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Wolf of Wall Street Victim’s Daughter Lands Memoir Deal

galleryChristina McDowell has inked a memoir deal with Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books imprint. She is the daughter of a man who was victimized by the infamous “Wolf of Wall Street,” Jordan Belfort.

McDowell gained notoriety after she posted an open letter online attacking The Wolf of Wall Street film adaptation. She condemned “the hit Leonardo DiCaprio-Martin Scorsese film for glorifying Belfort’s crimes.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the book will be based on the topics discussed in her letter. The publisher plans to release the memoir in 2015.

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’12 Years a Slave’ Nominated for 9 Academy Awards

12 Years a Slave, a film adaptation directed by Steve McQueen, has earned nine academy Academy Award nominations. Thor actor Chris Hemsworth joined Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs to make the announcement this morning.

The movie, based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir, stars British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor in the lead role. We’ve embedded the trailer above–what did you think of the film?

The movies recognized in the Best Picture category included a host of adapted books. Below, we’ve linked to free samples of books adapted into this year’s Best Picture-nominated films.

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