‘The Handmaid’s Tale’’s Elizabeth Moss to Star in ‘Shirley’

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’’s Elizabeth Moss to Star in ‘Shirley’

Elizabeth Moss has been in plenty of Shirley Jackson adaptations, including The Lottery, but she’ll become the author herself in her newest film. Alongside Michael Stuhlbarg, Moss will star in Shirley, based off the 2014 novel by Susan Scarf Merrell that follows a graduate student and his wife who move in with Jackson and her husband, Stanley Edgar Hyman.   via Goodreads The film is set to be directed by Josephine Decker with the screenplay written by Sarah Gubbins. There is no estimated release date for Shirley yet, but filming is scheduled to start this summer.    Featured image via Los Angeles Times 

American Animals, the True Story of a College-Based Book Heist Premieres at Sundance

American Animals, the True Story of a College-Based Book Heist Premieres at Sundance

Books and archival prints, a librarian held hostage, and an attempt to sell the stolen goods in the New York auction world. The theatrical plot of the very real Transylvania University book heist in 2004 has premiered in film form at Sundance and is now headed towards local theaters.    Gif via Hyperallergic   American Animals follows four college-aged men who hatch a plan to steal a first edition of Charles Darwin’s On The Origin of Species along with sketches by John James Audubon from their university library. Along with these two notable thefts, they also stole an illuminated manuscript …

James McAvoy and Bill Hader Join Cast of ‘IT: Chapter 2’

James McAvoy and Bill Hader Join Cast of ‘IT: Chapter 2’

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Just weeks after IT was released, the sequel was already in the works. Starting filming this summer in Toronto with Jessica Chastain playing adult Beverly Marsh and Bill Skarsgård returning to play Pennywise.    The second film will follow the timelines of the Losers Club as adults, returning to the town of Derry twenty years after the first film.    Via Giphy   Most recently, James McAvoy and Bill Hader are in talks to join the cast. According to Hollywood Reporter, if all goes through, McAvoy would play adult Bill Denbrough, whose character goes on to become a successful horror author. Hader would …

The First Reactions to”Astonishing” ‘Black Panther’ Are Here!

The First Reactions to”Astonishing” ‘Black Panther’ Are Here!

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Black Panther is on a lot of people’s most-anticipated movie lists for 2018 and for good reason. After seventeen blockbuster films, Marvel is finally giving a person of color the center role, with Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther. Not only that, but Marvel scored major cred hiring Fruitvale Station and Creed director Ryan Coogler to write and direct the film. Many of the folks lucky enough to go to the premiere are singing praise for Coogler and his vision.   Y’all. Y’ALL. Y’ALL. #BlackPanther is everything I wanted and so much more. Ryan Coogler has changed game for MCU. My …

The Best Books Coming to Screens This January

The Best Books Coming to Screens This January

January is finally here. At least here in New York, that means the snowstorms will slowly ramp up until my back will 100% break from shoveling. But also, January has good things in it, such as New Year’s Day, when we all sit around hungover and anticipate all the things we’ll accomplish in the coming twelve months.   Best of all, January has four Fridays. That means four opportunities to go to the movies and see our favorite books come to life. Here are the movie adaptations you can get hyped for this January.   January 5th   Molly’s Game   …