- 2017 Apr 17
Cynthia Nixon's 'Emily Thing'
In the new biopic 'A Quiet Passion,' the actor plays an Emily Dickinson who is quick to dazzle with her wit but often turns away visitors.
- 2017 Apr 14
Your Literary Guide to Cannes 2017
Of the 18 films in the main competition at the French film festival that are vying for the Palme d'Or, five have literary origins.
Salinger’s Nightmare: A Nosy Filmmaker
An unemployed actor tracked down J.D. Salinger to get his permission to adapt 'The Catcher in the Rye.'
- 2017 Apr 11
'Hillbilly' Goes To Hollywood
Imagine Entertainment has acquired film rights to J.D. Vance’s memoir 'Hillbilly Elegy.' Ron Howard will direct and produce.
- 2017 Apr 10
Barthelme's 'Snow White' Hits the Stage
The stage adaptation of Donald Barthelme’s 1967 novel will have its world premiere on Friday, in Houston.
- 2017 Mar 24
'The Handmaid's Tale' Readies for Hulu
The full trailer for Hulu's television adaptation of the novel shows the rise of Margaret Atwood's dystopia.
- 2017 Mar 23
'Lincoln in the Bardo' Goes to Hollywood
Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman have acquired movie rights to the bestselling novel from George Saunders that hit shelves last month.
- 2017 Mar 21
Walt Whitman At the Drug Court
Filmmaker Jennifer Crandall’s new documentary project, “Whitman, Alabama,” pairs Alabama court cases with poetic verse.
- 2017 Mar 20
George R.R. Martin, Cinema King
The 'Game of Thrones' author will open a new film studio, Stagecoach Foundation, based in his hometown, Santa Fe, N.M.
- 2017 Mar 10
Warner Bros. to Adapt 'The Mothers'
Kerry Washington will adapt Brit Bennett's debut novel, which centers on a big secret in a small black community in Southern California.
- 2017 Mar 09
Ferrante Novels Head to TV
Italian director Saverio Costanzo has signed on to direct and to help write a 32-part series based on the Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante.
- 2017 Mar 01
Benedict Cumberbatch is Patrick Melrose
Showtime has ordered 'Melrose,' a five-part limited series adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn's novels to be produced by its star.
- 2017 Feb 22
'Native Son' Gets the Screen Treatment
Suzan-Lori Parks and Rashid Johnson are adapting Richard Wright’s novel to film.
- 2017 Jan 23
Archie vs. Zombies
How a 76-year-old gang of comics teenagers wound up fighting the undead and starring in a sex-infused murder-mystery show on the CW.
- 2017 Jan 06
Read It Before You See It
Margaret Atwood, Stephen King, and many more authors will see their books adapted to film and TV in 2017.
- 2017 Jan 03
Which Books Are Coming to TV in 2017?
The new year brings a new crop of shows ripped from works by the likes of Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, and Lemony Snicket.
- 2016 Dec 05
A Sneak Peek at 'The Handmaid's Tale'
Elisabeth Moss, speaking to the novel's Hulu adaptation, said "we never wanted the show to be this relevant."
- 2016 Nov 23
A Cinematic Return to 'Dune'
Legendary has picked up the film and television rights to the classic science-fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the company announced Monday.
- 2016 Oct 19
Paramount Options VanderMeer's 'Borne'
With the highly anticipated 'Annihilation' set to bow next year, the studio is looking to stay in the Jeff VanderMeer business.
- 2016 Oct 05
POW! Picks Up 'The Cartographers'
The production company has optioned "The Cartographers," a story in Alexander Weinstein’s debut collection, 'Children of the New World.'
- 2016 Sep 09
'American Pastoral' in Toronto
Ewan McGregor discusses his directorial debut as the Philip Roth adaptation hits the Toronto Film Festival.
- 2016 Sep 07
Greg vs. 'The Homo Sapiens Agenda'
DC Comics television guru Greg Berlanti will direct an adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s YA bestseller.
- 2016 Aug 24
'A Little Life' on Television
Hanya Yanagihara's 'A Little Life' has been optioned as a limited series by Scott Rudin.
- 2016 Aug 12
Adapting 'Le Petit Prince'
Pity the person who tries to adapt Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's 'Le Petit Prince.' Just ask Orson Welles.
- 2016 Aug 09
George R.R. Martin is Back on TV
Universal Cable Productions has acquired the rights to develop Martin’s anthology series Wild Cards.
- 2016 Jul 27
Whither the Serialized Book?
Can serialized fiction à la Dickens convert binge watchers of shows like 'Game of Thrones' into binge readers?
- 2016 Jul 26
Adapting Philip Roth to Film
James Schamus speaks to the difficulty of adapting Roth's 'Indignation,' which hits theaters Friday, to film.
- 2016 Mar 23
Ringo Starr's Book Greenlit for TV?
'Octopus Garden,' the children's book based on the Beatles song, could become an animated TV series.
- 2016 Mar 16
'Miss Peregrine' On Camera
Check out the new trailer for Tim Burton's film adaptation of Ransom Rigg's 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.'
- 2016 Feb 29
10 Books Headed to Theaters
Read it before you see it with this list of page-to-screen adaptations, including Tim Crothers' 'The Queen of Katwe.'
Books Dominate Oscars 2016
Here's a look at why books such as 'Brooklyn' and 'The Martian' were among the best picture nominees at this year’s Academy Awards.
- 2016 Feb 16
A Preview of ‘11.22.63’
The showrunner behind Hulu's adaptation of Stephen King's '11.22.63' said the series will stay "very true" to the book.
- 2016 Feb 11
MTV Picks Up '99 Days'
MTV is developing a half-hour single camera comedy based on Katie Cotugno's bestselling '99 Days.'
- 2016 Feb 10
Elena Ferrante Novels Green-Lit for TV
An Italian TV production company and Fandango are developing Elena Ferrante's 'Neapolitan Novels' into a television series.
- 2016 Feb 09
Seven Book-Based Oscar Nominations
Here are seven Oscar-nominated titles you may not know are based on books, including Avery Corman's 'Kramer vs. Kramer.'
- 2016 Jan 26
Weinstein Previews 'War And Peace'
Award-winning film producer Harvey Weinstein promises that his 'War And Peace' TV miniseries is "sexy" and "spectacular."
- 2016 Jan 25
'Revenant' Bumps Small Press Sales
The small university press that owns the rights to 'The Revenant' novel is seeing a spike in sales thanks to the success of its new film adaptation.
- 2015 Dec 17
Six Bizarre ‘Star Wars’ Books
Prepare for the theatrical release of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' with six unusual titles including 'The Star Wars Cook Book.'
- 2015 Dec 16
'Star Wars' Writer Talks Han Solo
Looking ahead to 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' sequels, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan revealed how to cast a young Han Solo.
- 2015 Nov 02
The Man Behind 'The Martian'
Andy Weir opens up about the film based on his book, including what Ridley Scott got wrong about Mars.
- 2015 Oct 30
Adrian Lyne Joins 'Silent Wife'
The Oscar-nominated director of 'Fatal Attraction' will oversee Nicole Kidman in the new thriller 'The Silent Wife.'
- 2015 Oct 21
7 Self-Published Books Turned Movies
Read the stories of seven self-published books that ultimately found mainstream success and were adapted into films.
- 2015 Oct 16
5 Books with Page to Screen Struggles
Here are five books that had a difficult path from the page to the screen, including this week's new theatrical release 'Goosebumps.'
- 2015 Oct 15
'Goosebumps' on the Big Screen
Reviews for the new kid-friendly horror film are in, and it looks like fun for the whole family.
- 2015 Oct 02
Lionsgate Wins 'Kingkiller Chronicle'
The entertainment company has closed a complex multiplatform rights deal to pick up the bestselling fantasy book series by Patrick Rothfuss.
'Wired' on 'The Martian'
Angela Watercutter writes that the film adaptation of Andy Weir's novel "proves movies are now better than their books."
- 2015 Sep 29
Krakauer Weighs in on Everest Movie
Jon Krakauer, the journalist who survived the catastrophic 1996 expedition on Everest that resulted in multiple fatalities, and whose 'Into Thin Air' became a bestselling account of it, has criticized the recently released film of the disaster as “total bull."
- 2015 Sep 17
'The Mist' to the Small Screen
Stephen King‘s book is being developed as a TV series by 'Scream' producer Dimension Television and writer Christia Torpe.
- 2015 Sep 16
Live Action 'Jungle Book'
See the first trailer for Disney's adaptation of 'The Jungle Book,' set to hit theaters in April.
- 2015 Sep 03
Emma Donoghue on the Making of ROOM
The bestselling author of "Room" updates fans on how the highly-anticipated film adaptation is coming along.
- 2015 Sep 02
Disney Finds Director For 'Artemis Fowl'
After years in development limbo, Disney has reportedly tapped Kenneth Branagh to adapt "Artemis Fowl" to the big screen.
- 2015 Aug 25
Martin Talks 'GoT'
George R.R. Martin admitted that the 'Game of Thrones' TV show will probably finish before his books.
- 2015 Aug 24
'End of the Tour' Nails a Profession
Rebecca Mead writes about the journalist-subject relationship in the film about David Foster Wallace and David Lipsky.
- 2015 Aug 19
Jane Austen, the Rom Com
The life of Jane Austen is being dramatized yet again in an upcoming romantic comedy called 'Jane by the Sea,' based on the novel by Carolyn V. Murray.
- 2015 Aug 12
'Just Kids' to the Small Screen
Showtime has acquired the rights to Patti Smith’s memoir, 'Just Kids,' for a limited series to be co-written and produced by Smith and John Logan.
- 2015 Aug 07
Will 'Goosebumps' Help the Books?
The movie, starring Jack Black, hits theaters on October 16, and may scare up a new audience for the books.
- 2015 Aug 06
Colin Farrell Joins Potter Spinoff
The Irish actor has joined the cast of Warner Bros.' Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.'
- 2015 Aug 05
'I was truly terrified'
Jason Segel on playing David Foster Wallace in 'The End of the Tour.'
- 2015 Aug 04
Octavia Butler's 'Dawn' Headed to TV
TV producer Allen Bain recently acquired the adaptation rights to Butler's Lilith's Brood series, including 1987's "Dawn."
- 2015 Aug 03
The Man in the Movie
How 'End of the Tour' became a very David Foster Wallace kind of film.
- 2015 Jul 31
'Infinite Jest' Book Club
On the advice of a local bookstore owner, actor Jason Segel joined a book club to help him research his role as David Foster Wallace in 'The End of the Tour.'
- 2015 Jul 30
CW Orders 'Little Women' Adaptation
The network is taking on a literary classic in one of its first script buys of the 2015/2016 development season.
- 2015 Jul 28
Read It Before Seeing It
'Paper Towns' and 21 other books to read before you see the movie.
- 2015 Jul 23
John Green Secures First Look Deal
'The Fault In Our Stars' and 'Paper Towns' author has been given a first-look producing deal by Fox 2000 Pictures President Elizabeth Gabler.
- 2015 Jul 21
'Dumplin'' for Disney
Disney is developing the dramedy movie 'Dumplin'' based on the upcoming Julie Murphy young adult novel.
- 2015 Jul 17
King's 'It' Has New Director
New Line’s feature adaptation of Stephen King’s 'It' has gained a new director — Andy Muschietti, who directed 2013’s 'Mama.'
- 2015 Jul 16
'Twilight' Director Taking on 'Stargirl'
Catherine Hardwicke is on board to direct an adaptation of the bestselling YA novel by Jerry Spinelli.
- 2015 Jul 14
'Fight Club,' the Rock Opera
Novelist Chuck Palahniuk tweeted news that his novel is being made into a rock opera by — if his tweet doesn’t deceive — Julie Taymor and David Fincher.
Lawrence Signs on to 'Rosie Project'
Jennifer Lawrence is attached to star in 'The Rosie Project,' a romantic dramedy based on the novel by Graeme Simsion.
- 2015 Jul 13
Girl on the Train...in New York
The film version of 'The Girl on the Train' will reportedly be set in New York as opposed to London.
- 2015 Jun 30
Zadie Smith to Make Screenwriting Debut
The novelist has been recruited by Claire Denis for the writer-director’s new film, a space adventure set beyond our solar system.
- 2015 Jun 26
Potter Play Opening in West End
J.K. Rowling has confirmed that the play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will open in London in 2016.
- 2015 Jun 18
More Wolf Hall Likely
The director of hit TV drama 'Wolf Hall' has spoken to writer Hilary Mantel about making another series based on the as-yet-unfinished third book in her historical trilogy.
- 2015 Jun 17
'American Gods' Greenlit at Starz
Starz is moving forward with plans for a series adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel, to be shepherded by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green.
- 2015 Jun 16
'Primates of Park Avenue' Gets Optioned
The film rights to Wednesday Martin's controversial book about wealthy Upper East Side women have been acquired by MGM.
- 2015 Jun 10
Hogwarts Hops the Pond
J.K. Rowling reveals a U.S. version of the wizards' school.
- 2015 Jun 05
Blunt in Talks for 'Girl on the Train'
Emily Blunt may star in the DreamWorks adaptation of Paula Hawkins's blockbuster debut thriller.
- 2015 Jun 01
Martin's 'GoT' Character Wish List
The five A Song of Ice and Fire characters George R.R. Martin wishes were on the TV adaptation of his books.
- 2015 May 28
Watch Jason Segel as DFW
The official trailer for 'The End of the Tour,' starring Segel as David Foster Wallace, and Jesse Eisenberg as David Lipsky.
- 2015 May 14
BBC to Adapt 1992 Mantel Novel
The BBC is adapting Hilary Mantel’s novel about the French Revolution, 'A Place of Greater Safety,' following its recent adaptation of her Man Booker Prize-winning Tudor novels, 'Wolf Hall' and 'Bring Up The Bodies.'
- 2015 May 06
Best Book Turned Into a Great Film?
Alice Gregory and Charles McGrath discuss the best literature that’s succeeded on the big screen, at the 'New York Times.'
- 2015 Apr 30
Netflix Adapting 'Green Eggs and Ham'
Netflix is cooking up 'Green Eggs and Ham' with help from the estate of Dr. Seuss, executive producer Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros. TV Group, which has made its first series deal with the streaming service.
- 2015 Apr 24
'Fifty Shades' Sequels in 2017, 2018
“We’re making this a Valentine’s Day event,” said Universal Pictures chair Donna Langley at CinemaCon.
- 2015 Apr 23
James's Husband Writing Sequel
E.L. James has enlisted her husband to write the script for the sequel to 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' the first movie based on her trilogy.
- 2015 Apr 22
Watching Your Life on Screen
Stephen Elliott writes about the "strange" experience of seeing his memoir, 'The Adderall Diaries,' turned into a movie.
- 2015 Apr 16
'H is for Hawk' to Big Screen
Film rights for Helen Macdonald’s 'H is for Hawk' have been acquired by actress Lena Headey, who stars in the hugely successful television series 'Game of Thrones.'
- 2015 Apr 15
Weinstein to Adapt French Debut
The Weinstein Company acquired film rights to Agnes Martin-Lugand’s debut novel 'Happy People Read and Drink Coffee,' which was originally self-published and has gone on to become a hit in France.
'Mockingbird' a Stage Hit at Home
For nearly all of the 26 years it has been produced, the play “To Kill a Mockingbird” has been a hit in Monroeville, Ala. in the hometown of its author, Harper Lee. This year, the performances sold out faster than ever.
- 2015 Apr 14
Weinstein Picks Up 'In Cold Blood'
The Weinstein Company has optioned TV rights to Truman Capote’s 1966 bestseller with the aim of making it a TV event series.
- 2015 Apr 10
'Paper Towns' Footage at BookCon
John Green will be on hand to preview footage from the upcoming film adaptation of his second novel, which stars Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne.
- 2015 Apr 08
Cast, Crew for '11/22/63'
Hulu is pushing ahead its TV adaptation of Stephen King's JFK assassination novel, adding Chris Cooper, Lucy Fry, George MacKay, Leon Rippy and Cherry Jones to the cast.
- 2015 Apr 07
Martin Creating New HBO Series
The Game of Thrones author is developing a new series with HBO. 'Captain Cosmos' will center on a young science fiction writer living in 1949 at the dawn of the age of TV.
Hunger Games Theme Park Coming
Lionsgate said it will partner with Dubai Parks and Resorts to bring The Hunger Games to Motiongate Dubai, the Hollywood-themed park slated to open in October 2016.
- 2015 Apr 06
Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Reimagined
An ambitious project is underway to create a short film for each of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets, with each movie shot at a different New York City location.
Why Was Don Draper Reading 'Inferno'?
As we get ready to close the final chapter on the series, a librarian at the New York Public Library has published the definitive 'Mad Men' reading list.
- 2015 Apr 01
Hamm Was Up for 'Gone Girl' Part
Jon Hamm was up for a starring role in the smash hit movie, but wasn’t allowed to do the film because of his 'Mad Men' contract, reports 'Page Six.'
- 2015 Mar 30
HBO's 'Casual Vacancy' Trailer
The trailer for the adaptation of J.K. Rowling's novel was released last week—it debuts in the U.S. on April 29.
- 2015 Mar 27
Boycotting 'Game of Thrones'
Salon's Laura Miller on why she's quitting the HBO series next year, and it's not because of the book spoilers.
- 2015 Mar 26
Spielberg to Direct 'Ready Player One'
The director has signed on for the highly anticipated project based on the popular sci-fi book by Ernest Cline.
- 2015 Mar 24
Dear Mr. Jarecki
Editor Gerald Howard on how Gordon Lish’s first novel anticipated 'The Jinx.'