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Remember last week's post about The Forest of Hands and Teeth and how it's rumored an A-list actress will star? Rumors are it's Kristen Stewart because the company that picked it up are behind another Kristen movie K-11 . This could totally work for me because I think the girl on the cover kind of looks like Kristen.

In Harry Potter news, Jamie Campbell Bower has been cast as Grindelwald in the Deathly Hallows movie. He was last seen in Sweeny Todd as Anthony, and is currently filiming New Moon where he plays Caius, furthing the connection between the films actors. What do you think of this casting? I think he's a little too pretty boy for Grindelwald, but I've always been suprised by the cast of the HP movies.

Have you seen this fan made poster for New Moon? I am officially jealous that someone could make that! Check out the larger version.

And last, I know it's not a YA novel, but it has YA appeal, so I'm sharing the trailer for this summer's tear jerker-My Sister's Keeper based on the Jodi Piccoult novel. I've heard they changed the ending from the book to the movie so I'm interested to see it-plus, I'm eager to see how Cameron Diaz does in such a dramatic role-she is not who I had in mind at all when I read this book!


  1. I just finished Forest of Hands and Teeth yetserday, and I loved it. But gah, I'm not a huge Kristin fan so I hope it's just rumors.

    I really need to get a copy of My Sister's Keeper, it sounds like a great read!


  2. Kristen, huh? I'd think they wouldn't want too since she's known for Twilight in the fantasy realm you know? But I do like her, so it doesn't bother me.

    I was stoked to hear about Jamie. He was awesome as Anthony and I knew he wanted to be in the Harry Potter films, so congrats to him and I'll be stoked to see him in both HP and Twilight...and he's kind of "evil" if you will in both films, I believe, so that'll be a departure from sweet Anthony. LOL

    And I'm soooo stoked for My Sister's Keeper. I don't mind the ending being changed, but it IS a bit of a bummer...I'm excited to see what they did though, and yeah, Cameron? So didn't see her, so it should be interesting. I love the trailer though.


  3. Amber-I'm not the biggest Kristen fan either, and I think it'd be a little weird for her to do another teen fantasy so soon after Twilight.

    Lauren-I'm glad to hear Jamie will be good. I still haven't seen Sweeny Todd but need to-I love the music. From what I've been hearing Cameron does a great job in the film, so it'll be interesting to see!

  4. Ahhhh I didn't know My Sister's Keeper was being made into a movie! It makes sense that they would change the ending, I mean it is SUCH a surprise and I just don't think it would work as well as a movie if you had already read the book and knew what was going to happen. Color me intrigued! (But even just the trailer made me cry, so it might be one I hold off on until it comes out on DVD...)

  5. I haven't read The Forest of Hands and Teeth but I don't think I want Kristen to be in another best seller novel. Although I don't think that that book is a bestseller yet.

  6. Ick. I don't think Kristen should star in the FOHAT, it's just wrong. She was already a big-deal role for the movie of a best-selling book, and so people will just think of her as Bella, not Mary. Abso-toot-ley NOT! As for My Sister's Keeper, that looks beautiful but very intense and hard to watch. Abigail Breslin is a fantastic actress and I've never seen Cameron Diaz in such a serious role!

  7. My students love Jodi Piccoult and they love My Sister's Keeper. I only read The Pact and found it depressing and weird. My students enjoyed it though.

  8. Here's a thought for Hollywood: find some new talent! Talent being the operative word. Kristen Stewart? Really? A book I didn't like is now being made into a movie with a leading actress I don't like. YUCK!

    On a more positive note, I'm looking forward to My Sister's Keeper. I've seen previews and I am excited to see it. I'm afraid I'll have to watch it at home on DVD so I can have real reactions without distirbing other audience members.


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