Rowling's first adult novel "The Casual Vacancy" didn't have a lot of success but sold millions of copies and now is a BBC 3 part mini series. It aired on BBC recently and on HBO on April 29th. HBO subscribers can watch it on the HBO GO service for free but for those who don't have HBO in the US can watch it on HBO Now. The service is free for the first month after which it be $14.99 per month. The catch is that you need an iOS device or Apple TV to subscribe to it, after which you can watch it on any web browser.
If didn't read it you can probably watch it on HBO. Don't watch with with kids though as there is some adult content that wouldn't be suitable for kids.
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After 7 books and 8 movies, Harry Potter is back thanks to J. K. Rowling's new collaboration with the award-winning theatre producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender. She will be working as the co-producer (she will not be writing the script) for a stage play based on Harry's life before he went to Hogwarts.
The project's development is in it's early stage where hunt for the play's director and writer hasn't even started. Rowling has been confirmed as co-producer and collaborator on the project but won't be writing the script. The hunt for writers and directors will begin in the New Year.
GoodReads nominates 'The Casual Vacancy' by J.K. Rowling for Best Fiction Book of 2012
GoodReads.com has nominated J.K. Rowlin'g first adult novel The Casual Vacancy for the Best Fiction book of 2012.
The Casual Vacancy received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike, but for fans of Harry Potter, the book was a far cry the Hogwarts Saga setting yet still possessed that flavor and touch of brilliant storytelling from the accomplished author. When Barry Fairbrother dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
Seemingly an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, what lies behind the pretty facade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils...Pagford is not what if first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelation?
Show your love for J.K. Rowling by heading on over to the GoodReads website and cast your vote now for The Casual Vacancy.
J.K. Rowling's agency, the Blair Partnership, announced this morning that the Harry Potter author will be releasing a new novel for adults.
The only other info on the page, besides a graphic, is a note from the author indicating that "While I have loved writing it just as much, my next book will be very different from the Harry Potter series."
A press release further notes:
"Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world. The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry’s success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher. I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life"
Details will be announced "later in the year." The as-yet unnamed book has been bought by Little, Brown and Company in the UK and US.
Also the her official website has updated itself with the following message : "Although I've enjoyed writing it just as much, my next novel will be very different from the Harry Potter series."
The site is expected to be updated this spring and people can sign up for further announcements regarding this book.
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"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Reaches No. 3 on All Time Worldwide Grosses
As calculated by Box Office Mojo, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" has reached the number three spot on the all time worldwide grosses list. Thus far, "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" has made $1.13 billion. The only two films that have made more are "Avatar" and "Titanic," coming in at first and second place respectively.
Pottermore is bringing Harry Potter to the
digital format with ebooks and has signed a deal with Google to use
their literary services for this purpose. This fall, Harry Potter will
make its ebook debut on Google eBooks, which lets users port their
purchases to 80 other readers. The ebooks will be available via Google
eBooks, as well as its iOS and Android apps. However, since the Kindle
doesn't support ePUB or PDF files, it is not clear how the eBooks will
be supported on that device. The books, as previously reported, will be
Google also said that it will provide the payment platform via Google
Checkout and the video platform via YouTube for this digital Harry
Potter experience. This means, that you will be paying for the eBooks
directly to Google as opposed to other services like PayPal or Amazon
Payments. Pottermore is expected to open up in October. Since the
release of the last movie in the series, Potter fanaticism is at an all
time high and Pottermore seems to be catching fans just at the right
time. Google, too, will stand to gain by partnering with the Pottermore
website right at the opportune moment.
Well, a very non-shocking news. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 has created Hollywood history by becoming the movie to gross the maximum on the opening day.
Deathly Hallows Part 2 grossed an estimated $92.1 million Friday, Warner Bros. said.
The take was nearly as big as the year's biggest three-day weekend to
date, and $20 million bigger than the opening-day record held by the Twilight franchise's New Moon.
It was also Hollywood's largest-ever single-day gross, blowing away, among others, New Moon, Eclipse and The Dark Knight.
Speaking of Batman…
The box-office tracking firm Exhibitor Relations today guestimated the final Harry Potter will smash The Dark Knight's three-year-old opening-weekend record with a $175 million Friday-Sunday domestic haul.
So, to recap: Opening-day record; single-day record; opening-weekend record (probably).
We OFFICIALLY confirm that ALL major Multiplexes in India, especially mumbai have started bookings for HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS part 2 -3D.
The most important part, IMAX wadala has also opened plans, with first show at 9:15 am.
We, the people of HPEarth will be dawning upon IMAX Wadala, Mumbai around 8:30am tomorrow. Having confirmed tickets, hope to see to see you all. I(Suman) would be in a deathly hallows Tshirt, so just walk up and say hello!