Wake movie news first. Gayle Forman’s Facebook status informed the world of her feelings about Miley Cyrus starring in Wake: “I, personally, am very excited at the prospect of Miley Cyrus starring in the adaptation of Lisa McMann’s Wake series. And, no, I’m not being sarcastic.” After a few comments were made about liking Miley or not, she went on to comment saying this:
#1. She sought out this project so she clearly is attracted to the grittiness of Janie.
#2. Her being attached means the movie stands a much better shot at getting made.
#3. I think of all those performers who we thought were lightweight and then went on to wow us with amazing performances (Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball; Courtney Love in People Vs. Larry Flynt. Even Julia Roberts was a rom-com girl before Erin Brockovich!)
#4. I have heard a few things about Miley that lead me to believe she has some serious depths. I think she wants to move on from Hannah. I for one can’t wait to see her as Janie.”
I haven’t seen the movie The Last Song yet, so I can’t form a fair opinion on Miley portraying Janie. The rights have been bought, so I do hope that it’s made now that Miley is so interested in playing the part. Hopefully more YA novels will be made into movies now that more young actors are taking an interest in playing the parts of these characters. Do you think making these different books into movies will generate more readers?
Now on to blogging. I am almost positive that I can allow students to create their own blogs from my blog. If I am able to do this, are any of you interested in being a guinea pig?? Keep in mind that even if you have graduated, you need to keep your blog school appropriate. I’d like it if your writing was reading focused, but it would be cool if you want to try out some creative writing and whatnot 🙂 Let me know. This is one of my summer projects.