The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is one of the loveliest books set during World War Two. Written as an epistolary novel, the book is created as a selection of letters between struggling writer Juliet Ashton and a stranger on the other side of the Channel.
Last year it was announced that the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society was to be made into a movie, and I for one cannot wait and only hope that it lives up to the expectation the book creates. The movie will be in cinemas on April 20th so not too long to wait now, starring Lily James in the lead role.
The first trailer has been released this week and so we get our first look at the movie adaptation. What do you think?
If you haven’t yet read the book, it’s well worth picking up. You can read a review of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society here, and with the movie released on 20th April, you still have time to read it before the movie is released.
Many adaptations have been made- from TV to radio to movies- and now we have something new: a modern retelling of the classic story of sisterly love. Directed and screen-written by Clare Niederpruem with Kristi Shimek, this tale of family, love, and growing up will hopefully spark a whole new generation of Little Women fans.
The movie will star Lea Thompson as Marmee, Sarah Davenport as Jo, Melanie Stone as Meg, Allie Jennings as Beth, Elsie Jones as Young Amy, and Taylor Murphy as Older Amy.
It is released on September 28th 2018.
Based on Pullman’s trilogy of books: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, His Dark Materials is a complex tale of theology, physics, and philosophy featuring a range of mythical and mystical beings. It tells the story of two children, Lyra and Will, who wander through a series of parallel universes.
The new eight-part series is to be produced by Bad Wolf in June 2018. McAvoy is set to play Lord Asriel, the father of main character Lyra (to be played by Dafne Keen) and Peters will play the master who raises Lyra.
Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) will direct the series and it will be executively produced by a host of talent from the literary and entertainment industries: Pullman, Tranter, Gardner, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line; Piers Wenger and Ben Irving for BBC One and Deborah Forte for Scholastic.
Reports began to circulate that Jackson was in talks with Amazon over the show and some speculated that he would serve as a producer for the show, after his lawyer, Peter Nelson, mentioned that he “recently helped start a dialogue” between Amazon and Jackson. However, during an interview with the French outlet Allocine, Jackson confirmed that he’s in no way connected to the show. Read More