Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Olive Kitteridge to HBO

I always get a little excited when I see that one of my favorite books is making the move to film. Of course, it's always excitement tinged with a dose of experience, because most good books don't turn into good films.

However, I am excited without any reservations that actress and producer Frances McDormand, is developing a series adaptation of Elizabeth Strout's 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Olive Kitteridge at HBO.
You can read the exclusive article about this and her other projects (including film adaptations of mystery writer Laura Lippman's books) at Deadline New York.

McDormand will play the title character, and I can't imagine a better actress for this role.

Let's hope it actually makes it to the screen!