Book to Movie News: November

Book to Movie News: November

Who do you think should play the Lorax in the film version of the Dr. Seuss classic? Who is getting ready to direct a prequel to the Wizard of Oz? Who has been cast to play Bilbo in the Hobbit? For these answers and more - read on!

  • What to Expect When You Are Expecting is being adapted into a romantic comedy.
  • Danny DeVito has been cast as the Lorax in the film version of the Dr. Seuss masterpiece according to USAToday.
  • Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz will be made into a movie. Who would you cast in the starring role?
  • The Hunger Games is being made into a movie and Suzanne Collins is reported to also be writing the screenplay.
  • As reported in the NYT and elsewhere, the New Zealand government has altered their labor laws to allow the filming of the two Hobbit movies, expected to begin filming in February 2011. The films are scheduled for release in Dec. 2012 and 2013. Martin Freeman (from the UK TV series, The Office) is set to play Bilbo Baggins.
  • Two eagerly anticipated movies made from books have been scheduled for release and on the same day, August 12, 2011; The Help and Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
  • Shakespeare's The Tempest will be released on December 10th starring Helen Mirren as Prospero.
  • Sam Raimi will direct a prequel to The Wizard of Oz starring Robert Downey Jr.
  • The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare is in the early stages of film development!
  • John Cusack will be playing Edgar Allan Poe in an adaptation of The Raven, Poe's most famous poem, in which Poe tracks down a serial killer.

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