Lights, Cameron, Action: The Author of 'All the Bright Places' Thinks Cole Sprouse Would Be the Perfect Finch


Cole Sprouse may have taken some time away from the spotlight when he and his brother Dylan attended college after ending their run on their Suite Life Disney Channel series, but he's back on the small screen. And for all the Riverdale fans out there, it's safe to say Cole's portrayal of Jughead Jones proves exactly why his presence in the acting world was totally missed. So could a return to the movies be next for Cole?

Well, for author Jennifer Niven, she's sure hoping so. Let's break this whole situation down:

Jennifer is the author of the bestselling Young Adult novel, All the Bright Places. The book is being turned into a movie that is set to start filming this year and so far, Elle Fanning is signed on to star as one of the two leading roles. For those who haven't gotten a chance to read this book yet, it tells the story of Violent Markey and Theodore Finch, two teenagers who don't think they have much in common, but are actually both damaged souls who end up finding each other in the perfect moment. Their friendship turns into a tortured love story of sorts that doesn't have the happiest of endings.

Mini spoiler alert: The book tackles mental illness (something both main characters are struggling with) and suicide, so it's pretty heavy yet super important topics that will take some truly special actors to bring to life.

Since Elle is set to play Violet, Jennifer took to Twitter to let everyone know that as of right now, they're still on the search for the perfect actor to play Finch and her first suggestion was none other than Cole.

Cole being his typical Cole self of course responded with a hilarious pic of the actor John C. Reilly — who happens to be the voice of Wreck-It Ralph.

Jennifer thought this was LOL-worthy and was all about Cole's reply.

So clearly they're already getting along! The character of Finch is a complicated and compelling one and if anyone can bring him from the pages to the big screen, it's Cole. No casting has officially been announced yet and who knows, maybe this fun Twitter exchange might be the start of something.

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, there are many resources available. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text Crisis Text Line at 741-741.

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