you!

BSC (or The Baby-sitter's Club for you newbies) is Ann M. Martin's best-selling series about a group of middle school girls who, well, baby-sit. A lot. Like, a LOT. And even though I myself wasn't big on baby-sitting, there's just something about the characters that keeps me going back to them. Even now, at my ripe old age, I still pull out my favorite BSC titles when I have a half an hour to kill and need some comfort food. (For the record, I always go back to: Boy-Crazy Stacey, The Ghost at Dawn's House, BSC Super Special #7: Snowbound! and my favorite of all, BSC Super Special #2: Baby-sitters' Summer Vacation.)

So as the movie and book industries talk about who should be cast in the Sweet Valley High movie, here on Ink Splot 26 we're going to do a little casting of our own. Here are my picks for the theoretical BSC movie, if it were to be filmed today. Agree or disagree? Cast your own picks in the comments!

Kristy Thomas:
Miranda Cosgrove(iCarly)

Mary Anne Spier:
Emma Roberts (Unfabulous; Nancy Drew)

Claudia Kishi: Hayley Kiyoko (Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins; singer)

Stacey McGill: AJ Michalka (The Lovely Bones; singer)

Dawn Schaefer: Dakota Fanning (Coraline, Twilight: New Moon)

Mallory Pike: Emily Osment (Hannah Montana)

Jessi Ramsey:
Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP)

Logan Bruno: Sterling Knight (Sonny With a Chance)

And just for fun, Karen Brewer: Kiernan Shipka (Sally from Mad Men)

Cast away!

— Morgan, Scholastic staffer

Emma Roberts photo courtesy of Gerri Miller
Keke Palmer photo courtesy of Nickelodeon

  1. Goosebumpsfan4

    I think this…
    Kristy Thomas: Selena Gomez
    Mary Anne Spier: Sara Paxton
    Dawn Schafer: Taylor Swift
    Mallory Pike: Demi Lovato
    Logan Bruno: Cody Linley
    Karen Brewer: Brenda Song
    Claudia Kishi: Kimberly J Brown. I hope you like my picks. I think the rest are perfect!

  2. japanrocks44409

    i love horror movies amd books.but i have 2 admit i luv love stories better. i am a natraul lover of love stories. have u guys read twilight? its about vampires falling in love with humans. bella got married to edward(a sweet CUTE vampire) and her bff comes(jacob)(a werewolf) even though he wants to marry her, he still goes 2 the wedding.
    then bella has a baby (half human half vampire) named Renesme Carlie Cullen. she iz the cutest little baby i have ever seen(exept 4 my lil brother) i luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!okay so anyhoo!!!!!plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz rie me back. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz rie me back.
    if any of you girls have an older brither plzzzzz giv me advice on how 2 get him to be quiet!!!! plzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 10stars

    I agree with myla, wouldn’t Mallory have red hair? And doesn’t Mary Anne have brown hair? Although I can TOTALLY imagine her with blonde hair. Other than that, your picks are AWSOME.

  4. haiden

    <3 the pics of them
    I really think that miranda cosgrove would be best for the part hey #1 fan miranda

  5. undercoverdiva

    I have hole BSC books in my room !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can somebody be my friend my name is undercoverdiva

  6. Sophia

    You know there actually was a BSC movie in 1995. I really liked the casting for it and usually picture the actors whenever I read the books now. I still have the VHS in a box somewhere :)

  7. Squirtie

    I just adore the BSC!! I totally agree. I really hope they make a movie of the BSC someday. And i agree on the cast, too. But Emily Osment would have to dye her hair red, curl it, and give her big glasses. I especially agree on Miranda Cosgrove and Jessi Ramsey, though.

  8. autumnapplebbelly

    I don’t think Miranda Cosgrove should be Kristy, because Kristy is more of a tomboy. Miranda looks more like a model. I think Emma Roberts should play Stacey or Dawn. I like who you picked for Jessi, though!

  9. spencer

    i disagree with your picks for the cast because i htink think that there should be an open call for a BSC movie so they can find peple who fit the roles better. also, there actually is a BSC movie!! its really sad though. its called The Babysitters Club.

  10. Mi♥abelle

    Evn though i didn’t know most actors those dicisions are amazing! At 1st thought KeKe Palmer?!Wowie wow wow!!!:)

  11. toylollipop

    I wish they WERE making a BSC movie! I’m a HUGE fan! I agree on Stacey and Jessi, and I LOVE your cast! I suddenly have some ideas of my own, though…
    Kristy Thomas: Selena Gomez
    Mary Anne Spier: Now Miranda! :]
    Dawn Schafer: Taylor Swift
    Mallory Pike: Young Lindsay Lohan
    Logan Bruno: Cody Linley
    Karen Brewer: Now Dakota Fanning!
    Claudia Kishi: ME!!! JK. Brenda Song, maybe?
    Hmmmm…did you like my crazy ideas? GO BSC! Sorry, felt like it. Hehe.

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