Monday, November 17, 2008

December Movie Releases Based on Books

The following movies are scheduled to open in theatres in December:

Frost/Nixon is based on the Tony Award winning 2007 play by British dramatist Peter Morgan and recreates the post-Watergate interviews between talk-show host David Frost and a disgraced Richard Nixon. Directed by Ron Howard and starring Frank Langella and Michael Sheen.

Defiance is based on Nechama Tec's 1993 nonfiction book Defiance : The Bielski Partisans. This WWII drama chronicles the efforts of three Jewish brothers who fight back against the Nazis and stars Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell.

directed by John Patrick Shanley, is based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning 2004 play about a nun who accuses a priest of abusing a black student. Set in the Bronx in 1964, the film stars Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and others.

Revolutionary Road is based on Richard Yates' 1961 debut novel (a finalist for the National Book Award). Sam Mendes directs this romantic drama with Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Kathy Bates.

is based on the 1981 stage play by British playwright C.P. Taylor and directed by Vicente Amorim. The film tells the story of a professor whose ideas are mangled and turned into propaganda by the government. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Mark Strong, Jason Isaacs, and Gemma Jones.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just finished reading Revolutionary Road. What a time capsule! Looking forward to the film-- it seems perfectly cast.