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BIG-SCREEN BOUND

LIFE OF PI Yann Martel (Harcourt, $25) First stop, the Booker Prize; next stop...Oscar! Yann Martel's winning novel about a boy, a tiger, and a life raft is getting dressed up for Fox 2000 by screenwriter Dean Georgaris (Tomb Raider 2).

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Lauren Weisberger (To be published by Doubleday in April) A buzzed-about book acquires a buzzed-about scribe: Peter Hedges, hot off a shared Oscar nod for his About a Boy script and the hot sale of his film Pieces of April at Sundance, will adapt the fashion-magazine expose.

TOMMY'S TALE Alan Cumming (ReganBooks, $24.95) Cumming will translate his own raucous boy-who-refuses-to-become-a-man novel into script-ese.

Originally posted Feb 28, 2003 Published in issue #698 Feb 28, 2003 Order article reprints