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A minor character near the end of Maria Semple’s 2012 novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette says that she’s “partial to weirdos, enigmas, and geniuses.” The same might be said of director Richard Linklater, whose breakout 1990 film Slacker certainly contained all three, and many of his subsequent films—from Dazed and Confused to Waking Life to School of Rock—center on quirky characters. His new adaptation of Semple’s bestseller, starring Cate Blanchett as quirky genius Bernadette Fox, is no exception ...
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In the first line of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, a character grumbles that “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents.” It seems fitting, then, that a film adaptation of the classic 1868 novel is the most anticipated major studio release scheduled for December 25, 2019.
A new trailer for Oscar-nominated Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig’s film was released on August 13. It stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen as sisters Jo, Meg, Amy, and ...
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Ed Harris is a Golden Globe-winning actor, director, and screenwriter—and, it would appear, quite the bookworm, as well.
Harris has only directed two movies in the past, and both were book adaptations. He plans to start filming his third, based on Kim Zupan’s 2014 novel The Ploughmen, in Montana and New Mexico next June, according to Montana newspaper The Missoulian.
The actor first branched into directing with the 2000 film Pollock, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1989 biography Jackson Pollock ...
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The tagline for the new movie A Million Little Pieces is “You Must Forget Everything You Know to Reach a Higher Place”—but the controversy surrounding James Frey’s 2003 book still hasn’t faded from memory.
A trailer was released on August 8 for the film, which stars Kick-Ass’ Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Oscar-winner Billy Bob Thornton, Sons of Anarchy's Charlie Hunnam, Oscar-nominee Juliette Lewis, and Sneaky Pete’s Giovanni Ribisi.
The original book, in which Frey recounted a tale of alcoholism ...
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“It’s a man’s world,” sings Etta James over the opening credits of The Kitchen, a gangland tale of 1970s New York starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss. It’s a statement that could be applied to the entire gangster film genre. Francis Coppola’s Godfather trilogy, Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas and Casino, and Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction were all tales of violent men jockeying for power. The women in these crime sagas, when they appeared at ...
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Village Roadshow Pictures is betting on a Horse.
The Australian-American production company has optioned Israeli author David Grossman’s novel A Horse Walks Into a Bar for a movie adaptation, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The book won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for works in translation; Israeli publisher Ha’kibbutz Ha’meuchad published the original Hebrew version in 2014, and Alfred A. Knopf later published Jessica Cohen’s English translation in the United States.
The novel centers on the stand-up ...
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The Girl on the Train’s journey isn’t over yet—and it’s making international stops.
A Hindi-language adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ bestselling 2015 thriller has started shooting in India, according to the Mumbai Mirror.
As Variety noted back in April, the new film is being produced by Indian company Reliance Entertainment, which co-produced the 2016 American movie adaptation starring Emily Blunt. Reliance’s group CEO, Shibasish Sarkar, tweeted a photo of a clapboard noting “Shot No. 01” and “Take No. 01” ...
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The bard of Bangor just can’t stop tinkering with The Stand.
CBS All Access announced at the Television Critics’ Association Summer Press Tour that its upcoming, nine-episode adaptation of Stephen King’s landmark 1978 horror epic will feature an all-new conclusion written by the author himself, as reported by Entertainment Weekly.
King has written the miniseries’ final episode; the others will be written by director/executive producer Josh Boone (who also directed the hugely popular 2014 film adaptation of John ...