Manny P. here…
One of the great writers of the last century has a new book set for release. Despite being 96, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk’s new work is ready for the Fall. It’s called The Lawgiver, which chronicles a new movie to be made about the life of Moses. Switching publishers from Little, Brown and Co., Simon & Schuster will distribute the novel.
Wouk is known for fine literature, including The Caine Mutiny, The Winds of War, and War and Remembrance. Humphrey Bogart, Natalie Wood, Robert Mitchum, Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Jose Ferrer, Topol, Ralph Bellamy, and John Gielgud have all spoken the words of this prolific scribe. His contributions have translated well onto celluloid. Wouk penned Aurora Dawn in 1947, his first book; and he also created Marjorie Morningstar. Ironically, his first publisher was Simon & Schuster.
Wouk adapted The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, turning it into a stage play in 1953. Three decades later, Charlton Heston portrayed Capt. Queeg in the inaugural production at the Henry Fonda Theatre (along Hollywood Blvd.). On a personal note, I saw this script come to life, and it was one of the finest live performances I’ve ever witnessed. Heston also directed this version.
Herman Wouk has now produced a new novel about a subject, made cinematically famous by Charlton Heston. And, so it goes…
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