Monday, January 21, 2008

Secret Life of Bees the movie

I loved the book by Sue Monk Kidd, now it will be a movie! The cast looks promising:

Written and directed by Gina Prince-Blythewood, the movie stars Dakota Fanning as Lily Owens and Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson as her caretaker and "stand-in" mother, Rosaleen. The two soon discover a trio of beekeeping sisters played by Queen Latifah (August), Alicia Keys (June) and Sophie Okonedo (May). Completing the cast is Paul Bettany as T. Ray, Tristan Wilds (Zach), Derek Luke (Neil) and Hilarie Burton (Deborah).

For more info: Secret Life of Bees, the movie


Ampersand said...

I can't wait and neither can my girl. She's read the book about thirty times, no exaggeration.

Jennifer Hudson!

Mmmm, Queen Latifah. :)

SusansPlace said...

I can't wait! Have you seen Sue's updated webpage?
I know there is a better way to put in a link but I'm going to be lazy. hehe


jo(e) said...

I love that book so much that I'm worried about it being made into a movie. A movie is hardly ever as good as the book it's based on ....

julieunplugged said...

Jo(e) I always have the same worries. And in this case, it's the writing that is so wonderful that I wonder how the movie will capture it.

I loved the book. It's fun to know you did too.

julieunplugged said...

Susan, I have been to her new website and get her e-letter. Do you go to the forums?