Tom Hanks will reportedly star as real-life U.S. Attorney James Donovan, who negotiated the release of an American pilot captured by the Soviet Union, in a movie directed by Steven Spielberg. Tom Hanks recently starred in the film 'Saving Mr. Banks.'
Parents know all too well how to use fictional characters from movies for lessons ("don't follow the dark side!") or as connectors to our kids ("I love Katniss, too!"). As news breaks that Darth Vader is running for president of Ukraine, one mom wonders, who's next?
The auction benefiting the organization English PEN sold a first-edition copy of Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' as well as works by Roald Dahl, Hilary Mantel, and Ian McEwan.
J.K. Rowling and other authors are selling first-edition copies of their books with annotations, written thoughts on the book, and/or illustrations to benefit the writers' organization English PEN.
The musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel has been called 'the most satisfying musical to come out of Britain' and 'the best musical since "The Lion King."'