Back in the early days of my book club we read Sue Monk Kidd's The Secret Life of Bees (click here for our rating of this book). We had lots of fun with the meeting on this book and I think that everyone enjoyed reading it.
So of course I was very excited to hear that they've making it into a movie! Here's what the author's website has to say about it:
I'll be setting up a Girls Night Out to see this movie in October (our last movie night was for The Other Boleyn Girl). If you're anywhere in the Baltimore/Annapolis area you're welcome to join us! Drop me a line and I'll email you when we go. :)
Written and directed by Gina Prince-Blythewood, the movie stars Dakota Fanning as Lily Owens and Academy Award Winner Jennifer Hudson as her caretaker and "stand-in" mother, Rosaleen. The two soon discover a trio of beekeeping sisters played by Queen Latifah (August), Alicia Keys (June) and Sophie Okonedo (May). Completing the cast is Paul Bettany as T. Ray, Tristan Wilds (Zach), Nate Parker (Neil) and Hilarie Burton (Deborah).
Producing for The Donner's Company are Lauren Shuler Donner and Jack Leslie and for Overbrook Entertainment, Will Smith and James Lassiter. Joe Pichirallo will also produce.
In theaters on October 17, 2008
UPDATE on NOV. 7, 2008: We went to the movie! Here's my recap post.