Audio-book company Audible.com announced Friday that it's launching a new line of audio books read by some of Hollywood's biggest talents, including the above names.
Also participating in the line: Jennifer Connolly (who'll read Paul Bowles' "The Sheltering Sky"), Dustin Hoffman (who's tacking Jerzy Kosinski's "Being There") and Samuel L. Jackson (who shall recite Chester Himes' "A Rage in Harlem" — to which he'll hopefully bring the same panache as his reading of "Go the F— to Sleep.")
Audible.com will announce further participants in the series later this year, while the company will begin to roll out titles from the line in early 2012.
For now, here's the full list of stars currently signed on:
Kim Basinger ("The Awakening" by Kate Chopin)
Annette Bening ("Mrs. Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf)
Jennifer Connelly ("The Sheltering Sky" by Paul Bowles)
Colin Firth ("The End of the Affair" by Graham Greene)
Anne Hathaway ("The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum)
Dustin Hoffman ("Being There" by Jerzy Kosinski)
Samuel L. Jackson ("A Rage in Harlem" by Chester Himes)
Nicole Kidman ("To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf)
Meg Ryan ("The Human Comedy" by William Saroyan)
Susan Sarandon ("The Member of the Wedding" by Carson McCullers)
Naomi Watts ("Summer" by Edith Wharton)
Kate Winslet ("Thérèse Raquin" by Émile Zola)