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Jonathan Demme to Adapt Stephen King’s 11/22/63

Stephen King‘s forthcoming novel, 11/22/63, has already been picked up for film adaptation. Variety reports that Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme has optioned the feature film rights.

Demme will work on the script, produce and direct this project. King has signed on as an executive producer. Ilona Herzberg, who has previously worked with Demme on The Manchurian Candidate film, will also produce.

Here’s more from the article: “Book follows Jake Epping, a 35-year-old high school English teacher from Maine who travels back in time to try to prevent President John F. Kennedy‘s assassination … [the director] helmed adaptations of Richard Condon‘s The Manchurian Candidate, Toni Morrison‘s Beloved and, most notably, Thomas HarrisThe Silence of the Lambs, for which Demme won an Oscar.” (via Publishers Lunch)

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What Is Your Most Anticipated Book This Year?

The Millions collected a list of 66 highly anticipated new titles coming out in the second half of 2011. The listed included George R.R. Martin with A Dance with Dragons in July, Haruki Murakami with 1Q84 in October and Stephen King with 11/22/63 in November.

Here’s more from the article: “But, even as fans look forward to books from these favorites, there will undoubtedly be many new discoveries in the coming months as well, some of which, hopefully, we can introduce you to today. The list that follows isn’t exhaustive — no list could be — but these are some of the books we’re looking forward to.”

The list excluded forthcoming children’s and YA books. In the coming months we will see Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein (September), The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan (October)  and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney (November). What titles are you looking forward to in the second half of 2011?