Justin Timberlake, J K Rowling – What’s Hot and What’s Trending 23 February 2012

23 Feb

Justin Timberlake – the singer and actor is set to play Elton John in a new movie about the musician’s life.

Elton’s husband David Furnish has been talking about the new project while preparing for Elton’s famous annual charity Oscar party which benefits his Elton John AIDS Foundation. He said “”We’re searching for a director. It’s important we all share the same vision.”

Furnish continued: “Elton and Justin have had conversations about it,” he continued. “Justin also says he has to feel comfortable with the director and the director has to be comfortable with Justin. The chemistry is really important. There’s no race to make this. We’re just going to take the time to make it right.”

Apparently Justin seem to have got the job after playing Elton in the 2005 David LaChapelle video for Rocket Man. Justin has achieved much more than many people thought possible in his career since his early days with N Sync. So far he has picked up 6 Grammys and 4 Emmys. Amongst his best known acting roles he played Napster founder Sean Parker in the 2010 movie The Social Network.

You can add to his career success relationships with a number of very attractive women including Britney Spears, Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Alyssa Milano and Cameron Diaz.

It seems that neither Elton nor Justin are in any rush to start filming and seem to have very high expectations for the new project. There is already talk that the project may spin-off into a musical as well as a movie.

J K Rowling – the “Harry Potter” author has announced plans to write her first novel aimed at adults.

As you would expect she has already got deals to publish the as yet unwritten book in almost every country in the world. Publishers are on a fairly safe deal here as her last instalment in the HP series ” Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows” has already sold over 400m copies worldwide since its release in 2007.

Rowling has chosen a different publisher for the UK release than that used for the Potter series. This is probably to make a further differentiation between the new book and the Harry Potter novels. We can’t imagine that Bloomsbury turned down her idea for a new book after the money she has made them with Harry Potter.

The new book is to be published by Little, Brown and Rowling said today: “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.”

The new book will also be available in ebook formats, something which Rowling resisted for a long time with the Potter series. Although she did finally agree in 2011 to release the Potter books digitally they are still not available yet.

It will be interesting to see how popular the new book turns out to be as many children’s authors have often struggled to break into the adult market. Rowling’s Potter series has bought a number of children into reading and has continued for so long that many are already adults themselves now and are fairly certain to buy anything Rowling produces.

There is as yet no date or title for the new book. Potter fans will be pleased to hear that Bloomsbury are to publish illustrated editions of all 7 Potter novels starting from next year.

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