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Emma Thompson to Write New Peter Rabbit Book

Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson has landed a deal with Penguin Young Readers Group to write The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit.

The book is slated for release in September 2012 to commemorate the 110th-year anniversary of Beatrix Potter‘s The Tale of Peter Rabbit. The book will be released simultaneously in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Here’s more from the release: “In The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit, Peter’s adventures take him beyond the boundaries of Mr. McGregor’s garden, all the way to Scotland, where he meets the gentle giant Finlay McBurney, a distant Scottish relative. Emma was inspired to set the tale in Scotland by her knowledge of Beatrix’s childhood holidays there.”

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BBC Two to Adapt Long Poem about Publishing Love & Lunch

bbc2.pngActors Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson will star in a BBC Two adaptation of Christopher Reid‘s long poem, The Song Of Lunch. What other poems would you like to see adapted into film?

The film will center around a book editor (played by Rickman) who meets up with his former publishing flame (played by Thompson) fifteen years after a break-up. The film centers around an increasingly rare phenomenon in this recession: the publishing lunch.

The release explained the publishing-themed plot: “The woman is now living a glamorous life in Paris, married to a world-renowned writer, whilst the unnamed editor has failed in his writing career, detests his mundane publishing job and regrets the end of their love affair. When he arrives at Zanzotti’s he finds it under new management and much changed, and this seems to fuel his resentment about growing older and being left behind.”