I am so bad at this because I don’ t know any young actors! But I did a quick search for current ones and here are some people that look right to me. I hope I’ m not totally off! I’ d love to hear from readers what THEY think. :-)Thanks so much, Jo!! We can't wait to dive into Pearl, and see if we agree with your picks! Pearl releases July 19, 2011.
Bean: Bella Thorne (I’ve never seen her act, but I watched an interview with her and she seemed cool)
Henry: Angus T. Jones (I haven’ t seen him in anything either, but I like his voice in the interview I watched. Plus, he looks just like I imagine Henry! :-D )
Sally: Conchata Ferrell (She has a kindness about her that would make her a good Sally)
Claire: Kirsten Dunst (Because she is so good at portraying conflicted ladies)
Bean’ s Mom: Mary-Louise Parker (Because she’ s good at playing somewhat selfish/self centered women)
Gus: Robert DeNeiro (Because he’ s great at playing grumpy older men who have big hearts they’ re trying to hide)
Bean (née Pearl) and Henry, misfits and best friends, have the strangest mothers in town. Henry's mom Sally never leaves the house. Bean's mom Lexie, if she is home, is likely nursing a hangover or venting to her friend Claire about Bean's beloved grandfather Gus, the third member of their sunny household.
Gus's death unleashes a host of family secrets that brings them all together. And they threaten to change everything--including Bean's relationship with Henry, her first friend, and who also might turn out to be her first love.