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Summer reads head to Hollywood

Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, and more stores bringing your favorite books to the big screen

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The Imperfectionists
Brad Pitt’s production company snatched the film rights to Tom Rachman’s debut novel about the staff of an English-language newspaper in Rome.

The Passage
Director Ridley Scott (Robin Hood) and screenwriter John Logan (The Aviator) are set to adapt this unconventional vampire novel about the survivors of an apocalyptic plague.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The nonfiction hit about one woman’s gift to science is turning into an HBO TV movie thanks to Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball (True Blood).

Little Bee
Fate brings together a wealthy couple and a Nigerian orphan in Chris Cleaves’ novel (now in paperback), optioned by BBC Films. Nicole Kidman is attached to produce and star.