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George R.R. Martin Kinda, Sorta Reveals Whether His Books Will Match The Show’s End

According to CNN George R.R. Martin has broken his silence on The Winds of Winter. He’s revealed when the next book is coming! Rejoice, everyone! Or…not? As Martin, as usual, was very coy in his statement and revealed things while also not revealing anything at all.

George R.R. Martin confirmed that the next book ‘will be’ complete but refused to say when it can be expected, only that he promises he will finish it, along with A Dream of Spring. Will the ending will be different? He had this to say:

 

“How will it all end? I hear people asking. The same ending as the show? Different? Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes.”

 

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Thanks George, that clears that up. George continued in his statement by noting books are a wholly different medium than television and his novels will explore characters in detail that never appeared on the show, such as Jeyne Poole, Lady Stoneheart, Penny, Darkstar, Aegon VI, and more. But that’s all he goes into. In any case, it’s safe to assume his books will be quite different than the show’s ending but of course, all we can do is theorize until he finally, finally releases the next book.

Hopefully it’ll be worth the wait!

 

 

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Teaser for ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ Arrives!

Exciting news for Disney fans! The trailer of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil has arrived and it looks to be a darker tale than most Disney productions. Fan favorite Maleficent, the mistress of all evil, returns in this sequel to the 2014 version. The first film told Maleficent’s origin story, offering a different perspective on the classic Sleeping Beauty. The upcoming sequel will pick up a few years after the original, and will see the dark sorceress join with Princess Aurora to protect the kingdom from greater threat. The film will explore the relationship between Maleficent and Aurora, while crafting a beautifully realized fantasy world.

 

Maleficent stands side by side with Aurora, Maleficent wreathed in green flames and spreading her black wings

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The aesthetics for the film look on point, with Maleficent herself brilliantly portrayed by Angelina Jolie once more.  Jolie perfect embodies the role, with her pale skin, curved horns, wreathed in green flames and  imposing black wings topping off the look. Not to mention her smooth, yet almost mischievous, voice. Joining Jolie in the film will be Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith, Harris Dickinson as Prince Philip, and Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora.

The teaser doesn’t show much but it lets the viewers know this will be a darker twist on the source material, showcasing the moody interior of the towering castle in the kingdom, Maleficent attacking enemies to protect Aurora, and a glimpse of dark creatures flying down from the skies, as well as Maleficent spread her wings, looking like she’s ready for total war.

Are you excited? We sure are! Get ready to see the mistress of evil this October, as Maleficent: Mistress of Evil arrives October 8th.

 

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Elisabeth Moss to Narrate ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Audio Book!

Offred herself, Elisabeth Moss will narrate The Handmaid’s Tale!

According to The Bookseller, Moss recorded the audiobook in Toronto while shooting for the third season. Author of the highly acclaimed novel Margaret Atwood, was overjoyed with the decision.

 

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“I am delighted that Elisabeth Moss has agreed to narrate this new audio edition of The Handmaid’s Tale. Her reading is powerful, haunting, compelling, and authentic. She is a natural actor who values the truth of a role above her own star quality. I have been so lucky to have had her interpreting Offred.”

 

The audio edition will be published on Penguin Random House on April 30th, with the CD coming out on May 7th. Ann Dowd, who plays Aunt Lydia, Amy Landecker and Bradley Whitford will also read sections of the book.

 

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Editor of Penguin Random House Audio, Alice Twomey said:

““Elisabeth Moss is the perfect narrator for this audiobook. Elisabeth mesmerised audiences around the world with her award-winning performance in the television series of The Handmaid’s Tale and now her stunning narration has brought Offred’s story brilliantly, and chillingly, to life in audio. It is a truly powerful listen.”

In Moss’s Variety interview with Riz Ahmed from 2017, she mentioned taht when preparing scenes, she would read and reread Atwood’s book to immerse herself to Offred’s world. She was in awe with the entrancing poetic lines that Atwood has written. 

Like claiming the Iron Throne, Elisabeth Moss cements her role as Offred.

 

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Queer Musical ‘The Prom’ Getting YA Novel Adaptation!

Dance your way to the bookstore because the Broadway hit The Prom will be adapted into a young adult novel.

 

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Ah, high school prom! For those of you who attended your prom you’ll remember how much of a mess it was to make it there. The planning and organizing, between car or limo arrangements to hair, make-up, and what to wear, and then there was dealing with the pressure of asking for a date! So glad to be done with that!

Now all of that is hard enough for your average high schooler trying to fit in and be “normal”, but what about those who dared to be original and stray away from the norm so they can be who they truly are?

This is what the Broadway musical The Prom is all about.

 

The show…tells the story of Emma, a high school student in Indiana who becomes the center of a media scandal for wanting to bring her girlfriend to the prom. When her plight catches the attention of some Broadway eccentrics, Emma’s story goes from small-town scandal to theatrical, jazz hand-laden frenzy.

-Playbill, 2019

 

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Confirmed in an Entertainment Weekly exclusive, as well as by Playbill in an article of their own, the musical will be released this upcoming Fall of 2019 as a young adult novel.

 

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YA author Saundra Mitchell, who wrote the teen anthologies Defy the Dark and All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout the Ages, will be writing the adaptation alongside the the musical’s three writers—Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin, and Matthew Sklar. With the book in the hands of these fantastic writers, we know that the musical’s energy and humor, as well as its message of acceptance and inclusion will be upheld.

 

 

 

The novel is already available for pre-order. Be the first to read and add this beautiful story of love, acceptance, and being true to yourself to your library this Fall.

 

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John Cusack and Jack Black in High Fidelity

Jake Lacy Joins Hulu Adaptation of ‘High Fidelity’

Exciting news for fans of High FidelityAccording to this article from ComingSoon the upcoming adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Nick Hornby has found its co-lead. Jake Lacy was announced to join the series in the role of the television show’s secondary character, Clyde.

 

 

The cover to High Fidelity featuring a man covering half his face

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The book tells the story of a pop culture trivia obsessed man called Rob. His girlfriend, Laura, leaves him, with Rob both confused and relieved by this due to his obsession with trivia. The series adaptation will be gender flipping the roles, with Rob becoming a woman and Laura becoming a man called Clyde.

 

 

 

The book was previously adapted into a feature film in 2000 starring John Cusack and Jack Black. The Hulu adaptation has been ordered for ten episodes and Zoë Kravitz will play the lead in this series. The television adaptation was originally scheduled for release on Disney+ before being moved to Hulu, as Disney was reportedly uncomfortable with more adult content on their family friendly platform. The series has no set release date yet but it should be intriguing, especially considering the gender flipped roles from the book.

 

 

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