Kevin Kwan's (author of Crazy Rich Asians trilogy) latest novel "Sex and Vanity" is being adapted into film.
Kevin Kwan, author of the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy, is releasing his latest novel titled Sex and Vanity on June 30. It made it on the book club pick for July for Good Morning America. The book is about a young woman who finds herself in conflict between two men in her life.
The book will adapted into film by Sony Pictures and SK Global. The author himself and John Penotti are producing the feature film. Overseeing the project for Sony Pictures will be Jiao Chen while Xian Li will be the executive in charge for SK Global.
Here is Kevin Kwan's statement on Sony gaining the rights to adapt his latest work:
“I am overjoyed to be embarking on this cinematic adventure with Sony Pictures and SK Global. Sony Pictures has produced so many of my favorite films over the years, and I am thrilled by Sanford Panitch’s vision for this project. I’m also very excited to be working again with my great friend John Penotti, who responded immediately and passionately to the world I created in ‘Sex and Vanity’.”
Here is Penotti's statement about the project:
“Seven years ago Kevin entrusted us (and our producing partners) with his ground-breaking ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ bestseller, and ever since working with him has been a creative dream. “With ‘Sex and Vanity’ he’s once again created a work of magic, crafting a riveting story about love and identity. We instantly fell in love with its heart and humor and are thrilled to partner with him again, as well as with our collaborators at Sony Pictures. Sanford and the team love the book as much as we do, and we are all committed to bringing this story to a global audience.”
Source material: variety.com
The Star Wars starlet and actress of such book-based films as Murder of the Orient Express and Peter Rabbit, Daisy Ridley, is in talks to be in the film adaptation of The Ice Beneath Her. The psychological crime-thriller rights was brought by STX. Andrew Lazar is producing the project while Radio Silence (trio) are directing and producing the film. The screenwriter will be Caitlin Parrish
As for the individuals who are overseeing the project, their names are Sam Brown, Kevin Sauer, and Drew Simon.
The Ice Beneath Her was written by author Camilla Grebe. The tone and mood of her book is similar to The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl .
Here is the goodreads synopsis of The Ice Beneath Her:
Winter’s chill has descended on Stockholm as police arrive at the scene of a shocking murder. An unidentified woman lies beheaded in a posh suburban home—a brutal crime made all the more disturbing by its uncanny resemblance to an unsolved killing ten years earlier. But this time there’s a suspect: the charismatic and controversial chain-store CEO Jesper Orre, who owns the home but is nowhere to be found.
To homicide detectives Peter Lindgren and Manfred Olsson, nothing about the suave, high-profile businessman—including a playboy reputation and rumors of financial misdeeds—suggests he conceals the dark heart and twisted mind of a cold-blooded killer. In search of a motive, Lindgren and Olsson turn to the brilliant criminal profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Schön. Once a valued police asset, now marooned in unhappy retirement and a crumbling marriage, she’s eager to exercise her keen skills again—and offer the detectives a window into the secret soul of Jesper Orre.
But they’re not the only ones searching. Two months before, Emma Bohman, a young clerk at Orre’s company, chanced to meet the charming chief executive, and romance swiftly bloomed. Almost as quickly as the passionate affair ignited, it was over when Orre inexplicably disappeared. One staggering misfortune after another followed, leaving Emma certain that her runaway lover was to blame and transforming her confusion and heartbreak into anger.
Now, pursuing the same mysterious man for different reasons, Emma and the police are destined to cross paths in a chilling dance of obsession, vengeance, madness, and love gone hellishly wrong.
Source material: Deadline.com
Scott Eastwood, Cory Hardrict, & Orlando Bloom are cast members of the film adaptation of "The Outpost"
Scott Eastwood (book-based film such as Snowden and The Longest Ride), Cory Hardrict (book-based film such as Warm bodies and American Sniper) and Orlando Bloom (book-based film such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Three Musketeers ) will star in the film adaptation of Jake Tapper's nonfiction book titled The Outpost. Directing this project will be Rod Lurie who directed (and wrote) the underrated political drama The Contender. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnso will adapt the book.
Tamasy and Marc Frydman, Paul Merryman, Jeffrey Greenstein, Jonathan Yunger and Rod Lurie will all produce the feature. Production will start on August 2020. Millennium, the company behind The Outpost, plans to show the film at Cannes for international buyers. As for the United States, Screen Media has acquired the rights to the film.
Scott Eastwood plays Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha who received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Cory Hardrict plays Sgt. Vernon Martin and Orlando Bloom plays1st Lieutenant Benjamin D. Keating 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment. Caleb Landry Jones (book-based films such as The Forgiven and Heaven Knows What), will play Specialist Ty Michael Carter, who also received the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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Here is the director, Rob Lurie, statement about the project:
Added Lurie: “I am very proud to say that many of the actors we have already cast in the supporting roles are themselves veterans — as are crew members. I hope to continue that process. Mostly, though, I am just damn thrilled to be telling one of the most heroic stories of military survival ever recorded. Think of the 300 Spartans in a modern war. That’s what this is.”
Here is a quote from the author Jake Tapper, about the project:
“Telling the stories of the men and women who served at Combat Outpost Keating, and those who love them, was the honor of a lifetime," Tapper said. "I am so pleased that Rod Lurie and Millennium will bring the tales of their selflessness and valor to an even wider audience. The 2009 heroic battle of COP Keating resulted in a rare two Medals of Honor and countless other medals. We can never fully repay the troops and their families, but the fact that millions more Americans will soon learn their inspiring story will hopefully convey to these patriots an even greater and deeper sense of appreciation.”
His other book Hellfire Club is currently being shopped by United Talent Agency.
Here is the goodreads synopsis of The Outpost by Jake Tapper:
At 6:00 a.m. on the morning of October 3, 2009, Combat Outpost Keating was viciously attacked by Taliban insurgents. The 53 U.S. troops, having been stationed at the bottom of three steep mountains, were severely outmanned by nearly 400 Taliban fighters. Though the Americans ultimately prevailed, their casualties made it one of the war's deadliest battles for U.S. forces. And after more than three years in that dangerous and vulnerable valley a mere 14 miles from the Pakistan border, the U.S. abandoned and bombed the camp. A Pentagon investigation later concluded that there was no reason for Outpost Keating to have been there in the first place.
The Outpost is a tour de force of investigative journalism. Jake Tapper exposes the origins of this tragic and confounding story, exploring the history of the camp and detailing the stories of soldiers heroic and doomed, shadowed by the recklessness of their commanders in Washington, D.C. and a war built on constantly shifting sands.
Source material: thehollywoodreporter.com
Universal Pictures and IGN are joining forces with Jurassic Park watch party (along with Joseph Mazzello who played Tim Murphy as a kid). Other than Jurassic Park, Joseph Mazzello has been in such book-based films as The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Simon Birch, and The Social Network.
The event (titled Watch From Home Theater) is on IGN and has special celebrity guests joining the staff along with fans for a movie night. The Jurassic Park feature will take place on Thursday, April 23rd (5 p.m. PST).
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Here is a statement from Joseph Mazello about the event:
“While we all continue to sit tight and wait for these scary and uncertain times to eventually be behind us, my favorite way to escape the worry and pass the time has been by watching classic films, and in my completely unbiased opinion, Jurassic Park is one of the all-time greats,” Mazzello said. “I can’t wait to join together with other fans to celebrate this iconic film and share the stories, insight, and fond and funny memories I collected while playing ‘Tim Murphy.’ It’s gonna be a blast!”
Source material: IGN.com
Nicole Kidman's production company, Blossom Films, has the film rights to the novel My Lovely Wife authored by Samantha Downing. Amazon Studios will also get involved with the project. The international bestselling novel has been published in twenty-three countries and has been nominated for 2020 Edgar award for Best First Novel.
Here is the goodread's synopsis of My Lovely Wife:
A couple's fifteen-year marriage has finally gotten too interesting...
Our love story is simple. I met a gorgeous woman. We fell in love. We had kids. We moved to the suburbs. We told each other our biggest dreams, and our darkest secrets. And then we got bored.
We look like a normal couple. We're your neighbors, the parents of your kid's friend, the acquaintances you keep meaning to get dinner with.
We all have secrets to keeping a marriage alive.
Ours just happens to be getting away with murder
Source material: Deadline.com
What Greta Gerwig did to the latest adaptation of Little Women is one for the ages. In this retake, she combined both fictional lead Jo March and the author herself, Louise May Alcott's narrative, into one character. She has blend Louise Alcott's own story into the storyline of the film. The director credited Louisa May Alcott as her true inspiration as a woman and writer. In The New York Times, she stated:
“As a child, my hero was Jo March. But as an adult, it’s Louisa May Alcott.”
Now, the movie has received critical acclaim and Oscar nominations. The movie opened with a quote from Alcott which is "I had lots of troubles; so i write jolly tales." When one look closer to the Little Women tale, you could tell that Alcott's childhood was much similar to Jo March's. The Alcotts settled in Massachusetts right after New England just like the fictional March family. Alcott was the second daughter in her family just like Jo March.
Alcott's poverty upbringing inspired her as a writer. She worked several jobs, including a maid,governess teacher,and a seamstress. After work,she would write tirelessly. In Alcott's ending of Little Women, Gerwig state in the New York Times:
“Jo should have remained a literary spinster. I didn’t dare refuse and out of perversity went and made a funny match for her.” Jo’s marriage, which was originally written in the back half of the book in a sequel called Good Wives, was written because readers in the 1860s could not understand that a woman wouldn’t marry. In real life, Alcott herself never married.
If you are interested in watching Gerwig's take on the classic novel, you can click here to check it out now! If you want to read the classic novel, get a copy today!
Source material: yahoo.com/lifestyle
Mr. Walter Mosley's novel, The Man in My Basement, will be heading to theaters with the author writing its adaptation. Meanwhile Nadia Latif, a Sudanese-British woman, will direct the feature. The Man in My Basement will be her debut film.
Here is goodread's take of The Man in My Basement:
Hailed as a masterpiece-the finest work yet by an American novelist of the first rank-this is the mysterious story of a young black man who agrees to an unusual bargain to save the home that has belonged to his family for generations.
Walter Mosley pierces long-hidden veins of justice and morality with startling insight into the deepest mysteries of human nature.
Source material: deadline.com
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The Director of The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Yorgos Lanthimos, is now at the early stages of getting the adaptation of The Hawkline Monster. He will also produce the project( if he gets the right) along with Steven Schneider, Roy Lee, and Andrew Trapani.
Here is the Goodread's synopsis of The Hawkline Monster by Richard Brautigan:
The time is 1902, the setting eastern Oregon. Magic Child, a fifteen-year-old Indian girl, wanders into the wrong whorehouse looking for the right men to kill the monster that lives in the ice caves under the basement of Miss Hawkline's yellow house. What follows is a series of wild, witty, and bizarre encounters. The book was originally published in 1974.
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Here is the Goodread's synopsis of I heard you paint houses:
The first words Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank "the Irishman" Sheeran were, "I heard you paint houses." To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews Frank Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and for his friend Hoffa. Sheeran learned to kill in the U.S. Army, where he saw an astonishing 411 days of active combat duty in Italy during World War II. After returning home he became a hustler and hit man, working for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino. Eventually he would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit then-U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani would name him as one of only two non-Italians on a list of 26 top mob figures. When Bufalino ordered Sheeran to kill Hoffa, he did the deed, knowing that if he had refused he would have been killed himself. Sheeran's important and fascinating story includes new information on other famous murders, and provides rare insight to a chapter in American history. Charles Brandt has written a page-turner that is destined to become a true crime classic.
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