A new crop of book-into-film movies are currently being shot, or are scheduled to start shooting soon. If all goes well, these should be out sometime in 2011. Here's your opportunity to get ahead of the curve and read the book before the movie is released. Look for these:
Atwater, Richard. Mr. Popper's Penguins [JP ATW]. This classic children's book (originally published back in 1938) will star Jim Carrey as Mr. Popper.
Kerouac, Jack. On the Road [F KER]. Another classic book! This one stars Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst.
Lewis, Michael. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game [796.357 LEW]. This nonfiction story of the Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane will star Brad Pitt.
Nicholls, David. One Day [F NIC]. Anne Hathaway plays the female lead in this unusual story that takes a look at where a couple is in their career, their lovelife, their relationship, on one day, July 15, over the course of 20 years.
Stockett, Kathryn. The Help [F STO]. This book has been on the best-seller list for more than a year now. We have four copies (and an audio version) and what seems like a never-ending holds list! With any luck you've already read it, but if not, put your name on the list now!