Emma Roberts Cast As Lena For Delirium TV Series

Right after being caught buying Delirium, the news came out that Emma Roberts has been cast as Lena for the FOX TV adaptation of Delirium.

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts

Entertainment Weekly reported the news just this morning:

Emma Roberts is returning to TV as the star of Fox’s  Delirium.

The Nancy Drew and Scream 4 actress has been cast in the lead role in Fox’s pilot based on the bestselling young adult novels by Lauren Oliver.

The books take place in an alternative present-day Maine when civilization has been partly destroyed by war and a totalitarian government teaches that love is literally a disease (commonly called the delirium). There’s a surgical cure for love that’s mandatory for citizens 18 and older. The story follows 17-year-old Lena (Roberts) who is eagerly awaiting her turn to get the cure when she falls in love with an Invalid (a person who hasn’t taken the cure that lives in the wilderness). Not surprisingly, the story has draw some comparisons to The Hunger Games and Twilight.

Roberts previously starred in the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous then went onto big-screen roles including the upcoming Empire State and We’re the Millers. Karyn Usher (Prison Break) wrote the pilot and is an executive producer alongside Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Paula Mazur and Mitchell Kaplan on the 20th Century Fox TV project.

This casting news is something I don’t think any fan saw coming.

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The 13 Heroines Who’ll Make 2013 Kick Ass

VH1 Celebrity recently featured an article of 13 kickass heroines from best selling books who will feature on screens big and small in 2013.

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Lauren’s very own Lena features on such list along side Katniss from Hunger Games and Melanie from The Host!

If you take stories like The Hunger Games, The Host and Warm Bodies to heart, you might think we don’t have much to look forward to in the distant post-apocalyptic future. But in the more immediate days ahead, like say, the rest of 2013, there’s a whole lot to be excited for — especially if you like ladies who kick ass, stand up for what they believe in and protect their loved ones at all costs. It’s going to be a great year for heroines in movies, on TV and in books — but not necessarily the easy-to-love/worship kind…

In March, we’ll see the release of Requiem, the conclusion of Lauren Oliver’s Delirium trilogy following Lena, who lives in a society that has decided to surgically eradicate the disease of love (and compassion, and empathy, and all those other good things). And now we’ve learned that Lena could get a new life on the small screen, as Fox has ordered a pilot based on the books.

The full article can be read here to see all the heroines we can expect to see an hear more from in the upcoming year!

It’s the way he says my name

Here’s another of our favorite Delirium quotes presented on this really awesome image!

Source: Ourgreatwhatif

Art by MEGHA’s Julian and Lena

Here’s some more fan art for you!  This creation is the work of art by MEGHA!

Source:  Curingthedeliria.tumblr.com

Have a great birthday, Lena Haloway!

As you know today is Lena Haloway’s birthday, please join us in wishing our beloved heroine a happy one!

 

Image source:  curingthedeliria.tumblr.com

The Wilds

How peaceful do the wilds look here? I’d run into these woods with Alex any day!

“It must be nice to be in the Wilds right now,” I blurt out, just for something to say. Alex turns to look at me, and I stammer quickly, “I mean—it must be cooler there. Because of all the trees and shade.”

“It is.” He props himself up on one elbow. For a second Alex doesn’t say anything, but I can feel him watching me. “We could go there,” he says at last. I think he must be joking, so I start to laugh. He stays quiet, though, and when I open my eyes I see his face is totally composed. “We could go if you want to.”

We found this at laurenolivers.tumblr.com!