Monday, January 12, 2009

During the Golden Globe awards, I saw a commercial for the film Confessions of a Shopaholic. It is going to be released on Feb. 13. Unfortunately, the film has been inexplicably moved from London to New York, so I'm very concerned about how it's going to turn out. I have no problem with Isla Fisher playing Becky, but her parents are going to be played by Joan Cusack and John Goodman. They are both fine actors, but somehow that makes me even more worried about the film. I think it will bear no resemblance to the book.

At least it seems the Kate Hudson version of Can You Keep a Secret has been put on hold. Why can't they film it as Sophie Kinsella and God intended, with British actors in London??? We can always hope . . .


Anonymous said...

Ugh, that figures! I feel your frustration Lisa.

Lisanne624 said...

I can fully understand that it is financially wonderful for the author to have her work snapped up by Hollywood, but I'm very concerned that we won't recognize it!

Expat mum said...

They're just following up on the two Americans who played the lead roles in The Other Boleyn Girl! :-)

Lisanne624 said...

Oh I know Expat mum -- not to mention Jane Austen, Bridget Jones, etc. It's too bad for the talented British actresses who never have a chance!

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