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Nia DaCosta to Direct Ta-Nehisi Coates Adaptation ‘The Water Dancer’

Nia DaCosta has set her next movie with MGM’s adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ best-seller The Water Dancer. The project will be produced by Maceo-Lyn and Plan B, as well as Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films. (The Water Dancer was the first book to be featured in Oprah’s Book Club, a partnership with Apple.) Coates penned the […]

Madison Wells Options Young Adult Mystery ‘This Golden State’

Madison Wells has optioned the rights to Marit Weisenberg’s young adult novel This Golden State. The Gigi Pritzker-led indie outfit is developing the mystery as a feature film, with Rachel Shane set to produce and Amanda Morgan Palmer set to executive produce. The book, which will be published by Flatiron Books on March 1, follows […]

Award Season Reading List: A Guide to the Books Hitting the Big Screen This Year

The Green Knight  Author: Anonymous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is perhaps the best known Arthurian tale, a 14th-century ode to chivalry and mortality drawn from Welsh, Irish and English folklore. “What hooked me about this story, aside from its heavy-metal weirdness, is that it’s about a knight who willingly embarks upon on a […]

‘Barry’ Breakout Anthony Carrigan Joins Kevin Hart in Drama ‘Fatherhood’ (Exclusive)

Anthony Carrigan, who plays fan-favorite NoHo Hank in HBO’s 'Barry,' has joined the cast of 'Fatherhood,' the Kevin Hart-led adaptation of Matthew Logelin's best-selling memoir 'Two Kisses for Maddy.'

‘To All the Boys’ Filmmakers Reteam for YA Adaptation ‘Replica’

The filmmakers behind the 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' series are readying another YA adaptation.

Book Database TaleFlick Reveals Initial Titles Optioned From Platform

The online platform TaleFlick, a searchable database of book titles aimed at the entertainment industry, has revealed the latest titles that have been optioned from the platform.

‘Fahrenheit 451’ to ‘A Wrinkle in Time’: 13 Banned Books Adapted for the Screen

A stack of controversial books is making its way to the big and small screen despite the works facing backlash in some communities.

Sabrina Carpenter Joins YA Adaptation ‘The Hate U Give’ (Exclusive)

Amandla Stenberg, Russell Hornsby and Regina Hall are starring in the film based on Angela Thomas' debut novel.

YA Movies Get Real: Black Lives Matter, Activism Explored in New Projects

A fresh crop of films, including 'The Hate U Give,' are more likely to be inspired by personal narratives than dystopian sci-fi.

YA Adaptation ‘The Hate U Give’ Adds ‘Detroit’ Star Algee Smith (Exclusive)

Amandla Stenberg is starring in the film based on Angela Thomas' debut novel, which was inspired by Black Lives Matter.

Seth Gordon to Direct ‘Tulia,’ Story of Notorious Racial Injustice Case (Exclusive)

The film is based on the infamous 1999 case that saw dozens of men, most of them African-American, arrested for a drug scandal based on the word of an unreliable cop.

Regina Hall Joins YA Adaptation ‘The Hate U Give’ (Exclusive)

Amandla Stenberg is starring in the film based on Angela Thomas' debut novel, which was inspired by Black Lives Matter.