Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Books into Movies - In Theaters Soon

The Taking of Pelham 123 - (June 12) is a remake of the 1974 thriller based on the 1973 NYC-subway-set novel by John Godey. Directed by Tony Scott, the film stars Denzel Washington and John Travolta.

Cheri- (June 26) is based on Colette's (real name Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette) 1920 classic romance novel. Directed by Stephen Frears, the film stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates, Felicity Jones and Rupert Friend.

My Sister's Keeper - (June 26), directed by Nick Cassavetes, is adapted from Jodi Picoult's 2004 bestselling novel about the increasing medical sacrifices a healthy young teen makes for her sister with leukemia. The film stars Alex Baldwin, Cameron Diaz, Abigail Breslin and Sofia Vassileva.

The Stoning of Soraya M. (June 26) is a human rights drama based on French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam's true-story-inspired 1994 novel. Directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh, the film stars Oscar-nominated actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel and Mozhan Marno in the title role.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (July) is based on the sixth installment in the fantasy series by J.K. Rowling. Directed by David Yates, the film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman and Robbie Coltrane.

The Friday Night Knitting Club - Actress Julia Roberts has plans to produce and star in the film based on Kate Jacobs' book. Release date is unknown.

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