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Netflix Picks Up TV Adaptation of Graphic Novel 'Heartstopper'

Netflix Picks Up TV Adaptation of Graphic Novel 'Heartstopper'

Netflix is working on an adaptation of the graphic novel series “Heartstopper“!

It was just announced that the streaming service has landed the eight part series, based on the novel by Alice Oseman, Deadline reveals.

If you didn’t know, “Heartstopper” started out as a webcomic in 2016, before being turned into a YA graphic novel in 2018.

There are currently two volumes out now, with the third book being released on May 4th.

Heartstopper follows “Nick and Charlie, two British teens at an all-boys grammar school. Charlie, a high-strung, openly gay overthinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, one day are made to sit together. They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is more interested in Charlie than either of them realized. Heartstopper is about love, friendship, loyalty and mental illness. It encompasses all the small stories of Nick and Charlie’s lives that together make up something larger.”

“I feel incredibly lucky to get to work with a team of passionate, creative people who all adore ‘Heartstopper’ and want to make it the most beautiful show we can,” Alice said in a statement. “It’s a joy and an honour to get to re-tell Nick and Charlie’s story for TV and I am so excited to share it not only with Heartstopper’s existing readership, but also a whole new audience around the world.”

Alice will write the episodes, and Doctor Who director Euros Lyn will direct the series.

Billie Eilish Announces New Photo Book of Her Life So Far

Billie Eilish Announces New Photo Book of Her Life So Far

Billie Eilish made a book!

The 19-year-old singer announced on Tuesday morning (January 12) that she has a new photo book coming out, along with an accompanying audiobook.

“i made a photo book of my life from childhood up until now and recorded an audiobook companion with stories to go with some of the photos. out 5/11, you can pre-order it now 🤗,” she captioned a photo on Instagram.

Here’s a synopsis: Now in her first book — a stunning visual narrative journey through her life — Billie is ready to share more with her devoted audience for the first time, including hundreds of never-before-seen photos. This gorgeous book will capture the essence of Billie inside and out, offering readers personal glimpses into her childhood, her life on tour, and more. It will be a must-have for every fan.

Published simultaneously with the book, Hachette will release a standalone audiobook of exclusive, unique content in which Billie reflects on her life. Including never-before-told stories and recollections from her personal life and career, from the early years to her breakout success and including memories shared by her parents, this is an audiobook like no other – providing a truly intimate window into her journey, in Billie’s own words.

You can pre-order Billie Eilish‘s new book at BillieEilish.com!

In case you missed it, find out what Billie will be doing after her documentary comes out.

Lil Nas X Just Released a New Children's Book, 'C Is For Country'

Lil Nas X Just Released a New Children's Book, 'C Is For Country'

Jenna Ortega Releases First Book 'It's All Love'!

Jenna Ortega Releases First Book 'It's All Love'!

Jenna Ortega is officially a published author!!

The 18-year-old actress just released her first book, “It’s All Love: Reflections For Your Heart and Soul,” on Tuesday (January 5).

“Look who wrote a book! New year new hair new book. If you’re interested in the hair thanks, but if you’re interested in the book you can click to link in my bio. Been waiting for this day for a long time and feel incredibly lucky to share something so personal with everyone,” she captioned a new selfie with her book.

“It’s All Love” is a collection of “Jenna’s own original quotes and affirmations, alongside intimate, personal stories about growing up Latina in Hollywood, working through depression, falling in—and out of—love, losing close family members, and so much more.”

You can purchase your copy of the book by clicking here!

Jenna ended 2019 having worked on three movies back to back – Songbird, The Fallout and Scream.

You can soon catch Jenna‘s voice in the upcoming second season of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, which premieres on Netflix on January 22nd. See what she said about one of the producers on the animated series!

Disney Options Rights to the Book 'The Thief' For New Disney+ Movie Adaptation!

Disney Options Rights to the Book 'The Thief' For New Disney+ Movie Adaptation!

Disney is working on a film adaptation of the book “The Thief” by Megan Whalen Turner!

THR reports that the studio has picked up the rights to the YA fantasy book, and is in the early development stage for Disney+.

The book “tells the story of the charismatic young man known as Gen, also known as Eugenides the thief. The boy is released from a prison by a king’s magus who then coerces him into a quest for a legendary object. The ensuing adventure then thrusts Gen into the centre of political machinations, deception, and danger.”

“The Thief” is actually the first in “The Queen’s Thief” series, which spans across six books.

Brian Duffield, who wrote Dylan O’Brien’s recent movie Love and Monsters, is working on the script with Jim Whitaker.

Speaking of book-to-screen adaptations and Disney+, check out the latest news on the new “Percy Jackson” series coming to the streaming platform.

Charli D'Amelio's First Ever Book 'Essentially Charli' Is Out Now!

Charli D'Amelio's First Ever Book 'Essentially Charli' Is Out Now!

Charli D’Amelio can officially add “published author” to her growing resume!!

The 16-year-old’s first ever book “Essentially Charli: The Ultimate Guide To Keeping It Real” is out TODAY (December 1).

“sooo excited to announce my first ever book, #essentiallycharli, is officially published!! i have been waiting so long to share this with you guys and can’t wait for you to give it a read. it’s all about ways to stay positive while navigating social media. i hope you all love it as much as i enjoyed writing it for you guys 💕,” she shared on Instagram.

In the book, which was first announced in August, Charli will talk about her childhood and family life, as well as “walk readers through how to navigate social media presences and digital friendships while developing a confident and a strong identity. ‘Essentially Charli’ is set to feature exclusive photos, writing prompts and a bonus sticker sheet.”

You can purchase your own hardcover or digital copy of “Essentially Charli” RIGHT HERE!

In case you missed it, Charli recently switched up her look and ditched the bright colors that were in her hair.

Justin Baldoni Signs Major Book Deal With Harper Collins, Releasing First Book In April

Justin Baldoni Signs Major Book Deal With Harper Collins, Releasing First Book In April

Justin Baldoni has signed a multi-book deal with publisher Harper Collins!

The 36-year-old Clouds director and actor has signed a major deal to write three books, with his first coming out in April 2021, Variety announced.

Justin‘s first title will be “Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity,” which is based off of his 2017 TEDWomen Talk, “Why I’m Done Trying to Be Man Enough,” which explored redefining masculinity, embracing insecurities and debunking societal norms for those who identify as male.

According to Variety, “the book will explore Baldoni’s personal experience of “undefining” his masculinity, as he tackles difficult and uncomfortable topics, bringing readers on a journey of what it means to be a good man, and human being, in today’s world.”

“When I first began this journey of digging into my masculinity, I thought the work would be to redefine what it means to be a man. But through the process of writing this book, I realized that it’s not about redefining it, as much as it’s about undefining it,” he told the publication.

“I hope these words can be a source of unity that evokes empathetic and compassionate conversations around masculinity, while also inviting people to a deeper understanding of themselves and what it means to be human in the world we live in,” Justin said. “From the playground to movie sets, from classrooms to board rooms, I learned what it takes to be considered man enough in our world and this book is a — at times painfully — honest look into those messages and the journey I’m on to unlearn them; the journey I’m on to not just undefine my masculinity but to embrace my humanity.”

Clouds, which marks Justin‘s second directorial feature film, will premiere TOMORROW (October 16) on Disney+!