We all know that Romeo and Juliet is the oldest love story that we know. Well there is another retelling of the story that is being turning into a script, with Blacklist writers to boot.
You may have heard of the book Juliet by Anne Fortier. Here’s what the book is about…
Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved Aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie’s twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a key—one carried by her mother on the day she herself died—to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy.
This key sends Julie on a journey that will change her life forever—a journey into the troubled past of her ancestor Giulietta Tolomei. In 1340, still reeling from the slaughter of her parents, Giulietta was smuggled into Siena, where she met a young man named Romeo. Their ill-fated love turned medieval Siena upside-down and went on to inspire generations of poets and artists, the story reaching its pinnacle in Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. Continue Reading…
Lots of fandoms will collide at the Teen Choice Awards. Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) and Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments) are just some of the stars scheduled to appear.
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It’s a good idea – when you want something made, turn to the masses of people that follow you. And it seems to be the trend that celebrities are hopping on since the whole Veronica Mars kickstarter.
Well the latest celeb to jump on the gave the fans fund me cause I have millions in the bank bandwagon is none other than James Franco.
He wants to bring The Palo Alto stories to life. You may remember those as the short stories that he wrote about his home town. The difference with Franco is that all the proceeds will go to charity.
“It touches on universal things about being a teenager and coming-of-age and learning about the bigger world,” says Franco of the book in the teaser video. All proceeds from the film will go to the Art of Elysium, which enlists actors, artists and musicians to give their time to children battling serious medical conditions.
He’s already recruited some people to help according to Variety…
The actor, director, artist and film professor has recruited four young helmers — Nina Ljeti, Vladimir Bourdeau, Bruce Thierry Cheung, and Gabriel Demestree — to adapt and direct “Memoria,” “Killing Animals” and “Yosemite,” fictional stories that are nonetheless based on Franco’s high school experiences in the wealthy Northern California town.