Tag: Movie or TV Tie In

HBO has optioned television rights to Marlon James’ award-winning Riverhead novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, which will be made into a TV series. James will be adapting his novel for the small screen and working closely with screenwriter Eric Roth, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of such award-winning films as Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Munich.  James’ novel has been on everyone’s radar since it was published last October, most recently winning the Anisfield-Wolf Award and Minnesota Book Award, as well as being named a finalist for the NBCC Award for Fiction.
At last Sunday’s 2015 MTV Movie Awards, Penguin Young Readers author John Green and Paper Towns film stars Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne exclusively revealed a clip from the upcoming film. Media such as Buzzfeed, USA Today, HypableCosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, E! Online, PopCrush, and more picked up the news. Click the link to watch the full clip and see below for the full round-up! The film based on John Green’s #1 bestseller The Fault in Our Stars won 4 awards, including Best Movie and actress Shailene Woodley winning the Trailblazer, Best Female Performance, and Best Kiss. In the acceptance speech for Best Movie, John Green thanked Esther Earl, the author of This Star Won’t Go Out, for teaching him that “a short life can also be a good life.” Media such as Bustle, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post,Huffington Post, and more picked up the news
John Green will close out Day 1 of BookCon with a Paper Towns panel on Saturday, May 30 at 6pm. The event will include exclusive footage from the Paper Towns movie, with additional details to be announced. Entertainment Weekly broke the news exclusively  Thursday morning. This Sunday (4/12), Green will hit the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards for a pre-show interview with Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne to include a first look at Paper Towns. Green will sit down for interviews with The Insider, The Grace Helbig Show, Seventeen, and Teen Voguenext week.
Penguin Young Readers author John Green revealed the official trailer for the film adaptation of his bestselling book, Paper Towns  (Dutton Children’s Books/Speak), with a guest appearance on “Today.” Hypable, Buzzfeed, Bustle, PEOPLE magazine, Teen Vogue, SeventeenHuffington Post, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, E! News, and Entertainment Weekly are among the outlets that covered the trailer reveal.  A special screening of the trailer and exclusive scenes from the movie were presented for a packed theatre of fans in New York, with director Jake Schreiber and actress Halston Sage (Lacey) appearing as part of this Teen Vogue-sponsored event.  Green and Sage also spoke to Hypable, HuffPo Live, Yahoo!, Bustle, Refinery 29, Collider,Page to Premiere, BN.com, Spark Notes, MoviePilot, and Fashion & Style. Then Green stopped by the Buzzfeed offices to answer questions, resulting in the “How Well Do You Know John Green” quiz. All of this activity propelled Green’s Paper Towns to #1 on The New York Times Young Adult bestseller list, with 107 overall weeks on that list.  The Paper Towns film is being released by 20th Century Fox nationwide on July 24.
Viking/Penguin author Elizabeth Gilbert will be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for two full episodes of OWN’s Super Soul Sunday! The first show will air this Sunday, October 5, and will center on lessons Gilbert learned from her year long quest around the world in Eat, Pray, Love. Her latest novel The Signature of All Things will also be mentioned in the episode. The second show will air the following Sunday, October 12, and will be more personal, delving into what Gilbert’s life has been like since EAT, PRAY, LOVE and featuring stories from her follow-up memoir, Committed. Gilbert is halfway through Oprah’s “The Life You Want Tour,” which is on a brief hiatus, but picks up again from October 18 through November 15 in Houston, Miami, Seattle and San Jose. The first promotional trailer for the show is here. elizabeth-gilbert-oprah
If I Stay, the New York Times bestselling novel by award-winning author Gayle Forman, will soon be a major motion picture from Warner Bros. The film adaptation of the critically-acclaimed novel, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Mireille Enos, and Jamie Blackley, will be released in theaters on August 22, 2014 (watch the official trailer here). If I Stay is the emotionally arresting story of seventeen-year-old Mia as she walks the line between life and death in the twenty-four hours after a catastrophic car accident. The paperback movie tie-in edition was released on July 8, and features interviews conducted between the author and Chloë Grace Moretz, who plays Mia in the movie, and Jamie Blackley, who stars as Mia's boyfriend, Adam. Read an exclusive excerpt of the interviews here, and find more information about the movie online at ifistaymovie.com.  
Deadline.com reported on Monday that The Weinstein Company announced a $12 million deal for the movie adaptation of A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, which G. P. Putnam’s Sons is publishing next month.  The deal was confirmed at the Cannes Film Festival this week, following a rights battle between The Weinstein Company and Fox Searchlight.  Lion, the working movie title, will be directed by Garth Davis (Top of the Lake), and produced by Academy Award winning producers Ian Canning and Emile Sherman (The King’s Speech). A Long Way Home tells the story of Saroo Brierley, who was separated from his brother at a railway station in India at age 5.  They were scavenging for food when he got lost, and Saroo boarded a train that took him far from home and he wound up on the streets of Calcutta.  After a harrowing survival, he was rescued and adopted by a family in Australia.  26 years later, he used Google Maps to track familiar locations in India and found his way home to reunite with his birth mother.
9780143127277HActor Chris O’Dowd, who is starring with James Franco in the current Broadway play based on John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men novel, recently took a “selfie” as he held the Penguin Classics Broadway tie-in edition of the book, then posted the photo on Instagram with the following comment: “I’m in the cover of one of my favourite books of all time #NotWorthy #Steinbeck.”
In anticipation of the June 5 movie release of  The Fault in Our Stars, based on John Green’s #1 bestselling novel, 20th Century Fox launched a “Demand the Stars” tour last week with four events in Miami, FL; Cleveland, OH; Nashville, TN; and Dallas, TX. With crowds ranging from 2,000 to 5,000 in each market, the tour was a fantastic success.  Featuring  John Green and cast from The Fault in Our Stars film, each event included an exclusive 10-minute featurette with clips from the movie, cast interviews, and a behind-the-scenes peek at the filming. The clip was followed by a 30-minute Q&A with Green and actors Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff. The tour made the front page of The Cleveland Plain Dealer with one fan quoted as saying, “Mom, as long as I’m in the same room and breathing the same air as John Green, I don’t care.” Tumblr “meet and greets” after the event allowed select winners to get posters and books signed by John and the cast, as well as a photo opportunity. These more intimate gatherings allowed for moments such as this one in Dallas. The Nashville tour was featured in this week’s PW Daily and a red carpet at each stop ensured extensive local and national coverage. To get a sense of things from John Green’s perspective, watch his video here.
Tuesday morning,  NBC’s Today Show announced John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars (Dutton Children’s Books, 1/10/12; Speak, 4/8/14) as its May Book Club Pick.  Green sat down with Today host Willie Geist for a one-on-one interview, in which he talks about why he wrote the book, his involvement with the film, and the actors who were chosen to play his characters. The month-long Today promotion will include giveaways, and outreach with trivia questions on Today’s social media platforms, culminating in a Google Hangout on June 2 from the New York premiere of The Fault in Our Stars on the red carpet with Green and cast members. In other John Green news, BuzzFeed visited the Amsterdam set of The Fault in Our Stars  film for their feature interview with Green. The piece gives an overview of his involvement with the movie, online career and backlist, as well as mentioning This Star Won’t Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl (Dutton Children’s Books, 1/28). Click here to read more. John also wrote an essay for the June issue of Cosmopolitan entitled “Can You Get Too Old for YA Novels?”  Read the piece here. Watch The Fault in Our Stars video