Cassie Sullivan (Chloë Grace Moretz)
All right, let's start with Cassiopeia Marie "Cassie" Sullivan, the main... um, girl of the book/movie. Cassie will be portrayed by Chloë Grace Moretz. She is an American actress and model. She is currently 18 years old. Now, in the book, Cassie is 16, and short, with curly strawberry-blonde hair. She is mentioned to have the look of a much younger girl. Chloë also looks a little younger than she is. She is also short, but she has more of a dirty-blonde, wavy hair type that reaches just past her shoulders. The directors did a pretty great job choosing Cassie's actor.
Ben Parish (Nick Robinson)
Ben, a.k.a. Zombie, is Cassie's high school crush who was taken to Camp Haven, where he earned the name Zombie. He will be played by Nick Robinson. Ben is 17, Nick is 20. However, is it just me, or does Nick Robinson look a LOT younger than 20? I guess it's fitting, because it makes it seem like there's not a three year gap between character and actor. Ben is described as brown-haired, strong, and tall. Nick looks similar to that description, but we can't say for sure if he's strong (XD) and he's an average height for his age. This was a pretty good choice of actor.
Evan Walker (Alex Roe)
Evan Walker is a dude Cassie gets rescued by after she is shot in the leg, and for a few weeks she stays in his home. Evan is about 18 or 19, and the actor who was chosen to portray him was Alex Poe. Alex is currently 25 years old-- so that's a pretty big age gap, and it kind of shows physically. He is described as having thick brown hair and chocolate-brown eyes. He has strong arms, "perfect cuticles", and broad shoulders. Alex Roe, on the other hand, has blonde hair (and a small beard, haha) and
blue eyes. However, he has the right "Evan Walker" kind of vibe.
Sammy Sullivan (Zackary Arthur)
Sammy is Cassie's little brother, and the boy she'll do anything for. Little "Sams" is only 6 years old. He has messy brown hair and large, "teddy-bear" eyes-- which is ironic, considering he brought his teddy bear wherever he went before being sent to Camp Haven. Sammy is going to be played by Zackary Arthur, age 9. Zackary looks almost exactly how I pictured him while reading the book. I think he was a great choice of an actor! :D
- The 5th Wave. Dir. J Blakeson. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, 2016. Film.