Monday, 15 June 2009

Books into film

My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi PicoultBook and film buffs have a lot to look forward to later in the year with the release of long-awaited adaptations of award-winning, million-selling novels. The movie adaptation of the bestselling My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult, which stars Cameron Diaz, is due to be released at the end of this month. July sees the release of The Private Lives of Pippa Lee by Rebecca Miller, starring Robin Wright Penn. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger – a Richard and Judy pick starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana – is due for release in August. Also due for release in August is the film version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. October see the release of the Martin Scorsese directed Shutter Island based on the book by Dennis Lehane. Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Kingsley will star. The movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, directed by John Hillcoat, will hit the big screen this winter. Jan 2010 sees Susan Sarandon and Ireland’s Saoirse Ronan starring in The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. Big budget adaptations of classic children’s tales will also hit the screen shortly. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is due in October with Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl due in November.

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