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Heard in Hollywood

Magazine article Book

Heard in Hollywood

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SPACE LAUNC Kevin Spacey continues to show he's one of the more literary leading men out there: K-PAX, based on the 1995 novel by Gene Brewer, is in theaters now, and the long-delayed adaptation of E. Annie Proulx's The Spinning News--in which Spacey plays a newpapersman in Newfoundland--sets sail in early January. It's the first meeting between Proulx and the big screen, but it probably won't be the last: Author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove) and director Gus Van Sant have been adapting her short story "Brokeback Mountain." In other Van Sant news, the Good Will Hunting director is now planning to bring J.T. Leroy's cult hit Sarah to theaters.

THE BOOK WAS BETTER Producer Scott Rudin, one of Hollywood's real literary specialists, recently jumped on the rights to the hottest property around: Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections. Whether it'll make a good movie is anyone's guess. (Great lit doesn't always translate--remember Oprah's Beloved?) In any case, Rudin doesn't have time to worry. He's currently working on an adaptation of Michael Paterniti's Driving Mr. …

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