‘The Notebook’ TV Series in the Works

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The CW announced last week that it is teaming with New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks to reboot “The Notebook” as a television series. The romantic novel follows the journey of two beloved characters as they build their lives together.

“The Notebook” garnered a large fan base after it was adapted as a film in 2004 . A TV remake, however, might have several changes. “I don’t believe we’re going to see the older couple,” said CW president Mark Pedowitz. “But again, things change and we’re just now in the development stage.”

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Lifetime Taps Book, Writer for Projects

 

Lifetime, perhaps inspired by the success of its “Steel Magnolias” remake, plans to create its own film adaption of the 1979 blockbuster novel “Flowers in the Attic.” The original film version, released in 1987, enjoyed moderate box office success despite poor reviews.  The Lifetime version will star Heather Graham as Corinne, a mother who leaves her children to live with a cruel grandmother, played by Ellen Burstyn.

The network has also signed novelist Nicholas Sparks’ production company to create a two-hour pilot, “Deliverance Creek,” a post-Civil War drama whose main character, Belle Barlowe, is forced to break the law in order to defend her family’s land.

Airtimes have not been announced for either project.

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