Over on Del Rey's Suvudu science-fiction site, Star Wars fans have the opportunity to pick the best actors and actresses for a movie version of Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire. Del Rey's Star Wars team started this casting game to celebrate the release of the classic novel's twentieth anniversary edition. As Del Rey's Matt Staggs explains:
We thought it would be fun to try to cast each of the book’s major roles, and after a little email brainstorming, we came up with a list of likely candidates to portray the key characters. We’d like our readers to help narrow them down and cast the movie.
We’ll list a character each weekday and the five actors we think are right for the part. You simply vote for the actor you want to see win the role. Don’t like our choices? Cast a write-in vote using the embedded poll software! We’ll announce our final cast on September 20.
Here are the three rounds currently open for "You Cast Star Wars: Heir to the Empire":