Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sunday Event for Laura Moriarty's The Chaperone in Kansas

An article in the Pittsburg Morning Sun reports that author Laura Moriarty will talk about her recent novel, The Chaperone, at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Pittsburg (KS) Public Library. Preceding her talk, the library is hosting a Louise Brooks look-alike contest. No prior registration is required to enter.

The Chaperone focusses on the woman who accompanied a teenage Louise Brooks the summer she left Kansas for New York City, where Brooks hoped to join the Denishawn Dance Company. Two years later, Brooks performed in Pittsburg (a Kansas town) as a member of the dance company.

The article also noted: 
There’s a good chance that “The Chaperone” will be turned into movie. Actress Elizabeth McGovern, who narrated the audiobook and plays the Duchess of Grantham in “Downton Abbey,” would play Cora.

“Julian Fellowes, ‘Downton Abbey’s’ creator is writing the screenplay, and Simon Curtis, who did ‘My Week with Marilyn’, will be the director for Fox Searchlight,” Moriarty said.

Not every book optioned for a movie doesn’t actually make it onto the screen, and Moriarty is well aware of that. Still, she thinks “The Chaperone” has a good chance.

“It looks like it might make it,” she said. “A lot of incredibly talented people are interested.”
Read the Pittsburg Morning Sun article here. And if you haven't already read it, go out and get yourself a copy of The Chaperone.

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