The Spielberg Movie

Ready Player OneThe long-gestating film adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, (RH/Crown, 2011) has made a giant step towards reality. Warner Bros. announced Wednesday that they’ve hired a director,  Steven Spielberg.

Currently finishing up the original Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies starring Tom Hanks, Spielberg’s next project is the film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG, currently scheduled for release July 1, 2016. After that, reports Deadline, he plans to turn his attention to the Cline adaptation. Also on his plate, but evidently now third in line, is an adaptation of Lynsey Addario’s recently released memoir,  It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War (Penguin, Feb. 10), with Jennifer Lawrence set to star.

9780804149112_319ecReady Player One, Cline’s debut, was the top title on a list of librarian favorites for the year.

Cline’s second book, Armada (RH/Crown, RH & BOT Audio), set for publication on July 24th, has also been optioned for a movie .

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