Thursday, February 24, 2011

Two Trailers and a Business Breakfast

Two fans sent me links to movie trailers they put together for Thirteen Reasons Why featuring Selena Gomez as Hannah. As you'll see, they both chose the same actor to portray Clay. But to head off any internet rumors (right, like that's possible!), let me be clear that only Selena has been cast as of this moment.





Because of the movie news, I was asked to speak for five minutes at this morning's San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce breakfast. A man sitting at the table behind me happened to film most of it with his phone, and since most of you have never heard me speak, here's a little glimpse.



I made a comment in the speech that it's a little odd to think my book about teen suicide is essentially set in the happiest town in America. Click here, to see what I was referencing.

28 comments:

Blueicegal ♥ said...

I love the first trailer, actually makes me think that Saleena might do a decent job. Loved your speech, it way great how you had everyone laughing :D

Bruno M said...

The trailers are so cool!

I think that Logan Lerman is perfect for Clay, But Also would look cool the Josh Hutcherson

Both are great actors!

Ahh, and Selena gomez it's a amazing choice!
She's working very well, it's a big actress and soooooooo pretty, too.

Bruno Medeiros - Brazilian Reader
Garoto dos Livros

Anonymous said...

nice fan trailers, prefer the 2nd one's graphics and use of the voiceovers. really looking forward to this and hope they cast logan lerman as clay

kelly k said...

ever think of letting some teen fans be extras? cause me and my friends are obsessed and would love to take any part in this film<3

Kristina Springer said...

You're a great speaker Jay!!

Jay Asher said...

Kelly, I've got something up my sleeve. Let's see if I can pull it off! (Not my sleeve...my plan.)

Thank you, Kristina!

Anonymous said...

I saw someone from Zimbabwe's post somewhere on this blog last week and you said you had read the book! I'm Zimbabwean too and I was just wondering were you got it because I've practically been to every bookshop and I can't find it :-(
I think I'm gonna love the book, it's definitely my type, and I want to read it before the movie.... Please!!!
Oh and I love Selena Gomez, I'm sure she can do Hannah justice! As for Logan I am absolutely sure he will be great, he is a good actor but I NEED to read the book!
Sorry I talk too much, lastly Hey Jay Who did/do you have in mind as Clay?

SelenaAddicted said...

I love the fan trailers. I am so excited and Selena will do great

*mi said...

I wasn't sure how I felt about this becoming a movie but the fan trailers have changed my mind. I might have to wait for the DVD though...I'm not sure I could handle it in the theater.

m. christine weber said...

You have AMAZING fans, Jay!!! Passionate AND talented! 5 stars for both movie trailers :-).

And your speech was awesome. You're hilarious :-).

kndfan12 said...

OH,yes! Let some fans be extras!That would be so awesome.
Anyway, I don't think Logan Lerman would be a good choice as Clay. That's just me though.

Anonymous said...

omg please make logan clay!!! i seriously go watch this movie like 10 times then buy it lol

Anonymous said...

If two fan made trailers get me this excited, I can't imagine what my reaction to the real one will be.

And I loved your speech Jay!!

Kasey said...

Wow, love the trailers. Both people who made them are really talented. I can't wait for the actual movie now! And I think that Logan Lerman would make a great Clay, as well as Selena for Hannah. Can't wait to see who is actually cast as Clay though.

JLD said...

Hey, Jay, I've talked to you over at SCBWI and the BBs. I wasn't sure about the choice of Selena for Hannah, but I'm glad to hear you are so comfortable with her vision matching yours. These trailers make me rethink my opinion of her. I could see her being able to play both vulnerable and tough. Congratulations on the movie and I can't wait for it to come out.

Judy

Anonymous said...

Hey,
I love your book really I'm obsessed with your book and guess what??? in some ways I identify with hannah seriously! and if I were an actress I would like to take the role because I think I can understand hannah not it all but a little oohh gosh I really love your book!
OOHH I almost fotgot! when are you guys gonna start the movie I can't wait anymoreee! please! I'm a big fan of Selena Gomez and now yours too hehe!!
Well its all thanks for being such an amazing writer!
With Love:
Priscila! :)

Anonymous said...

Josh Hutcherson would be an awesome Clay, but I swear I would give my kidney to have Logan Lerman as Clay!!! That would be perfect, oh my gawd.

Selena Gomez is awesome!!! I'm so excited. She's SO HOT and such an amazing actress.

Thirteen Reasons Why is perrrfect. OMG. I seriously can't wait!

ap_lucas said...

Perfect! Guy, you do know whether it will has music of "Selena Gomez & the scene" on the movie soundtrack?

Anonymous said...

WOW I wanted to do one long time ago too but never did..
the first one really impressed me
Can't wait to see the real movie trailer. I hope it impresses me like the book did.

-Sinem

Here is my cover version..
made in just 10 minutes ..

http://img576.imageshack.us/i/mycoverthirteeenreasons.jpg/

Jessica T said...

When does this movie come out?

Elaina said...

As soon as my friend told me the book was being made into a movie I told her I hoped it was filmed in SLO. Not just because that's where it takes place, but because I liked the extra layer of it all happening in the happiest town in America. Not everyone is happy in our happy little town.

Do you plan on filming in SLO?
When is filming supposed to start?

I'm really excited for this movie and started reading the book again, even though I should be studying for midterms.

[-The Mad Hatter-] said...

Check out the poem I've written about 13RW on my blog:

http://wonderfuldreaming.blogspot.com/2011/03/thirteen-reasons-why.html

Wild About Words said...

Jay, I was disappointed that I missed your talk at the Michigan SCBWI conference, so it was really nice to hear you speak in that video. You're hilarious! Best of luck with the continued successes of 13 Reasons Why and your biggest success of all -- Isaiah!

Anonymous said...

great fan made trailers and nice little speech Jay, so happy you're also on twitter. Re Clay casting someone said she'd give her kidney for Logan Lerman to play Clay - I would give my right arm for him to be in the movie. He's a good actor and it would be great to see his reactions while listening to the tapes

Anna said...

OMG!! Thank you sooo much for posting my trailer on your blog! It's not as good as the first one...but oh well haha I'm just completely honored that you would even watch the trailer! Thank you so much :)
-celebstory101 (via youtube)
p.s: To those that did not catch on, I was the second trailer.

Anonymous said...

cast me in your movie :D

Anonymous said...

i think you made the right choice in picking Selena Gomez as Hannah Baker. I've being a fan of her's since she started acting and she's amazingggg! And for Clay Jenson, i think it should be played by "Logan Lerman",he defiantly suits Clay cause i was watching him in "Percy Jackson and The Lighting Thief" and i saw some scenes and it reminded me off some things from the book and his such a amazing actor too :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Jay it's been a while since we heard anything about the film version of 13RW & was just reminded about this with all the "hate" about the Hunger Games casting. I hope when casting is completed on 13RW this won't happen. It would be so out of sync with the book's message. There seems to be a universal call for Logan Lerman to be Clay but if things don't pan out for one reason or another , I hope fans don't overreact