Adaptation recalls

Just two days after the revelation that “Films make book versions super-hit,” Sameera Reddy has announced that she may turn down the lead in the adaptation of Monica Ali’s Brick Lane due to scheduling concerns.

Good news for Hemingway fans, though: Anthony Hopkins won’t play Papa, after all. And from the department of ancient Hollywood complaints: a letter in which William Faulkner alleged he was tricked into signing a screenwriting contract sold for almost $18,000 last weekend.


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