Brie Larson has been cast in the role of a woman only known as Ma in the book. Kidnapped as a teenager, she lives in a tiny room with her 5-year-old son, Jack and the story is told through his eyes. Also cast are William H. Macy, presumably as Ma’s captor, Old Nick and Joan Allen. The script is written by Donoghue. and is expected to be released in 2015.
Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership. Stars, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman. April 2015
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature. Shailene Woodley, March 2015.
The riveting true story—soon to be the subject of a high-profile film—of Olympic wrestling gold medal-winning brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their fatal relationship with the eccentric John du Pont, heir to the du Pont dynasty. Steve Carrell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo. November, 2014.
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY CLINT EASTWOOD He is the deadliest American sniper ever, called "the devil" by the enemies he hunted and "the legend" by his Navy SEAL brothers . . . Stars Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman. January 2015
A rare meeting of literary genius: P. D. James, long among the most admired mystery writers of our time, draws the characters of Jane Austen's beloved novel Pride and Prejudice into a tale of murder and emotional mayhem. the three-part series, which is adapted from a recent Jane Austen-inspired novel by P.D. James, will air in November 2014 on PBS. Cast includes Anna Maxwell Martin and Matthew Rhys from The Americans.
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE SOON TO BE AN HBO MINISERIES In a voice more powerful and compassionate than ever before, New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Strout binds together thirteen rich, luminous narratives into a book with the heft of a novel, through the presence of one larger-than-life, unforgettable character: Olive Kitteridge.
Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love—all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life. Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth. September, 2014
Stephen Spielberg is set to direct a live-action movie based on Roald Dahl’s 1982 picture book, The BFG, (Macmillan/FSG YR), about a girl named Sophie who is captured by a big friendly giant (presciently, Dahl came up with the shorthand title years before social media). Filming is expected to begin in early 2015, with release planned in 2016. Audio only at www.ebtpl.org
On fire since the success of HBO‘s True Detective this year, director Cary Fukunaga has lined up his next project.Fukunaga will adapt and helm a big-screen version of The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, And The Real Count of Monte Cristo for Sony. It's the Pulitzer-winning 2012 biography written by Tom Reiss that chronicles the life and adventures of French Revolution-era General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas.
Production has begun on the long-gestating Nick Nolte/Robert Redford adaptation of Bill Bryson’s memoir, which recounts his misadventures as he attempts to hike the Appalachian Trail, despite “years of waddlesome sloth” with his old pal Katz, a man even more ill-prepared for the effort than he is.
Dec. 25, 2015 Movie Title: Live By Night Director: Ben Affleck Starring: Ben Affleck Based on: Novel by Dennis Lehane
Dec. 18, 2015 Movie Title: Inferno Director: Ron Howard Starring: Tom Hanks Based on: Novel by Dan Brown
As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar.
Movie Title: The Longest Ride Based on: Novel by Nicholas Sparks Release date: April, 3, 2015
Raised in chaos, forced to perform in their parents' "strange and memorable art," Annie and Buster have grown into confused and damaged adults whose lives come crashing down. With nowhere to go, sister and brother make their way home, where they discover that Caleb and Camille are planning their magnum opus-whether the kids agree to participate or not. With Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman. (Sept.)
First book in erotic trilogy by E.L. James. A literature student Anastasia Steele meets a handsome, yet tormented, billionaire named Christian Grey. December, 2014.
Soon to be a vampire horror FX Channel series. A plane lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport with lights off and doors sealed. Epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Stoll) and his team are sent to investigate. On board they find two hundred corpses and four survivors.
Joseph Hillstrom King (aka Joe Hill) is Stephen King's son and his 2010 supernatural thriller "Horns" has been adapted for the screen with Daniel Radcliffe starring in the lead role. Ignatius wakes with a thunderous hangover... and horns growing from his temples. Ig possesses a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look--a macabre gift he intends to use to find the monster who killed his lover. ..
Heaven is for Real is based on the #1 New York Times best-seller and tells the true story of a small-town father (played by Greg Kinnear) whose son claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience
Cheryl Strayed took an 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail in order to deal with her catastrophic past. This honest memoir is filled with suspense and humor, a journey worth the read. Reese Witherspoon takes on the role of Strayed and she’ll probably be her usual charming self.
In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck... This story is about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make - and the ultimate choice Mia makes.
Starring: Charlize Theron (Libby Davis), Nicholas Hoult (Lyle), Christina Hendricks (Libby’s murdered mother, Patty), Corey Stoll, Chole Moetz (Diondra, Ben’s love interest). .