Two eagerly anticipated movies made from books have been scheduled for release and on the same day, August 12, 2011; The Help and Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

The Help, based on Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling debut and directed by her childhood friend, Tate Taylor, includes the following cast,

Emma Stone … Eugenia ‘Skeeter’ Phelan
Bryce Dallas Howard … Hilly Holbrook
Mike Vogel … Johnny Foote
Sissy Spacek … Missus Walters
Allison Janney … Charlotte Phelan
Chris Lowell … Stuart Whitworth
Viola Davis … Aibileen Clark
Ahna O’Reilly … Elizabeth Leefolt
Anna Camp … Jolene French
Jessica Chastain … Celia Foote

Mr. Popper’s Penguins, starring Jim Carrey and Carla Gugino is directed by Mark Waters (Freaky Friday, Mean Girls, The Spiderwick Chronicles). Certain liberties have been taken with the script based on the 1938 Newbery Honor Book; Mr. Popper is a high-powered businessman, rather than a poor house painter.

Also, War Horse, based on the book by Michael Morpurgo, has been rescheduled from August to Dec. 28th, 2011, just a few days after The Adventures of Tintin. Both films are directed by Steven Spielberg.

War Horse
Michael Morpurgo
Retail Price: $16.99
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press – (2007-04-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0439796636 / 9780439796637

One Response to “THE HELP, MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS Scheduled”

  1. Jane Says:

    Did you notice that the horse on the cover of War Horse is the same exact one as is on the cover of Wake of Forgiveness?