i'll start with the fangirliest news of all:
The cast of The Hunger Games is on this week's (March 9th) issue of Entertainment Weekly!!! There are plenty of new pics including one of Woody Harrelson FINALLY looking suitably Haymitch-drunky as well as a fantabulous new Effie outfit!!! Plus there's a ten-page spread giving you the deets on everything from the soundtrack to what's being left out *cough* Madge *cough*
Also here's a little clip from the movie!!! Which comes out so very soon!!! (March 23rd to be exactly exact!!!) It's one of my favorite moments of Katniss' badassery from the book.
On an unrelated-to-The-Hunger-Games topic, there's also an interview with John Green in the same Entertainment Weekly issue. He talks about his new book (The Fault in Our Stars,) about Vlogbrothers, and what he might write about next.
This is kind of old news but still totally worth sharing, J.K. Rowling will FINALLY write another book,y'all! There's not too much info out yet, in fact, all that we do know is this book will be aimed for adult readers and it'll be very different from the Harry Potter series.
We'll get more information later in the year according to Little, Brown (who will be publishing the book as well as making an assload of money off of it) like what we can expect plot-wise and when the book should be hitting the shelves. So i'll definitely keep you posted. Who else is excited as hell about this news?!
Awhile back i told you guys that The Carrie Diaries was gonna be made into a TV show for the CW. Well we now have our Lil' Carrie Bradshaw. She'll be played by Annasophia Robb who is no stranger to the "Books Into ..." world as she's starred in Bridge to Terabithia, Soul Surfer and the remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. But no one remembers the chick that played Violet Beauregarde, EVERYONE knows that Sarah Jessica Parker IS Carrie Bradshaw. So Annasophia has some mighty big (not to mention super stylish) shoes to fill. Will she be able to deliver?
i haven't read The Carrie Diaries so i don't really know what to expect from this show except for the fact that it takes place in the 80s. Which could be awesome or very, very tragic. i might give the show a chance but i'm not on pins and needles for its premiere. What about you guys? Have you read the books? Are you looking forward to the show or do you think it's something better left to the grownups?
i've got more Beautiful Creatures casting news for ya. Like i've said before, this isn't really one of the Books Into Movies that i'm particularly jazzed about but i know that the books are popular and deserve spazzing about for some people so it is for these people that i deliver this news. Emmy Rossum has been cast as Ridley who is a character that i barely even remember. So i don't know if this is a good casting choice or not. If you're fangirling about this book series being made into a movie, please tell me what you think about Emmy in this role.
Lastly i've got some Books Into TV news about a book that hasn't even come out yet. It's called The Selection by Kiera Cass. The book doesn't hit stores until April 24th but the rights to the show have already been picked up by the CW. The premise sounds like a dystopian fairy tale version of The Bachelor.
Ethan Peck will star as Prince Maxon aka the dystopian fairy tale Bachelor. Aimee Teegarden will play America Singer, one of the 35 contestants (?) competing for the prince's heart. And Sean Patrick Thomas will also star on the show as an advisor/etiquette coach who apparently doesn't have a name yet. i always think of SPT from back in the day when he starred in Save The Last Dance. If he adds "dance instructor" to his title i might just watch the shit outta this show!
Sean Patrick Thomas: teaching white girls to dance since 2001.
Watching that clip made me remember how good that soundtrack was. Y'all remember K-Ci and JoJo? My favorite was You Can Do It by Ice Cube though. Remember that one? "You can do it put your back into it." Now try to NOT have that stuck in your head for the rest of the day. :)