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Shiver the Wolves of Mercy Falls Movie

**Updates - 2013**

Bad news! Shiver fans brace yourself for disappointment.

Shiver the movie is now on hold indefinitely.

Here's what the author Maggie Stiefvater has to say about the movie:

Shiver was optioned, but the producers and I had a difference of creative opinion and so I decided not to continue with it. It's not to say it will never happen, but it's definitely not on the books now. I would always rather no movie than a movie I don't think my readers will appreciate, if it's in my power (and with film, it isn't often).

Movie News

Fans of the book Shiver and the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater will be disappointed to hear that plans for a movie version of Shiver are no longer in action.

Keep hoping that someone else will pick up the movie rights and will do the story of Shiver justice. It's better to wait for a really great movie than to have a bad movie that ruins the story of the book.

Story Overview

The series is about Grace, a down to earth girl who falls in love with Sam, a sensitive musician. But Sam is a werewolf who can only be human during the warm summer months. When the weather turns cold, Sam becomes a wolf.

The two must fight against many obstacles in order to be together. The people of the town are afraid of the wolves. Grace's parents aren't thrilled about Sam. And they must figure out how to battle the cold that threatens to turn Sam back into his wolf form.

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Emmaline on April 17, 2018:

I see Gabrielle Wilde as Grace, I don’t know why, that’s just how I imagined her while reading the books. And AnnaSophia Robb as Isabel? Maybe? Sam and Cole, though, that’s hard. I don’t think any of the choices above are really what I thought Sam looked like.

Diyanah on November 26, 2017:

Logan as Sam yes, but what's with all the 30 year olds actors?? They're barely 18 in the books...

Natasha on October 31, 2017:

I've always imagined Logan Lerman as Sam, the both of them just click. I like the idea of Alex Pettyfer as Cole but find Isabel and Grace's character appearance (actress) debatable. I wouldn't mind Teresa Palmer as Isabel, however, I don't think any of the suggestions so far resemble Grace. Remember, both characters are young-ish, teenagers, young adults. I feel like most people are picking 'older' faces to portray some characters. Even though Logan Lerman is an adult, I think he could pull it off still. Personally, I've always imagined Grace as Victoria Justice simply because I needed to put a face to the name when I was reading, but I don't think many people would agree.

katie on March 14, 2015:

Sam- logan Lerman

grace- emma watson

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Isabel- gabriella wilde

cole-alex pettyfer

Sam Jacob on October 28, 2014:

Logan Lerman would make the most perfect Sam there ever was/will be.

Mayra on July 25, 2014:

Wow this thread is really old. Anyway I see Sam as being Matt Lanter, Grace as Britt Robertson could work, Ashley Benson is Isabel without a doubt, Colton Haynes could be either Jack or Cole. I really hope this series gets made into a movie or show or something someday with a great cast.

des on July 10, 2014:

i do not see Taylor being Sam! i see more of Nathan Keyes!!!!! and for girls i really see more of Grace being Jessy, but im also okay with the top picked actress.

Ping73 on June 24, 2014:

Britt Robertson would make an amazing grace! And Logan lerman as Sam! And when is the movie coming out? I'm reading linger right now but so far it's all amazing!

kendra on April 02, 2014:

i hate this i love the books but the movie is't working

lex on January 26, 2014:

i think the drummer from R5 would be good for Sam. I saw a music video for him because my best friend is in love with R5. I don't know his name or anything, and I don't know if he is a good actor or anything, but he looks like Sam in my mind. and Eliza Bennet would be perfect!

sam miler on December 21, 2013:

I love this book out of all the books i read this is the best i think boo boo stewart should totlly be sam

Priscilla . on November 30, 2013:

I loooove all the books shiver just is ahh ! made me feel like i was there in the cold when they bought hot chocolate ! I now adore hot chocolate cause of the book cx anyways i think eliza bennett would be perfect for grace and okay uhm sam is like a dark guy type with black hair and I am all the way sure that Kenneth Nixon would be Sam in real life that's how strong I think he is perfect for the job ive been wanting shiver to become a movie for two years ! I finished all the books in a month! Favorite book ❤️ Made me tear please make it a movie it would be better than twilight !

awesome on November 28, 2013:

i love all of the books

FillyLilly on November 03, 2013:

Ya I think that Annasophia Robb would be PERFECT for the part Grace she's Blonde, Beautiful, And a great actress. And I think she could pull it off. But im not to sure about Sam. In the book, He sounded handsome and dreamy and musical, But its hard to find someone that everybody likes. And I'm not saying everyone has to like the movie, just that the shiver fans should at least get somewhat what they want out of it.

Sofiavs22 on October 31, 2013:

I think Annasophia Robb would be perfect as Grace, Aaron Johnson as Sam and Taylor Momsen as Isabel.

For linger I think Chace Crawford would be perfect as Cole.

kk23love on October 26, 2013:

I love the wolves of mercy falls series i don't realy see any charichters who should play grace i would choose Eliza Bennitt but she is 21 not 17.I don't really like any of the charectars for sam but i think maybe Alex Turner would be ok but i think Logan Lerman would make a better sam or maybe cole.

k28tc awesome on October 17, 2013:

I don't think taylor lautner should play the part as sam because he already plays a wolf in the twighlight movies but I think Alex Turner or Logan Lerman would make a good sam, and I think Aliza Bennett would make a good Grace. Also i was wondering when the movie for shiver would come out because i love shiver and linger:) but i haven't reed forever yet im planing to read it soon!

Kristin on October 13, 2013:

When will they make the movie? :( Shiver is my favorite book ever.

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on July 16, 2013:

To everyone - Keep posting your casting suggestions and wishlists. We all like to see them. They are great ideas!

kk33 on July 09, 2013:

logan lerman would make a good Cole or Sam in my oppinion

kk33 on July 08, 2013:

I LOVE shiver linger and forever!!!!

Taylor lautner uh no

he is twighlight not shiver

sam shouldn't have percings

and cole should have black hair not blonde

Belle on May 11, 2013:

I'm a little crazy about shiver. I thought the books were very good. I think Christie Burke will be a good actress to play Grace. Even though she is a Burnett I wouldn't mind that. Alex Pettyfer hasn't had a movie in a long time he can probably play Sam or Cole. Teresa Palmer would be a good Isabelle. I like my dream cast.

JG on May 08, 2013:

Alex Turner looks older now, he would have been good for the part when he was younger. I agree though, Logan Lerman can be pictured as Sam

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on May 06, 2013:

Sarah - I can definitely see it.

Sarah on May 04, 2013:

I think Logan Lerman would be a PERFECT sam

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on March 16, 2013:

hd1322 - I agree. I would rather not have a movie at all than to have a badly done one.

hd1322 on March 15, 2013:

I'm glad she didn't make the movie. I don't like it when the movie is different from the book.

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on February 20, 2013:

Bri - It is disappointing, but there is always the chance that someone else will decide to make the movie and do the story justice.

:3 - I could see him as Sam if his hair were darker.

:3 on February 19, 2013:

i kinda think of alex pettyfer as sam :)

Bri on February 18, 2013:

I am sooooo dissapointed that this didn't go through as a movie! My favorite series by far!

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on February 18, 2013:

Abby - I like your choices. Avan Jogia is definitely a good idea for Sam.

abby on February 09, 2013:

I love the shiver series! Cant wait for the movies! I think Avan Jogia should be Sam!! I think Grace should be Anna Sophia Robb! Aaaaaah so excited :) I don't think Taylor Lautner should be in these movies. Sorry! Also i definatley think Rachel should be played by Leighton Meester.

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on January 30, 2013:

I pretty much agree with all of your thoughts. Cha123 - Taylore Lautner would be better for Cole than Sam.

Cha123 on January 26, 2013:

Taylor Lautner would make the perfect Cole St Clair. He looks a lot like him, his posture and how he acts make me think of Cole so much.

IzzyPure on December 22, 2012:

Taylor Launder is too...big for Sam. Sam is lean but thin. Plus, he doesn't take his shirt off. Plus Jacob is too stiff and seems a little more mean looking in my opinion. Sam is young and sweet and innocent! Not to mention, most only want Taylor because he's in Twilight. We're not filming Twilight here folks! We are filming the best movie ever.I SOOO see Logan Lerman as Sam. He looks sweet innocent, and not super attractive. I mean, yeah, Sam is probably cute but he's not a body building model. You know? He is only 19 in the books. And Grace...hmm she's hard. Eliza Bennet is the best from the list I suppose but she's not how I imagined Grace.

I don't get it, why are 22 year old actors playing 18 year olds?

JessLovesReading on December 21, 2012:

Taylor Lautner for Sam?! Are you having a laugh?! That is not Sam. At all. In fact, none of them are Sam or Grace. I think they should think of better actors.

Me on November 12, 2012:

I agree, Taylor launder should not play Sam......they should be non- extremely famous, or else everybody will be comparing them to their other roles... I luv the wolves of mercy falls !!!!!!!!!! :)

augustine on November 05, 2012:

andrew garfield would be perfect for sam.

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on November 04, 2012:

nathali_05 - Yup. They would be great choices. The movie should be good.

nathali_05 on October 27, 2012:

i do agree candice accola as isabel and eliza bennett as grace. i hope this movie would be great!!

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on October 03, 2012:

kenzi - It's no joke, but it is still a work in progress. So don't get too excited just yet.

kenzi on August 20, 2012:

This better not be another april fools joke like litter

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on August 08, 2012:

annonomous - I could see him in the part.

shivering - I can definitely see AnnaSophia Robb as Grace.

shivering on August 05, 2012:

I haven't given this Much thought but at the moment i'd like to see possibly... Annasophia robb play grace.

i will probably change my mind because i want to try to find the perfect grace i see in my head..NONE of the guys or girls in the polls (in my opinion) are good at all to play sam or grace..

annonomous on August 02, 2012:

I think Rob Mayes would be a GREAT Sam. When I saw Ice Castles I immediately thought of how that is how I pictured Sam

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on August 02, 2012:

@Tiagia - Wow! You've got the whole cast picked out. I like your choices, especially Chloe Moretz for Grace. She looks like a perfect choice to me. Liam Payne would be good for Sam.

@kara - I don't think Taylor Lautner would be good as Sam.

@Kara - Britt Robertson would be a fabulous Grace.

@Mommzy - Candice Accola would do a good job as Isabel.

@Skyler - He probably is too young now. But he would be a good Sam when he is older.

@Lisa - Is he in the band Framing Hanley? From what I can tell of the pictures he looks like a good Sam.

@Helly - I agree. I think whoever the actors are will be a good choice. Hopefully the movie will be good.

@k - I can definitely see her in the part.

@KW - I don't think Taylor Lautner really fits the part of Sam. Dakota Fanning is a great actress and would be great for Grace. I could see Nathan Keyess as Sam.

@Bcolletta - I agree with your choices for Isabel and Grace. Skylar Samuels was great in Chloe King.

Tiagia on July 23, 2012:

I have been checking this website dayly and looked up all of the peoples recemendations of sam since the last time I said something and looked them up to see what tey look lkie and none of them look like the one my head I think that they should have Liam Payne off of one direction because he looks like the am I my head and if you picked him you would get aot of pablisitite for the movie and have a felling e could be a great Sam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bcolletta on July 20, 2012:

Skylar Samules as isabel, Tyler posey as sam and eliza bennet as Grace!!!:))

KW on July 15, 2012:

I think that people want Taylor Lautner to be Sam just because he's hot just like how people were team Jacob just because he looked sexier than Edward. I honestly don't think that most of those girls that voted themselves will be grace from the options to choose from though, I do think that Rachel Hurd would be good for the part of Grace but even better Dakota Fanning. Nathan Keyess should be Sam. As I read Shiver I had a certain image of Sam Rotg in my had and Nathan seems to be close to what I was seein.

k on July 12, 2012:

Candice Accola YES perfect Isabel!

Helly on July 04, 2012:

Taylor Laughtner!!??? um NOO WAY! he just wouldn't cut the part. i think loagn lerman or, oh WHO WAS HE. well someone i came across who looked like the perfect Sam (imo) but he's not that well known as an actor. as for grace, Eliza bennett would be great, just as most people are saying, but when and if the film comes out, i hope and think the cast would be great. I'm also hoping the film wont be a dissapointment as the books are amazing.

Lisa on July 02, 2012:

Tyler Lautner would be a terrible Sam. Like, not being racist, he isn't white, so, it just won't be so good as the film. I think Kenneth Nixon would be a great Sam, he can sing and he has the 'emo' look that apparently Sam has.

Skyler on June 29, 2012:

I think Asa Butterfield would be great Sam but he's maybe too young

Mommzy on June 24, 2012:

I think Candice Accola would be a great Isabel.

Kara on June 22, 2012:

Britt Robertson is my perfect Grace.

kara on June 22, 2012:

Omg, I'm screaming. Taylor Lautner. Hahahahahahaha. WHAT?

Tiagia on June 19, 2012:

sam roth-logan lerman

Grace-chloe moretz

olive-christian serratos

rachel-anna kendrick

isabel-nikki reed

jack-colton haynes

cole st. clair-benjamin stone

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on June 08, 2012:

Ansley - A few other people have mentioned Aaron Johnson. I can see him as Sam as long as they can make him look younger than he does currently.

Emma Watson would be a fabulous Grace. She definitely has the talent.

Ashley Benson would be a great Isabel. Boo Boo Stewart might be okay as Jack.

Ansley on June 08, 2012:

I LOVE this book!

i see Aaron Johnson as Sam (he has potential to look younger plus he's so cute and sweet looking)

I see emma watson as Grace. (She needs to be someone who can be simple and pretty and serious a lot of the time but still play well in a love story)

Ashley Benson looks like a good isabel

Boo Boo Stewart looks like a good Jack. (he could play someone arrogant and cocky)

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on June 02, 2012:

Desirae - I like all your choices. I think Aaron Johnson may be a bit too old to play Sam now. He looks a lot older recently. Taylor Momsen does look like how I imagine Isabel.

Desirae on May 19, 2012:

I cannot see Emma Watson as Grace. The person I think of as Grace is Britt Robertson. I can see Aaron Jonhson as Sam, though. And I think of Taylor Momsen as Isabel.

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on May 15, 2012:

Broken - A lot of people seem to think Alex Turner would be good for the part. Glad you are excited for the movie! Maybe the movie process will hurry along.

Ashbash - I can definitely see Emma Watson as Grace. Logan Lerman would be a good Sam. And you are spot on with Ashley Benson as Isabel.

Ashbash on May 14, 2012:

I think Emma Watson would be a perfect Grace, Logan Lerman would be great for Sam, and ashley benson would be awesome for isabel

Broken on May 14, 2012:

I love these books. I literally screamed when I found out it was being made a movie I think Alex Turner is a great one for Sam, not sure on Grace though...

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on May 13, 2012:

Molly-Anne Rumford - The series is great. They haven't started filming yet, so who knows. If you want to pursue being in movies, get a good agent and start building a portfolio.

Molly-Anne Rumford on May 13, 2012:

I love these books and as an actress my self I know it would be a dream of mine to be on this movie xx

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on May 01, 2012:

ashley - Alex Turner could have made a good Sam. I agree with you about Taylor Lautner. I don't think he would fit the movie. I'm sure they will find someone pretty for Grace.

ashley on May 01, 2012:

taylot lautner doesn't belong in mercy falls

i didn't know who was alex turner but when i saw him i said:"wow this is sam" and i know he's old now,and he has british accent and he wouodn't want to be in a movie...

and for grace any blonde PRETTY actress would be fine :)

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on March 26, 2012:

lucy - That's how he is described in the books.

lucy on March 25, 2012:

Whoever plays sam needs to be white i always imagined him being kind of pale.

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on March 21, 2012:

pennyanne strickland - Someone undiscovered would be fine for the movie. The perfect Sam could be out there now. Hollywood usually goes for people with experience for most big parts, though. I guess it is easier for them.

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on March 21, 2012:

becca - I agree. I don't think Taylor Lautner should be in the movie. Logan Lerman could definitely pull of Sam.

pennyanne strickland on March 15, 2012:

ilove this freakin book i don't think anyone small or to big should play pople should put normal average pople in it not some actor why doesn't the people interview people that arent famus thetd make a real good sam.

becca on March 12, 2012:

OMG Logan Lerman should be sam. End of story. He is Sam. He needs to play Samuel Roth :)

becca on March 12, 2012:

Taylor Lautner just isn't Sam. He is Jacob and only jacob. plus, Sam is white lol.

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on February 19, 2012:

Paisley - Boo boo Stewart is a possibility for Sam. I think he could pull it off.

Paisley on February 18, 2012:

I think that booboo Stewart should be Sam he is young and he looks like a Sam.

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on February 13, 2012:

Brittany - A lot of people have mentioned Tyler Posey as well. I think Logan Lerman would be a good choice. I can definitely see Eliza Bennet as Grace.

Brittany on February 10, 2012:

tyler posey or logan lerman and eliza bennet equals perfection! my shiver dreams would be complete.

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on January 21, 2012:

Lovewollfsxx - A lot of people would like Tyler Posey for Sam. Emma Watson would make a good Grace. She recently cut her hair really short, though. She would have to wear a wig. It is going to be a hard movie to cast. I'm sure they will find great actors.

Lovewollfsxx on January 19, 2012:

I absolutly love the series! I really hope they make films! I think Tyler Posey would be good for sam :D what about emma watson for grace? But I feel very sorry for who ever has to pick :D

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on January 03, 2012:

Gbathews - That seems to be the question everyone is waiting for. There is much updated news on the movie yet. Hopefully will be announced soon.

Gbathews from Egham, England, Surrey on January 02, 2012:

When are they going to do the auditions for the movie, cant wait for it to be made!

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on January 01, 2012:

hturn - I can see Logan Lerman as Sam. He would be a good choice.

hturn on December 30, 2011:

I love shiver! i, however believe that Logan Lerman should play Sam.

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on December 11, 2011:

Fannatic - A lot of people seem to think Tyler Posey would be good as Sam. I guess it is easy to picture him as a wolf. Eliza Bennett is also another top choice as Grace. I could picture Evanna Lynch as Isabell.

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on December 11, 2011:

Catherine - Eliza Bennett would be a great actress for Grace. She is one of Maggie Stiefvater's (the author's) top picks for Grace as well. Tyler Posey (the guy from Teen Wolf) would be okay for Sam.

Fannatic on December 09, 2011:

I think Tyler Posey should be Sam

Eliza Bennett should be Grace

Evanna Lynch should be Isabell

Catherine on December 09, 2011:

I think they should use the guy from Teen Wolf off MTV , everytime I read Shiver that's who I imagined & I think Eliza Bennett should be Grace , She could pull off 17 .

iSunshine on November 30, 2011:

Well, that sucks. He WOULD have been a good Sam.

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on November 30, 2011:

iSunshine - You are right. Taylor Lautner isn't a good fit for any of the Shiver characters. Evanna Lynch would be okay as Grace. She is a good actress. I think Aaron Johnson could have made a good Sam. I think he might be a bit too old for the character now, unfortunately.

iSunshine on November 29, 2011:

Oh my god. Taylor Lautner should never, EVER, step foot on the set of ANY Wolves of Mercy Falls movies. I despise him. I'm sorry for those "Taylor Fanatics" but I can't stand him. I don't see anybody on the casting list for Grace that I would particularly want. I think that Evanna Lynch would be perfect for Grace Brisbane. Aaron Johnson would be awesome for Sam Roth, or so, in MY opinion. Please check this out. :)

Candace Bacon (author) from Far, far away on June 12, 2011:

You are right. Robert Schwartzman would make a good Sam. Plus he has musical ability.

Fan on June 11, 2011:

Robert Schwartzman would be a great fit for Sam, he might be able to pull of 18.

Shiver mad! on May 05, 2011:

Hi i love shiver i cant wait until it is a movie i realy want taylor lautner and rachel hurd wood to be sam and grace so please vote for them! :)

AlyzaLewis from The Land of Narnia on March 25, 2011:

Wow... I hadn't heard yet. I thought I followed book to film news pretty well too. I wasn't crazy about Shiver myself, so I don't know if I'll be seeing it but I will be watching the news about it.

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