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The Nanny Diaries to Open August 24

Having changed release dates several times, the film adaptation of bestselling novel The Nanny Diaries finally has a definite opening date: August 24. A few months ago there came news that the movie wasn't going to open in April as planned, causing people to speculate whether the filmmakers were dissatisfied with the end product and lacking confidence in the film's potential. Studio chief Steve Bunnell assures us that's not the case however, saying that in fact, opening just before Labor Day weekend will hopefully get more people to see the movie: "If we had a movie in June or July and moved it back to August, then that could be a dumping ground, but this isn't that situation at all." Harvey Weinstein himself says, "We really believe in the movie and people like it."

Well, that's reassuring. I'd had my qualms about the movie based on the trailer, but I'm really pulling for this one to succeed because I thought the book was such a fun read. My biggest concern might be Scarlett Johansson. I often like her in movies, but I just envisioned someone quite different in the role of Nan. Any other Nanny Diaries fans out there? Do you think you'll check out the movie version come August 24? To see the trailer,

coachgirl0807 coachgirl0807 10 years
I loved the book and just can't see this comparing to it. She is not at all what I imagined as Nan.
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 10 years
an adaptation of A roman a clef
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 10 years
Never read the book, but the movie looks charming. The authors' third book Dedication is really great! And lol @ Anne Hathaway--she's already done an adaptation of roman a clef chronicling a cutthroat social world.
catstarr catstarr 10 years
I guess I was thinking someone a little more Anne Hathaway and a little less Scarlett Johanson, but I'm excited to see the movie.
tickledpink tickledpink 10 years
I really liked the book, but I just do not really see Scarlett Johnason as a nanny especailly with Nan's personality.
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i can't say that the movie looks particularly appealing, especially since scarlett johanson is in it.
taylorbath taylorbath 10 years
I really like Scarlett, but I don't picture her as "Nanny" at all.
Rachiepop Rachiepop 10 years
Haven't read the book but I will now. I love Scarlett and I think this looks like it could be quite funny.
lucyS lucyS 10 years
I smell a stinker already. The book wasn't even all that great.
figurine figurine 10 years
This movie looks positively bad, but I'm always excited to see Scarlett, so while I won't be running to the cinema I'll definitely see this one at home.
shafiii shafiii 10 years
this movie sounds fun! i cant wait to see it!
stefsprl stefsprl 10 years
I love the book, and I'm really hoping that the movie is quality, too. This doesn't seem like the type of project that is typically Scarlett, so I'm hoping that it's a good move for her and that we'll all be pleasantly surprised!
shopzilla shopzilla 10 years
I'm def going to see this movie! I hope it's as good as the book.
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
Scarlet makes me nervous about this. I think she's too wooden in her acting skills to be funny. I'm sure there will be a lot of nervous laughter coming out of me because of how painful Scarlet is trying so hard to be funny. And that's my two cents everyone.
SweetE SweetE 10 years
The book was pretty good, but ScarJo just doesn't seem to have the sweetness of Nan in her. It seems like the casting folks choose to go with a big name over someone who actually fit the part. When I read it, I imagined someone more like Anne Hathaway. But I think Laura Linney will really carry the film. We'll see...
Renees3 Renees3 10 years
I didn't even know this was a book, but now I want to Read it and See it! I'll proabbly read it AFTER I see the movie, just in case. I don't want to be disapointed by the movie not having everything the book has. But I'm excited for it!
xo_verity xo_verity 10 years
I'm deffinatley seeing this! I cant wait :)
sumbum sumbum 10 years
i love love the book! i read it a long time ago, and i should probably re-read it for a refresher. i agree Linda, i was sort of iffy about ScarJo too...i'm sure she'll be great though. and i cannot wait to see laura linney, i think she's fabulous!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
I really liked the book and, from the trailer, I think I'm going to like the movie. At first I was nervous about both Scarlett Johansson and Laura Linney in their respective roles, but for some odd reason, they seem to work well together. Looking forward to watching.
tati33 tati33 10 years
I read the book too. I can't wait to see it..just of course not during opening weekend.. :P Maybe a few weeks later so I can use my pass ;)
cassandry cassandry 10 years
I read the book several years ago when it first came out. I'm thinking I should probably read it again as a refresher. I'm having a hard time recalling details of the story. Crap! The date announcement calls for a trip to the library! :-)
KellyMichele KellyMichele 10 years
I ADORE this book. It was given to me by a friend, and at the time, I was a New York nanny. Several parts rang true and I've read it over and over. I was excited when I heard that it was going to be made into a film, and then a bit apprehensive when I read about the changes that were being made. And Scarlett Johansson as Nan makes me a little nervous. I guess we'll see when it's released!
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I loved the book and I can't wait to see the movie. I think Scarlett will be great in this role.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 10 years
I want to see this!!!
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 10 years
I never read the book, but I am interested in wathcing this movie.
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