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A24 and Scott Rudin Productions to Film ‘Shuggie Bain’ TV Adaptation

A24 and Scott Rudin Productions have acquired the rights to the 2020 novel “Shuggie Bain” to develop a television series based on it.

Wrritten by Douglas Stuart, “Shuggie Bain” tells of a young boy growing up in 1980s Scotland. All the titular character hopes to achieve is a semblance of normalcy as he’s forced to care for his alcoholic mother — Agnes Bain — and survive the rigors of being teased by others for his effeminate qualities. It is inspired by Stuart’s childhood in Glasgow.

“I am thrilled to be partnering with A24 and Scott Rudin Productions in bringing ‘Shuggie Bain’ to the screen,” Stuart said in a statement. “I often thought of the book in cinematic terms, and the glamourous, calamitous Agnes Bain certainly believes herself to be the star of her own movie. This is a chance to show the city of Glasgow with all her tenacity and

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Dune Creator’s Son Calls New Movie the Definitive Adaptation

Despite being acknowledged to be one of, if not the greatest sci-fi novel of all time, Frank Herbert’s 1965 book Dune has found little success in Hollywood yet. Its story is often considered to be unfilmable due to the dense plot and dialog structure of the novel. In an interview with Inverse, Herbert’s son Brian Herbert revealed he has visited the sets of filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming adaptation of Dune, and he is very happy with what he saw.

“I was very impressed by the trailer, and I was thrilled to actually be on the movie set in Budapest last year, where my wife and I watched the filming of several scenes. This is a really big movie, a major project that will forever be considered THE definitive film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic novel. Fans are going to love this movie. Denis Villeneuve is the perfect director to

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Lashana Lynch Wraps BBC Film and BFI’s Play Adaptation “Ear For Eye”

“Captain Marvel” and “No Time To Die” star Lashana Lynch has wrapped principal photography on BAFTA and Olivier-winning Debbie Tucker Green’s “Ear For Eye” at Kennington Studios.

The film is an adaptation of Tucker Green’s own acclaimed play, which was staged at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2018, starring Lynch.

The play, and the film, follows British and American Black characters of different generations navigating their way through today’s society, offering a critical perspective on the state of the nation.

The film is produced by Fiona Lamptey for Fruit Tree Media. In October, Lamptey joined Netflix as director of U.K. features.

The cast also includes Tosin Cole (“The Souvenir”), Carmen Munroe (“Desmond’s”), Danny Sapani (“MotherFatherSon”), Nadine Marshall (“Sitting In Limbo”) and Arinzé Kene (“I’m Your Woman”).

The film is backed by BBC Film and the British Film Institute (BFI). Executive producers are Rose Garnett for BBC Film, Farhana Bhula for

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Luis Sepulveda’s ‘Diary of a Sentimental Killer’ to Get TV Adaptation

Late Chilean author Luis Sepulveda‘s short novel “Diary of a Sentimental Killer,” about a globetrotting hitman with a broken heart, is being developed into a TV series that will be sold by Latin America’s EO Media Distribution, the company that recently handled multi-window distribution of high-profile titles such as “Narcos” and Amazon’s “El Presidente.”

London and Rome-based production company BlackBox Multimedia, EO Media and Italy’s Leader Produzioni have teamed up to adapt “Diary of a Sentimental Killer,” which is described in promotional materials as an action-packed atmospheric noir laced with dark humor. The plan is for a limited series primarily in Spanish. 

The high-profile project marks the first television adaptation of Sepulveda’s work, which has sold millions of copies worldwide, and the first adaptation of the bestselling author after his premature death from coronavirus in April 2020 at the age of 70, one of the first coronavirus fatalities in Spain.

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Neil Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle Is Getting a Holiday Radio Adaptation

Anyone with access to BBC Radio 4 is going to get quite the holiday gift come December 26. That’s when a brand new radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novella The Sleeper and the Spindle will be airing with a star-studded cast.


Gwendoline Christie standing in front of a mountain: Gwendoline Christie will lead a radio play of a Neil Gaiman fantasy.


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Gwendoline Christie will lead a radio play of a Neil Gaiman fantasy.

According to RadioTimes, Star Wars and Game of Thrones alum Gwendoline Christie will voice the lead role of a queen who is about to be married. However, the night before the wedding, several dwarves warn her a terrible sleeping spell is sweeping the land. Since she herself fell under such a spell in the past, she feels an obligation to save not just the kingdom, but a certain sleeping princess, and sets off on a quest.

So while yes, the sleeping princess story is inspired by Sleeping Beauty, and the queen is inspired by

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Joseph Cross to Direct Movie Adaptation of Louise Candlish’s Novel ‘The Other Passenger’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Louise Candlish’s best-selling novel “The Other Passenger” is getting the feature film treatment.

Actor-turned-director Joseph Cross has nabbed film rights and plans to direct the movie adaptation. Cross will also produce the film through his company, Moving Image Productions, alongside Lucas Evans. No actors are attached yet.

Candlish’s book, which is a hit in the U.K., will be published in the United States in July 2021 by Simon & Schuster. The logline for the book reads: “Rocked by a traumatic incident on the commuter train, Jamie travels to work by river bus with his younger neighbor Kit. It’s the lifestyle change he badly needs — until the morning Kit doesn’t show up for the boat and Jamie is met at his stop by the police. Kit’s wife Melia has reported him missing and the police say another passenger saw Kit and Jamie arguing

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Maggie Smith Will Lead Film Adaptation of One-Woman Play A GERMAN LIFE

Maggie Smith Will Lead Film Adaptation of One-Woman Play A GERMAN LIFE

Dame Maggie Smith will star in the upcoming film adaptation of “A German Life,” a one-woman play from “Dangerous Liaisons” and “Atonement” screenwriter/playwright Christopher Hampton.

The film follows the life of Brunhilde Pomsel, who served as secretary to the Nazi Joseph Goebbels, according to Variety. It is based on a series of interviews Pomsel gave when she was 103. Smith originated the role on the West End in 2019; now, she will take the story to the screen.

Jonathan Kent, a prominent director of plays and opera, will make his feature film debut on the adaptation. He directed the West End production, which ran for five weeks.

The play was supposed to open on Broadway as its next step; instead, due to COVID-19, the team decided to make the jump to the screen.

“What with COVID, Maggie decided that she didn’t really want to go back and do it again

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Amy Adams Talks DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film Adaptation on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN

Amy Adams joined Live With Kelly and Ryan, and spoke about being in the upcoming “Dear Evan Hansen” film adaptation! The film will star Ben Platt, Julianne Moore, Amandla Stenberg, Kaitlyn Dever, Danny Pino, Isaac Powell and more.

Check out the clip below!

Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal, and profoundly contemporary, musical about what happens when we let a lie consume us. This groundbreaking musical – featuring a book by Tony-winner Steven Levenson and a score by the Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul – examines what it means to be alive.

Platt received a Grammy Award for his role on the DEAR EVAN HANSEN (ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING), as well as a 2018 Daytime Emmy Award for his part in the cast’s powerful performance of “You Will Be Found” on NBC’s TODAY. His rapidly growing body of work also includes memorable roles

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adaptation of J.D Vance’s memoir underachieves

“Hillbilly Elegy,” J.D. Vance’s 2016 memoir, won praise for its insight into the forgotten folk whose poverty and hopelessness prompted them to embrace Donald Trump as a political force. That sociology aspect is mostly lost in Netflix’s dreary movie adaptation, which focuses on one family trapped in a circular pattern of dysfunction, and how the son escaped it.



Haley Bennett, Gabriel Basso, Amy Adams sitting posing for the camera: Haley Bennett, Gabriel Basso and Amy Adams in 'Hillbilly Elegy' (Lacey Terrell/Netflix)


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Haley Bennett, Gabriel Basso and Amy Adams in ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ (Lacey Terrell/Netflix)

Although Vance is ostensibly the center of this story — played by Gabriel Basso as a Yale Law student, and Owen Asztalos as a teenager — the movie is understandably preoccupied with the key women in his life, his mother Bev (Amy Adams) and foul-mouthed grandmother Mamaw (Glenn Close).

The story picks up with the older J.D. at Yale, interviewing for positions with snooty law firms and feeling conspicuously out of place alongside the blue-blooded, legacy

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What to Know About J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy as the Movie Adaptation Hits Netflix

In 2016, J.D. Vance published his memoir Hillbilly Elegy to unexpected commercial success. The book, as much an intricate reflection on white working-class Americans as a personal history, became a controversial hit among Democrats and Republicans alike in the months leading up to and after the election of Donald Trump. It’s little wonder that such a successful book would yield a movie adaptation: after Ron Howard’s production company scooped up the film rights in 2017, Netflix won a bidding war to finance the movie in a $45 million deal.

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The film, directed by Howard and executive-produced by Vance and releasing on the streaming platform Nov. 24, is a mostly straightforward adaptation of the book, which documents Vance’s journey from a rust belt Ohio kid, barely passing his classes, to a student at Yale Law School. It boasts a

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