Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My Reading Challenge: Read the book BEING FLYNN then see the movie

I've posted about this book and film starring Robert DiNero and Paul Dano before but now Focus Features not only has a release date for the movie which is March 2nd. They've also got a Being Flynn Facebook page  But the Best news is the publication date for the book is now FEBRUARY 6th. I was bitching and complaining  because I thought it was April. It's not. So it should be in stores leaving plenty of time to read the book before seeing the movie.
HURRAY!!!!
Just looking at the trailer has me salivating. It's about being a writer. What blogger - especially one that loves books as much as we do - doesn't find that subject riveting. And fathers and sons. And homelessness.
And it's got DeNiro in it. Looking like he's doing some of the best work of his life. Redeeming himself for even making a tiny appearance in that ridiculous New Year's Eve movie! And it's directed by Nick Weitz, the director of About a Boy.
Being Flynn film also stars Paul Dano - who was spectacular in Little Miss Sunshine and There Will be Blood  - as a young writer seeking to define himself. He misses his late mother (Julianne Moore) and eventually comes face-to-face with his long-estranged father (Robert De Niro), a self-proclaimed master storyteller who is facing eviction from his apartment. The San Francisco Chroniclle called the book a "stunningly beautiful memoir"; Paul Weitz wrote and directed the film.  You might want to check out Nick Flynn's very informative AND groovy website here.  Tons of interviews, and pictures and a pretty cool layout.
The book comes out February 6. The movie comes out March 2nd. Plenty of time to read the book.
I may hold a giveaway contest for two free Regal movie theatre passes and a copy of the book. What do you think? Interested?


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