Stephenie Meyer To Adapt ‘Down A Dark Hall’

The woman behind Twilight is adapting the 1974 gothic young adult novel Down A Dark Hall by Lois Duncan, author of I Know What You Did Last Summer. 

The book centers around a 14 year-old girl named Kit who attends a mysterious boarding school. Meyer’s book, The Host is already being adapted for the big screen by In Time/Gattaca writer and director Andrew Niccol for a 2013 release.

A statement from Stephenie says, “Down a Dark Hall was my favorite of her novels (though it’s a very close race with Summer of Fear and Stranger with My Face) and it gave me some serious nightmares when I was nine.”  Continue reading “Stephenie Meyer To Adapt ‘Down A Dark Hall’”

Mia Wasikowska To Play Non-French Madame Bovary

Mia Wasikowska of Alice In Wonderland and The Kids Are All Right has been cast as the small-town adulteress Emma Bovary in an American version of Madame Bovary directed by Sophie Barthes and co-starring Paul Giamatti.

Wasikowski will likely do well in the latest Gustave Flaubert adaptation. She has become a go-to for period pieces, with roles in movies like Albert Nobbs and Jane Eyre.

Her character is described as having a romanticized view of the world and a desire for “beauty, wealth, passion and high society.” If only real-life personality easily translated to the big screen…I can think of a lot of lower-budget reality stars people that would have been perfect.