Scholastic is launching the latest title in its multi-platform series The 39 Clues with some extra multimedia muscle. The publisher is teaming with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and author David Baldacci for a webcast that highlights museum treasures and celebrates the history-mystery elements of the series, as well as the publication of the newest installment, The 39 Clues: Cahills vs. Vespers: Day of Doom by Baldacci. Called “Decoding History,” the virtual field trip will air on March 5 at 1 p.m. and will be accessible for free on the Decoding History Web site. Read more here.
Don’t expect the typical author’s talk when David Baldacci gives the Savannah Book Festival’s closing address Feb. 17. Read the full article here.
TNT has ordered 10 episodes of an untitled private-eye drama based on David Baldacci’s series. Starring Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn and executive produced by Shane Brennan (“NCIS”), the show will premiere this summer. Read more here.
David talks with The National about his newest thriller, The Forgotten, and the craft of writing. Read the full interview here.
Best-selling Virginia author David Baldacci talks about his ongoing quest to help America learn to read. Read the full interview here.
David and Gayle King on the set of CBS This Morning. David chatted with Gayle, Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell about his latest thriller, The Forgotten.
Fairfax’s own prolific author releases another new book. Read more here.
David talks to the Washingtonian‘s Carol Joynt about his first job, the best advice about writing he ever received, and his favorite historical figures. Read the full interview here.
Eleven-year-old Mackenzie Foy, who plays Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s daughter in “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,” is set to star in the indie drama “Wish You Well” alongside Ellen Burstyn and Josh Lucas. Read more here.
Principal photography has begun on the feature film adaptation of David Baldacci’s bestselling novel Wish You Well. Darnell Martin (CADILLAC RECORDS, I LIKE IT LIKE THAT) is directing a cast led by Josh Lucas (SWEET HOME ALABAMA), Mackenzie Foy (THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN) and Academy Award® winner Ellen Burstyn (ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE, THE EXORCIST). The film is shooting in Giles County, Va.
The film also stars Ned Bellamy (TREME, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH), Laura Fraser (BREAKING BAD), Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick (MOONRISE KINGDOM) and Alano Miller and introduces Virginia native JP Vanderloo as Oz.
“We are thrilled to have such a talented team – both on screen and off – bringing this story to life,” said David Baldacci, the film’s screenwriter and producer. “It’s exciting to see Darnell and our terrific cast transforming words on a page to the screen.”
Six-time Oscar® nominee Ellen Burstyn received the Academy Award® for Best Actress for ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE and nominations for THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, THE EXORCIST, SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, RESURRECTION and REQUIEM FOR A DREAM. She is also the winner of a Tony®, an Emmy® and a Golden Globe®. Most recently, she starred in BIG LOVE and POLITICAL ANIMALS.
WISH YOU WELL is a coming-of-age story set in the 1940s. After a family tragedy, a young girl moves from New York with her younger brother to live with their great-grandmother on a Virginia farm and comes closer to understanding the land and roots that inspired her father’s writings while discovering herself, the love of family and the power of truly believing.
The film is a collaboration between Life Out Loud Films, Baldacci Entertainment and Copper Beech Productions.
For updates on the film, visit wishyouwellthemovie.com.