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AMC Is Working on a Goodfellas Adaptation

Whoa, whoa, whoa, Hold the phone. Hold the presses. Hold everything. Deadline reports that AMC is developing a series based on Martin Scorsese’s 1990 classic, Goodfellas. Now, before you drop your garlic-shaving razor on the cellblock floor and scream, “Sacrilege!,” know this: The show would come from Nicholas Pileggi, who wrote the original Goodfellas screenplay as well as the book on which it was based. So there’s some original DNA… Continue reading AMC Is Working on a Goodfellas Adaptation

Wiest Chris Cooper 320 HBO’s adaptation of ‘The Corrections’ adds Dianne Wiest, close to securing Chris Cooper

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HBO’s adaptation of The Corrections is one step closer to reality with the addition of one (and likely two) Academy Award winners: Dianne Wiest has agreed to star in the prospective series, while Chris Cooper is close to signing on as well, EW has confirmed. (Deadline first reported the news.)

Wiest — whose last TV gig… Continue reading HBO’s adaptation of ‘The Corrections’ adds Dianne Wiest, close to securing Chris Cooper











01 The Help Review: An Adaptation That Would Make Any Author Proud
‘The Help,’ adapted from Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 bestseller, is a story of friendship, rivalry, racial injustice, and female empowerment set against the backdrop of one of the ugliest periods in American history. While a lot of men out there might write it off as one for the women, those guys won’t know what they’ll be missing.

Here are our thoughts on the big-screen… Continue reading 'The Help' Review: An Adaptation That Would Make Any Author Proud

American Idiot Eyed for Film Adaptation

American Idiot , the 2004 Green Day album-turned Broadway musical is being geared up for the big screen. Deadline reports that Universal is looking to adapt the property with Dustin Lance Black potentially providing the screenplay.

Though much is speculative at this stage, the article suggests that the band’s frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, may play the lead, Saint Jimmy, in the story of suburban youths raging against their situation.

Black previously… Continue reading American Idiot Eyed for Film Adaptation

e14261 260x195 Diary of a Wimpy Kid is one well drawn and entertaining comedy experience (REVIEW)

MOVIE REVIEW: Who knew the big screen adaptation of Jeff Kinney's best selling comic chronicle of middle school angst would be so entertaining? 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' is a total hit, revealing plenty of personality and honesty thanks to its sensational young cast and a winning screenplay adaptation.

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