New Books-to-Movies Trailers

Several new trailers have appeared for fall movies based on books (links to all available trailers are to the right, under “Books to Movies — Trailers.” For tie-in information, go to Scheduled — with Tie-ins).

Up in The Air, based on the Walter Kirn novel and starring George Clooney, had a “triumphant debut,” according to Entertainment Weekly‘s “Oscar Watch” blog, at the Telluride Film Festival last weekend. It’s set to hit theaters on Dec. 4th.

Also getting good press is another film based on a book starring Clooney, The Men Who Stare at Goats , coming 11/6 (click here for the trailer).

Variety says it recalls Dr. Strangelove and is,

A serendipitous marriage of talent in which all hearts seem to beat as one, The Men Who Stare at Goats takes Jon Ronson’s book about “the apparent madness at the heart of U.S. military intelligence” and fashions a superbly written loony-tunes satire, played by a tony cast at the top of its game.

Opening Sept. 25th is a comedy based on the book by the late David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. It’s directed by John Krasinski (from TV’s The Office).

Opening Nov. 27th, is The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, based on the novel by Rebecca Miller and directed by the author. It will be featured at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.

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