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Broadway is about to get a whole lot more romantic; it's been announced that The Notebook, AKA the most heart-string tugging film/novel of all time, is coming to the stage as a musical.

Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson shared the news on NBC's Today Show yesterday, and revealed that she has been developing the musical for over a year.

The 2004 movie starred Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, and sparked a real-life love story between the pair as well as love blossoming on-screen.

The original novel was published in 1996 and shot Sparks to fame.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A producer on the NBC family drama This Is Us is writing the show, Bekah Brunstetter, and it will be a collaboration between her and Nicholas Sparks; the novel's original author.

The writer posted his delight on Twitter, saying that he is "thrilled" to be part of the team who will adapt the story to the stage.

The story follows a young couple in the 1940s who fall hopelessly and passionately in love, but are forced to part ways after turbulence between her family and Gosling's character.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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They later reconnect, and the tale flicks between the 20th century and modern day, where the protagonist chronicles how time has impacted their lives in a tragic way.

Despite mediocre initial film reviews, the movie became a smash hit which has remained iconic in the romantic-drama genre.

Gosling and McAdams were relatively unknown at the time of filming, but their chemistry was undeniably. The pair met on set, and dated from 2005 until 2007, and again in 2008 before splitting up for good. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Casting news has yet to be revealed, and no opening date has been announced for the Broadway show.

More recently, movies such as Pretty Woman and Mean Girls have been adapted to the stage.

We can't wait to see the show, it's sure to bring the romance.

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We all love a bit of Graham Norton, from his stint on everyones beloved Father Ted to his popular talk show, we just can't get enough of the comedian.

And now, it seems we're going to get a whole lot more as Graham is about to debut his first novel.

UK publishers Hodder & Stoughton have revealed that even though the book has no name yet, it will be hitting bookshelves soon.

“I’m thrilled to be publishing Graham’s first novel and to be launching what we believe will be a major new career for him as a novelist,” Hodder & Stoughton's Hannah Black told the Mail On Sunday.

“This is a darkly funny book; Graham is a skilled storyteller, the writing impressively broad and layered.

“He knows this world and he understands people, their secret passions, and motivations, and that is in part what helps to make this such an accomplished and compelling debut,” she added.

The TV host wrote the book last summer, and actually surprised himself by doing it.

“Like so many other people I’ve always wanted to write a novel and I’m both proud and shocked that I have finally done it. It’s a mixture of mystery and romance, set in a part of the world I love,” he said.

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Remember when Taylor Swift was gifted a knitted jumper with her own picture on it by one of her fans?

It was quite a sweet (although interesting) gesture, and we had honestly believed that the obsession with Tay-Tay had peaked at that point. Little did we know that Taylor was in fact keeping a secret from many of us:

Taylor is actually a novelist.

Now, can you just imagine how many copies that would sell? The queue would be out the door at bookshops around the world, we are almost 100 per cent certain.

In her recent GQ interview, Taylor just so happened to drop this nugget of information as she chatted about books. Her book to be more specific.

If you were hoping for an in-depth post-mortem of those famous relationships of hers, then unfortunately you’re going to be left mildly disappointed.

A Girl Named Girl, still in the possession of the 25-year old’s parents, was written when she was just 14. It was about a mother who wanted a son and instead had a girl.

So, what happened to her writing career? Obviously she’s still writing music, but what about the books?

Around the time Taylor wrote the unpublished novel, her family moved to Nashville which was in order to jump start her music career.

When asked if they hadn’t moved she hadn’t become a hugely successful singer, she reckons she would still be using all of her ‘words and ideas’.

“I would have gone to college, and I would probably be involved with a form of business where words and ideas are at the forefront. Such as marketing.”

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Based on the 1983 novel by Mark Helprin and due for release on Valentine’s Day, A Winter’s Tale also features Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay as Beverley Penn.

P.S. Russell Crowe’s Irish accent is so dodge.

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Based on the novel by John Green and starring Shailene Woodley, this movie is set for release this summer and we cannot wait to see Augustus Waters on the big screen.

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A change to the end of the movie adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel Gone Girl is set to divide fans.

The screenplay, rewritten by Flynn herself and directed by David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network) is due out in October.

Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike are set to star as the novel’s couple Amy and Nick Dunne. Nick becomes prime suspect when Amy vanishes from their rural home on their fifth wedding anniversary.

Flynn isn’t giving anything away, however she has said; “There was something thrilling about taking this piece of work that I’d spent about two years painstakingly putting together with all its eight million Lego pieces and take a hammer to it and bash it apart and reassemble it into a movie,”.

This isn’t the only novel of Flynn’s that is set to be made into a movie this year; Dark Places is also set for release in 2014 and will star Chloë Moritz, Christina Hendricks, Nicholas Hoult and Charlize Theron.

If you haven’t yet read any of Gillian Flynn’s novels then get to it before the movies are released. Expect to be on the edge of your seat…and possibly needing to sleep with the light on!

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