Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Novel News: Divergent, Under the Dome, James Dashner and the Golden Globes!

Keeping you in the loop with all of the buzz in the world of books!
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Divergent Movie Casting Seeking a Four!

According to Variety, casting for the male lead of Divergent, (Tris' love interest, Four), is starting to come together and is one of the most coveted roles in town.

Expectations are high for the movie adaptation of Veronica Roth's blockbuster novel (like Twilight and Hunger Games high). In the purported running are:

Lucas Till, Jeremy Irvine and Alex Pettyfer (currently testing) as well as Brenton Thwaites, Luke Bracey and Jack Reynor (who tested last year in November.)

Already locked in is Shailene Woodley in the lead role as Tris. Squeee! Can't wait!

Under the Dome and on Your TV:

CBS announced at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour that it plans to debut its adaptation of Stephen King's Under the Dome this summer 10 p.m. on Monday, June 24.

Under the Dome takes place in a small town (natch) that almost tears itself apart after a mysterious (double natch) dome encloses it in its entirety. The book is a page-turning read from the prolific and always satisfying King, who takes the town's unusual circumstances as an opportunity to examine the microcosm of small town life.

Should be a wild ride!

Cover Reveal for James Dashner's New Novel

Entertainment Weekly exclusively revealed the cover for James Dashner's (Maze Runner) latest novel The Eye of Minds.

The novel sounds Ready Player One-esque with a gamer in peril after hacking around in a futuristic fully immersible video game.

The cover looks great and if The Eye of Minds is a blend of the mind behind the Maze Runner series and Ready Player One, then count me in!!

Awesome Book Adaptations Dominate the Golden Globes

Les Miserables (on Victor Hugo's classic novel as well as the Broadway stage adaptation) cleaned up at the Golden Globes this past Sunday (and rightfully so!) with three big wins in the movie comedy or musical category including Best Movie, Best Actor (Hugh Jackman) and Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway).

But they weren't the only book adaptations to score big that night:

Best movie drama:
Argo based on Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History by ,

Ben Affleck for Argo

Actor in a movie drama:
Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln, based on Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Actress in a movie musical or comedy:
Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook, based on The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Original score for a movie:
Mychael Danna for Life of Pi, based on Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Best miniseries or TV movie:
Game Change, based on Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by ,

Actress in a miniseries or TV movie:
Julianne Moore for Game Change

Actor in a TV series comedy:
Don Cheadle for House of Lies, based on House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch Then Tell You the Time by Martin Kihn

Supporting actor in a series, miniseries or TV movie: Ed Harris for Game Change


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