Where the Wild Things Are

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You know how it is, talk back to your parents and you get sent to your room. That's how it goes for Max, the main character in the much-loved book, Where the Wild Things Are.

Only in Max's case, weird stuff happens next: his bedroom turns into a faraway forest kingdom and he suddenly finds himself the king of a group of giant monsters who "gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws." Yeah...it's an awesome book and it looks like it's going to be a really cool movie too.

After five long years in the making, Where the Wild Things Are will finally hit theaters on October 16th. Eleven-year-old newcomer Max Records from Portland, Oregon plays Max in the film (yes, Max plays Max) which was filmed in Australia. The highlight for Max the actor? Getting to meet WTWTA author Maurice Sendak, who, Max told USA Today, gave the young actor a "thumbs up" on his performance.


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