It’s still early days, but according to Deadline both Aziza Barnes (Snowfall, Teenage Bounty Hunters) and Natasha Rothwell (Insecure) are developing the project, with Barnes writing and both Barnes and Rothwell executive producing.
It’s bizarre that films often have accompanying soundtracks, but books don’t. If I was in charge of literally anything, issuing out book soundtracks would be my number-one priority. Don’t trust my album-book pairing capabilities? Ha-ha! Looks like you’ve already fallen directly into my trap. Take a look below and get prepared to be proven wrong once again.
One of the many mystifying zen koans in show business is, “you have to have an agent to get an agent.” It may not be literally true, but the principle behind the cliche is that you have to be actively engaged in your craft and knocking down doors to get noticed. With so many options available to artists today for self-promoting their work, most agents only want to represent clients who are showing up for their own careers by doing as much footwork as possible on their own. This is especially true in the literary world.
Crime is cool and good. Both in real life and also fiction. For legal purposes I don’t know if I’m allowed to recommend our readers go commit crimes, but for criminal purposes I definitely can and do recommend it. I can also recommend half a dozen crime novels that need to be turned into films, so that’s what I will do…right…now. Well, in a second.
Like movie and television-show trailers, book trailers are designed to make you want more. They don’t necessarily “give spoilers” or tell you the entire story; the best book trailers help you figure out if the featured book is for you, if it’s intriguing, and help you make a decision about buying or borrowing it as soon as possible.
2020 might not be the best year for films with the coronavirus pandemic canceling releases right and left, but that didn’t stop the first half of the year from providing us with some spectacular book-to-film adaptations. Here’s a dozen of our favorites if you’re looking for films or books to add to your quarantine entertainment list.