Thursday, June 11, 2009

YA Movie News

So, cool news on the Beastly movie. Mary-Kate Olsen has been cast as Kendra, the witch character and Neil Patrick Harris has been cast as Kyle's (the beast) blind tutor. I'm loving this cast and can't wait for this one to be released!!!

There's a graphic novel series coming out this summer about a lunch lady who is also a little bit of a superhero. I first heard about the series over at Welcome to my Tweendom. The first book isn't even out until July, but a movie is in the works with none other than Amy Poehler set to star. This is awesome news and my hopes are high for this one to be hysterical.

Wendelin Van Draanen's novel Flipped is headed to the big screen. This book has been on my TBR list for awhile, so now I need to read it before the movie! Adult stars that in talks to be part of the film include Penelope Ann Miller, Aiden Quinn and Rebecca De Morney. With Rob Reiner set to direct, I'm looking forward to this one.

So, this isn't YA, but it has a YA connection. The Elizabeth Gilbert (sister to Dairy Queen's Catherine Gilbert Murdock) memoir Eat Pray Love is hitting the big screen with Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem. It's not out until 2011, which gives me plenty of time to catch up on my reading!

Ok, and how did I not see this until today? I admit, I don't know much about Astro Boy, but I know that this movie will most likely have the graphic novels flying off the shelves at my library. The animation looks awesome. Plus, Kristin Bell aka Veronica Mars is the voice of Cora, and I think she rocks!



    I am so going to see that movie.

    Need to read the book now. xD

  2. So I'm a bit behind and I need to read the book still, but I'm stoked about the Beastly movie. Sounds amazing and I love Mary-Kate and Neil Patrick. GONNA BE AWESOME.

    That's really cool about the lunch lady novel though, I love Amy Pohler.


  3. Love Kristin Bell! I used to watch Astro Boy when I was a kid.

    Not so crazy about Mary Kate Olsen.

  4. Ditto Nessie, re: both Olsen girls.

    But you had me at Neil Patrick Harris. *drool*

  5. Oh my gosh! I'm not sure how I feel about Beastly being turned into a film (especially if it has MKO in it), but Flipped should be interesting, and I totally didn't know that Catherine and Elizabeth were sisters! That's incredible! You always have the best news. :)

  6. OMG they're making Beastly into a movie!??! I had no idea - and that's one of my favorite books ever!!! Plus, I adore Neil Patrick Harris. This is going to be awesome!

    Ditto for Eat Pray Love... esp. with Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem! Great stuff! =)

  7. Flipped is being made into a movie?? That's gonna be so cute!!


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