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Trailer Unleashed For True Story

A trailer has been unleashed for True Story. This film adaptation is based on Michael Finkel’s memoir which shares the same title. The video embedded above features James Franco as Christian Longo and Jonah Hill as Finkel. A limited release date has been scheduled for April 10, 2015. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

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International Trailer Unveiled For Le Petit Prince

The international trailer for the Le Petit Prince animated movie has been unveiled. The story for this film adaptation is based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved children’s book. The video embedded above offers glimpses of this film in French.

According to ComicBookMovie.com, the actors who have leant their voices for the English-language edition of this project include Rachel McAdams, James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Jeff Bridges, Mackenzie Foy, and Ricky Gervais. The movie will come out in France on October 07, 2015. No release date has been announced yet for the United States or the United Kingdom.

James Franco, Teju Cole, & Salman Rushdie Get Booked

francoHere are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week.

To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

Actor James Franco will sign copies of his new book, Hollywood Dreaming. Meet him on Monday, December 8th at The Strand from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (New York, NY)

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Follow-Up NaNoWriMo By Playing the ‘How to Be a Writer’ Board Game

latimesDid you take on the National Novel Writing Month challenge? Whether or not you finished your 50,000-word manuscript, we suspect that some of you may be curious about the career path to becoming a successful author.

Earlier this year, journalists Joy Press and Carolyn Kellogg conducted an informal survey and collected more than 200 responses at the The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. This data, illustrations from artist Paul Duginski, and programming from graphic designer Jon Schleuss were used to create the “how to be a writer” digital board game.

Some of the steps that aspiring writers can take include starting a diary, going to the Yaddo writer’s retreat, revising, signing up for a writing class with James Franco, and winning a National Book Award. What do you think?

James Franco’s New Book ‘Hollywood Dreaming’ Arrives This Month

hollywooddreamingActor/director James Franco has a new book coming out from Insight Editions later on this month called Hollywood Dreaming: Stories, Pictures, and Poems.

In his latest work, The Paris American’s “Poet of the Week” from April, tells his story of coming up in Hollywood through poetry, short stories, photos and paintings. USA Today has an excerpt of the new work. Here is a sample:

When I say I’m a clown, it means that I don’t fear embarrassment. That means that my inhibitions are nil; that I know how to take off the restraints and dance; that I can dance, and sing, and write, and perform in such a way that I can make people laugh. I have the power to make people laugh. Yes, I can make them cry too, but it’s the power of laughter that is more valuable.

Paul Whitlatch to Join Hachette as Senior Editor

28af7b3Paul Whitlatch is leaving Simon & Schuster’s Scribner imprint to join the Hachette Books as Senior Editor later this month. He will be reporting to Hachetter Publisher Mauro DiPreta.

The editor has worked with a number of  bestselling authors including: actor James Franco, Harvard education expert Tony Wagner, novelist David Goodwillie and former CIA attorney John Rizzo. Here is more about his latest work from the press release: “His recent projects include Enough, a book on gun violence by former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly; Consumed, the debut novel by film director David Cronenberg; and MIT scientist David Rose’s Enchanted Objects, a book about the future of technology.”

According to his LinkedIn page, Whitlatch spent six years at Scribner as an editor. Prior to that he was an editorial assistant at W.W. Norton & Company. He also serves as an adjunct instructor at New York University, as well as a moderator at the Frankfurt Book Fair. In 2011, Whitlatch was a Frankfurt Fellow and in 2013 he was named a Visiting International Publisher by the Australian Council for the Arts. He will begin his new post will join Hachette July 21st.

‘Child of God’ Trailer Unveiled

Well Go USA Entertainment has unveiled a new trailer for the Child of God film adaptation. Actor and author James Franco served as the director.

The video embedded above features glimpses of actor Scott Haze as the main protagonist, Lester Ballard. This movie will hit theaters on August 01, 2014. (via Deadline)

Vice Releases Hollywood-Themed Fiction Issue

viceVice‘s annual fiction issue hit newsstands this week. The theme of this year’s issue is Hollywood and all of the stories have something to do with movies.

The issue includes contributions from: David MametMichel GondryLouis MellisAlec SokolowJohn RomanoMerrill MarkoeKevin McEnroeEmily McLaughlin and Benjamin NugentJames Franco even wrote a story about Lindsey Lohan.

Vice explained their approach to attracting so much talent on their site: “We shared an intuition that a lot of the most interesting writing being done today is being done for movies and TV. Maybe it would be more accurate to say that we watch a lot of movies. So we made a long list of our favorite movies and looked up the writers who worked on them, and we harassed them and their agents and their publicists for months. We started with a really long pitch letter, but we learned that in LA it’s proper etiquette to write three-word-long emails. We tried to romance them by inviting them to dinner at the Chateau Marmont.”

 

 

Tribeca Film Releases Trailer For ‘Palo Alto’

Tribeca Film has unveiled a trailer for the Palo Alto movie adaptation. Deadline reports that this film, based on James Franco’s 2010 short story collection, marks the directorial debut of Gia Coppola.

The video embedded above offers glimpses of Franco himself as soccer coach Mr. B, Emma Roberts as a young student named April, and Jack Kilmer playing the artist Teddy. Palo Alto will be shown during the Tribeca Film Festival on April 24th. The official release date has been scheduled for May 9th.

John Steinbeck Gets Google Doodle For His Birthday

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Google has created a Doodle to celebrate John Steinbeck’s 112th birthday. Throughout his writing career, Steinbeck penned many beloved works including East of Eden, Of Mice & Men, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning title, The Grapes of Wrath.

To this day, Steinbeck is a widely respected and read author. According to SFGate, the organizers behind the Steinbeck Festival plan to celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Grapes of Wrath at this year’s event. In April, the Of Mice & Men play starring James Franco and Chris O’Dowd will open on Broadway.

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