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Nicole Kidman to Star in ‘Pretty Things’ Amazon Adaptation

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Nicole Kidman is set to star in Amazon’s new series Pretty Things based on Janelle Brown’s upcoming novel. Random House will be releasing Pretty Things on April 21st.

The story follows a grifter named Nina and an Instagram influencer named Vanessa. The two meet at Vannessa’s family estate where Nina wants some payback. Nina is caring for her ill con artist mother while Vanessa is struggling with a broken-off engagement.

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It is still unclear what Kidman’s role is. However, she will be producing the new series via Blossom Films. Reed Morano, who directed The Handmaid’s Tale, and Per Saari will be the executive producers.

 

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New Curtis Sittenfeld novel ‘Rodham’ set for release June 2020

Curtis Sittenfeld’s new novel titled Rodham is set to be published in June 2020. The novel explores what would have happened if Hillary Clinton had never married Bill Clinton and the effect on American politics. It looks at what would have happened to the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate had she not been tied to the legacy of her husband Bill Clinton. Rodham is the sixth novel from Sittenfeld who is the best selling author of American Wife

 

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Rodham imagines the life of a young woman full of promise, Hillary Rodham, who meets a charismatic fellow Yale Law School student named Bill Clinton,” reads the synopsis. “The two find a profound intellectual, emotional, and physical connection that neither has previously experienced.” As she did in real life, Rodham turns down Bill Clinton several times, but does so once and for all in the novel. After this, the two separate and their paths diverge for good. 

 

 

Sittenfeld approached this novel asking the question, “What is it like to be her?” Instead of examining her life from the outside, as occurred during the 2016 election, this novel aims to explore what life is truly like as Hillary Rodham. It looks at how different things would be if Rodham had never married Bill Clinton and how that would affect U.S. politics as we know it. Marianne Velmans of Doubleday Publishing said, “In American Wife, as well as some of her wonderful short stories, Curtis has shown a unique talent for writing fiction that throws a light on the lives of women in the political limelight.” 

 

 

Sittenfeld’s acclaimed New York Times bestselling novel American Wife was published in 2009. It was longlisted for the Orange Prize, along with her debut novel Prep. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Esquire. Her nonfiction works have appeared in The New York Times, Time, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic Slate, and on This American LifeRodham is set for release in summer 2020. The novel will be published by Doubleday Publishing in the U.K. and by Random House Publishing in the U.S.

 

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Prince’s Memoir ‘The Beautiful Ones’ Coming in October

An exciting, if bittersweet piece of news comes in the form of the release if Prince’s unfinished memoir, which, according to The Guardian, has finally received a release date. Random House has that the memoir, entitled The Beautiful Ones, will be released on 29th October. An epic volume, the memoir will span from Prince’s childhood to his final days. It will contain Prince’s incomplete manuscript, along with personal photos, scrapbooks, and lyrics. Prince originally announced the book in 2016, saying the starting point for the book was his first memory and continuing onwards from there. Prince managed to complete fifty handwritten pages before he died of a fatal overdose, just weeks after the announcement of the book.

 

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The book will include an introduction by New Yorker writer Dan Piepenbring, who was originally slated to collaborate with Prince on The Beautiful Ones. The book has been called a beautiful tribute to Prince’s life, touching on what made him so beloved to his fanbase and a cultural icon. The book will be deeply personal and will touch on everything it can in Prince’s long career/life.

 

 

 

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