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Posts Tagged ‘Richard Phillips’

’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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Rescued Pirate Captive Closes Book Deal

090412-N-XXXXN-001.jpgHyperion Books has reportedly won the auction for a book by Captain Richard Phillips, the ship captain held hostage by Somalian pirates and rescued by the Navy.

According to Crain’s NY, unnamed “publishing sources” say the final bid was around $500,000. Neither Hyperion nor Phillips’ agency commented on the deal. Last week, Columbia Pictures picked up the story for a film, the producers include Kevin Spacey and Scott Rudin.

Here’s more from the article: “According to sources, CAA–which represented Mr. Phillips for both the movie and book deals–had expected to field considerably higher offers for the memoir. Depressed book sales and possibly hero fatigue following a $3 million deal for Capt. Chesley Sullenberger‘s memoirs may have played a role in the lower price tag.” (Via HuffPo)

Pirate Captive’s Book in High-Stakes Auction

090412-N-XXXXN-001.jpgOne month after his rescue, the ship captain kidnapped by Somali pirates and saved by Navy snipers has almost landed a book deal.

According to Publishers Weekly, Captain Richard Phillips (pictured via) has garnered offers of $500,000 for his story. The book auction began last week, and his “life rights” are being represented by CAA. GalleyCat also wonders if Phillips’ chief engineer, Michael Perry, will also write his dramatic story.

Here’s more from the article: “Since ‘hero’ airline pilot Capt. Chesley Sullenberger landed over $3 million from Morrow for his story, it wouldn’t be shocking if Phillips walks away with over $1 million.” (Via Book Bench)