‘The Woman in the Window’ Sparks Major Controversy

‘The Woman in the Window’ Sparks Major Controversy

Pop Culture

Dan Mallory’s thriller novel The Woman in the Window (written under pseudonym A.J. Finn) is headed to the big screen in May, spearheaded by English director Joe Wright. This won’t be Wright’s first rodeo when it comes to book adaptations; he is best known for his work directing Pride and Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007), and Anna Karenina (2012). It is, however, the first to be met with severe criticism before even reaching the masses. Apparently, test audiences of the movie were left confused about the plot overall, forcing the crew into reshoots and a later release date than originally planned. IMAGE VIA AMAZON The film will …

Glenn Close Joins Amy Adams In Ron Howard’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

Glenn Close Joins Amy Adams In Ron Howard’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

Book Culture

The adaptation of the popular memoir Hillbilly Elegy just added another acclaimed actor to its roster. Variety reported that Glenn Close, who most recently won several awards and was nominated for an Oscar for her film The Wife, has just been announced to star in the upcoming adaptation. It is currently unknown what role she will play.     The popular memoir, released in 2016, details the upbringing of author J.D. Vance and his working class roots in both Kentucky and Ohio. From his difficult childhood dealing with abusive grandparents to his time at Yale Law School, Vance looks at …

Amy Adams Will Star in ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Adaptation

Amy Adams Will Star in ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Adaptation

Amy Adams will star in Netflix’s adaptation of Hillbilly Elegy, J. D. Vance’s dark memoir of decline in Appalachia. Topping the New York Times Best Seller List in August 2016 and January 2017, many critics felt that Vance’s harrowing depiction of addiction, poverty, and lean opportunity captured the voice of the ever-elusive ‘Middle America.’ The memoir was as polarizing as it was popular, provocative not necessarily for its content alone but also for its broader cultural context and political implications. Details about the film have been steadily emerging: the upcoming Netflix title will be directed by Ron Howard. Thus far, Adams is …