As if the last year wasn’t busy enough for Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon (Wild, Gone Girl), she’s taking on another big…well…undertaking.
According to Entertainment Weekly, she’s voicing the audiobook version of Harper Lee’s new novel Go Set a Watchman, the long-awaited follow-up to her classic To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel will follow a grown-up Scout. And Reese Witherspoon couldn’t be more honored to deliver the story through her voice, as Andrea Towers explains:
Witherspoon told USA Today that, “as a Southerner, it is an honor and a privilege to give voice to the Southern characters who inspired by childhood love of reading, Scout and Atticus Finch.” The Oscar-winning star added that she is “eager for readers to be transported to a pivotal time in American history in the manner that only Lee’s gorgeous prose can deliver.”
Go Set a Watchman is due to be released in print and audiobook on July 14th.
Because Lena Dunham wasn’t enough, another twenty-something actress is setting out on becoming an essayist.
According to Page Six, this time it’s Anna Kendrick. The actress/singer is now adding author to her resume, with plans to write a book of autobiographical essays, due out in Fall 2016. Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster is publishing the book, which is said to include funny and embarrassing stories about the star.
The book does not yet have a title.
The 1990s cult TV show “Twin Peaks” is making a comeback — not only onscreen, but also in the form of a paperback.
According to Huffington Post, the hit television series will be rebooted on Showtime in 2016, and along with that will come a new book, updating fans on the lives of the characters and “unresolved plot holes.”
The book is due to be released by Flatiron Books next year and will include details about what’s happened to the characters in the last 25 years between the original and new TV series. It’s also expected to have more details on the mystery “at the heart” of the series.
This is not the first time the show has released accompanying books, and it seems to have worked for them in the past. After all, the close release of the book and the show is a good marketing plan.
OKAY, FOR A DOLLAR, WHAT’S YOUR GUESS ON THE NEXT BIG-NAME TO PEN A BOOK…AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, DO YOU CARE?
If you couldn’t already guess from that introduction, it’s Billy Eichner, star and host of Funny or Die and Fuse’s Billy On the Street. The comedian, who on his show, prances around New York City, screaming questions at people about what they know or like about celebrities and pop culture, has recently signed a publishing deal with Hachette Grand Publishing, according to Entertainment Weekly.
It’s not clear what the book will detail, but on Eichner’s Tumblr page, he mentioned “This book is for anyone obsessed with show business, pop culture, social media and lots of other fun topics that fill our days as we hurtle helplessly towards accidents, illness, infidelity and death.”
That’s about what I guess I’d expect from the pop culture obsessed man himself! No word on when the new book will be released.