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Truss, a reporter who hated sports, was sent by her editor to cover the World Cup and spent four years covering major sporting events throughout Europe and America. Along the way, she slowly became a convert to sports.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Reese Witherspoon's career continues to move onward and upward. The A-lister has proven that her run-in with the law will not be affecting her work. The star, who appeared at her film's premiere a few nights after her arrest, has been shooting her upcoming film The Good Lie, and has now signed on as a producer for a new project. According to Deadline, Fox 2000 has acquired Depth Of Field, a screenplay by J. Mills Goodloethat that is an Americanized version of Get Her Off The Pitch (the 2009 bestselling memoir by Times Of London cultural critic Lynne Truss) which Witherspoon will produce alongside Twilight producers Karen Rosenfelt and Bruna »
Exclusive: Fox 2000 has acquired Depth Of Field, a screenplay by J. Mills Goodloe that is an Americanized version of Get Her Off The Pitch, the 2009 bestselling memoir by Times Of London cultural critic Lynne Truss. Elizabeth Gabler bought it with the idea of shaping it as a star vehicle for Reese Witherspoon, who’ll produce it with Twilight Saga‘s Karen Rosenfelt and Bruna Papandrea. Truss, once a self-described proud sports atheist, was sent on a lark by her editor to cover the World Cup. Her readers were amused, and Truss eventually spent four years covering major sporting events throughout Europe and America, writing humorous and somewhat academic essays. Along the way, she slowly became a convert, discovering the significance of sport, and how it affected her own life and relationships. Get Her Off The Pitch was never published in the U.S., but Goodloe discovered it in a bookstore »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Sources: Heat Vision, Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
After a reading by Samuel L. Jackson took the Internet by storm, the children's book for adults, Go the Fuck to Sleep, written by Adam Mansbach and illustrated by Ricardo Cortes, became quite the popular item. And as is the case with any tangible property that becomes popular nowadays, the book is headed to the big screen. Deadline reports Fox 2000 has just hired comedian Ken Marino (Role Models, Wanderlust, Wet Hot American Summer) and his wife Erica Oyama Marino to adapt the funny book into a film with The Twilight Saga producer Karen Rosenfelt and All You Need is Kill producer Erwin Stoff. More below! Here's Samuel L. Jackson reading the book with a masterful use of the word "fuck" as only he can deliver: Ken Marino should be a familiar face from his appearances in various comedies, but he may be even more recognizable for his TV appearances as »
- Ethan Anderton
Exclusive: Husband-wife scripting team Ken Marino & Erica Oyama have been hired to adapt the book Go The F To Sleep for Fox 2000 and Twilight Saga producer Karen Rosenfelt and All You Need Is Kill producer Erwin Stoff. The book, which was written by Adam Mansbach and illustrated by Ricardo Cortes, is categorized as a children’s book for adults. Mansbach wrote it out of a father’s frustration with being unable to get his young daughter to nod off each night. It became a sensation when Django Unchained star Samuel L. Jackson did a reading of it that became a viral sensation (check it out below). Erica Oyama created the Yahoo/Paramount Insurge/Red Hour Internet and now E! series Burning Love, which Ken Marino has starred in and directed for the first three seasons. Ken Marino also co-wrote Role Models and Wanderlust with David Wain. The couple just closed »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
More witches are coming to Hollywood, from a planned trilogy of young adult novels by Sally Green. The first book, Half Bad, hasn’t even come out yet. Penguin Books has it scheduled for release in spring of 2014. That hasn’t stopped Fox 2000 from gobbling up the film rights for the film.
The trilogy takes “..place in a world inhabited by covert witches; one faction is good and the other evil. They are divided by hatred and united by one thing only — fear of a boy descended from both sides.” The film will be produced by Karen Rosenfelt, a veteran of the Twilight Saga and Percy Jackson franchises. »
- Andy Greene
Doesn.t it seem, with the Twilight .saga. finally behind us, that there is a severe lack of young adult novel adaptations out there? *waits for laughter to die down* Oh I guess I must have forgotten about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, and Ender.s Game, much less the seemingly endless amount of not-yet-produced projects out there. The hills are alive with post-pubescent drama, that.s for sure. It is now the season of the witch . not to be confused with the terrible film of the same name. Deadline reports Fox 2000 cast just the right spell and acquired the rights to author Sally Green.s upcoming novel Half Bad, with Karen Rosenfelt producing. Rosenfelt worked on the Twilight films, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and The Book Thief, so she knows a thing or two about young adult adaptations. Half Bad, which will »
It's been a few days since we've heard about any new young adult novels being adapted for the big screen so of course it's time for another! Here's the first word on Half Bad, the beginning of a trilogy that takes place in a world inhabited by covert witches.
Per Deadline, Fox 2000 has acquired film rights to Sally Green’s debut book, Half Bad, a contemporary supernatural thriller that will be published under the Penguin imprint in spring 2014. It deals with two factions of witches, one good and the other evil (of course), which are divided by hatred but united by one thing — fear of a boy descended from both sides.
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Exclusive: Fox 2000 has acquired film rights to Sally Green’s debut book Half Bad, a contemporary supernatural thriller. The film will be produced by Karen Rosenfelt, whose recent films include Twilight Saga, Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, and The Book Thief. Half Bad starts a trilogy taking place in a world inhabited by covert witches; one faction is good and the other evil. They are divided by hatred and united by one thing only — fear of a boy descended from both sides. The Ya title will be published under the Penguin imprint in spring 2014. The book was a hot title at Bologna Children’s Book Fair, and since then, Zosia Knopp, Penguin Children’s Rights Director, concluded a six-figure U.S. rights deal at auction, along with Ken Wright, VP and Publisher of Viking, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. Pre-empts have been accepted from Brazilian publisher Intrinseca and Israeli publisher Kinneret. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Just two weeks after Penguin Books acquired Sally Green's new novel, Half Bad , for publishing in 2014, comes word, via Deadline , that Fox 2000 has taken the film rights. Planned as the "Half Life Trilogy," Half Bad is officially described as being "a supernatural thriller set in a modern world inhabited by covert witches, Black and White: factions divided by hatred and united by only one thing-fear of a boy descended from both sides." Karen Rosenfelt is attached to produce. Her previous book-to-screen credits include The Twilight Saga and both Percy Jackson and the Olympians feature films. »
It all went a bit quiet for Percy Jackson following the release of The Lightning Thief in 2010. The adaptation of the first in Rick Riordan's young adult series didn't quite break even during its Us run, but its performance overseas persuaded Fox to move ahead with a sequel nonetheless. Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters is the result, once again starring Logan Lerman and co., and the first few stills have just arrived online. Thor Freudenthal (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid) is the director this time, with Chris Columbus taking a back seat as producer along with Twilight's Karen Rosenfelt. Sea Of Monsters, logically based on the second of Rick Riordan's series of Percy Jackson novels, has been adapted by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (Agent Cody Banks, 1408), and sees Percy (Logan Lerman) and Annabeth (Alexandra Daddario) on an Argonaut-ical quest to find the Golden Fleece and rescue Grover »
Continuing Lionsgate's home entertainment and box office leadership in young adult franchises, Summit Entertainment's global blockbuster The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 sold an estimated 3.85 million combined DVD and Blu-ray units in its home entertainment launch over the weekend, an increase over the debut weekend of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 last year, the Company announced today. The Hunger Games and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 ranked as two of the top four home entertainment releases of 2012. Lionsgate acquired Summit Entertainment in January 2012.
The Company noted that Blu-ray sales accounted for an estimated 27% of first weekend sales, up from 22% of the first weekend sales of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, reflecting continued penetration of the Blu-ray format. Opening weekend estimates for Breaking Dawn - Part 2 also underscored the franchise's continued growth trajectory on digital and on demand platforms, »
Update: Daniel Radcliffe will go from playing upright wizard to creepy assistant. The Harry Potter star is in final talks to play Igor, Dr. Frankenstein's hunchback assistant in 20th Century Fox's Frankenstein.
One can only assume Radcliffe will take inspiration from Dobby in how to say "Master" in the most disconcerting manner.
Sept. 6, 2012 - A year after announcing Real Steel director Shawn Levy would be directing Max Landis' (Chronicle) take on Frankenstein, 20th Century Fox and Davis Entertainment are now announcing Paul McGuigan (Push, Lucky Number Slevin) will helm instead. Fox's vision of the project, which is said to focus on themes of friendship and redemption, was a low-budget picture; Levy wanted to make a big budget spectacle.
Sept. 2, 2011 - 20th Century Fox is taking one big lumbering step forward on its Frankenstein movie, one of Nine that are currently in development, by hiring Night at the Museum director-producer Shawn Levy. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech) and Emily Watson (War Horse) will star in an adaptation of The Book Thief at Fox 2000. The best-selling novel, written by Markus Zusak, is set in Germany during World War II.
French-Canadian actress Sophie Nelisse (Monsieur Lahzar) will make her English-language debut as the central character, Liesel Meminger, who witnesses the horrors of Nazi Germany while living with her foster parents, the Hubermanns (Rush and Watson). She arrives with a stolen book and begins collecting others, learning to read while the Hubermanns harbor a Jewish refugee called Max in their cellar.
The drama, which is being directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey), also stars Ben Schnetzer (Happy Town) and Nico Liersch. Karen Rosenfelt and Ken Blancato are producing, and the film is set to begin shooting later this month in Berlin.
Rush recently starred in the European drama The Best Offer, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore »
The story centers on Liesel Meminger, a young girl that witnesses the horrors of Nazi Germany while in custody of her foster parents. The girl has a habit of stealing and becomes obsessed with acquiring books. Sophie Nélisse is playing the young girl, with Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson portraying her parents.
Production is slated to begin later this month in Berlin. »
Sophie Nelisse ("Monsieur Lahzar") plays a spirited young girl named Liesel who witnesses the horrors of Nazi Germany while in the care of foster parents (Rush, Watson).
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner are all set to return for Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Kristen Wiig was rumored to join the cast as Carell's love interest, an item that just became fact as director Adam McKay confirmed the casting on Twitter: Just found out Kristen Wiig officially on board for Anchorman 2. Cannonball! Anchorman: The Legend Continues, set for release on December 20, 2013, picks up with the San Diego news crew at the dawn of the 24-hour news cycle. Hit the jump for a casting update for the adaptation of The Book Thief. It was announced about this time last year that Brian Percival (Downton Abbey) will direct the Book Thief adaptation. Ever since Markus Zusak's novel has been burning a hole in my Kindle because--- my god, look at that cover. As I keep close tabs on the Fox 2000 project, the first »
- Brendan Bettinger
Among the numerous young adult novels in the process of getting the feature treatment is Pure, the first novel in Julianna Baggott's planned dystopian trilogy about a world divided and two characters from separate sides. Karen Rosenfelt is producing the adaptation and today comes word that Fox 2000 has tapped James Ponsoldt to direct. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, society is divided between the beautiful, healthy Pures, who live within the safety of a dome, and the Wretches, the scarred, burned, fused and otherwise disfigured people harmed by the devastation that occurred outside the dome. The story follows Pressia, a Wretch who meets Partridge, a Pure from a broken family who believes his mother might still be alive outside the dome and decides to risk his life to try to find her. THR says James Ponsoldt has been brought on board to direct the adaptation. Ponsoldt's credits include the 2012 drama Smashed, »
The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world divided into two societies: the Pures, who live under a dome and are healthy and beautiful, and the Wretches, those scarred by the devastation.
In this world, Pressia, a Wretch on the run, teams up with the son of the leader of the Pures.
Ponsoldt will write the script and is attached to direct. Karen Rosenfelt will produce.
Source: Heat Vision »
- Garth Franklin
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