A round up of some great titles coming to a movie theatre near you!
Paper Towns is an upcoming film, directed by Jake Schreier based on the 2008 novel of the same name by John Green. The film is written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the same team that wrote Green’s first book film The Fault in Our Stars. The film will star Nat Wolff, who also starred in The Fault in Our Stars, Cara Delevingne, Justice Smith, Austin Abrams, Halston Sage and Jaz Sinclair. It is set to be released on July 24, 2015.
The Film Takes place in Orlando, Florida, Quentin “Q” Jacobsen (Wolff) lives next door to Margo Roth Spiegelman (Delevingne), his childhood friend from whom he has since drifted, but still has feelings for. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge, he cannot help but follow her lead. The next day, however, Margo doesn’t come to school, and after a few days it becomes apparent she is missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance that seem meant for him to make sense of. But as he gets deeper into the mystery and discovers more about the person Margo actually is, he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for.
Me & Earl & the Dying Girl is directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and written by Jesse Andrews, based on Andrews’ 2012 debut novel of the same name. The film stars Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke and Jon Bernthal. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to a standing ovation. It won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic and the Audience Award for U.S. Drama at the festival. The film is scheduled to be released on June 12, 2015.
Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics.
Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel.
Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia—-cue extreme adolescent awkwardness—-but a parental mandate has been issued and must be obeyed. When Rachel stops treatment, Greg and Earl decide the thing to do is to make a film for her, which turns into the Worst Film Ever Made and becomes a turning point in each of their lives.
And all at once Greg must abandon invisibility and stand in the spotlight.
In other Book to movie news…
New Line has nabbed the rights to Gayle Forman’s I Was Here
Sony has picked up the rights to Cori McCarthy’s upcoming YA novel Breaking Sky
Fox and Temple Hill Entertainment have bought Marie Lu‘s fantasy novel The Young Elites.