Sundance: THE SPECTACULAR NOW

Spectacular Now, HdbkA favorite at the Sundance Film Festival, which wraps on Sunday, is an adaptation of the 2008 National Book Award finalist, the YA novel, The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp, (RH/Knopf Books for Young Readers; Brilliance Audio). It was acquired by start-up distributor, A24 Film, which plans to release it this summer

The film stars Miles Teller (who won kudos for his role in the remake of Footloose) and Shailene Woodley (known for her role in the TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and for nearly stealing the show from George Clooney in The Descendants). Woodley is also set to star in the upcoming adaptation of Divergent (HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen, 2011) which is scheduled for release on March 21, 2014.

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