Books who become Movies News: 3/20/11

The latest news on books that are being turned into movies. 

The Hunger Games
Released: October 1st 2008
Publisher: Scholastic

Summary: (from goodreads) In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. 

So we finally got confirmation yesterday from Lionsgate that the actress Jennifer Lawrence will be playing Katniss Everdeen on the big screen. I love it when we finally start seeing who will be playing our favorite fictional characters on the big screen, its helps to have a face to go with the name in the book. I think she will be great for the part, just wait until she is in full make-up. Now all we need are Peeta and Gale castings. 

To read more about Jennifer's casting and other great post, go on over to The Hob.Org blog. This site is run by a few of my friends and myself and we work hard to bring you the best at all Hunger Games news. 

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Divergent #1
Author: Veronica Roth
Release Date: May 3rd 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins/ Katherine Tegen Books

Summary: (from goodreads) In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. 

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Variety just posted on Friday that Summit Entertainment has closed a deal to acquire film rights. This is pretty awesome, since the book has not even been published yet. I can't wait to read it. 


  1. I love that they are doing the Hunger Games movie and I heard that Alex Pettyfer may play Peeta. I've never heard about Divergent book but it look's interesting.

  2. Really looking forward to The Hunger Games and Divergent sounds very interesting! Great post.

  3. Now if I could only get my hands in Divergent it would be wonderful haha xD Awesome post.


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