This edition of Today in Books is sponsored by The Philosopher’s Flight by Tom Miller.
Trailer for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
We got an official trailer for the film adaptation of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’ The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. The story follows writer Juliet Ashton who finds the subject of her next book in an alibi-turned-society born during the German occupation. The film, starring Lily James, will be out this April in the UK and Australia–no U.S. release date yet. Check out the trailer.
Dev Patel Will Play David Copperfield In Modern Retelling
Oscar-nominated star of Lion and Slumdog Millionaire Dev Patel will play David Copperfield in a new retelling of Charles Dickens’ The Personal History of David Copperfield. The film will present a modern take on the David Copperfield character, following him as he seeks to find his place within a chaotic world. Veep creator Armando Iannucci is set to direct and write the retelling. No word yet on the release date.
Ibi Zoboi’s Pride and Prejudice Remix
The American Street author’s next book is called Pride, and, yes, it does include a character named Darcy–well, Darius Darcy. Set in Brooklyn, the story follows Zuri Benitez, one of five sisters living in a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood. When a wealthy family by the name of Darcy moves in nearby, Zuri decides she wants nothing to do with arrogant Darius Darcy, until she has no choice but to find common ground. Check out the cover and an excerpt of Ibi Zoboi’s Pride.