To the delight of many fantasy fans and classic children's book lovers, the trailer for the newest film adaptation of Road Dahls, The Witches, was released on October 22nd, 2020. However, Warner Bros portrayal of the defining characteristics of witches (detailed in the original book by Luke's grandmother as having claw-like fingers and square feet) has garnered backlash and criticism.
Actress Anne Hathaway’s next movie is an adaptation of the book Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by author Pamela Druckerman.
Druckerman’s autobiography is also published in the United Kingdom with the name French Children Don’t Throw Food. The story is about an American woman who works as a journalist. It followed her raising a new family in Paris.
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She has to relocate due to her husband’s job, and as she struggles to balance her work life and her family life, she discovers how her french neighbors raise their seemingly perfect children. However, she also discovers that everybody has their own problems, no matter how perfect they seem to be.
Jamie Minoprio and Jonathan Stern have written the first draft of the adaptation, and StudioCanal is set to finance the movie. Also attached to this new film adaptation, is production company Blueprint Pictures.
If you can’t wait for another Anne Hathaway movie, you can watch her in The Last Thing He Wanted, a Netflix film by Dee Rees.
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Anne Hathaway made her film debut as the princess of Genovia in 2001’s “The Princess Diaries,” and Meg Cabot, the author of the books on which the movies are based, says a third film could be on the way.
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Per EW: “Cabot confirmed there’s interest in going forward with ‘Princess Diaries 3,’ ‘kind of as a tribute’ to [director Garry] Marshall — but cautioned she had not heard anything more about the film beyond that a script exists.” She goes on to say that Anne Hathaway had an idea for what the third movie might be about.
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“Royal Wedding: A Princess Diaries Novel,” the eleventh volume of Cabot’s “Princess Diaries” series, was released in 2015, but Cabot does not believe the third movie will follow the storyline of her series. They are “two different universes,” as she says. It makes sense since it has been about thirteen years since moviegoers last visited Genovia.
Since the first film’s release, Anne Hathaway has gone on to adapt several books into major films (“Nicholas Nickleby,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Alice in Wonderland”). Chief among them is “Les Miserables,” for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Hopefully, the hype delivers, and we’ll get to see Hathaway return to her homeland: Genovia.
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