It’s been an exciting couple of weeks in YA movies news!
-The rumor mill is going crazy with Hunger Games casting news: Hailee Steinfeld confirmed to MTV that she’s spoken with director Gary Ross about playing Katniss, and Entertainment Weekly and Variety both had pieces about potential Katnisses. I don’t know about you all, but I can’t take this much more! I hope they finish casting and make the announcement soon.
–Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 got an official worldwide release date of July 7.
-Author Lauren Oliver announced on her blog that her second novel, Delirium (reviewed on The Hub in January) has been optioned by Fox 2000. I loved Delirium, and I think it could make a really great movie – hopefully we’ll hear more about this soon!
-Last but not certainly not least, exciting news from Australia: a script for Melina Marchetta’s Jellicoe Road, the 2009 Printz winner, has been selected as one of five scripts for Screen NSW’s Aurora feature film script workshop. (Thanks for @4everYA for the link).
-Emily Calkins, just about to start The Reapers are the Angels, a 2011 Alex Award winner
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