February 3, 2012

[Friday Links] 'The Help' Star Joins the Cast of Two Book-to-Film Adaptations

Lionsgate announces that The Hunger Games will be released in IMAX for one week.

Viola Davis, recently nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Help, signs on for her next two projects - both book-to-film adaptations. Davis takes a supporting role in Ender's Game and a leading role in Beautiful Creatures.

A casting call for extras in The Hobbit was shut down due to safety concerns after more than 3,000 hopefuls showed up for auditions.

Are you a fan of James Patterson's Maximum Ride series?  Are you heartbroken that the next installment, Nevermore (Aug 6) will also be the last?  USA Today has a Q&A with the author if you're interested in reading about his next projects.  One in particular is a YA detective series titled Confessions of a Murder Suspect - a story about a girl who is under suspicion for two murders.

Book Expo America, traditionally open to industry professionals, may soon be open to the public.

 Romance author Kresley Cole (Immortals After Dark series) lands a deal with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers.  Cole's first Young Adult novel, Poison Princess - the first installment in The Arcana Chronicles series - is set for publication on October 12.

According to a recent article from The Hollywood Reporter, 7.5 MILLION copies of The Hunger Games books have been sold since the release of the first theatrical trailer in November.


  1. I know many people complain that books are always better than the movies and they don't compare. But movies certainly make people more aware of the book and prompts them to actually read them

  2. BEA open to the public? Interesting. That will definitely change the vibe.

    Yay for Viola!

    3k extras? Yowzers!