Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Friday Night Knitting Club

Just a little something that caught my eye on the MSN hompage this morning:

"After taking a break to raise her babies and then to act on Broadway, Julia Roberts continues to rake up new movie projects. Variety reports that Roberts has agreed to star and co-produce "The Friday Night Knitting Club" for Universal Pictures. Based on an upcoming novel by Kate Jacobs, the story focuses on a mom faced with balancing the demands of her "spunky" teenage daughter and running a Manhattan knitting store (perhaps the only one on the island). Her regular customers meet once a week to share their latest projects and kvetch, but when a tragedy occurs, they realize they are more than just casual acquaintances. And yes, it does sound very thematic to Roberts' early flick "Steel Magnolias" (I'm pining for a Sally Field breakdown moment, how about you?). No writer or director is on board yet to adapt the book, but Roberts will put it in the queue with her other in-the-works projects such as "Eat, Pray, Love" and "Charlie Wilson's War" opposite Tom Hanks."

I haven't read this book, but now it looks like it's going into the queue. When this movie is released I envision a firestorm of movie knit-nights similar to Stitch n Pitch. Can't wait!


Anonymous Daphne said...

I just think the movie idea is hilarious!

Oh and I'd love to hear more about the week-retreat/conference you went on.

1:31 PM  
Blogger manic hispanic said...

we'll have to round up the knit night ladies, grab some glow-tip knittin' needles, and go see this when it comes out.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

I got an advanced copy of this book. I gulped it down in two days. It is really a great novel and highly recommend you get it when it comes out. You can read the review at:

7:51 AM  
Blogger AmyArtisan said...

I got an advanced copy as well & loved it! I've got a "special sneak peak" booklet with a book excerpt & pattern - drop me a line if you'd like me to send you a copy. :)

8:26 AM  

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