Charlie Kaufman is adapting Yōko Ogawa’s The Memory Police into a feature film.

Yōko Ogawa’s acclaimed surrealist novel—the story of a young woman, struggling to maintain her career as a writer on a island where objects are disappearing, who concocts a plan to hide her endangered editor from the Memory Police—was one of the sleeper hits of 2019, garnering rave reviews, a National Book Award nomination, and an […] The post Charlie Kaufman is adapting Yōko Ogawa's The Memory Police into a feature film. first appeared on Literary Hub. Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-09 15:15:45 UTC ]
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Michelle Zauner will score the film adaptation of her own memoir, Crying in H Mart.

It’s been a big year for Michelle Zauner. This spring, her much-lauded memoir Crying in H Mart was published, and last week her band Japanese Breakfast released Jubilee, another critically acclaimed album. And the excitement continues: yesterday, the Hollywood Reporter announced that Crying in H... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-06-08 14:46:24 UTC ]
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Nico Walker has seen the film adaptation of his book, and he’s not impressed.

The movie adaptation of Nico Walker’s Cherry—the best-selling debut novel about an Iraq veteran turned heroin addict turned bank robber—will be released in theaters in two days, directed by the Russo Brothers (who you might know from Avengers) and starring Tom Holland (who you might know from... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-24 18:21:44 UTC ]
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Natasha Trethewey’s Memorial Drive is being adapted for TV.

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey’s Memorial Drive—a harrowing memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her stepfather—has been optioned by Sony Pictures Television for development as a drama series. Recently heralded by the Washington Post... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-02 20:31:46 UTC ]
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A Definitive Ranking of Roald Dahl Film Adaptations

Roald Dahl holds a special place in my childhood. I still have vivid memories of reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Matilda in school (we even read his rather unsavory memoir Boy; his accounts of boarding school bullying haunt me to this day!) and of watching the delightful early ’90s... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-11-20 12:00:50 UTC ]
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Blue Ivy Carter is narrating the audiobook adaptation of the short film Hair Love.

Do you feel old yet? If the answer is yes, then join the club! Today, director and author Matthew A. Cherry announced via Twitter that Blue Ivy Carter (that’s right: Beyoncé and Jay Z’s eight-year-old daughter) is the narrator of the audiobook adaptation of his 2019 animated short film Hair... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-09 18:06:17 UTC ]
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The Things They Carried is finally being adapted for film (and the cast is insane).

Since its publication in 1990, Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, a linked collection of semi-autobiographical short stories about the Vietnam War, has become a modern classic—in fact, its title story is the most frequently anthologized piece of short fiction in the last three decades, and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Charlie Kaufman’s debut novel, ‘Antkind,’ is just as loopy and clever as his movies

The 720-page book by the writer of “Being John Malkovich” may be long but it’s never dull. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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BBC One to adapt Kit de Waal's My Name is Leon into film

BBC One will adapt Kit de Waal's novel My Name is Leon (Simon & Schuster) into a film. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Here’s Your 2020 Literary Film and TV Adaptation Preview

These days, it seems like every book that gets even the barest amount of hype gets snapped up by a production company in the first month of its publication, but that doesn’t necessarily mean those are the books whose adaptations get made. 2020 starts out with a whole host of movies adapted from... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Religion Book-to-Film Adaptations of 2020

Five faith-based titles are undergoing film adaptations this year, including the true story of friendship between an African American reverend and a KKK member in ‘Burden’ and a star-studded take on Ken Wilber’s memoir, ‘Grace and Grit.’ Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Filming begins for BBC adaptation of Nicholls novel Us starring Hollander

Filming has started on a four-part BBC One dramatisation of Us by David Nicholls (Hodder & Stoughton), starring Tom Hollander and adapted by the author himself. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-16 16:27:10 UTC ]
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Dani Shapiro’s bestselling memoir Inheritance to be adapted into a film

Good news, memoir fans: Variety reports that Dani Shapiro’s bestselling memoir Inheritance will be adapted into a feature by Killer Films, with Cami Delavigne (the co-writer of Blue Valentine) on board to write the script. The memoir centers on Shapiro’s discovery, after a DNA test, that the man... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-03 13:43:07 UTC ]
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Amy Adams to star in Ron Howard's film adaptation of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

The highly anticipated film adaptation of J.D. Vance's memoir "Hillbilly Elegy" has its first star: six-time Academy Award nominee Amy Adams. The actress is the first announced cast member of the planned Netflix film, which will be directed by Ron Howard, Variety reported Thursday. Screenwriter... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Weisz to star in film adaptation of Porter's Lanny

Max Porter’s second book Lanny (Faber) has been optioned by BBC Films, actress Rachel Weisz and The Bureau production company. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers and agents invited to Cannes 'Rendez-Vous' as film adaptations boom

The Civil Society of French Language Editors (SCELF) and the Institut Français have teamed up to create a new event, 'Shoot the Book! Rendez-Vous', billed as "the first international meetings corner between publishing and audiovisual in Cannes". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Frankfurt Notes: Pre-Buchmesse Fun Run; Film Adaptation Award Submissions

The week of Frankfurter Buchmesse will be kicked off by the fair's second 5K fun run, and submissions have opened for this year's A Book Is a Film Is a Game program's awards. The post Frankfurt Notes: Pre-Buchmesse Fun Run; Film Adaptation Award Submissions appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book and Screen Week CAMEO Awards Include Film, Stage, Gaming Adaptations

The public-facing London Book and Screen Week opens with adaptation awards in film, television, gaming, audio, and stage. The post London Book and Screen Week CAMEO Awards Include Film, Stage, Gaming Adaptations appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Foyles to feature in forthcoming film

Foyles bookshop on Charing Cross Road has a starring role in a forthcoming film starring Lily James. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Logan' director James Mangold surprised that Wolverine film got him his first Oscar nod for adapted screenplay

“Logan” director and screenwriter James Mangold has helped bring mainstream comic book films back to the Academy Awards. The “Walk the Line” and “Girl, Interrupted” director earned his first Oscar nomination on Tuesday for adapted screenplay for co-writing the final Wolverine film. Mangold teamed... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-01-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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