Jamie is younger (late teens in "Outlander" at least, when it starts), has longish red hair (obviously), Scottish (obviously), so they'd need an actor who could do a believable Scottish accent. I read these books when my Mom was done with them, since then we have discussed how this would make a great film and who could portray the main characters.
There weren't many choices at the time for good actors but now, now the door has been opened for some great potential.
As a matter of pure coincidence, I just started listening to Outlander on Audiobook this week and now I find this news.
But, a studio could have a lot to gain by turning a beloved book with a built in huge fan base into a good movie adaptation. ) As to the guy/girl appeal - love how you gents jump to conclusions with little to no info.Quite frankly, I'd rather see this as a 12-hour mini-series on HBO, where they can really delve into the story.10 First, its been optioned before, as a TV mini-series but the option expired.This is the Harry Potter of romance series, and it's a wonderful, if lengthly, read. The books are fantastic and there is nothing gay about these books...well, except for one or two characters. I hope the screen does them proud and hope that us Outlander fans won't be disappointed. It's amazing and I've been waiting for years for it to be adapted into a film.Especially if you're going to invest in the entire series. I have read all the books , some 3 or 4 times while waiting on the next one to come out. The story I believe could appeal to both genders, if written correctly.