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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: Apr - June 2018

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The Child in Time book jacket

The Child in Time by Ian McEwan

It was a frozen, sunny day at a supermarket in South London. It was a Saturday and there were crowds. Stephen and his five-year-old daughter, Kate, were inside. Stephen bought the usual things as he pushed Kate along the stacked aisles. Fifteen minutes later they were at the checkout. Then Kate was gone. Stolen. And now he had to return home to tell his wife.

This TV Movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Kelly Macdonald.

Movie Release Date: 4/01/2018

How to Talk to Girls at Parties book jacket

How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman

Enn is a fifteen-year-old boy who just doesn't understand girls, while his friend Vic seems to have them all figured out. Both teenagers are in for the shock of their young lives, however, when they crash a local party only to discover that the girls there are far, far more than they appear! Also available in: eBook.

The film stars Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, and Ruth Wilson.

Movie Release Date: 4/06/2018

You Were Never Really Here book jacket

You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames

Joe has witnessed things that cannot be erased. A former FBI agent and Marine, his abusive childhood has left him damaged beyond repair. He has completely withdrawn from the world and earns his living rescuing girls who have been kidnapped into the sex trade. When he's hired to save the daughter of a corrupt New York senator held captive at a Manhattan brothel, he stumbles into a dangerous web of conspiracy, and he pays the price. As Joe's small web of associates are picked off one by one, he realizes that he has no choice but to take the fight to the men who want him dead. Also available in: eBook and eAudiobook.

The film stars Joquin Phoenix and Judith Roberts.

Movie Release Date: 4/06/2018

Lean on Pete book jacket

Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin

Left homeless by the death of his father, fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson sets off with a racehorse, Lean on Pete, on a perilous treck from Portland, Oregon to Wyoming to find a distant aunt, hoping to regain stability in his life. Also available in: eBook.

The film stars Steve Buscemi and Chloë Sevigny.

Movie Release Date: 4/06/2018

Howard's End book jacket

Howard's End by E. M. Forster

In turn of the century England, the Wilcoxes are wealthy, the Schlegels are intellectuals and the Basts are poor. But though they are from three different social classes, they are bound by passions, friendships and the occasional murder. Through them, Forster weaves an epic tale of social change and the power of human connection. Also available in: eBook and eAudiobook.

This TV mini-series stars Matthew Macfadyen, Hayley Atwell, and Tracey Ullman.

Movie Release Date: 4/08/2018

Codename Villanelle book jacket

Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings

A stylish game of spy vs. spy played by Villanelle, a peerless international assassin, and Eve, the fiercely intelligent MI6 analyst whose mission is to take her out.

This new TV series, titled Killing Eve, stars Fiona Shaw, Sandra Oh, and Jodie Corner.

Movie Release Date: 4/08/2018

Submergence book jacket

Submergence by J. M. Ledgard

James More, held captive by jihadists, and Danielle Flinders, diving in a submersible to the ocean floor, each remember the love they shared and the Christmas they spent together the year before.

The film stars Alicia Vikander, James McAvoy, and Alexander Siddig.

Movie Release Date: 4/13/2018

We the Animals book jacket

We the Animals by Justin Torres

Three brothers tear their way through childhood-- smashing tomatoes all over each other, building kites from trash, hiding out when their parents do battle, tiptoeing around the house as their mother sleeps off her graveyard shift. Paps and Ma are from Brooklyn--he's Puerto Rican, she's white--and their love is a serious, dangerous thing that makes and unmakes a family many times. This is a stunning exploration of the viscerally charged landscape of growing up, how deeply we are formed by our earliest bonds, and how we are ultimately propelled at escape velocity toward our futures. Also available in: eBook and eAudiobook.

Making rounds at the film fesitvals, this movie stars Raul Castillo, Josiah Gabriel, and Terry Holland.

Movie Release Date: 4/22/2018

The Handmaid's Tale book jacket

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

This is the story of Offered, one of the unfortunate "Handmaids" under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred's persistent memories of life in the "time before" and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Also available in: eBook.

Get ready for the second season of the popular TV series.

Movie Release Date: 4/25/2018

Disobedience book jacket

Disobedience by Naomi Alderman

Ronit, a young photographer living in New York learns that her estranged father, a pre-eminent rabbi, has died. She returns to the Orthodox Jewish community in London where she grew up and feels the disapproving eyes of the community. Especially those of her beloved cousin, Dovid, her father's favorite student and now an admired rabbi himself, and Esti, who was once her only ally in youthful rebelliousness. Now Esti is married to Dovid, and Ronit is shocked by how different they both seem, and how much greater the gulf between them is. But when old flames reignite and the shocking truth about Ronit and Esti's relationship is revealed, the past and present converge. Also available in: eBook.

The film stars Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams.

Movie Release Date: 4/27/2018

Sweetbitter book jacket

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Newly arrived in New York City, twenty-two-year-old Tess lands a job working front of house at a celebrated downtown restaurant. What follows is her education: in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, dive bars and fine dining rooms, as she learns to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, punishing life she has chosen. Tess' coming-of-age, set against the glitzy, grimy backdrop of New York’s most elite restaurants, is a nonstop and high-adrenaline world of the food industry. Also available in: eBook and eAudiobook.

The new TV series stars Evan Jonigkeit and Ella Purnell.

Movie Release Date: 5/06/2018

The Family Business book jacket

The Family Business by Carl Weber

The Duncan family, led by L.C. Duncan, spend their days as upstanding citizens running one of New York's most respected car dealerships; but by night, they're ruthless criminals who control most of the East Coast drug traffic. No matter whether they're on their day or night jobs, one thing is true about the Duncan family - drama follows them everywhere they go. Also available in: eBook.

The film stars Ernie Hudson, Valarie Pettiford, and Darrin Dewitt Henson.

Movie Release Date: 5/11/2018

The Seagull book jacket

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Switching effortlessly between the ridiculous and the profound The Seagull forensically examines the transcendence and destructiveness of love. The burning need to create art and how harshly that need can be crushed permeates throughout the play.

The film stars Academy Award Nominee Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss, and Annette Bening.

Movie Release Date: 5/11/2018

One Fat Summer book jacket

One Fat Summer by Robert Lipsyte

An overweight fourteen-year-old boy experiences a turning-point summer in which he learns to stand-up for himself.

Titled Measure of a Man the film stars Judy Greer, Donald Sutherlnad, and Beau Knapp.

Movie Release Date: 5/11/2018

Little Women book jacket

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England. Also available in: eBook and eAudiobook.

The TV series stars Maya Hawke, Kathryn Newton, and Dylan Baker.

Movie Release Date: 5/13/2018

Deadpool & Cable book jacket

Deadpool & Cable by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza

Wade Wilson (Deadpool) and Nathan Summers (Cable) are mutant mercenaries in the Marvel comics universe. This series is full of action, adventure, humour, black-ops, face-changing viruses, and lots of gunfire.

Get ready for another action packed film starring Morena Baccarin, Ryan Reynolds, and Josh Brolin.

Movie Release Date: 5/18/2018

On Chesil Beach book jacket

On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan

It is 1962, and Florence and Edward are celebrating their wedding in a hotel on the Dorset coast. Yet as they dine, the expectation of their marital duties become overwhelming. Unbeknownst to them both, the decisions they make this night will resonate throughout their lives. Also available in: eBook and eAudiobook.

The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, and Samuel West.

Movie Release Date: 5/18/2018

Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss and Survival at Sea book jacket

Red Sky in Mourning: A True Story of Love, Loss and Survival at Sea by Tami Oldham Ashcraft

The author describes how a sailing trip with her fiancé turned to tragedy after they sailed into a hurricane that swept her fiancé overboard and left her injured, and relates her forty-one-day ordeal traveling to safety.

Titled Adrift, the film stars Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, and Grace Palmer.

Movie Release Date: 6/01/2018

My Abandonment book jacket

My Abandonment by Peter Rock

Living with her father in a nature preserve in Portland, Oregon, thirteen-year-old Caroline only merges with the civilized world once a week when they go into the city, but an encounter with a backcountry jogger derails their entire existence.

Titled Leave No Trace, the film stars Ben Foster, Jeff Kober, and Dale Dickey.

Movie Release Date: 6/29/2018