THE HUNGER GAMES Casting Round-Up Including Lenny Kravitz as Cinna

| May 25 | 0 Comments

Since THE HUNGER GAMES has now begun shooting, it makes sense that the last big roles are quickly being filled. First up, Lionsgate announced that Grammy Award-winning rocker Lenny Kravitz has signed on to play Katniss’ warm stylist whose mild manner belies an outrageous talent shown in his show-stopping designs like Katniss’ immediately famous “Girl on Fire” dress. While Kravitz is mostly known for his […]


Barnes & Noble Launching New Nook?

| May 20 | 1 Comment

It seems that Barnes & Noble is announcing a new ereader next week. Mashable reports that the bookselling chain has invited reporters to an event on Tuesday May 24, the same date referred to in an SEC filing regarding “the launch of a new ereader device.” The big question is what will set this new ereader apart from the current Nook and Nook Color? The […]


Gattaca’s Andrew Niccol to Direct THE HOST Adaptation

| May 19 | 0 Comments

The Twilight Saga is wrapping up, but the adaptation of Stephanie Meyer’s bestselling novel THE HOST is heating up. Deadline reports that Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War) has signed on to direct his own adaptation of the sci-fi romance. He had been attached to the film earlier but left due to scheduling issues. Since production on The Host was delayed, Niccol is once again […]


Twilight’s Catherine Hardwicke to Direct THE BITCH POSSE

| May 18 | 0 Comments

Twilight Director Catherine Hardwicke is dipping into the teen angst pool once again. Deadline reports she is set to direct an adaptation of the 2006 Martha O’Connor novel THE BITCH POSSE. While there are no vampires or werewolves in The Bitch Posse, its heroines face something just as frightening. Cherry, Amy, and Rennie are three friends who come from troubled homes, whom we see both […]


Walmart to Begin Selling Kindle

| May 12 | 0 Comments

The Kindle is coming to Walmart. Amazon announced via its Kindle Daily Post last week that both the Kindle 3G and Kindle with Special Offers would available in over 3200 Walmart stores nationwide at some point this week. The prices will match Amazon’s, so the 3G will retail at $189 and the Special Offers for $114. The only real surprise about this, I think, is […]


THE HUNGER GAMES Round-up: Reapings Galore; Banks Is Officially Effie; Rumors

| May 4 | 0 Comments

When we last checked in with THE HUNGER GAMES movie, eight of the twenty-four Tributes had been cast and Elizabeth Banks was in final talks to star as Effie Trinket, flaky escort to Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). There have been several developments since then. Banks’ deal is now done and she’s officially Effie. I can’t wait to see the first photo after […]


Jack Kerouac’s BIG SUR on the Road to Film Adaptation

| Apr 27 | 1 Comment

The film adaptation of On the Road hasn’t even been released yet, but production has already begun on the movie version of Jack Kerouac’s BIG SUR. Per Deadline, Michael Polish (The Astronaut Farmer, Stay Cool) is directing from his own script. Big Sur is far different in tone and spirit from On the Road. Written in 1962, it may be Kerouac’s most personal work as […]


District 3 Reaps Its Tributes for THE HUNGER GAMES Movie

| Apr 26 | 2 Comments

THE HUNGER GAMES may end up being the best thing ever to happen to a slew of previously unknown young actors. Per its Facebook page, the film has cast the Tributes from District Three with newcomers Ian Nelson and Kalia Prescott. These Tributes aren’t named in Suzanne Collins’ novel, but Nelson’s character is technologically and electronically gifted (District 3 is Panem’s electronics-producing region, after all), […]


HOUSE’s Hugh Laurie To Play Nice in MISTER PIP

| Apr 26 | 0 Comments

House‘s Hugh Laurie is taking a bit of a departure for his next role. Deadline reports he will be playing Mr. Watts in the film adaptation of Lloyd Jones’ novel MISTER PIP. Shooting begins in New Zealand in May. Mister Pip takes place on the small copper mining island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, where most of the residents, including all the teachers, have fled. […]


The Vampire Diaries’ Nina Dobrev Learns THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

| Apr 25 | 2 Comments

Summit Entertainment is filling out the cast for its upcoming adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s novel THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER. Deadline reports that Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries) has been cast as Charlie’s sister, who will be named Candace in the film. The Perks of Being a Wallflower centers on a freshman introvert going by the alias of Charlie, who writes letters to an […]