NAACP Image Award-Winner “The Book of Harlan” Is Coming to the Big Screen!

NAACP Image Award-Winner “The Book of Harlan” Is Coming to the Big Screen!

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Bernice L. McFadden’s “The Book of Harlan” is getting a feature film adaptation courtesy of Mark Tonderai. McFadden’s novel won the 2016 NAACP Image Award, as well as the American Book Award. Tonderai will adapt and direct the novel with McFadden providing help as a producer.   via Amazon   “The Book of Harlan” tells the story of Harlan and his friend Lizard Robbins, two American jazz musicians in the 1930s who travel to Paris to play a special show. But when the Nazis take over Paris, Harlan and Lizard are thrown into Buchenwald–one of the most notorious concentration camps.   Tonderai has …

“Sweet Valley High” Movie On the Rise

“Sweet Valley High” Movie On the Rise

According to Deadline, the “Sweet Valley High” 600+ book series by Francine Pascal will get adapted into a film by Chernin Entertainment. Already, writers Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith of 10 Things I Hate About You and Legally Blonde, and The Mick‘s Harper Dill have been hired to create dream team.   Via Getty images and Hollywood.com   Centered around a pair of twin sisters, Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield live in the fictional town of Sweet Valley in California.  As hard as it is to imagine, Jessica and Elizabeth are completely different in personality. While one is friendly and good-willed, the other is mischievous and irresponsible. As the two of them …

7 Classic Books Made Popular By Their Movie Adaptations

7 Classic Books Made Popular By Their Movie Adaptations

  Whenever a book becomes popular, the laws of pop culture thermodynamics ensure that it will receive a film adaptation. But what happens when a lesser-known book is enshrined in the people’s hearts by a turn in movie theaters? Option your books–they just might make it big!   “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Arthur C. Clarke   Image courtesy of Wikipedia   Clarke and Kubrick worked together on the “2001” project together, with the two men collaborating on both the film script and the novel’s manuscript. Though not as trippy or visually stunning as the film classic, “2001” is nonetheless a …

‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel is Headed Our Way

‘Mary Poppins’ Sequel is Headed Our Way

The magical, fun-loving, umbrella-wielding nanny is back. Disney is set to develop a sequel to the 1964 film, which will again be a musical. It is yet to be announced who will take Julie Andrews’s much-loved, Oscar-winning role.  According to Nylon, Hollywood’s “go to guy for big-budget, high-profile musicals, [Rob Marshall] has already signed to direct.” Marshall directed Disney’s Into the Woods (2014) film adaptation, which earned $199 Million worldwide. The film will feature an original score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, responsible for the music of the Broadway shows Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can. Songwriter Richard Sherman, who co-composed some …

Mr. Grey Will See You Now

Mr. Grey Will See You Now

The Fifty Shades of Grey hunk that continues to sweep us off our feet has been playing through the minds of devoted fans since the movie trailer’s release last year. It’s almost here. On Friday, February 13, Fifty Shades of Grey will finally come to theaters, with its steamy scenes, and a handsome billionaire played by the equally handsome Jamie Dornan. To get you in the mood, here are our favorite romantic lines from the dashing Christian Grey himself. “Laters, baby.” Courtesy of EW  “I want you, and the thought of anyone else having you is a knife twisting in …