April 28, 2014

Dork Diaries Dream Cast

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Dork Diaries book coverWho should be in the Dork Diaries movie cast?

You may have heard already, but the bestselling Dork Diaries book series will be made into a movie in 2015! Cool, huh?

If you haven’t read any Dork Diaries books yet, they’re pretty hilarious. They are written from the diary perspective of Nikki, a 14-year-old middle-schooler, who just transferred to a snooty private school. What everyone doesn’t know is that she is there on scholarship as a part of her dad’s bug exterminator business contract.

Nikki doesn’t fit in with the wealthy, designer-clad students, and spends most of her time alone writing in her diary. Then she befriends two other “dorky” girls, Chloe and Zoey, and discovers the beautiful Brandon Roberts (her crush). But the most popular girl in the school, MacKenzie Hollister, also has a crush on Brandon, and is determined to make Nikki’s life more miserable than it already is.

So . . . before the casting is decided, we want to know who’s in YOUR dream cast? Maybe some big Hollywood exec will even read this post and cast your pick!

Let us know your cast picks for . . .

G Hannelius photo

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Nikki: With her brown pigtails, and artsy, clumsy, and lovably dorky ways, I would choose G Hannelius.

Chloe: She is slightly prissy and a self-proclaimed expert on boys. I can’t decide between Peyton List and Olivia Holt.

Zoey has dark hair, loves self-help books, and acts like a teen Dr. Phil with hoop earrings. Zendaya or China Anne McClain maybe?

Ross Lynch

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Brandon has wavy hair and blue eyes. He’s an animal lover and super-cute dreamboat. Ross Lynch — no contest!

MacKenzie has blond hair, blue eyes, and is as evil as a rattlesnake in lip gloss and ankle boots! I would pick Dove Cameron — not because I think she’s mean, but because she can play all different kinds of girls. She plays 2 completely different people in one show!

List your dream cast in the Comments below. We can’t wait to see who you say!

—Ratha, Stacks Writer

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  1. Lily

    Nikki-Rowan Blanchard
    Chloe-Bella Thorne
    Zoey-Kiki Palmer
    MacKenzie-Stephanie Scott
    Jessica-Peyton List
    Brandon-Peyton Meyer

  2. S

    NIKKI: the girl from the Cinderella (the brand new on )
    CHLOE: Payton List
    ZOEY: Zendaya
    BRANDON: Ross Lynch
    MACKENZIE: China

  3. chattyangel182

    My Dork Diaries Dream Cast
    Nikki- Madison De La Garza
    Brianna- Rosie Mcclelland
    MacKenzie- Paris Smith
    Brandon- Hayden Byerly
    Zoey-Sabrina Carpenter
    Chloe- Bailee Madison

    AKA you should actually use actors that have part of the characters traits!
    Reply ↓

  4. Meeee

    I just don’t want it to turn into another Disney movie……I love disney movies, but some people really hate them and won’t go anywhere near them. No matter who’s in it I’m gonna watch it, I am just kinda tired at looking at the same stars everyday on every show and movie…..

  5. Anonymous

    I respectfully do not agree on many of those choices…..I feel this would be a perfect time to introduce new stars, not just recast current ones. There are so many girls and boy that would LOVE to be in the movie, and are great actors and actresses, and just haven’t been discovered yet!

  6. Candace

    NIKKI: Bailee Madison or Rowan Blanchard
    CHLOE: Peyton List or Brec Bassignser
    ZOEY: China Ann McClain or Madison Pettis
    BRANDON: Ross Lynch or Peyton Meyer
    MACKENZIE: Dove Cameron or Sabrina Carpenter
    Brianna: Rosie (Sophia Grace and Rosie) or Francesca Capaldi

  7. Katie

    My Dork Diaries Dream Cast vvvvvv
    Nikki- Madison De La Garza
    Brianna- Rosie Mcclelland
    MacKenzie- Paris Smith
    Brandon- Hayden Byerly
    Zoey-Sabrina Carpenter
    Chloe- Bailee Madison

    AKA you should actually use actors that have part of the characters traits!

  8. jasmin

    Make I could play nikki

    Why you ask
    1.I have pig/pink tails
    2.I have a diary
    3.I have pazzazi

    Also I,m 8 so I might not get the part

  9. Amy

    Hey guys
    I would like to be Nikki because:
    1. I have a crush.
    2. I have a diary and I’m on my 4th one right now.
    3. I have very long hair.
    But I’m 9 and I’m not that popular and I haven’t been a actress before or anything.

  10. Rylee

    I would actually like to play Nicki. I love to draw and color, I pretend i have a diary, and I like to do arts and crafts like her.

  11. Rylee

    Nicki- Kira Kosarin
    Chloe- Selena Gomez
    Zoey- Zendaya
    Brandon- Jack Griffo
    Mackenzie- Dove Cameron
    Brianna- Francesca Capaldi

  12. Rylee

    I didn’t know they wre making a movie. I love Dork Diaries. I have every single book. Is there a 9th dork diaries coming out?

  13. Andrea

    Nikki- Rowan Blanchard
    Chloe- Peyton List
    Zoey- China Anne McClain
    Brandon- Ross Lynch
    Mackenzie- Dove Cameron (she is a really good actress)
    Brianna- Sophia Grace

  14. Emma

    Nikki: Rowan Blanchard or Ciara Bravo
    Chloe: Zendaya (since Chloe is half Mexican, her surname is Garcia)
    Zoey: China Anne McClain
    Brandon: Peyton Meyer or Colin Ford
    Mackenzie:Dove Cameron

  15. SWAGER15

    I think the PERFECT cast for the Dork Diaries movie would have to be……
    Nikki: G. Hannelius
    Chloe: China Anne McClain
    Zoey: Olivia Holt
    Brandon: PEYTON MEYER!!!
    Makenzie: Dove Cameron
    Jessica: Peyton List
    I think that they would be the perfect cast for this movie. I can SO see this cast!!! :)

  16. Dolphinlover

    I really want to play as Chloe!!!!! I’m a really good actress and I’m just like Chloe!!!!! I’ve also always wanted to be an actress!! Or maybe I can play Mackenzie because I’m really good as acting like a mean girl (like in acting).

  17. Dolphinlover

    In my opinion, I don’t really think ross lynch should be Brandon because Brandon has brown hair and ross is too old and no offense I’m not trying to be mean so don’t take this the wrong way but he needs more experience.

  18. Dolphinlover

    Mackenzie-Peyton List.
    Nikki-G. Hannelius
    Brandon-Josh Hutcherson
    Brianna- Sophia Grace
    Jessica-Dove Camron
    Chloe-Selena Gomez
    Zoey-Mackenzie Foy
    This would be perfect!!! :)

  19. I

    My dream cast
    ( Nikki ) Rowan Blanchard ( girl meets world) .I think that because she’s peppy , loveable, a amazing actress,and she can really fit in the character
    (Zoey) China an michlain ( ant farm). She would be a good fit mostly cause she did play a smart girl in how to build a better boy
    (Chloe)Sierra carpenter (girl meets world).shes perfect for the part cause she is so sweet ,smart , cool , and would fit In the part.
    ( Mackenzie ) Dove cameron ( liv and maddie).shes good for the part cause she plays so different parts on a tv show.
    (Brandon)Peyton Meyer (girl meets world ). He’s good for the part cause in girl meets world Rowan and Peyton have a connection and he’s a good actor and the same age as Rowan.(Jessica )Peyton list cause she so a girly girl and and could do any part.

    1. Jill

      I agree with you Lilo(you got the write idea when you say:I love this storybook, It makes you feel like your actual story)

    1. Dolphinlover

      I know he may be too old but I think Josh Hutcherson should be Brandon. Just my opinion. BTW I think that Brandon does have Brown hair. I want to play as Mackenzie but I think Peyton List would be perfect because shes beautiful.

  20. blackapple789

    yeah, those are good, for chloe, do olivia holt and for zoe, do… china ann mclain. Perfect! I am sooooo exited for this movie i LOVE dork diaries. I have all the books!

  21. Lizzie

    Nikki: She is dorky,funny,clumsy, and unique in many ways I would pick G. Hannelius from Dog With A Blog.

    Chloe: She has , in my opinion, OMGD, (Obsessive Male Gender Disorder) and she is sassy and prissy I will choose Doce Cameron from Liv And Maddie

    Zoey: She is geeky,funny and a know it all I will choose China Anne McLain because she played a nerd on How To Build A Better Boy.

    Mackenzie: she has blonde hair and a viper in designer clothes and lip gloss I will choose Peyton List from Jessie.

    Brandon: He is an animal lover,a very sweet gut, and sounds cut in the books I will pick Peyton Meyer from Girl Meets World.

    1. hser1o

      Nikki-rowan Blanchard
      MacKenzie -Sabrina carpenter
      Brianna-Mia tallerico
      Chloe-g hannelius
      Brandon-Peyton Meyer

  22. ANONYMOUSdorkDIARIESloveR!!!!!!

    Nikki: I am not really sure, but Im thinkn Olivia Holt.
    Zoey: In my opion, I think that Kira Kosorin (from the thundermans) should play as Zoey.
    Chloe: Maybye Geniveve Hannelius could play her. They are both perky and excited about things.
    Mackenzie: I think that Ariana Grande should play Mackenzie. Yeah, Yeah. I know that she quit acting for life but, just like Mackenzie, Ari always wants to look good!
    Brianna: Mia Talirico maybye because that’s the only young young actress that I know of!:P

    1. Anonymous

      NEVER! They need a different peronitly. He just doesn’t give me the right vibe. I am not saying that he’s a bad actor or not cute, but I can not see him playing Brandon.

  23. Cindy

    I love Olivia Holt- She should totally try out for the role! Taylor Swift is pretty and also a great actress. I think they should play for the part of Mackenzie! Nikki- I don’t know! Whoever plays what roles, I will still love the book!

  24. MEGAN


  25. martha

    Zoey. Zendaya ,chloe olivia holt, nikki g hannelius,mackenzie dove cameeron,jessica peyton list,,brianna,chloe in dog with a blog,……brandon not. Ross lynch

  26. Evelyn

    Nikki: G Hannelius
    Chloe: Peyton List
    Zoey: Zendaya
    Brandon: ( of course ) Ross Lynch
    Mackenzie: Dove Cameron
    It was so difficult to chose!!!!

    1. Grace

      My Dream cast:
      Nikki-G Hannelius
      Chloe-Olivia Holt
      Brandon-ROSS LYNCH
      Mackenzie-DOVE CAMERON
      Jessica-Sabrina Carpenter
      :) :) :)

  27. Alison

    I like all of these choses but sorry I’d chose China Ann McClain rather than Zendaya, No doubt Ross Lynch, G Hannelius, Dove Cameron And sorry Olivia, I chose Payton list.

  28. koalabearfashion44

    selena gomez,austinmahone,katy perry,ariana grande,jenna mccurdy,justin timberlake ,jhonny deep,bruce willess

  29. Anonymous

    Zoey is liike made to be plane by Rowen Blancher from ” Girl Meets World” its like totaly the the obvies choise although im a Huge fan of both zendeya and china

  30. Noelle

    i think that Ross Lynch should not be Brandon because he is to old for the girl playing Nikki i think she is like 13 and he is 19 or 20

  31. Rubz

    i think hailee steinfeld should play Nikki,Sierra mccormick should play Mackenzie, Amanda stenberg should play Zoey and Lia marie Johnson shoud play chloe an brandon should be Ender Ansible Thats who i thing :)

  32. NOVA

    NO. JUST. NO. All of these seem incorrect! If you’ve even read the book, thourogly, Brandon has dark hair, not blonde. NO. JUST. NO. And nikki’s a brunette. Chyna fits the part I guess, but Zendaya’s too old. Dove Cameron just doesn’t say Mackenzie. And chloe as peyton list? Everyone knows by her last name, Garcia, she is of mexican heritage. Dark hair-DUH!

  33. Anonymous

    This is my dream cast for the movie:
    Nikki: She should be an undiscovered actress I think, and definitely not G Hannelius.
    Mackenzie: Stefanie Scott (no doubt about it!)
    Chloe: Debby Ryan maybe?
    Zoey: Not Sure, but DEFINATELY not Zendaya or China Anne McClain
    Brandon: Maybe Ross Lynch
    Theodore Swagmire: Grayson Russel
    Jessica: Maia Mitchell might be good

  34. Anyssa

    Defiantly China Anne McClain should play Zoey and Olivia Holt Should play Chloe the rest of them are PERFECT!!!!!!

  35. Summer

    Hey ma homies!!!
    So I also had a cast in mind for the dork diaries movie! Here goes:

    NIKKI: Rowan Blanchard (or G.hannelius) BRANDON: Teo Halm(or jared gilmor)
    ZOEY: China Anne McClain (or zendaya)
    CHLOE: Piper Curda (or olivia holt)
    MACKENZIE: Peyton List (or Sabrina carpenter)
    BRIANNA: Ella Anderson (or Carmen blanchard)
    VIOLET: Allison Ashley Arm

  36. Anonymous

    Rowan Blanchard- Nikki Maxwell

    Stefinie Scott- Mackenzie Hollister

    Peyton List- Chloe Garcia

    Amandla Stenberg- Zoey Franklin

    Teo Halm- Brandon Roberts

    Keli Berglund- Jessica

    Ashley Anderson Emmons- Brianna

    Kali Rocha- Mom

    R Brandon Johnson- Dad

  37. Riona

    Here’s my cast:

    Lucy Hale- Nikki Maxwell
    Stephanie Scott- Mackenzie Hollister
    Kyla Rae Kowawelski- Brianna Maxwell
    David Arquette- Nikki’s Dad
    Sierra Mcormmik- Chloe Garcia
    Zendaya Coleman- Zoey Franklin
    Britt Robertson- Jessica Hunter
    Logan Lerman- Brandon Roberts
    Deynse Tontz- Violet Baker
    Grayson Russel- Theodore Swagmire
    Josh Hutcherson Marcus
    Leslie Mann- Nikki’s Mom

  38. DOGBLUE7161

    I would totally pick Ross Lynch for Brandon, G Hannelius for Nikki, Peyton List for Chloe, Dove Cameron for Zoey, and definitely Zendaya for your MacKenzie. Ross is the best choice for Brandon. Just like Brandon, he’s TOTALLY cute!!!!! I love him! G would be the best for Nikki because of her outward appearance. I’m not totally sure she can pull up the personality like Dove can, and be a shy, cute, really girly girl that Nikki totally is. Peyton is, like the best possible choice for one of the twins. Which twin? I don’t care. But I insist that you put her into the movie. Like, I will seriously die if you people don’t. Dove will totally rock being Zoey, and Zendaya is so much like MacKenzie. Except that Mac is totally mean and.. and repulsive, while Zendaya is so nice and likable. But if you people do not include at least one person from this list, I will, like die. =(

    1. Mimi

      I think for Chloe it would be cool for Zendaya, and Zoey as G Hannelius, and Diana as Mackenzie( looks like her) and CJ Adams as Brendan( because he matches the look and is so sweet), Michelle Pavlik as Nikki (looks just like her and acts like her except the eyes) and Jane Linch as the gym teacher (she is in glee) and Peyton List as Jessica.

  39. Samantha M.

    I think they should just put up auditions and the actors of the movie should actually be their real ages like I’m 13 and in feb I’ll be 14 so yeah and I think they should just be the same age and this is actually a VERY SUPER-LISHES book ever!!!!!! I really super like this book I mean it’s like I’m in the book like me actually living it I’m probably the only person in the world(in my opinoin) who can acutually feel and understand this book I mean like I have posters and I read Rachel’s blog EVERY SINGLE DAY THAT IM LIVING lol I just love her books and her doddles I swear if I would get a chance to autiton I will be so SIKED like “OMG OMG OMG!!!!!! IMMMA AUDITUON YESSSSSSSSS YAYYYYY” I would like be screaming my head off!! Like yay!!!! Lol but yeah I think they should just well at least think about it , about holding auditions so yeah that my opinoin because I would be a great Nikki Maxwell of course other people think they would be good Nikki Maxwell but I like mean it like I would be good I just hope they will be auditions

    1. Michelle

      I know right! My friend Mimi thinks I would be a good Nikki Maxwell too. I look just like Nikki with height and weight and hair, the only difference is the eyes. Hers are green and mine are brown, but I’m able to wear contact;) if I got the chance to audition OMG I would totally do this. This would be a complete dream come true and I would love to bring Nikki to life!

  40. beeblue1882

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  41. a

    i’m going with g as nikkil, oliva as chole, peyton as zoey, ross as brandon and dove as mackenzie if they were a movie of this that wll be amazing(:

  42. Ashley

    I LOVE DORK DIARIES SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH! Thanks Nicole for showing me them… <3<3<3 Dork diaries

  43. Abby

    This is what i choose:
    Nikki: G. Hannelus
    Chloe: Peyton List
    Zoey: China Anne McClain
    Brandon: Ross Lynch! So obvious!
    Mackenzie: Dove Cameron or Stephanie Meyer
    -Dork Diaries Fan!

  44. aquafashion634

    Here’s MY dream cast:
    Nicki: Kiara Kosarin, considering she’s SO much like Nicki in real life!
    Chloe: A.J Michalka (from Aly & A.J, and Grace Unplugged)
    Zoey: Selena Gomez, maybe? I don’t know, she’s a good actresses, and that’s just who I picture when I think of Zoey.
    Brandon: Liam Payne, of course!!!!

  45. Samantha

    Definitely G Hannelius, no doubt Peyton List, China Anne McClain hands down, absoulutley not Ross Lynch, and of course Dove Cameron!

  46. BlackBlue3183

    My dream would be to become like:

    Ross Lynch


    China Anne McClain

    Penyton list

  47. a

    Brandon-Niall from 1d. Nikki-Peyton list. Chloe-ariana grande. Zoey-zendaya. Mackenzie-dove cameron

  48. chattyopal18

    Nikki- Peyton List

    Chloe- Piper Curda

    Zoey- Olivia Holt

    McKenzie- Dove Cameron

    Brandon- Ross Lynch

  49. jazzycutie526

    My dream cast would be

    :ross lynch! Of course no competion!
    Mackinzie,dove camron!total!

    1. Mimi

      I agree with Zendaya, Olivia Holt, Dove Cameron, but not really Ross Lynch or G Hannalius. I always imagined Brandon with brown hair.. And Brandon is suppose to be in eighth grade. Ross is 17! And who plays Nikki should be an undiscovered actress. Preferably brunette.

  50. Heather

    I’d choose Diana ( Heather Fox’s actress in the Canterwood Crest series ) for MacKenzie, because Heather Fox is already the mean girl at Canterwood! And Diana has Blonde hair and blue eyes…… PLZ SOMEONE MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!

    1. Mimi

      Ooh I think she would do well, but CJ Adams should totally play Brandon! And Nikki should be Michelle Pavlik. And Jessica:Peyton List Chloe:Zendaya Zoey:G Hannalius

  51. Anonymous

    my dream show is called living up. the cast is selena Gomez as Emma and maia Mitchell as serena, ross lynch as culton, g hunneilus as lucy , and camoron boyce as kevin

  52. Athennajade85

    I think Maia Mitchell should be Nikki and Ross Lynch should be Brandon. And Dove cameron as Mackenzie.

  53. Ellie

    My cast would probably be:

    MAKENZIE- DOVE CAMERON!!!! OR DEBY RYAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Rachel

      Love your choices, Laura Marano and Ross Lynch will rock the movie, if they are chosen, that is. Any Ways, Gr8t choices ana!

    2. Ellie


  54. Nada

    My dream cast is:
    Nikki: laura marano
    Mackenzie: peyton list
    Brandon: Ross lynch!!!!!!!!! Or Niall Horan
    Idk the rest
    R5 rocks!!!!!!!!