Friday, February 09, 2007

Books into Film: Perfume, Bridge to Terabithia and more...

According to Video Librarian, Vol. 22, no.1, the following films based on books will be coming to a theatre near you.

Slated for release in January are: Perfume: The story of a murderer by Patrick Suskind starring Ben Whishaw; Freedom Writers based on the book Freedom Writers Diary by the Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell starring Hillary Swank; and The Painted Veil by W. Someerset Maugham starring Edward Norton.

Slated for release in February are: Hannibal Rising based on Thomas Harris' thriller starring Gaspard Ulliel; and, Bridge to Terabithia by Katharine Paterson starring AnnaSophia Robb.

Sidenote: how many lucky librarians and/or paraprofessionals were lucky enough to have Tom Perrotta autograph your book of Little Children a few years ago at the American Library Association conference? Aye.