Waiting for Scorsese

Or Spielberg. Or Soderbergh. Or anyone to make the movie based on their book.

Will Smith Will Smith starred in the 2004 movie "I, Robot," which was written 54 years before the film's release. (20th Century Fox)
By David Mehegan
Globe Staff / December 27, 2008

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The long march of Richard Yates's "Revolutionary Road " from 1961 novel to 2008 movie was almost as tortured as the story itself, but it is increasingly the norm for American literary fiction. The bleak tale of 1950s angst and blasted hopes, which opens next week and stars Kate Winsletand Leonardo DiCaprio, drew Hollywood interest almost as soon as it ... (Full article: 1235 words)

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