Bookish trailers

Is it just me, or are there a lot of great-looking book-related movies coming out soon? Here are a few that I’ll be lining up to see:

“Cheerful Weather for the Wedding,” based on the novel by Julia Strachey, looks like sheer delight for those of us who love period pieces! The U.K. release date is early 2013, but I can’t seem to find a U.S. release date anywhere (alas!). However, it is available to rent on Comcast On Demand if you feel like spending $10. I plan to sit tight and hope for a theater release, but it does look tempting!

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I’m so excited that Baz Luhrmann’s doing “The Great Gatsby”! I read the book a couple times in school and didn’t particularly love it. (I didn’t hate it either; it just didn’t make a huge impression on me.) But with Luhrmann directing, the movie is sure to be gorgeous. The cast also seems great, with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role and Carey Mulligan as Daisy. U.S. release date is May 10, 2013.

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And then of course there’s Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: Part One.” (About that…are three movies really necessary, Mr. Jackson? Don’t you have enough money already?) Lord of the Rings is one of my favorite books, so obviously I can’t miss this! Martin Freeman is a great choice for Bilbo — and after “North and South,” I’ll watch Richard Armitage do anything, even with a giant dwarf beard! U.S. release date is December 14.

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7 thoughts on “Bookish trailers

  1. Lianne @ rulethewaves.net says:

    Thanks for sharing these trailers! I’m endlessly excited for The Hobbit 😀 I’ve been meaning to check out Cheerful Weather for a Wedding, I didn’t know they adapted it into a movie. I like Felicity Jones and it looks fantastic, going to have to bump it up on my list now of books to read 🙂

    • Christina says:

      Oh yeah, that’s right, you kind of like Tolkien, don’t you? 😉 Yeah, I’m definitely looking forward to it as well! I read Cheerful Weather for the Wedding a couple years ago and quite liked it, so I’m very excited about the movie. Don’t know if/when it will come to U.S. theaters, unfortunately.

  2. casvelyn says:

    Cheerful Weather for the Wedding has a limited premiere in the US on December 7, 2012, according to IMDB.

    I’m quite excited for The Hobbit as well. I’m also looking forward to Anna Karenina and Les Miserables.

    • Christina says:

      Ooh, you’re right re: “Cheerful Weather”! I’ll keep an eye on the local theaters to see if it will be released near me!

      I’ve never seen the “Les Miserables” musical, so perhaps I’ll check out the movie. It does look very well done, from the trailers I’ve seen!

      As for “Anna Karenina,” I’m on the fence. I liked the book well enough, but not so much that I have to see the movie…and honestly, Keira Knightley does nothing for me. But I’ll be interested to see what you and others think of it!

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