In Movie News

The Secret Life of Bees, based on Sue Monk Kidd’s bestseller, is scheduled to hit theaters on October 17th. People magazine gives a “sneak peek” (photos from the set, with a brief story) in the new issue (July 7; on newsstands today, but story is not on the People site). Dakota Fanning plays Lily Owens. The beekeeping sisters are played by Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys and Sophie Okonedo. Jennifer Hudson plays Lily’s nanny.

The tie-in edition will be released in August.

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The Secret Life of Bees

Sue Monk Kidd

  • Paperback: $14.00
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) (August 20, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0143114557
  • ISBN-13: 9780143114550

We mentioned earlier that three June titles seemed to be in limbo. One has surfaced — Nights in Rodanthe (book by Nicholas Sparks; movie starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane) now has a 9/12 release date and a tie-in edition (information on it, below).

No news yet on Time Traveler’s Wife (book by Audrey Niffenegger; movie starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams) or Friday Night Knitting Club (book by Kate Jacobs; movie starring Julia Roberts), which were both originally scheduled for June.

Below are the other new additions to our “Upcoming Movies – with tie-ins” list. Links to the trailers appear in the “Books to Movies” section on the right.

7/11- Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D

Director: Eric Brevig

Starring: Brendan Fraser

Tie-in Edition:

Journey 3-D: The Novelization

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: $4.99
  • Publisher: Price Stern Sloan (May 29, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0843132302
  • ISBN-13: 978-0843132304


9/26 – Choke

Director: Clark Gregg

Starring: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald

Tie in:


Chuck Palahniuk

  • Paperback: $14.95
  • Publisher: Anchor; Mti edition (August 26, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0307388921
  • ISBN-13: 978-030738892


9/12 – Nights in Rodanthe

Director: George C. Wolfe

Starring: Diane Lane, Richard Gere

Tie in:

Nights in Rodanthe

Nicholas Sparks

  • Paperback: $12.99
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (July 1, 2003)
  • ISBN-10: 0446691798
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446691796


10/10 – City of Ember

Director: Gil Kenan

Starring: Bill Murray, Tim Robbins


City of Ember

Jeanne Duprau

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: $6.99
  • Publisher: Yearling (August 26, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0385736282
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385736282

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