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Secret life of Bees- Possible movie?

I have heard a rummour that The secret life of Bees will be a movie. If anyone knows where i can send an audition tape, or where any open casting calls are, please notify me. I enjoy acting, and wish to start an acting career.


Submitted by heather, posted on Monday January 19, @02:34PM

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Here's some information from the Author's website:

The movie adaptation of The Secret Life of Bees is in the planning stages with Focus, a production division of Universal studios. Lauren Schuler Donner is the producer and David Gordon Green, the director.

by Sharon on Tuesday January 20, @01:40PM

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Whi is doing the casting? Are they finished casting yet? Or can I still audition?

by heather on Tuesday January 20, @04:35PM

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umm...yeah, I wouldn't bother auditioning...it's kinda hard to make it....sorry

by Bob on Friday June 11, @06:42PM

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Ohh now dont be a total downer, theres hope for everyone!
I myslef was thinking the same about the auditions, it is an awesome story and it would be great to be part of a film version. lily is such an intresting character and the whole book felt like a movie to me. Keep an eye out for those audtions, i havent heard anything on-line about 'em yet.

~celia

by Celi on Monday July 05, @05:10PM

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I think it would be the greatest movie of all time.As I was reading the story, couldn't stop.The coolest thing about reading that book is that i saw it all in my head looking through the eyes of Lily.




Amanda

by Amanda on Wednesday January 11, @02:06PM

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I was still wondering if they are doing casting. Does anyone know how I can contact the director, or anyone on the team? I can probably send him a skit I was in, or better yet, a skit i wrote. I like to write. I just finsihed writing a 278 page novel that I am going to try to get published. I wonder if they'll let me write the script, but they probably already have one.

by heather on Saturday October 23, @03:54PM

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Does anyone know where I can contact David Gordon Green, or Lauren Schuler Donner?

If so, I would really appreciate it if you would tell me.

by heather on Saturday October 23, @04:47PM

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Dakota Fanning (i am Sam, Man on Fire, Uptown Girls, War of the Worlds, Dreamer) will be playing Lily Owens, but there are auditions up for the other parts.

by paige on Wednesday August 24, @03:52AM

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i need to know is this going to be a movie and that we need to see the previews of the movie or what theplot of the story is going to be like with dakota fanning in the movie



thank u
aliana johnson

by aliana johnson on Thursday December 06, @07:02AM

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I'm actually a little disapointed in the fact that Dakota Fanning is playing Lily Owens, shes a great actress but much to young for this part...esspecially when you take in mind a scene where she kisses, a what, 17 year old? I mean come on shes 11!

by annie on Saturday September 03, @10:35AM

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Well, Dakota Fanning won't be playing Lily Owens for a few years yet. The script hasn't even been written, so Dakota will be older when paying the role.

by Paige on Sunday September 04, @05:17AM

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I think its great that Dakota Fanning will be Lily Owens. She is the greatest actress that has ever lived and will bring Lily to life with everything she has got!

by rose on Sunday September 04, @06:24AM

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oh man, that sucks. i REALLY wanted to write a screenplay on it.

by writer_chik on Friday September 16, @07:41PM

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I think it is great this movie is going to be made into a book! I think Dakota would be great! i think she will have to dye her hair b/c doent Lily have like black hair?? Who is playing T. Ray?? Who do you think would be good? What about August?? HALLE BERRY!!

by LuLu on Wednesday March 22, @03:23PM

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I would like to see Whoopi Goldberg as Rosaline, Regina King as June and Phylicia Rashad as May and Afre Woodard as August or vice versa. Tina Majorina would have been good as Lily, but since she will be too old when it is actually filmed, i think Dakota Fanning will be fine. I'd rather see someone who is more subtle, like Tina or Anna Paquin, but there doesn't seem to be anyone young enough that has that quality.

Just so you know also, they would basically never cast someone with no professional experience for something that there is any amount of money put into, especially with young actors where they need to know they can handle the pressure and schedule and are consistently good, not just in the audition but on other professional projects. So, you would need to build some experience on a film set first. Non paying but good quality gigs are listed on Mandy.com. Those projects are always looking for talented young actors with no professional experience. It is a good way to build. As for the screenplay, same thing. If it is a recent bestseller, the studio is going to buy the rights and then hire someone with credits to write the screenplay, rather than wait for a screenplay to be submitted. If you want to try to adapt something, you should start by picking something obscure that would make a good screenplay, write it and then shop it around to someone in a position to buy the rights based on liking what you've done with the story.

by Meghan on Tuesday May 30, @10:42AM

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I would really make a great Lily. But there's only 2 problems:
-I'm black
-I have boobs (in the book they said she didn't)

And I think Phylicia Rashad would make a better August than May.

by Rhaye'Schelle on Monday June 12, @11:46AM

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when i heard the book was going to be made into the movie i was totally excited. its a GREAT book. who agrees? wonderfull. im fourteen and i so want to be in the movie i dont care where, just an extra would be great, but i heard that Dakota Fanning would be Lily and i got upset...its just when i pictured lily she looks nothing like Dakota....and isnt she a little young..dont take me wrong i like her but for this movie someone gag me...ha...well that was fun
Whoppi Goldberg would be great in this movie..she is awesome.i still want to be in it...i totally love 17 year old guys...ha

by Roslyn on Sunday August 20, @12:44PM

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Does anyone knbow when the movie will actually come out?

by SADIE on Saturday August 26, @01:00PM

IT'S ALL ABOUT ME!

I'M IN THE MOVIE! IT'S ME DAKOTA FANNING!
THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES WILL BE COMING SOON, BE PATIENT! BUT I CAN TELL YOU ONE THING, I'M THE MAIN GIRL!

by DAKOTA FANNING on Friday September 15, @02:22PM

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Who would play Zach?

by Rachel on Sunday October 08, @07:47PM

secret life of me

I am a self-centered person and could not care less about this damn movie. Couldn't help mysely by reply to your dumb wits. Love you to hell,

Georgie Porgie

by George on Saturday November 18, @08:02AM

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Dakota is entirely wrong for the role. She is too swedish skinned (extremely fair skinned) to have the black hair look natural. Hide and Seek, anyone?
Dakota played a 9 year old just this year, there's no way she'll be able to play 14.
On p. 9 it says she thought she'd get a skin when she developed but it didn't work out that way...meaning she's developed. So Dakota doesn't fit.
I like the idea of Hailey Anne Nelson as Lily. She already has black hair-none of that fake crap, and is a promising young actress. It's good to cast more unknown people when adapting a novel. If Dakota truly is Lily, then many fans are going to be dissapointed, thus ruining the main reason for picking this to make a film.

by Alicia on Saturday December 23, @11:40AM

Hailey Anne Nelson as Lily

Hailey Anne Nelson as Lily, I agree. Dakota wasn't right for this. She is growing up, but now that she did Hound Dog she really doesn't work. BAD Idea. Please get someone else anyone. DF looks awful with dark hair. More like a horror film.

by Lilly Fan on Wednesday January 24, @08:34AM

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i think that this is a great idea to make a movie to this novel. i dont act but i really do think that you souldn't throw your faith away. when you decide to make the movie tell me so i can watch the movie.

by Cara Kerber on Tuesday February 27, @07:27PM

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OK Dakota is not playing the role yet because they havent done the casting yet. And i was wondering does anyone know where they are holding auditions! Im perfect for Lily!

by Sagina on Wednesday July 18, @12:40PM

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I felt such a connection to the character of Lily in the book and I think a fresh face would be perfect for the role. Someone the audience hasnt seen before and someone they wouldnt connect to other roles would be ideal. I feel like the idea of black hair isnt as critical as her body type and body language and speaking voice. If anyone finds casting information please post it because I am very interested

by Avery on Saturday July 21, @09:01PM

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I would also REALLY like to audition...any body have any more info on audition dates, contact info, ect.????

by cindy lou hoo on Tuesday August 07, @04:09PM

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I was also disappointed when I heard that Dakota Fanning would be put in the role of Lily.

But luckily, it's not actually a sure thing. She is only "attached" to the role, which means that for now they're considering her but by the time the movie is actually into the filming stages they may choose someone else.

Unfortunately for you, however, I highly doubt that you'll be able to submit an audition tape that will actually receive any attention. It's highly unlikely that they will cast an unknown for the role of Lily. It's definitely a bummer- like a lot of you, I would LOVE to play her. When I read the book, the whole time I was just imagining myself as her.

by Kelli on Tuesday August 28, @09:06AM

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i would absolutely love to play Lily. i look just like she is described in the book & i've done minor acting on the side. i think an unknown is definitly the way to go. i dont think it matters if you've had experience or not, if you're good for the role, you're good for the role.

by emma on Tuesday August 28, @05:31PM

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I did think this book read like a movie. The author did a very good job of bringing the characters to life in the reader's mind's eye. Of course, every one's mind's eye has a different perspective. Rarely are movie versions of books 100% accurate. Lily should have dark curly hair like her mother. Dakota Fanning has blond hair, but could dye it and curl it, and movie magic may be able to do a good job of it. I pictured someone totally different for the role, not someone already famous. I'm sure everyone has their own ideas, but it will be neat to see it in the theaters. I couldn't put the book down, and hopefully the creators will do the book justice.

by Sarah on Sunday December 02, @05:24PM

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Yea so that book is probably one of my favorite ive ever read. I think i would do so well as lilly. i live in south carolina. Charelston to be exact. Im fourteen and im boobless. its perfect. I think they should get an unknown as lilly. im not boosting myself but that would make me more likely to see it

by kaitlyn on Tuesday December 11, @10:47AM

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Yea so that book is probably one of my favorite ive ever read. I think i would do so well as lilly. i live in south carolina. Charelston to be exact. Im fourteen and im boobless. its perfect. I think they should get an unknown as lilly. im not boosting myself but that would make me more likely to see it

by kaitlyn on Tuesday December 11, @10:47AM

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Yea so that book is probably one of my favorite ive ever read. I think i would do so well as lilly. i live in south carolina. Charelston to be exact. Im fourteen and im boobless. its perfect. I think they should get an unknown as lilly. im not boosting myself but that would make me more likely to see it

by kaitlyn on Tuesday December 11, @10:47AM

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Yea so that book is probably one of my favorite ive ever read. I think i would do so well as lilly. i live in south carolina. Charelston to be exact. Im fourteen and im boobless. its perfect. I think they should get an unknown as lilly. im not boosting myself but that would make me more likely to see it

by kaitlyn on Tuesday December 11, @10:47AM

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This movie will be amazing, I cant believe how great that story was...i couldnt stop reading!! please notify me when the script for "the secret life of bees" is written. Also, please let me know who are playing the parts besides queen latifa.

by tricia on Wednesday January 16, @06:35AM

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i would also like to point out that dakota fanning will be much older when the movie is actually filmed. so if shes eleven, she'll be like 13 or 14 when she kisses zach. 14 is the age of lily owens in the book.

by tricia on Wednesday January 16, @06:39AM

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I live on the road they're filming on. They're almost done w/filming. I ride by there every day. I've seen all the everyone in the movie, haven't met them, but seen them a lot. I asked to be an extra and gave them all my information, but I never got a call b/c they already had more than enough people in the movie. The way it looks to me, they don't really need too many extras. The cast is already full.

by Kayla on Wednesday February 13, @12:40PM

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dakota fanning is so wrong for this role. and girls, the reason they wont cast someone unknown, even if they are good, is because they are sinking a lot of money into this, and dont want to blow it. a big actress will always bring more money.

by sarah on Thursday March 27, @10:01AM

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Yesterday on the today show I heard Alicia Keys say she just shot the movie, The Secret Life of Bees. Does anyone know which part she played? (or any of the other roles and their actors) I too thought this was an absolute incredible read. I was raised in the south in the 60's and now live in the north, and it brought all that misery, conflict and redemption that young children go through during such times. Indentifying with similar emotions to those of Lilys wasn't fun by healing often comes through stories that say all that we cannot. What a powerful message of sisterhood and love and the ability to overcome and survive.

by carol gerber on Wednesday April 23, @02:21PM

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Yesterday on the today show I heard Alicia Keys say she just shot the movie, The Secret Life of Bees. Does anyone know which part she played? (or any of the other roles and their actors) I too thought this was an absolute incredible read. I was raised in the south in the 60's and now live in the north, and it brought all that misery, conflict and redemption that young children go through during such times. Indentifying with similar emotions to those of Lilys wasn't fun by healing often comes through stories that say all that we cannot. What a powerful message of sisterhood and love and the ability to overcome and survive.

by carol gerber on Wednesday April 23, @02:21PM

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