Shiver the Wolves of Mercy Falls Movie

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**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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AlyzaLewis 5 years ago from The Land of Narnia

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.


Shiver mad! 5 years ago

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! :)


Fan 5 years ago

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


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cocopreme 5 years ago from Far, far away Author

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


iSunshine 5 years ago

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. :)


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cocopreme 5 years ago from Far, far away Author

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 5 years ago

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


Catherine 5 years ago

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 .


Fannatic 5 years ago

I think Tyler Posey should be Sam

Eliza Bennett should be Grace

Evanna Lynch should be Isabell


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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.


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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.


hturn 4 years ago

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


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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


Gbathews 4 years ago from Egham, England, Surrey

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


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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.


Lovewollfsxx 4 years ago

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


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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.


Brittany 4 years ago

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


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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.


Paisley 4 years ago

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


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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


becca 4 years ago

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


becca 4 years ago

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


pennyanne strickland 4 years ago

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.


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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.


lucy 4 years ago

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


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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


ashley 4 years ago

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 :)


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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.


Molly-Anne Rumford 4 years ago

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


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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.


Broken 4 years ago

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...


Ashbash 4 years ago

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


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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.


Desirae 4 years ago

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.


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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.


Ansley 4 years ago

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)


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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.


Tiagia 4 years ago

sam roth-logan lerman

Grace-chloe moretz

olive-christian serratos

rachel-anna kendrick

isabel-nikki reed

jack-colton haynes

cole st. clair-benjamin stone


kara 4 years ago

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


Kara 4 years ago

Britt Robertson is my perfect Grace.


Mommzy 4 years ago

I think Candice Accola would be a great Isabel.


Skyler 4 years ago

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


Lisa 4 years ago

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.


Helly 4 years ago

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.


4 years ago

Candice Accola YES perfect Isabel!


KW 4 years ago

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.


Bcolletta 4 years ago

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


Tiagia 4 years ago

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

@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.


annonomous 4 years ago

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


shivering 4 years ago

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..


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

annonomous - I could see him in the part.

shivering - I can definitely see AnnaSophia Robb as Grace.


kenzi 4 years ago

This better not be another april fools joke like litter


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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


nathali_05 4 years ago

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


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cocopreme 4 years ago from Far, far away Author

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


augustine 4 years ago

andrew garfield would be perfect for sam.


Me 4 years ago

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 !!!!!!!!!! :)


JessLovesReading 3 years ago

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.


IzzyPure 3 years ago

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?


Cha123 3 years ago

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.


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cocopreme 3 years ago from Far, far away Author

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


abby 3 years ago

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.


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cocopreme 3 years ago from Far, far away Author

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


Bri 3 years ago

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


:3 3 years ago

i kinda think of alex pettyfer as sam :)


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cocopreme 3 years ago from Far, far away Author

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.


hd1322 3 years ago

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


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cocopreme 3 years ago from Far, far away Author

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


Sarah 3 years ago

I think Logan Lerman would be a PERFECT sam


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cocopreme 3 years ago from Far, far away Author

Sarah - I can definitely see it.


JG 3 years ago

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


Belle 3 years ago

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.


kk33 3 years ago

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


kk33 3 years ago

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


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cocopreme 3 years ago from Far, far away Author

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


Kristin 3 years ago

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


k28tc awesome 3 years ago

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!


kk23love 3 years ago

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.


Sofiavs22 3 years ago

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.


FillyLilly 3 years ago

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.


awesome 3 years ago

i love all of the books


Priscilla . 3 years ago

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 !


sam miler 2 years ago

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


lex 2 years ago

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!


kendra 2 years ago

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


Ping73 2 years ago

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!


des 2 years ago

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.


Mayra 2 years ago

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.


Sam Jacob 2 years ago

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


katie 21 months ago

Sam- logan Lerman

grace- emma watson

Isabel- gabriella wilde

cole-alex pettyfer


10 months ago

Honestly, I would HATE Taylor Launtner as Sam, hate hate hate, he just doesn't look the part

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