Novelists spend a lot of time by themselves, in front of a word processor, furiously slapping their fingers against a keyboard. Sometimes they get lucky and spell out coherent words, other times they “accidentally” download internet pornography. It’s a tricky balancing act, and only the most talented writers are able to figure out a method that allows them to do both. Sometimes novelists need a break from the written word AND pornography, however, which I admit does sound bizarre, but it’s true. Which is how, once in a while, we end up witnessing a novelist venture out into the world of filmmaking—specifically, in the examples presented in this article, directing. Novelists such as…
Showtime’s Shameless team John Wells and Molly Smith Metzler are linking up with actress/ producer Margot Robbie to bring us the screen adaptation of Stephanie Land’s memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive.
Revered as one of the all-time greats of classic Hollywood cinema, Chinatown has enjoyed a life of its own for decades. Take, for instance, the maligned 1990 follow-up film, The Two Jakes. The future of Chinatown’s legacy is in these two projects that are currently in development.
This October, my novella, WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING, was adapted into a film. I also wrote the screenplay and served as an executive producer. Here’s the Hollywood Reporter press release. To quickly summarize, WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING is set almost entirely in a residential bathroom.
Knockemstiff is such an amazing name for a town, you’d have a hard time believing it’s authentic. But, residing in the area of Ross County, Ohio, with an estimated population of 56,753 people, it is very much a real town. Back in the 1950s, the population was only about 450, and—according to author Donald Ray Pollock—the majority of its residents were “connected by blood through one godforsaken calamity or another.”
Everyone knows that Disney favorites like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, and Frozen were inspired by fairy tales, but did you know that many other Disney films were based on books? Let’s see if you know the books that inspired these Disney films.
Sometimes, films live in a weird limbo between their initial announcement and their updated casting news. Until we find out who’s starring in a film, well…it could become anything, right? So, with that in mind, here are five upcoming film adaptations with some killer casting suggestions, free of charge.