Friday, January 30, 2009

Read It Before They Screen It

The following films based on books are slated to open in February 2009:

Coraline is adapted from the award-winning 2002 fantasy novel by British author Neil Gaiman. Directed by Henry Selick, this animated family film features the voices of Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane, Teri Hatcher, and Keith David.

He's Just Not That Into You is based on the New York Times bestselling 2005 self-help book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. Directed by Ken Kwapis, the film stars Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Scarlett Johannson, Drew Barrymore, and Ben Affleck.

Confessions of a Shopaholic is based on Sophie Kinsella's bestselling 2000 novel about a financial advice columnist with debt issues. Directed by P.J. Hogan, the film stars Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, and Joan Cusack.

Youth in Revolt is adapted from C.D. Payne's 1993 first novel in a series following the escapades of precocious teen Nick Twisp. Directed by Miguel Arteta, the film stars Michael Cera, Justin Long, Steve Buscemi, and Ray Liotta.

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