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3 Actors Join the ‘Paper Towns’ Cast

paper townsThree actors have joined the cast for the Paper Towns movie adaptation. Austin Abrams, Halston Sage, and Justice Smith will portray Ben, Lacey, and Radar.

These characters share a friendship with the lead protagonist Quentin (played by Nat Wolff). The story, based on John Green’s popular young adult novel, follows Quentin and his buddies who embark on a journey after a classmate named Margo (played by Cara Delevinge) mysteriously disappears.

Back in March, Green announced that he would take on the role of executive producer. The Wrap reports that Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, and Isaac Klausner will all serve as producers for this project. Neustadter and Weber are also working on the screenplay together.

Abrams Publishes a Cookbook Inspired by ‘Orange is the New Black’

HNA7366r1+OITNB_interior_7_24.inddAbrams has released an Orange is the New Black-inspired cookbook. The Cookbook: Bites, Booze, Secrets, and Stories from Inside the Big House contains 60 photos and 65 recipes.

Some of the dishes featured in this book include “prison punch” and “Red’s chicken kiev.”The Root has posted a recipe for “Pennsatucky’s Family Beer Can Bird.”

This project was a collaboration between Jenji Kohan (the creator of the Netflix series), Tara Hermann, Hartley Voss, and Alex RegneryThe Daily News reports that fans can meet two stars from the show, Taylor Schilling and Uzo Aduba, at a Barnes & Noble signing event (the Fifth Avenue branch in New York City) on October 17th.

Lionsgate Unveils New Clip From ‘Mockingjay Part 1′

Lionsgate has unleashed a new clip from Mockingjay Part 1. Hunger Games fans flooded Twitter with the “#UnlockMockingjay” hashtag so that they could access this teaser.

It has drawn more than 65,000 “likes” on The Hunger Games Facebook page. The video embedded above features Katniss Everdeen and her emotional visit to District 12—what do you think?

Warner Bros. to Shoot At Least 3 ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Films

Fantastic BeastsWarner Brothers has made several announcements about the Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them project.

The first film, scripted by J.K. Rowling, will hit the silver screen in 2016. According to Deadline, the studio intends to create at least two more movies for this franchise; the second one will be released in 2018 and the third one will follow in 2020.

David Yates, the director behind the final four installments of the Harry Potter movie franchise, will helm Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. In addition to her duties as the screenwriter, Rowling will serve as a producer along with David Heyman, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram.

Lena Dunham Plans to Adapt ‘Catherine, Called Birdy’

Lena DunhamDuring her talk at the New Yorker Festival, filmmaker Lena Dunham revealed that she plans to work on a movie adaptation of Catherine, Called Birdy.

Dunham (pictured, via) will serve as a producer. She also hopes to be the director for this project.

According to BuzzFeed, this Karen Cushman novel features a story that “is told through diary entries written by a British 12-year-old named Catherine in the year 1290. The book was awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal.” Who would you cast as young Catherine?

‘SNL’ Airs Parody About Young Adult Film Adaptations

Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live aired a digital short that parodies three young adult movie adaptations: The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner. The video embedded above features comedian Bill Hader starring in “The Group Hopper.” A Facebook post has drawn more than 12,000 “likes.” What do you think? (via ScreenCrush)

The Weinstein Company Grabs the Film Rights to ‘Every Exquisite Thing’ By Matthew Quick

Matthew QuickThe Weinstein Company has snatched up the film rights to the forthcoming young adult title, Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick (pictured, via). Back in 2012, the film studio produced a highly popular adaptation of Quick’s adult book, Silver Linings Playbook.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story in the new book “follows a goody-two-shoes student-athlete who starts to get in touch with her wild side after reading a cult classic novel.” Little, Brown Books For Young Readers will release Every Exquisite Thing in Spring 2016.

New Trailer Unveiled For ‘The Theory of Everything’

Universal Pictures International has unveiled a new trailer for The Theory of Everything film adaptation. The video embedded above features actor Eddie Redmayne portraying renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.

Screenwriter Anthony McCarten based the story on Jane Hawking’s book, Travelling to Infinity: My Life With Stephen. The United States release date has been scheduled for November 07, 2014 and a United Kingdom release will follow on January 02, 2015.

‘SNL’ Airs Parody On ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

Over the weekend, Saturday Night Live aired a digital short that parodies The Fault in Our Stars movie. The video embedded above features comedienne Sarah Silverman and cast member Taran Killam starring in The Fault in Our Stars 2: The Ebola in Our Everything. A Facebook post has drawn more than 13,000 “likes.” What do you think? (via Deadline)

New Trailer Unleashed For ‘American Sniper’

Warner Brothers has unveiled the official trailer for American Sniper. The video embedded above offers glimpses of lead actor Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

The screenplay is based on Kyle’s memoir. According to Deadline, the story “follows Kyle’s journey from rodeo cowboy to SEAL Chief with the highest number of sniper kills in U.S. military history.”

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