‘The Night Circus’ To Be Adapted By ‘Jane Eyre’ Screenwriter Moira Buffini

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You might already know this, but in case you don’t, The Night Circus was my favorite read of 2011 (see my review here), the movie rights were of course snatched up before the book was even released by Summit Entertainment (which is now part of Lionsgate), and now we have a screenwriter attached.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Moira Buffini will be the one adapting The Night Circus for the big screen. Her most recent work is the screenplay for the latest Jane Eyre adaptation starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender, which was pretty great (seriously, I loved it almost as much as Keira Knightley’s Pride & Prejudice). So far this bodes well for The Night Circus.

In addition, the film will be produced by Harry Potter producer David Heyman and Jeff Clifford. Hopefully, the film adaptation will be as magical as the book was. I cannot wait to hear about some casting news for it.

For those who are familiar with The Night Circus, are you excited to see it come to life on the big screen?

And in case you aren’t familiar with the book, here is the synopsis, I highly recommend you pick it up.

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

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  • Elitefright

    I read the sample of this book on my Kindle, and I am currently saving up to get it. It looks amazing and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.

    • http://www.tvequals.com/ Sandrine Sahakians

      It really is a great book. Hope you get your hands on it soon!

  • casey hallen

    This is a movie that needs to be directly by someone like Tim Burton or Julie Taymor.

    • http://www.facebook.com/AshleyMusickSmith Ashley Smith

       I completely agree. This book is so dark and magical it can’t be screen written like a twilight or harry potter movie. I have a feeling I’ll over all be disappointed with who they chose to be Celia and Marco and probably even the other characters. It MUST be a Tim Burton film! :)

      • Guest

        I loved the book but unfortunately I don’t think Tim Burton would be good. At first you think yes he would be GREAT but than think about all his recent movies… they were terrible. We need a director who can take this book and make it great- not ruined it. I haven’t seen Pan’s Labyrinth but heard other people suggesting that director, just food for thought :)

        • iAmLadyK

           Agreed. Tim Burton I think might have made it a bit too dark. Think back to the captivation of the heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat magic of the Harry Potter saga. I can’t wait.

  • Adam

    All I can say as far as casting goes for Marco is…Henry Cavill aka the new Superman. He would rule that part.

    • http://www.facebook.com/AshleyMusickSmith Ashley Smith

       Adam, I agree with you but I think he might be a litttttttle too old :( but yeah he’d be awesome

    • Xxkatie80xx

       Stop!!! He’d be perfect!! That is exactly the face I pictured. I’m seeing Celia with light auburn hair and delicate features, but no one comes to mind..

  • Adam

    I agree, I don’t think that Tim Burton would be the best person to do that movie. He’s gone a little weird with his stuff recently. I know that’s the point but weird beyond a general sort of way.

  • Alliegribens

    Seems like a movie worth seeing to me!!

  • iAmLadyK

    SO unbelievably excited about this!! I was barely mid-way through the book hoping I’d be able to watch the magic on the big screen eventually. To know I will- AND that it’s being produced by David Heyman and Jeff Clifford?? Ecstatic.

  • Brittney

    As soon as I finished reading this last year the FIRST thing i said was “this would be an amazing movie, but i kind of hope they don’t make it into one.” it’s one of my favorite books& I REALLY don’t want to be disappointed!! So I’m kind of excited, but not… If that makes any sense

  • kmom

    another favorite book, The Time Traveler’s Wife, was a terrible movie and could not have been a movie – the very things that made it such a wonderful book prevented it.  i have a feeling The Night Circus, with it going back and forth between  Bailey’s time and Celia and Marco’s story and all the intertwining twists, like Marco’s tree drawings.  love the book, but just can’t see it.