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1. International trailer Unveiled For Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

A new international trailer has been unveiled for Me And Earl And The Dying Girl.

Jesse Andrews adapted his 2012 young adult novel for the screenplay. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Thomas Mann as Greg, RJ Cyler as Earl, and Olivia Cooke as Rachel.

A screening was held at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The theatrical release date has been scheduled for June 12th. Follow this link to watch the first trailer. (via MTV.com)

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2. John Green Responds to Casting Requests

JohnGreen304Throughout his lifetime, John Green has juggled many roles including young adult author, video blogger, and entrepreneur. Thanks to the Paper Towns film adaptation, he adds the title of “executive producer” to his résumé.

One job that Green has never tackled is “casting director.” Despite this fact, many of his fans have been hounding him about possible actors and actresses to star in the Looking for Alaska movie.

Green has responded to these rabid requests through his social media channels with this retort: “I. Do. Not. Cast. Movie. Adaptations. Of. My. Books. I am not a casting director. Please stop threatening to kill me.” Below, we’ve collected Green’s Twitter messages in a Storify post.

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3. New Trailer Unleashed For Pan

Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed a second trailer for Pan. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, Amanda Seyfriedas Mary, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily, Garrett Hedlund as Hook, and Levi Miller as Peter Pan.

According to Deadline.com, the theatrical release date has been scheduled for October 9th. Click here to download a free digital copy of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. (via movieweb.com)

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4. Trailer Unleashed for The Scorch Trials

A trailer has been unleashed for The Scorch Trials film adaptation. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actor Dylan O’Brien reprising the role of Thomas.

The story for this movie was adapted from the second installment of James Dashner’s Maze Runner series. The theatrical release date has been scheduled for September 18th. (via MTV.com)

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5. Teaser Unveiled For New Steve Jobs Movie

A teaser trailer has been unleashed for the Steve Jobs movie. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actor Michael Fassbender playing the titular role.

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin was tasked with adapting Walter Isaacson’s biography for the script. Entertainment Weekly reports that this film adaptation will hit theaters on October 9th. (via ComingSoon.net)

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6. 2 New Actors Cast in Shadowhunters TV Show

The Mortal Instruments Logo (GalleyCat)Two more actors have been cast in the Shadowhunters TV show. Harry Shum Jr. will play a warlock named Magnus Bane and Alan Van Sprang will play a villain named Valentine.

The story for this project was adapted from The Mortal Instruments series written by young adult novelist Cassandra Clare. According to Clare’s Tumblr page, ABC Family has set the premiere date for early 2016.

Here’s more from Variety.com: “Shum previously showcased his dance moves as Mike Chang in the Fox show \"Glee\" which recently finished its sixth and final season. \"Shadowhunters\" is produced by Constantin Film, with Ed Decter and McG serving as executive producers. McG will direct the pilot.”

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7. CBS Releases a First Look Video For DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

CW has unveiled a \"first look\" video for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. This project, a spin-off from Arrow and Flash, will debut during the Fall 2015 season.

The video embedded above offers glimpses of actors Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Franz Drameh as Jay Jackson, Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold, Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein, and Caity Lotz as Sara Lance. Thus far, it has drawn more than 145,000 views on YouTube and over 57,000 “likes” on Facebook.

Here’s more from IGN.com: “A full pilot for Legends of Tomorrow has not been filmed yet, so it’s not clear how much of this specially shot footage will make it into the show itself, but it introduces the main characters and the core concept – and confirms rumors that the DC Comics villain Vandal Savage is the villain in the series.” (via Entertainment Weekly)

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8. Trailer Unleashed For The Magicians TV Show

A trailer has been unleashed for The Magicians TV show; the story is based on the epic fantasy trilogy by writer Lev Grossman. According to BuzzFeed, Syfy is set to start airing this adaptation project in 2016.

The video embedded above features actor Jason Ralph playing a genius graduate school student named Quentin Coldwater (the primary protagonist). The first season will consist of 12 episodes. (via CosmicBookNews.com)

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9. Assouline to Publish Tim Palen: Photographs From The Hunger Games

Photos From The Hunger Games (GalleyCat)Tim Palen, the chief marketing officer at Lionsgate and a photographer, has inked a book deal.

Vanity Fair reports that Assouline Publishing will release Tim Palen: Photographs From The Hunger Games on June 29th. It features 200 illustrations of several characters from the film franchise.

Krista Smith, the west coast editor at Vanity Fair, wrote the introduction. One of Palen’s pictures, which is called The Sister Portrait, was unveiled yesterday on The Hunger Games Facebook page.

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10. Colin Firth Stars in Maxwell Perkins Biopic

Colin Firth (GalleyCat)Lionsgate has picked up the U.S. rights to the Genius biopic. The story for this movie comes from A. Scott Berg’s nonfiction book, Max Perkins: Editor of a Genius.

Deadline.com reports that Michael Grandage, a filmmaker, took the helm as the director. John Logan, the scribe behind Gladiator and Hugo, served as the screenwriter.

Colin Firth, an Academy Award-winning actorplayed the role of the legendary publishing icon. Throughout his career, Perkins worked with several famous authors including Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

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11. Trailer Unveiled For Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Show

BBC One has unveiled a trailer for the Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell adaptation. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actors Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan playing the titular characters.

According to the press release, screenwriter Peter Harness adapted the Susanna Clarke’s debut novel for this seven-part drama series. BBC America will bring the show to North American audiences this summer. (via Entertainment Weekly)

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12. Fun Home Musical Earns 12 Tony Nominations

Fun Home LogoThe Fun Home musical has earned 12 Tony nominations. This project, based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel, premiered with a production at the Public Theater before moving to Broadway.

The New York Times reports that Fun Home will be considered for this prestigious award in the following categories: Best Musical, Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics), Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, and Best Orchestrations. Click here to watch a montage video.

Some of the other book-inspired theatrical adaptations that also earned recognition include Wolf Hall: Parts 1 &2 (eight nominations) and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (six nominations). The winners will be announced at a ceremony set to take place at Radio City Musical Hall on June 7th. (via USAToday)

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13. Harper Lee Forms The Mockingbird Company

To Kill a MockingbirdAuthor Harper Lee has launched a nonprofit organization called the Mockingbird Company. AL.com reports that it will coordinate yearly performances of the To Kill a Mockingbird stage adaptation in Lee’s Alabama hometown.

Prior to this development, the executives behind the Dramatic Publishing Co. refused to extend the performance rights. After Lee stepped in, an announcement was made on the Dramatic Publishing Co.’s Facebook page that the “Mockingbird Company will produce the play in Monroeville beginning in 2016.”

Here’s more from The Independent: “A Facebook page was called Save Monroeville’s To Kill a Mockingbird play was set up to bring attention to the issue and help keep the play in Lee’s hometown. The page garnered support from around 4,000 people and even big names such as Oprah and J.K. Rowling.” (via The Huffington Post)

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14. Viola Davis to Star in Harriet Tubman Biopic

Viola DavisAcademy Award-nominated actress Viola Davis (pictured, via) has signed on to play abolitionist Harriet Tubman in a biopic. Tubman, who was born into slavery, became well-known for escaping and leading 300 others to freedom through an Underground Railroad.

The story will be based on Kate Clifford Larson’s biography, Bound For The Promised Land. Deadline.com reports that “HBO Films has teamed with writer Kirk Ellis, producer Doug Ellin and Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV” for this project.

Here’s more from the article: “Cliff Dorfman, who had optioned the book, was a writer on the HBO comedy Entourage, created and executive produced by Ellin, who has a deal with the pay cable network. All key auspices have strong ties to HBO.”

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15. Fifty Shades Darker Teaser Video Released

Universal Pictures has unveiled a teaser for the Fifty Shades Darker film adaptation. The video embedded above features actor Jamie Dornan in the lead role of Christian Grey.

Niall Leonard, the husband of E.L. James, will serve as the screenwriter for this project. The Fifty Shades of Grey sequel movie is set to hit theaters on February 10, 2017. (via ETonline.com)

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16. Weinstein Co. and BBC to Create a War & Peace Miniseries

War & Peace Cover (galleycat)The Weinstein Co. and the BBC will team up to create a miniseries based on Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “the limited series will be simulcast in the U.S. in 2016.” Three cable networks, Lifetime, A&E Network and History, have agreed to air this adaptation.

Actors Paul Dano, Lily James, Gillian Anderson, James Norton, and Jim Broadbent have joined the cast. Click here to download a free digital copy of the novel. (via Variety.com)

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17. Syfy to Adapt Lev Grossman’s The Magicians

The Magicians CoverSyfy plans to create a dramatic TV series based on Lev Grossman’s Magicians trilogy. No air date has been announced yet.

Here’s more from Deadline.com: “Based upon Grossman’s books— the first of which was published in 2009 — The Magicians stars Jason Ralph (A Most Violent Year) as Quentin Coldwater, a brilliant grad student who enrolls in Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his twentysomething friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real — and poses a grave danger to humanity.”

Other members of the cast include Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, and Summer Bishil. The first season will consist of 12 episodes. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

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18. Martin Freeman Cast in Captain America: Civil War Movie

Bilbo Baggins (GalleyCat)Martin Freeman has joined the cast for Captain America: Civil War.

Freeman (pictured, via) has become well-known for his work in two book based adaptations: The Hobbit film trilogy and the Sherlock TV series. Marvel Entertainment has not revealed the role that Freeman will be taking on for this movie.

Anthony and Joe Russo, two brothers and the directors behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier, will return to helm this project. Captain America: Civil War is set to hit theaters on May 06, 2016. (via Deadline.com)

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19. Steven Spielberg’s Company to Adapt Brave New World for SyFy

Amblin, a production company owned by film director Steven Spielberg, has plans to adapt Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World for television.

The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop:

First published in 1932, Brave New World will be adapted by writer Les Bohem, who penned Taken, which won the 2003 Emmy for best miniseries and racked up six other nominations. Amblin TV co-presidentsDarryl Frank and Justin Falvey will executive produce alongside Bohem. The drama hails from Universal Cable Productions.

“Brave New World is one of the most influential genre classics of all time,” stated Dave Howe, president of SyFy in a statement. “Its provocative vision of a future gone awry remains as powerful and as timeless as ever. Promising to be a monumental television event, Brave New World is precisely the groundbreaking programming that is becoming the hallmark of Syfy.”

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20. CBS to Create the Supergirl TV Show

Melissa Benoist (GalleyCat)CBS has given the greenlight for the Supergirl TV show. Actress Melissa Benoist (pictured, via) will take on the titular role.

Benoist’s character, who is known as Kara Zor-El, hails from the planet Krypton; she is a cousin of Kal-El (a.k.a. Clark Kent). The air date for the premiere episode has not been announced.

Here’s more from TIME.com: “The network is diving into the super-hero genre, which has made such a strong impact in both movies and—over the last few years—at its TV rivals, particularly CBS’s younger-skewing sister network The CW. One question is whether fans of NCIS and Criminal Minds will embrace the network getting into DC Comics territory. CBS won’t say if the show will air in the fall or midseason, but will almost certainly announce that decision at its upfront presentation in New York next week.” (via Variety.com)

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21. Paul Rudd to Appear in Captain America: Civil War

Actor Paul Rudd (GalleyCat)Marvel Entertainment has announced that actor Paul Rudd will reprise the role of Scott Lang/Ant-Man for Captain America: Civil War. The theatrical release date has been set for May 06, 2016.

Here’s more from the announcement: “Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team.”

Rudd (pictured, via) originally took on this part for the Ant-Man film adaptation. Follow this link to watch the Ant-Man trailer. (via Deadline.com)

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22. Six Actors Cast in Shadowhunters TV Show

The Mortal Instruments Logo (GalleyCat)Six actors have joined the cast for the Shadowhunters TV show. Variety reports that Katherine McNamara will play Clary Fray, Dominic Sherwood will play Jace Herondale, Alberto Rosende will play Simon Lewis, Emeraude Toubia will play Isabelle Lightwood, Matthew Daddario will play Alec Lightwood, and Isaiah Mustafa will play Luke Garroway.

The story for this project was adapted from The Mortal Instruments series written by young adult novelist Cassandra Clare. At this point in time, the premiere date for this 13-episode drama has not been announced.

Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter: “Based on the best-selling young adult fantasy book series, Shadowhunters follows Clary Fray, who finds out on her 18th birthday that she is not who she thinks she is, but rather comes from a long line of Shadowhunters — human-angel hybrids who hunt down demons. When her mother is kidnapped, Clary is thrown into the world of demon hunting with mysterious Shadowhunter Jace and her best friend, Simon. Now living among faeries, warlocks, vampires and werewolves, Clary begins a journey of self-discovery as she learns more about her past and what her future may hold.”


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23. New Trailer Unveiled For Orange is the New Black Season 3

One month before the premiere date, Netflix has unveiled a new trailer for season three of Orange is the New Black. Thus far, the trailer has drawn more than 433,000 views on YouTube and over 14,000 “likes” on Facebook.

The video embedded above features scenes with Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, Kate Mulgrew as Galina \"Red\" Reznikov, and Uzo Aduba as Suzanne \"Crazy Eyes\" Warren. Click here to watch the first trailer.

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24. New Paper Towns Movie Trailer Unleashed

Twentieth Century Fox has unleashed a new trailer for the Paper Towns movie. The video embedded above offers glimpses of actor Nat Wolff in the lead role of Quentin Jacobsen and actress Cara Delevingne as his love interest Margo Roth Spiegelman.

Not too long ago, executive producer and author John Green shot a video to share his thoughts on film adaptations and posted it on the VlogBrothers YouTube channel. Paper Towns will hit theaters on July 24th. (via TIME.com)

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25. CBS Releases a Supergirl First Look Video

CBS has unveiled a “first look” video for Supergirl. This television adaptation will debut during the Fall 2015 season.

The video embedded above offers glimpses of Melissa Benoist as the titular character (a.k.a. Kara Zor-El). Thus far, the trailer has drawn more than 221,000 views on YouTube and over 1,900 \"likes\" on Facebook.

Variety reports that Dean Cain and Helen Slater have joined the cast. Both actors have taken on Kryptonian roles in the past; Cain played Superman on the 1993 Lois & Clark TV show and Slater played Supergirl in the 1984 Supergirl movie. (via io9.com)

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