JULIET NAKED Online Movie Trailer
The recent Hollywood adaptations of Nick Hornby's books have been quite successful. High Fidelity Stephen Frears enjoys cult status and is considered a film adaptation of a decent literary template. About A Boy is a fairly straightforward film, while the film done after Hornby's autobiographical novel "Fever Pitch" did not turn out well because of the so-called " Americanization; the main hero's obsession with football was replaced by closer American baseball. Pascal Chaumeil (Un plan parfait) made a weak job by adapting Hornby's book "A Long Way Down". The writer himself tried to write the script, and with great success. So far, two scenarios have been nominated for Oscar, for Wild films with Reese Witherspoon and Brooklyn with Saoirse Ronan.
According to Deadline, Tamara Jenkins (The Savages) and Jim Taylor (Sideways), Hornby's second book, "Juliet, Naked," has been adapted to the screenplay currently being audited by Phil Alden Robinson and Evgenia Peretz. As for the cast, there are Rose Byrne, Chris O'Dowd and Ethan Hawke. Byrne will play Annie, a girl with the music of the obsessed Duncan (O'Dowd), whose idol rock star Tucker Crowe (Hawke). Roman "Juliet, Naked" is compared with Hornby's most representative work "High Fidelity", and whether director Jesse Peretz (My Idiot Brother) will repeat the success of Stephen Frears, remains to be seen.