Artemis Fowl Actor Casting Call

The Artemis Fowl Movie is coming... On the 26th July 2013, Disney, in association with Harvey Weinstein, announced that a movie covering the events of the first two books was finally in the works!
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Artemis Fowl Actor Casting Call

Postby ApolloFowl » Wed May 17, 2017 6:50 pm

For those of you who don't know, Disney Called for auditions for actors to Play Artemis in the upcoming movie.

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2017/0516/875678-eoin-colfer/

What they are asking for is this:
The production team are looking for a male Irish actor aged between nine and 12 of any ethnicity to audition for the role.


This tells us several things.

1) The actor will be Irish.
This is good since the original character is Irish.

2) The character can be any ethnicity.
This means that the character may not be white. I personally couldn't care less, since Artemis's ethinicy is not even slightly important in the books. However, If Artemis is not white, we may get some fan backlash.

3) The actor will be between the age of nine and twelve.
This is both a good and bad thing. Artemis being 12 would be more loyal to the books. However, There are disadvantages to this. Younger kids are not known to be great actors, and Artemis would be a difficult role to play. I partially hoped that the actor would be around 15 or 16.

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Re: Artemis Fowl Actor Casting Call

Postby Vafon » Mon May 22, 2017 9:06 am

Well there will be bad news and also some good news:

***first of all, the actor is definitly Irish and obviously has Irish accent which is a great thing as you already said. But the age? I am not worried about that much! its not 2000s is it? Now days you can see many many young actors or actresses at this age playing great. For example remember the movie Room playing by the Jacob Tremblay who was "9" in 2015. Or the Netflix's new series Stranger thing where u can find Millie Bobby Brown age 13 and Noah Schnapp 12 and they are playing pretty well (and many more movies even Logan!) I agree that playing the character Artemis Fowl is actually the most important, kinda difficult and crusial role in the movie to impress people but still I think they CAN find THE ONE. I hope so! 8) And remember if they decide to make more AF movies (THEY GONNA) just imagine how mature and old Artemis gonna be in 2nd movie (or 3rd even).

***The actor is going to be a new talent which means no experience. The bright side is nobody knows him, so he can be like a daniel radcliffe as in Harry potter. But the dark side though... You know :eyeroll:

***He is not gonna be black trust me. or Asian or Latin or any of them. Its Ireland :laughing:

***THIS IS WHAT I CAN NOT IMAGINE IN THE MOVIE : "The Wexford author previously said he would like Saoirse Ronan to play one of the lead roles in the big-screen adaptation." :( lead roles means Holly Short right? I cant picture her as Holly Short :| no way! Opal Koboi? never she doesn't look kinda evil! Juliet Butler? she is too old for that. so..

***My huge concern now is script. I dont know how they gonna make 1st and 2nd book in one movie. There is only one way and that is making a film long enough to cover every "important" detail. something like 2h30m (or even more) But we never know maybe McPherson is a genius. :zzz: :thumbsup:

But totally I trust disney. they ready to pay, the dont play around and they are serious. Kenneth Branagh is not THAT high profile DIRECTOR but still I believe he can do it. Harvey and Robert De Niro are another huge names in this upcoming movie and as I know Lucy Bevan as casting director Artemis gonna be fine :laughing: And definitly we gonna see more famous faces in this GONNA BE GREAT movie! :thumbsup:

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Re: Artemis Fowl Actor Casting Call

Postby Merv Simestra » Wed May 24, 2017 5:11 am

ApolloFowl wrote:For those of you who don't know, Disney Called for auditions for actors to Play Artemis in the upcoming movie.

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/2017/0516/875678-eoin-colfer/

What they are asking for is this:
The production team are looking for a male Irish actor aged between nine and 12 of any ethnicity to audition for the role.



Vafon wrote:But totally I trust disney. they ready to pay, the dont play around and they are serious. Kenneth Branagh is not THAT high profile DIRECTOR but still I believe he can do it. Harvey and Robert De Niro are another huge names in this upcoming movie and as I know Lucy Bevan as casting director Artemis gonna be fine :laughing: And definitly we gonna see more famous faces in this GONNA BE GREAT movie! :thumbsup:


First of all, welcome to both of you, and thank you guys so much for bringing the casting call to us. I saw it on Facebook and tumblr afterwards, but Apollo posted it here first. Enjoy your time on the boards, and I apologize for not getting to responding to this earlier. Graduation is a killer time. :P

I do have one complaint about the casting call, and that's that apparently Artemis was described as warm-hearted, kind, and had a good sense of humor. Now, that definitely happened later in the series, but the first two books? Yeah, no. Artemis was a pretty cold guy at that point. I'm a little nervous about how they'll cast Artemis based on that. Otherwise, my hopes are... relatively medium. It's Hollywood. They never do a book-to-movie perfectly. :P
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