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Based on the Book - Upcoming Movie Adaptations

Where do film makers get such great ideas for their movies? From books, of course! These books are being made into feature films scheduled to come out soon! Read the book before you see the movie!

Release dates: Oct - Dec 2017

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Queen Sugar book jacket

Queen Sugar by Natalie Baszile

Charley Bordelon's late father left her eight hundred acres of sugarcane land in Louisiana. Recognizing a chance to start over, Charley and her young daughter leave Los Angeles and arrive just in time for growing season in a Louisiana that's mired in the past. As the summer unfolds, Charley must balance the challenges of her farm with the demands of her family and the startling desires of her own heart.

The second half of season 2 begins and stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, and Kofi Siriboe.

Movie Release Date: 10/03/2017

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? book jacket

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick

A bounty hunter must destroy his lethal love, a beautiful android, one of a group of synthetic humans fashioned to destroy mankind.

Continuing the story from the original Blade Runner (1982), Blade Runner 2049 stars Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling.

Movie Release Date: 10/06/2017

The Mountain Between Us book jacket

The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

Stranded in a frigid mountain wilderness after a plane crash, a gifted surgeon and a young magazine writer are forced to rely on each other for survival while confronting painful truths about their personal lives.

The film stars Idris Elba, kate Winslet, and Beau Bridges.

Movie Release Date: 10/06/2017

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library book jacket

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Christ Grabenstein

Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape.

This family friendly TV movie stars Kari Wahlgren, Graham Verchere, and Breanna Yde.

Movie Release Date: 10/09/2017

The Secret Scripture book jacket

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

Recording the events of her life from a mental hospital as her hundredth birthday approaches, Roseanne McNulty considers returning to society when she learns that the hospital is about to close, but her situation is complicated by the possibility that Roseanne remembers her life quite differently from what is documented in her patient records.

This drama stars Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Reynor, theo James, and Eric Bana.

Movie Release Date: 10/13/2017

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency book jacket

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams

Weird, wacky tale about a private detective, more interested in telerinesis than in tailing suspects, who uncovers a devastating secret that threatens to bring our civilization to an end.

The TV series returns for a second season starring Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood.

Movie Release Date: 10/14/2017

Full Dark, No Stars book jacket

Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King

Prolific author Stephen King presents a collection of four new novellas. In the story 1922, a man plunges into the depths of madness when his wife attempts to sell off the family home. A mystery writer, who was beaten and raped while driving home from her book club, plots her revenge in Big Driver. Diagnosed with a deadly cancer, a man makes a deal with the devil in Fair Extension. And in A Good Marriage, a woman discovers her husband's darker side while he is away on a business trip.

A short story from the novella collection, 1922 Kaitlyn Bernard and Thomas Jane.

Movie Release Date: 10/20/2017

Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, An International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together book jacket

Same Kind of Different as Me: A Modern-Day Slave, An International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall and Denver Moore

The co-author relates how he was held under plantation-style slavery until he fled in the 1960s and suffered homelessness for an additional eighteen years before the wife of the other co-author, an art dealer accustomed to privilege, intervened.

The film stars Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, and Jon Voight.

Movie Release Date: 10/20/2017

The Snowman book jacket

The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

In Oslo, after the first snow of the season has fallen, a woman disappears, and a sinister snowman is left in her wake. As irascible detective Harry Hole realizes that this is only one of multiple disappearances, he begins to think a serial killer may be at work--and may be drawing in Hole personally and intentionally.

The crime drama stars Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, and Chloë Sevigny.

Movie Release Date: 10/20/2017

Wonderstruck book jacket

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Having lost his mother and his hearing in a short time, twelve-year-old Ben leaves his Minnesota home in 1977 to seek the father he never knew in New York City, and meets there Rose, who is also longing for something missing from her life. Ben's story is told in words; Rose's in pictures.

This family friendly drama stars Oakes Fegly, Julianne Moore, and Michelle Williams.

Movie Release Date: 10/20/2017

Thank You for Your Service book jacket

Thank You for Your Service by David Finkel

Finkel, a journalist, follows the soldiers who serve in the Iraq War as they struggle to reintegrate into American society.

The movie stars Haley Bennett, Miles Teller, and Keisha Castle-Hughes.

Movie Release Date: 10/27/2017

Alias Grace book jacket

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

In the 1840s, Grace Marks is serving a life sentence for her part in the vicious murders of a wealthy landowner and his mistress, an event for which Grace herself claims to have no memory.

This new TV series, based on a true story, stars Paul Gross, Sarah Gadon, and Edward Holcroft.

Movie Release Date: 11/03/2017

Last Flag Flying book jacket

Last Flag Flying by Dary Ponicsan

Last Flag Flying is set thirty-four years after the events of "The Last Detail." Now middle-aged, Meadows seeks out his former captors in their civilian lives to help him bury his son, a Marine killed in Iraq, in Arlington National Cemetery. When he learns that the authorities have told him a lie about the circumstances of his son's death, he decides, with the help of the two others, to transport him home to Portsmouth.

The film stars Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, and Steve Carell.

Movie Release Date: 11/03/2017

My Friend Dahmer book jacket

My Friend Dahmer by John (Derf) Backderf

In [this story], a haunting and original graphic novel, writer-artist Backderf creates a surprisingly sympathetic portrait of a disturbed young man struggling against the morbid urges emanating from the deep recesses of his psyche-- a shy kid, a teenage alcoholic, and a goofball who never quite fit in with his classmates. With profound insight, what emerges is a Jeffrey Dahmer that few ever really knew, and one readers will never forget.

The biographical movie stars Anne Heche, Vincent Kartheiser, and Ross Lynch.

Movie Release Date: 11/3/17

The November Criminals book jacket

The November Criminals by Sam Munson

Addison Schact and his best friend Digger become obsessed with investigating the murder of a classmate as they travel through Washington DC's underworld.

The crime drama stars Ansel Elgort and Chloë Grace Moretz.

Movie Release Date: 11/07/2017

Murder on the Orient Express book jacket

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

When a passenger on the Orient Express is killed, Poirot realizes that a fellow passenger on the train must be the killer.

The all star cast includes Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Dep, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom, Jr. Michelle Pfeiffer, and Daisy Ridley.

Movie Release Date: 11/10/2017

The Breadwinner book jacket

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

Because the Taliban rulers of Kabul, Afghanistan, impose strict limitations on women's freedom and behavior, eleven-year-old Parvana must disguise herself as a boy so that her family can survive after her father's arrest.

The animated film features the voice of Saara Chaudry in the starring role of Parvana.

Movie Release Date: 11/17/2017

Wonder book jacket

Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay star in the film.

Movie Release Date: 11/17/2017

The Man Who Invented Christmas book jacket

The Man Who Invented Christmas by Lee Standiford

A study of the story behind "A Christmas Carol" describes how Charles Dickens self-published the holiday classic, revitalizing his failing literary career and reviving the celebration of Christmas amid the struggles of the Industrial Revolution.

This biographical drama stars Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, and Jonathan Pryce.

Movie Release Date: 11/22/2017

Anne of Green Gables book jacket

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

The made for TV movie is Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars and features Ella Ballentine, Sara Bostsford, and Martin Sheen.

Movie Release Date: 11/23/2017

Call Me By Your Name book jacket

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

The sudden and powerful attraction between a teenage boy and a summer guest at his parents' house on the Italian Riviera has a profund and lasting influence that will mark them both for a lifetime.

Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, and Michael Stuhlbarg star.

Movie Release Date: 11/24/2017

The Tribes of Palos Verdes book jacket

The Tribes of Palos Verdes by Joy Nicholson

Medina Mason copes with her family's disintegration, including her twin brother's involvement with drugs, by surfing.

Alicia Silverstone, Elisabeth Röhm, and Maika Monroe star.

Movie Release Date: 12/01/2017

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made book jacket

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell

In 2003, an independent film called The room ... made its disastrous debut in Los Angeles. Described by one reviewer as 'like getting stabbed in the head,' the six-million-dollar film earned a grand total of $1800 at the box office and closed after two weeks. Ten years later, The room is an international cult phenomenon ... In [this book], actor Greg Sestero, Tommy's costar and longtime best friend, recounts the film's long, strange journey to infamy, unraveling mysteries for fans ... as well as the question that plagues the uninitiated: how did a movie this awful ever get made?

James Franco, Dave Franco, and Seth Rogen star.

Movie Release Date: 12/08/2017

Happy! book jacket

Happy! by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson

When an assassination assignment goes wrong, ex-cop turned hitman Nick Sax finds himself wounded with both the police and the mob on his tail.

The TV series stars Christopher Meloni.

Movie Release Date: 12/13/2017

The Story of Ferdinand book jacket

The Story of Ferdinand by Leaf Munro

Ferdinand likes to sit quietly and smell the flowers, but one day he gets stung by a bee and his snorting and stomping convince everyone that he is the fiercest of bulls.

Titled, Ferdinand, the animated film features the voice talents of Kate McKinnon, David Tennant, Gabriel Iglesias and more.

Movie Release Date: 12/15/2017

Jumanji book jacket

Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

Left on their own for an afternoon, two bored and restless children find more excitement than they bargained for in a mysterious and mystical jungle adventure board game.

Titled, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan.

Movie Release Date: 12/20/2017