inkpop Fundamentals: March 3, 2011
Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on March 3, 2011
★ Lauren Oliver’s ‘Delirium’ headed to the big screen! Though it has only been one month since Lauren Oliver’s Delirium hit bookstores; the novel, which centers around seventeen-year-old Lena Haloway, and is “… set in a world where love is considered a disease, which is cured by a lobotomy-like procedure” has been making waves in the literary world, receiving rave reviews from bloggers, and critics alike. So much so that Fox 2000 has already “… purchased the screen rights to the ‘New York Times’ bestselling novel, in addition to signing a first-look deal with Lauren’s company ‘Paper Lantern Lit’ (meaning more of the author’s works could land in theaters in the coming years).” MTV has compiled a list of actresses whom they feel would be perfect in the role of Lena – check it out here. Hollywood Crush.
★ J.K. Rowling’s unauthorized life story coming to the small screen Though we’ve learned quite a bit about Harry, Hermione, Ron, and the rest of the Hogwarts gang since they first arrived on the literary scene in 1997 via the worldwide bestselling Harry Potter series; not much has been known about J.K. Rowling – the mastermind behind the books. Until now. “‘Strange Magic’, an unauthorized made-for-TV biography, will chart Rowling’s life from childhood to fame as the author of the books about the young wizard.” Poppy Montgomery, best known for her role on the TV show Without A Trace will star as J.K. Rowling. Times Colonist.
★ James Franco plays…The Wizard! You may have seen actor James Franco co-host the Academy Awards alongside Anne Hathaway this past Sunday; but soon the Oscar-nominated actor will take on a new role…that of the Great Oz. “‘Deadline’ reports that the Academy Awards co-host will play the title role in the Disney prequel, ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’.” The film is also said to star Mila Kunis of Black Swan as the Wicked Witch of the West. Galleycat.
Over to you…are you excited to see Delirium adapted for the big screen? Who do you think would make the perfect Lena, and why? Are you interested in learning more about J.K. Rowling’s life – why or why not? If you could see a film biography created about any author, who would it be and why? What do you think of Disney creating a prequel to The Wizard of Oz – yay or nay?
Share your thoughts in the comments section!
Erika (aka inkpoperika)