Wednesday, January 29th 2014
Liana Liberato with Chloe Grace Moretz. Photo Credit: Gayle Foreman
You may know Liana Liberato from ‘Stuck in Love’ and the upcoming ‘If I Stay’. She was great in Stuck in Love, and we can’t wait for If I Stay. But now we all have another movie to look forward to seeing her in.
The young star was just cast in The Best of Me. The Best of Me is a Nicholas Sparks book – so ya, it’s a love story.
THE BEST OF ME is the heart-rending story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they’ve taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.
The movie stars Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden – who replaced Paul Walker in the film. Liana will play the younger version of Michelle Monaghan’s character.
We can’t wait to see any Nicholas Sparks movie – so we are excited about this.
Thursday, January 9th 2014
Guys! IF I STAY has a release date. So sorry, my August 22, it’s now booked!
The release date came out in The Hollywood Reporter.
Tuesday, January 7th 2014
We anxiously await ‘If I Stay‘ – the movie. And we love that Gayle Forman is so open about the movie and exactly what we can expect. The author spoke with The Permanent Train Press about all things ‘If I Stay‘ and her writing.
On Writing Young Adult Novels…
“There’s just something about writing about young people,” Forman explains. “There are a lot of firsts: things are felt very real, very fraught.” However, Forman stands by the belief that the term ‘young’ is not limited by age. “I think that [those feelings] never actually change in adulthood, but you have to pretend that it does. You have to pretend that things don’t strike you as hard in the heart because you’re a grown-up now.” When asked to describe the different perspectives taken away from readers of varying ages, Forman notes that teenagers and adults have different takeaways from her novels based on their own life experiences. “It’s never anything I intended,” she remarks. “It’s not like I sat down and said, ‘I’m going to write a moral into this story’ – that would be terrible and boring. But if you’ve gone through life and experienced a certain kind of loss, you’re going to [take away one thing from the novels]. Whereas younger readers tend to read If I Stay, in particular, and say, ‘Wow, I shouldn’t take anything for granted!’ Which is true.” Forman pauses. “The idea that you come of age once is ridiculous; you come of age your entire life. [It is just that] when you’re younger, you can dispense with that bullsh*t and you can feel it as you want to feel it.”
For the rest of the article, CLICK HERE.
Sunday, December 29th 2013
Can’t wait to see Chloe Grace Moretz in ‘If I Stay’ – but here’s a still of Chloe Grace Moretz and Kira Knightley in Laggies.
In Laggies a woman stuck in permanent adolescence lies to her fiancé about going on a retreat and spends the time hanging out with friends instead.
Thursday, December 19th 2013
There are so many ‘If I Stay’ feels going around right now. Like so many feels. And even more feels happened today when Gayle wrote up a behind the scenes of ‘If I Stay’. Forever Young Adult got the exclusive, with tons of great pictures!
On the least exciting part…
You might think that the most amazing thing about being on location while your book is being turned into a movie is seeing characters you created in your head personified—in this case so perfectly personified you wonder if someone has crawled into your head and extracted them. Or hobnobbing with actors currently personifying the characters you created in your head. Or even hearing the words of the characters you created in your head being said out loud. But no. The best (and most humbling) part of this whole crazy quilt of cool was driving up and seeing the rows of trailers and trucks and cables and equipment, all there because someone, or a lot of someones—hundreds of them—decided to get together and make characters you created in your head real. Not everyone on set will have any clue what your book is. To them, it’s just a job, just a toilet. Doesn’t matter. Doesn’t make it any less awesome, or humbling. In fact, I think it makes it more awesome and humbling.
On The Mom Brigade…
I quickly glommed on to the two moms on set: Teri Moretz, mom to Chloe and Jenn Davies, mother of Jakob (who plays Teddy). The Mom Brigade showed me the ropes, where to stand, who to get headsets from, where to get coffee (there was an endless supply!!!) and where to pee (see aforementioned coffee). On the second day, when I was still feeling all lost kitten, another mom, Mireille Enos (who plays Kat and is Uh-Maz-Ing) just sat down with me at lunch. We discussed our kids and gardening and Mom things. Boy do I love these women. Cool, down-to-earth and the ones who will get you found if you’re lost. They also happened to be really Mama Bears protective of their kids!
For the rest of Gayle’s behind the scenes information and pictures, CLICK HERE.