inkpop Fundamentals: April 6, 2010
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on April 6, 2010
★ Are you ready to get… ‘Pretty’? Rumors have swirled around Sara Shepard’s Pretty Little Liars coming to the small screen since the book series first debuted back in October 2006. Finally the rumors are being put to rest with the announcement that the show will officially debut on ABC Family on June 8, starring Lucy Hale as Aria Montgomery, Troian Bellisario as Spencer Hastings, Shay Mitchell as Emily Fields, Ashley Benson as Hanna Marin, and Sasha Pieterse as the girl everyone loves to hate…Alison DiLaurentis. The debut of the TV series will coincide with the release of the eighth Pretty Little Liars installment…Wanted. Variety.
★ Actor James Franco shows off his writing skills Best known for playing Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man trilogy; James Franco shares his writing talents in the form of short story Just Before the Black, featured in the April 2010 issue of Esquire magazine. Did you know…Palo Alto, Franco’s first short story collection, will hit shelves in October of this year. Esquire.
★ Modest Mouse gets animated! Since 1993, Isaac Brock has been the lead singer and songwriter for indie band Modest Mouse; now he’s taking his songwriting expertise to Cartoon Network, where he is writing music for an upcoming special episode of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack – an animated series which follows a boy on his quest for candy, and the adventures he encounters along the way. No air-date has yet been scheduled. Pitchfork.
Over to you…if you could have cast anyone in the roles of Aria, Spencer, Emily, Hanna, and Alison, who would you have chosen and why? Will you be watching the Pretty Little Liars TV series? What are your thoughts of actors who cross over to other creative fields such as writing? How do you feel about a serious musician creating songs for a cartoon? Will it make you more or less likely to watch?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)