Mr. Jesse Williams has joined the cast of Hulu's limited series (based on the bestselling drama novel by Ms. Celeste Ng). Already casted are Kerry Washington, Rosemarie DeWitt, Joshua Jackson, and Reese Witherspoon. Simpson Street by Washington, ABC Signature Studios, and Hello Sunshine by Witherspoon are all involved with the making of the series.
Be on the Lookout for the series in 2020.
Here is the goodreads synopsis of Little Fires Everywhere by Ms. Celeste Ng:
Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down.
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than just tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the alluring mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
When the Richardsons' friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town and puts Mia and Mrs. Richardson on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Mrs. Richardson becomes determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs to her own family – and Mia's.
Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of long-held secrets and the ferocious pull of motherhood-and the danger of believing that planning and following the rules can avert disaster, or heartbreak.
Source Material: deadline.com
David Oyelowo (A Wrinkle in Time, Don't Let Go, Chaos Walking) is playing the lead in the film adaptation of James Patterson's novel The President is Missing. Former President Bill Clinton co-wrote the novel as well. Showtime will air the series. Mr. Anthony Peckham wrote the screenplay. Mr. David Oyelowo, Leopoldo Gout, Bill Robinson, James Patterson, Bill Clinton, and Anthony Peckham will executive produce it. Ms. Heather McQuarrie and Mr. Christopher McQuarrie are co-executive for the project.
“David brings such enormous depth, sensitivity, and power to every role he plays,” said Gary Levine, President of Entertainment at Showtime Networks Inc. “Having him as our lead ensures that our series will have the exhilarating suspense of a political thriller along with the juicy complexity of a character drama.”
The novel sold over two million copies in North America. Here is the goodreads synopsis of The President of Missing:
President Bill Clinton and bestselling novelist James Patterson have written a spellbinding thriller, The President is Missing.
As the novel opens, a threat looms. Enemies are planning an attack of unprecedented scale on America. Uncertainty and fear grip Washington. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the cabinet. The President himself becomes a suspect, and then goes missing...
Set in real time, over the course of three days, The President Is Missing is one of the most dramatic thrillers in decades. And it could all really happen. The President Is Missing is Bill Clinton and James Patterson's totally authentic and spellbinding thriller.
Source Material: deadline.com
The Mysterious Benedict Society series has found a home in Hulu. The best selling YA novel, written by Trenton Lee steward, will be co-produce by Sonar Entertainment and Disney TV Studios' 20th Century Fox TV. Mr. Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay are writing the screenplay.
Mr. James Bobin is directing the pilot episode while Hay, Tarses, Manfredi, and Karen Sherwood are executive producing the project.
Here is the goodread's synopsis of The Mysterious Benedict Society(book one):
"Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?" ad attracts dozens for mind-bending tests readers may try. Only two boys and two girls succeed for a secret mission, undercover and underground into hidden tunnels. At the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, the only rule is - there are no rules.
Source material: deadline.com
News #1: H.P. Lovecraft's short story titled The Color Out of Space will be screen at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. Mr. Richard Stanley adapted the film adaptation while Mr. Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson starred in it.
News #2: Author Ms. Jennifer Bosari's YA Fantasy novel, Bloodleaf, will be adapted into a television series. Cavalry Media got the rights to the book. At the moment the studio is looking for a screenwriter.
Here is the goodreads' synopsis of Bloodleaf:
Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Surrounded by spirits and banned from using her blood-magic, Aurelia flees her country after a devastating assassination attempt. To escape her fate, Aurelia disguises herself as a commoner in a new land and discovers a happiness her crown has never allowed. As she forges new bonds and perfects her magic, she begins to fall for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her. But the ghosts that haunt Aurelia refuse to abandon her, and she finds herself succumbing to their call as they expose a nefarious plot that only she can defeat. Will she be forced to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life?
News #3: As for the film adaptation of The Woman in the Window, Disney announced that the new release date for that feature will be release on May 15, 2020 instead of October 14, 2019.
Source Material: bloody-disgusting.com
Source Material: TheWashingtonPost.com
Mr. Mike Flanagan (Gerald's Game, Dr. Sleep) continues his Netflix anthology series. The first being The Haunting of Hill House loosely based on author Ms. Shirley Jackson novel The Haunting of Hill House. The next chapter will be called The Haunting of Bly Manor which will probably be loosely based on Mr. Henry James novella titled The Turn of the Screw. In his own words, Mike Flanagan says:
‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ Will Be ‘Much Scarier’ Than ‘Hill House.’
The Haunting of Hill House was quite the hit and scared a lot of people to make them become fans of his. Obviously we cannot wait to see what Mr. Mike Flanagan has in store for us.
In an interview he told BirthMoviesDeath.com:
“We’re looking at all the ghost stories of Henry James as the jumping-off point for the season, so it very much is a whole new deal. It’s a cool way to expand on some of the things I loved about Season 1, but within the framework of a new story, without having to be restrained by the decisions we made last time. For Henry James fans, it’s going to be pretty wild, and for people who aren’t familiar with his work, it’s going to be unbelievably scary. I already think it’s much scarier than season one, so I’m very excited about it.”
Here is Goodread's synopsis of The Turn of the Screw:
A very young woman's first job: governess for two weirdly beautiful, strangely distant, oddly silent children, Miles and Flora, at a forlorn estate...An estate haunted by a beckoning evil.
Half-seen figures who glare from dark towers and dusty windows- silent, foul phantoms who, day by day, night by night, come closer, ever closer. With growing horror, the helpless governess realizes the fiendish creatures want the children, seeking to corrupt their bodies, possess their minds, own their souls...
But worse-much worse- the governess discovers that Miles and Flora have no terror of the lurking evil.
For they want the walking dead as badly as the dead want them.
Source Material: TheWrap.com
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