The Lincoln Lawyer: This Matthew McConaughey movie is based on Michael Connelly's first Mickey Haller novel. Haller is a secondary main character to Connelly's best-loved character Harry Bosch, and actually his half-brother. The movie centers around Haller, a defense attorney who has had some hard knocks -- most of his own making. His estranged wife, played by Marisa Tomei, also factors in, as the couple share a daughter. I would love to see Harry on film one day, but for now I'll definitely settle for McConaughey as Mickey. Currently in theaters.
Water for Elephants: I read this book way back when it was released in trade paperback form, long before the film was dreamed of. I love Reese Witherspoon and really like Robert Pattinson (despite all the teen fangirl praise he gets), and I think that they will make a fantastic movie together. I can't wait to see Sara Gruen's circus transformed onto the big screen. Will it be a little bit Hollywood-drama rather than true-to-literature? Probably. But I'll still be happy. In theaters April 22, 2011.
|Emma Stone as Skeeter and Viola Davis as Aibileen|