For readers who grew up in the 1980s, reading Jean M. Auel’s THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR was a rite of literary passage. Of course, we also suffered through the bad 1986 film starring Daryl Hannah. But take heart, CLAN fans: This week brings news that the classic novel is being developed for a potential TV series on Lifetime. Nothing is guaranteed, but with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer executive producing, we have a good shot at a great new show next year. Fingers crossed.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the bestselling “misfit” YA romance Eleanor & Park is being made into a feature film by Dreamworks: “Every girl who has read it says, ‘That was me in high school, or that was me in 7th grade,’” Holly Bario, DreamWorks president of production, told EW. “It reminded all of us of our own sort of awkwardness, or family dysfunction.” Rainbow Rowell will write the screenplay. Okay, let the dream casting begin. Who do you pick?
It’s release day for Sylvia Day’s latest, the second novella in her Afterburn duo. “When it came to playing games, my lover Jax was a master strategist. He pulled strings behind the closed doors of D.C.’s most powerful political players, and somehow still found time to nearly sideline my career. What he didn’t know was that when I didn’t like the rules, I threw them out and made my own. I wasn’t going to let Jax get away with it. I wasn’t going to let him get away at all. I loved Jax enough that it was impossible to give up. Jax loved me enough that giving up was the only end he’d consider. He didn’t think I could swim with the sharks. It was entirely my pleasure to show him that I’d already dived … Continued