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Monday, August 10, 2009

P a p e r / C u t s

Where literature and cinema collide...

It's been five years since Alexander Payne brought Rex Pickett's novel Sideways to the big screen. So what's next for the director? SlashFilm reports:

"Production Weekly said over Twitter today that Payne is now slated to go into production on another feature early next year. This one is an adaptation of the novel The Descendants."

"[An] audaciously comic d├ębut....Hemmings channels the voice of her befuddled middle-aged hero with virtuosity, as he teeters between acerbic and sentimental, scoffing at himself even as he grasps for redemption," declares The New Yorker.


Zac Efron is in talks to star in the adaptation of Ben Sherwood's novel The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud.

Variety reports:

"Former Good Morning America exec producer Ben Sherwood wrote the book, about a caretaker at a cemetery who manages to have weekly meetings with a younger brother whose accidental death he feels was his fault."

"[O]ne of the most magical love stories I've ever read," raves Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees.


And coming to theaters this weekend is the long-anticipated big-screen version of Audre Niffenegger's modern romance, The Time Traveler's Wife.

"[T]his promising author leaves us with much to ponder about the nature of fate, memory, death and love," proclaims The Portland Oregonian


Read 'em before they screen 'em!

1 comment:

Guy Fandango said...

Maybe I'm just getting lazy thanks to twitter and facebook. I actually have to go to your site to find these things out?

Why can't these be pushed out via twitter or posted via facebook. That's my new one-stop shop for info.

I'll add this blog to my google reader feed - but I'm checking that even less often than I used to a month ago.