Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey on Board to Produce Film of ‘The Color of Purple’ Musical

Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey on Board to Produce Film of ‘The Color of Purple’ Musical

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The Color Purple by Alice Walker, a literary classic which sold more than five million copies and won Walker the 1983 Nobel Prize in Literature has already made its name as a Tony Award-winning musical, and will now be making it’s way from the stage to the big screen.    The Hollywood Reporter has announced that the film is in the early stages of development and executive producers include Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, Scott Sanders and most recently Steven Spielberg. The Color of Purple follows a black women named Celie, who grew up in impoverished in southern America while enduring mistreatment from her father, …

Adaptation of Richard Ford’s ‘Wildlife’ Gets Major Oscar Buzz

Adaptation of Richard Ford’s ‘Wildlife’ Gets Major Oscar Buzz

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The American classic Wildlife by Richard Ford has been made into a film and its might be an Oscar contender.   Critics everywhere are raving about this indie film and it’s easy to see why. Director Paul Dano was originally working on his acting career but upon reading the book became entranced by the story and wanted to see it come to life.    In a radio interview with The Ringer, Dano admits that the story was instantly memorable and relatable. He grew up with divorced parents and the experiences of Wildlife‘s main character Joe Brinson resonated with him. Wildlife follows a teenage boys’ depleting household …

Hit Romance Novel ‘The Kiss Quotient’ to Hit the Big Screen

Hit Romance Novel ‘The Kiss Quotient’ to Hit the Big Screen

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Lionsgate is planning to adapt The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang. The quirky romance novel follows a thirty-year-old woman with Asperger syndrome, who is inexperienced with romance and intimacy, and so she hires an escort, however, their relationship grows to be so much more.     Deadline describes the novel to be like a combination of “50 Shades Of Grey, Pretty Woman and Crazy Rich Asians.” After reading the description I think it’s also a bit like The Rosie Project. Originally Pilgrim Media Group bought the rights to the novel and Lionsgate Motion Picture Group decided to collaborate for the project.     …