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May 7, 2012

MOVIE NEWS: On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Over the weekend I read some VERY EXCITING news from Tracey Garvis-Graves blog. I mentioned it briefly on Sunday's BB&B post and on Facebook and Twitter but thought I'd make a post on the blog to spread the word. Tracey's 2011 debut novel , On the Island, has been optioned by MGM to be made into a feature film! How freaking fantastic is that? The book that I gave a 5 cauldron rating will now be turned into a film. (Read my Review HERE)


Here's the update from Tracey's Blog:
"I've received a large number of inquiries from readers asking if On the Island will ever be turned into a movie. Many of you have cast your vote for who should play T.J. and Anna, and I always smile when I think of seeing my characters on the big screen.

I received some fantastic news yesterday and I'm beyond thrilled to announce that On the Island has been optioned for a feature film by MGM. I never thought I'd ever type those words.

I want to give my heartfelt thanks to my agent, Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Management, and her co-agent in Hollywood, Steve Fisher, of the Agency for the Performing Arts, for making this happen. I couldn't be in better hands.

I want to thank all of you, especially those of you who have been with me since I started blogging almost four years ago. You were there when I announced I was going to spend my blogging time attempting to write a novel so I could cross it off my bucket list. The result of that endeavor has been a dream come true, and my gratitude is endless.

I also want to thank the readers who have written to me to say that On the Island made them laugh and cry. Your wonderful feedback has made me laugh and cry, too, and none of this would have been possible without you."
I literally jumped up and down and gave Tracey and imaginary HIGH-FIVE when I read this good news. On the Island was such a surprising read and easily became one of my favorite reads this year. If you haven't heard of this book I suggest you go and read it now! It's a MUST read for those who like a captivating tale of drama, survival and a forbidden romance that will sweep you off your feet. I can't gush enough about this book, you will just have to read it. I promise you will love it as much as I did.

The gears in my head have started spinning to try to figure out which actors I could see playing Anna and T.J. Which ever actor will play (adult) T.J will be having LOTS of scenes where he's tanned and shirtless. Hmmmmmmmm.......

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6 comments:

  1. This is awesome news. I loved this book.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Isn't this fantastic news. So happy and excited for Tracey.

      So who could you see playing Anna and T.J? Tracey had mentioned on her blog that she could see someone like Taylor Kitsch playing adult T.J.

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  2. Oh My! I just finished the book. I read a review of it at amazon.com..Good thing I read it coz I can't put it down..It is a refreshing read. You feel what the characters undergo because their emotions are told so vividly and in both the characters' point of views. The steamy scenes are steamy but it didn't detract from the quality of how the story was told.

    It is always a habit of mine that whenever I read a novel/ story, I first imagine what they would look like. I'm an imaginative reader so this helps me a lot my reading. Most of the time I read the first chapters and get a sense of the characters and from there I envision it. Usually, I imagine some actors.

    It is no different with this book. Putting these actors' faces on the characters made the scenes in the book more exciting, dramatic (or whatever the author wants us the readers to feel) in the story.

    I imagined NATALIE PORTMAN for ANNA and BEN BARNES for T.J. I always find Natalie to have both the look of maturity and intelligence in her yet at the same time, she has this effervescence that makes you wonder whether she's younger than her actual age. She is sweet and charming and at the same time she is sexy. I had a hard time thinking of T.J. Who would play a 16-17 year old boy who will rock the brooding ill look with braces. Someone who could play a young man and evolve into an adult. I thought of Cam Gigandet at first but he wouldn't pass the sickly type..Others will fit the sickly look but will not pass into the T.J. with long hair, dark tan and lean muscles. One who will exude the vulnerability and strength, the innocence and the maturity, and one who can radiate both youthfulness and manliness. Suddenly, I remembered this actor who acted as Prince Caspian in Narnia who also portrayed the same youthful yet manly roles in Easy Virtue and Dorian Gray. He would be terrific because he will be able to play a teenager with the pale almost bald look with a brace on his teeth then one who grew into a man who is tanned with beautiful long hair and with lean muscles. He could smile with naivety and could like at you with smoldering eyes like he's already experienced.

    If it will really turn into a movie, I do hope that Natalie Portman and Ben Barnes get cast as Anna and T.J. because they would be perfect for the role, personally speaking.

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  4. NATALIE PORTMAN AS ANNA
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    BEN BARNES AS T.J.
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    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_IJs0i3urQso/SfEqSTLqyHI/AAAAAAAABgk/nelUjinjAgw/s400/ben+b.jpg

    http://cdn01.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/headlines/2009/11/ben-barnes-voyage-of-the-dawn-treader.jpg

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