John Green is on a roll. The 37-year-old YA author and YouTube star became one of the hottest names in Hollywood last year after the film adaptation of his novel The Fault in Our Stars became a massive hit, grossing $300 million worldwide against a minuscule budget of $12 million. With those kinds of returns, it's no wonder Hollywood came calling again to adapt another one of Green's books for the Nat Wolff-starring Paper Towns, which isn't released until this weekend but is already sitting at a "fresh" 86 percent rating over at Rotten Tomatoes. Yep, John Green is killing it right now, which has fans wondering when the next Green work will take over movie theaters and teach them what it's like to experience young love and heartbreak all over again. Specifically, when is An Abundance of Katherines coming out in theaters?
Sadly, there's no serious development yet on a film adaptation of An Abundance of Katherines. Green states on his website that there was at one time a small production company who had the rights to the film, but the deal fell through. He then started working with a new production company, but described any potential movie as being "a long way off." However, Green just signed a first-look deal with Fox 2000, who produced The Fault in Our Stars, giving them first rights to option his work. If his former deal on An Abundance of Katherines has expired, then there's a chance Fox could fast track production on a movie. But that's just speculation on my part. The reality is that fans are likely years away from seeing An Abundance of Katherines on screen, so to tide them over, I've put together my own abundance of Katherines. Here's a bunch of movies starring women named Katherine (and Katharine and Catherine) to help pass the time until that glorious day when An Abundance of Katherines becomes a movie.
Katherine Heigl In Knocked Up
Heigl famously trashed the Judd Apatow comedy after its release, but there are few who would argue that it isn't the best film she's been in to date. Heigl didn't quite become the big movie star I thought she would, but she's great in this scene with a pre-superstardom Kristen Wiig.
Catherine Zeta-Jones In Chicago
Zeta-Jones took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in this musical while also showing off her serious pipes. Here's one of her show-stopping tunes from the film.
Katharine McPhee In The House Bunny
Better known as one of the more successful acts to come out of American Idol, double-threat McPhee has arguably been even more successful on screen than on the radio. She plays a pregnant sorority sister who gives birth at an inopportune time in this deleted scene from the comedy.
Catherine O'Hara in Home Alone
Who doesn't love the Home Alone franchise? O'Hara played the mom in the holiday classic, and her reunion with her son Kevin at the end of the film always makes me get something in my eye for some reason. Here is the moment when she realizes Kevin is missing in the sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Catherine Keener in The 40 Year Old Virgin
Judd Apatow really likes casting K/Catherines. Keener had the female lead in the comedy director's breakthrough hit, and she played the "hot grandma" perfectly. Check her out as she discovers just what an oddball Steve Carell's Andy really is.
Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story
Katharine Hepburn is the top-ranked female movie star of all time by the American Film Institute. Cary Grant and James Stewart are the second and third-ranked male stars on the list, respectively. This movie stars all three of them. Watch it.
It may not exactly be An Abundance of Katherines, but this list is as close as you're gonna get until the movie gets its inevitable release.