My-picks/choices for a live-action Miraculous Ladybug by dewandrop | created - 4 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public
I was hesitant to do this one because I was half expecting it to just be a teen-sitcom-cast reunion, but I was pleasantly surprised.
I’ve had to employ creative license here, with certain characters filling in for the roles of multiple characters that aren’t included, and new roles for existing characters. With a plethora of talented actors and actresses, it was difficult to choose, I’ve gone back and forth between some choices multiple times.
As for what type of live-action, initially I was thinking a single movie, but it might work better as an 8-to-10-episode Netflix series.
!! Spoiler Warning: Oh and 'spoiler warning' for those who haven't seen the show !!
Note: Thomas Astruc, the creator of 'Miraculous, Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir' made a live cast on his Twitter and I really like a lot of his picks also
Actress | Andi Mack
Marinette/Ladybug – The main co-protagonist, member (bass guitarist) of the band ‘Kitty Section’
Actor | Cell
Ethan Andrew Casto is an Atlanta-based actor and model known for his role as Johnny Riddell - son to Clay Riddell (John Cusack) in the Stephen King thriller, Cell (2016). His high energy and adventurous spirit keep him busy and engaged in a variety of sports and other extracurricular activities. ...
Adrien/Cat-Noir – The main co-protagonist, Marinette’s crush
Actress | Logan
Hannah Westerfield began acting at the age of 5 with school plays and local theatre productions and knew she wanted to act, dance and sing, quickly developing a passion for acting in front of the camera while auditioning for film and TV.
Hannah's hard work led to her first role in Anchorman 2: The ...
Chloe/Queen-Bee – Adrien’s childhood friend, has a crush on Adrien, Marinette’s frenemy
4. Noah Schnapp
Actor | Stranger Things
Noah can be seen in a central role on season 2 of the Award-winning Netflix series "Stranger Things" where he portrays Will Byers opposite Winona Ryder. The series was nominated for various awards in 2016 and 2017, including a Golden Globe for Best Drama Television Series, a SAG Award for ...
Nathaniel – Marinette’s childhood friend, one of Marinette’s love interests, budding artist and a member (pianist) of the band ‘Kitty Section’
5. Tyree Brown
Actor | Parenthood
Tyree started modeling at the age of 3 yrs old in San Fransisco, California. He booked his first job 2 weeks after meeting with an agent. He did several print ads and some radio spots. At the age of 5 was his 1st TV audition, which was Parenthood's pilot. He went from being a guest star to becoming...
Nino/Carapace – Adrien’s best friend, Alya’s love interest
Actress | Raven's Home
At the age of 11, Navia Robinson became a shooting star in its inception. The confident and self-driven quadruple threat, who is also an honor student at Johnson Ferry Christian Academy, has been familiar with her destiny from a very early age and has continued to showcase her talents at levels ...
Alya/Rena-Rouge – Marinette’s best friend, Nino’s love interest, creator of the 'LadyBlog', and member (singer) of the band ‘Kitty Section’
Actress | Aliens in the Attic
Alix – Member (drummer) of the band ‘Kitty Section’
Actress | Bizaardvark
Olivia Rodrigo was born on February 20, 2003 in Temecula, California, USA as Olivia Isabel Rodrigo. She is known for her work on Bizaardvark (2016), Grace Stirs Up Success (2015) and High School Musical: The Musical - The Series (2019).
Lila/Volpina – Has a crush on Adrien; antagonist
Actress | Just Add Magic
Sabrina – Chloe’s ‘friend’
10. Asher Angel
Actor | Shazam!
Luka – One of Marinette’s love interests, member (lead guitarist) of the band ‘Kitty Section’
11. Na-Na OuYang
Actress | Ji qi zhi xue
Kagami – Adrien’s fencing partner, has a crush on Adrien.
Special Mention: I was also thinking that Madison Hu could be a great option
12. Ian Chen
Actor | Shazam!
Ian Chen was born on September 7, 2006 in Los Angeles. At age 5, Ian booked his first national commercial and has since then, steadily worked in commercials, print, and television shows. In March 2014, he landed his big break when he booked the comedic role of Evan Huang in ABC's "Fresh Off the ...
The movie/series would open with him fleeing the burning wreckage of a building amongst snow-capped mountains
13. Daniel Dae Kim
Actor | Lost
Daniel Dae Kim has made a career of creating multifaceted and stereotype-breaking roles as an actor, director and now, producer. Prior to his seven-season portrayal of Chin Ho Kelly on "Hawaii Five-0," Kim was best known for his role as Jin Soo Kwon on the hit TV series "Lost," for which he shared ...
Fu - the keeper of the Miraculouses
14. Jesse Spencer
Actor | House M.D.
Gabriel/Hawkmoth – Main antagonist, Adrien's dad.
Note: Bradley James, Chad Michael Murray, Jude Law or Matt Damon might also be good
Also considered Greg Germann
15. Olivia Munn
Actress | The Newsroom
Lisa Olivia Munn was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her mother, Kimberly Schmid, lived in Vietnam, and is of Chinese ancestry, while her father, Winston Barrett Munn, is from a family with deep roots in the American South. Olivia's parents divorced when she was two years old, and she was raised ...
Nathalie/Mayura – Antagonist, Gabriel's assistant
Actress | Ginger & Rosa
Christina Rene Hendricks was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, and grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho. Her father, Robert, originally from England, worked for the U.S. Forest Service, while her mother, Jackie Sue (Raymond), was a psychologist. At the age of 13 her father transferred to the Forest Service ...
Miss Bustier - Teacher
17. Gerard Butler
Actor | The Phantom of the Opera
Gerard James Butler was born in Paisley, Scotland, to Margaret and Edward Butler, a bookmaker. His family is of Irish origin. Gerard spent some of his very early childhood in Montreal, Quebec, but was mostly raised, along with his older brother and sister, in his hometown of Paisley. His parents ...
Andre Bourgeois – Mayor, Chloe’s dad
Note: Was so tempted to put Jack Black to mirror Marinette's family
18. January Jones
Actress | X: First Class
January Jones was born on January 5, 1978 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is the daughter of Karen Sue (née Cox), a sporting goods store manager, and Marvin Roger Jones, a gym teacher and fitness director. She is of Czech, Danish, English, Welsh, and German ancestry. She was named after the ...
Audrey Bourgeois – Chloe’s mother, world-renowned fashion designer, wife of the Mayor
19. James Corden
Actor | Into the Woods
Describing himself as the "chunky unit", James Kimberley Corden was born in Hillingdon, London and raised in Buckinghamshire, the son of Margaret (Collins), a social worker, and Malcolm Corden, a musician. He studied drama at the Jackie Palmer Stage School before going on to Holmer Green Senior ...
Tom Dupain – Marinette’s dad, a running gag would be him taking notice of how good-looking the rest of the adult-cast/parents are.
I also really like Thomas Astruc's pick of Jack Black
20. Gemma Chan
Actress | Humans
Gemma Chan (born 29 November 1982) is a British film, television, and theatre actress and former fashion model. She portrays Charlotte in season four of the Showtime and ITV2 series Secret Diary of a Call Girl; Ruth in Channel 4's Fresh Meat; Mia Bennett in the BBC's Doctor Who "The Waters of Mars"...
Sabine Cheng – Marinette's mom
I also really like Thomas Astruc's pick of Charlene Choi
21. Daniella Pineda
Actress | Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Daniella Pineda (born February 20, 1987) is a Mexican-American actress, writer, and comedian from Oakland, California.
In January 2013 it was announced that she was cast as the witch Sophie for season 4 episode 20 of The CW's hit series The Vampire Diaries. This episode serves as a backdoor pilot ...
Nadja Chamack – News reporter with the second-best coverage on Ladybug (second to Alya), tries to uncover Ladybug’s identity
22. Max Mittelman
Actor | One Punch Man: Wanpanman
Max Mittelman was born on September 5, 1990 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Maxwell Braden Mittelman. He is known for his work on One Punch Man (2015), Spider-Man (2017) and Persona 5 (2016).
23. Mela Lee
Actress | Mortal Kombat 11
Actress | Kimi no na wa.
Cassandra Lee Morris was born on April 19, 1982 in Connecticut, USA. She is known for her work on Your Name. (2016), Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion (2013) and Sword Art Online (2012). She has been married to Steve Shebby since February 13, 2016.
Actor | Freedom Fighters: The Ray
Christopher Corey Smith was born on July 17, 1962 in the USA. He is known for his work on Freedom Fighters: The Ray (2017), Hunter x Hunter (2011) and Lego Batman: The Movie - DC Super Heroes Unite (2013).
26. Cherami Leigh
Actress | Temple Grandin
Cherami Leigh Kuehn (born July 19, 1988) is an American actress and voice artist who has provided voices for a number of English-language versions of Japanese anime series and video games with Funimation, Bang Zoom! Entertainment and Studiopolis.
Leigh began acting at the age of six. She studied ...
27. Ben Diskin
Actor | Kindergarten Cop
With nearly 30 years of voice acting experience, Diskin has voiced a multitude of characters in video games, anime, and western animation. Some of his more recognizable roles include Eugene in "Hey Arnold!," Numbuh 1 and Numbuh 2 in "Codename: Kids Next Door," Sai in "Naruto Shippuden," Eddie Brock...