Movie News–updates on Teen books being made into movies

Is it old news already?  Last Thursday Lionsgate confirmed that Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone) has been chosen to play Katniss Everdeen in the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games.  So, now that there’s a Katniss, who will play Prim, Haymitch, Rue, and Cinna???  And more importantly, who will play Peeta and Gale?  According to, Josh Hutcherson (The Kids are All Right) is one of the frontrunners for the role of Peeta.




Divergent book coverThis book already has a movie deal!  Divergent, by Veronica Roth, hasn’t even been published yet so check out Roth’s website and take a look at the cool cover art and summary of the book.  Divergent will be on shelves in May 2011 and many are comparing it to The Hunger Games (which may be one of the reasons it already has a movie deal).  Set in a futuristic dystopian Chicago, the main character Beatrice has turned 16 and must decide which of the 5 society groupings she will spend the rest of her life with.  However, to join the group that she chooses she must survive the initiation…



With the unveiling of the third cover in the Caster Chronicles series by Kim Garcia and Margaret Stohl, came an update on the progress of the movie adaptationVariety reported back in 2009 that Warner Brothers had picked up Beautiful Creatures to make it into a movie, but there hasn’t been much updates until now.  Apparently the screenplay has been written, so now we’ll have to wait and see who gets cast as the leads of Ethan and Lena.




the lying game book coverThere’s some small screen news, too. Just Jared, Jr. is reporting that Sara Shepard’s latest novel, The Lying Game, is being turned into a television series by ABC Family.  You may know Shepard as the author of the Pretty Little Liars series, which has experienced huge success as a TV show on ABC Family.  The Lying Game is also about secrets, but instead of a death it centers on a case of mistaken identity.  Emma, a foster kid, has found that she has an identical twin sister, Sutton, who was adopted by a wealthy family.  Sutton wants to track down their birth mother and in order to do so asks Emma to pretend to be her while she goes off to follow a lead.  However, Sutton never returns and Emma struggles with what to do–reveal her true identity in hopes of finding Sutton or try and figure out what happened to Sutton on her own.