Details are beginning to emerge about the previously announced movie adaptation of Maurice Sendak's children's classic Where the Wild Things Are. Major casting decisions have been declared, although due to the nature of the film most of the casting is for voice work, of course. Catherine Keener will play the only live-action part cast thus far; the mother of main character Max. Max himself has yet to be cast.  Six other actors will be tapped for voice work: Benicio Del Toro, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams, Catherine O'Hara, Tom Noonan and Michael Berry.

I know it is just a children's movie, but I am super-excited for this flick. Who among us doesn't have tremendously warm and fuzzy memories of Where the Wild Things Are from our childhood? If I had children, I'd take them to see it several times. As I don't, I'll just have to go myself and buy the DVD for my children of the future to watch. After they've heard/read the book, of course.