All the Books Made Into Movies in the First Six Months of 2012

Gillian Anderson as Miss Havisham.

It’s such a long list! And it doesn’t even include HBO, the vacuum of literature/possibly the single biggest financial backer of writing in New York City. Publishers Weekly has compiled the round-up, which includes everything from Gillian Anderson in Great Expectations to Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (which was depressing enough in picture book form, thank you very much.) Gillian Anderson already earned her Dickensian credentials in the BBC adaptation of Bleak House, where she played a frosty Lady Dedlock.