Recently, two highly-anticipated memoirs hit the shelves and they have caused quite the shake up in Hollywood. A couple of novels announce big movie news. And a publisher shares that a famous, late novelist will have a lost book released.
All the Other Mothers Hate Me Book and TV Bidding War
It’s rare a book gets this much buzz more than a year before it’s even slated for release, but in the case of Sarah Harman, her debut has gotten the (extreme) attention of the book and TV world. She recently announced the sale of her novel to Fourth Estate. The publisher came out on top against eight other publishers in a bidding war most authors only ever dream of. Just days later she announced that it wasn’t just the book industry excited about the story. Her novel also gained the attention of producers and with over a dozen competing for the adaptation, Christopher Storer, creator of The Bear, won the opportunity to produce the television show for FX.
The novel, titled All the Other Mothers Hate Me, is set in a London private school where an American mother suspects her son may have killed one of the wealthy students.
How to be Remembered Movie Announcement
Earlier this year, Michael Thompson released his debut novel, How to be Remembered, a time-bending, heart-warming story reminiscent of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and The Midnight Library. Now, the novel is being adapted to film by J. Mills Goodloe. He’s led other book-to-screen favorites to the like To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You and Everything, Everything.
Celebrity Memoirs Creating Hollywood Chaos
This Fall, two major celeb memoirs hit the shelves. Jada Pinkett Smith’s Worthy and Britney Spears’s The Woman in Me both dropped relationship bombshells revealing more than readers could have hoped for about their public partnerships with A-list men. Audiences got a huge peek behind the curtain of Will Smith’s relationship with his wife, whom it was revealed had been separated from him for over six years.
In other (and maybe even more salacious) celeb memoir news, Britney Spears shared very candid insight about her front-page relationships. This included a shocking reveal that she had an abortion while dating Justin Timberlake. This has created something of a stampede towards the two women’s books in an effort to get even more insight into the lives of these famous women and the men who exist in their orbit.
Trailer for Black Cake Drops
Based on the New York Times bestselling book by Charmaine Wilkerson, Black Cake is family drama and murder mystery that spans the globe. When Eleanor dies, the mystery of her life, and the one that had to be taken in order for her to have it, are unleashed on her estranged, adult children. From Jamaica, to Scotland, to California, the tale is unraveled to reveal the family’s true history.
George Clooney Directs The Boys in the Boat
Another trailer was released for the highly-anticipated adaptation of the New York Times bestselling book The Boys in the Boat. Based on the true story of a rowing team that beat all odds in an attempt to claim the Olympic Gold during the 1936 Berlin games, this story of history, sports and glory is being directed by George Clooney and will release this Christmas.
Gabriel García Márquez ‘Lost’ Novel
It’s been nearly a decade since the passing of literary great, Gabriel García Márquez, but his family has made the decision to release his final novel despite his wishes that it not be made public. The Nobel prize winner suffered from dementia prior to his death, likely explain why he wished the book not be released. Until August is expected to hit shelves next March.
SJP was spotted with her latest book in tow. Sarah Jessica Parker is well-established in the world of reading with her imprint SJP Lit announced this year, she’s bringing even more to publishing. Still, we love it anytime we see a celeb showing off their latest read. In this case, Parker was toting around The Bee Sting by Paul Murray.
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