It was inevitable that Hollywood would come calling and want to make a movie from this novel and so they got a movie star. Julia Roberts will be playing Ms Gilbert in the film version. "Glee" creator, Ryan Murphy, has co-written and directed the film and features James Franco, Viola Davis and Javier Bardem.
I am in the middle of reading the book myself and I hope I can finish it before the film is released. Just not enough time in my day. It should be released in U.S. theaters on August 13, 2010.