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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: Jan - March 2017

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Every Man Dies Alone book jacket

Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada

A richly detailed portrait of life in Berlin under the Nazis and tells the sweeping saga of one working-class couple who decides to take a stand when their only son is killed at the front. Also available in eBook.

The movie is titled "Alone in Berlin" and stars Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson.

Movie Release Date: 1/13/2017

A Series of Unfortunate Events book jacket

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.

This TV series is based on the series of books by Lemony Snicket and stars Neil Patrick Harris.

Movie Release Date: 1/13/2017

Beaches book jacket

Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart

Two very different women meet at the beach and become best friends. The story covers 30 years of their lives. Also available in eBook.

This made for TV movie is a remake of the original 1988 film. The movie stars Idina Menzel and Nia Long.

Movie Release Date: 1/21/2017

The Magician King book jacket

The Magician King by Lev Grossman

Quentin and his friends are now the kings and queens of Fillory, but the days and nights of royal luxury are starting to pall. After a morning hunt takes a sinister turn, Quentin and his old friend Julia charter a magical sailing ship and set out on an errand to the wild outer reaches of their kingdom. Their pleasure cruise becomes an adventure when the two are unceremoniously dumped back into the last place Quentin ever wants to see: his parent's house in Chesterton, Massachusetts. Also available in eBook and eAudiobook.

The Magicians is now starting its second season.

Movie Release Date: 1/25/2017

A Dog's Purpose book jacket

A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

This is the remarkable story of one endearing dog's search for his purpose over the course of several lives. More than just another charming dog story, A Dog's Purpose touches on the universal quest for an answer to life's most basic question: Why are we here? Also available in eBook and eAudiobook.

The movie stars Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, and Josh Gad.

Movie Release Date: 1/27/2017

Ring book jacket

Ring by Koji Suzuki

Journalist Kazayuki Asakawa's investigation into the sudden deaths of four teenagers from heart failure leads to an isolated cabin containing a videotape warning of death in seven days unless certain, now missing, instructions are not followed.

The movie is titled "Rings" and stars Vincent D'Onofrio and Johnny Galecki.

Movie Release Date: 2/03/2017

Fifty Shades Darker book jacket

Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James

After a brief break-up, Anastasia and Christian change their arrangement and both wrestle with their inner demons, as Anastasia tries to make an important decision. Also available in eBook and eAudiobook.

Fifty Shades Darker is the second in this movie trilogy starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.

Movie Release Date: 2/10/2017

Big Little Lies book jacket

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Follows three mothers, each at a crossroads, and their potential involvement in a riot at a school trivia night that leaves one parent dead in what appears to be a tragic accident, but which evidence shows might have been premeditated. Also available in eBook and eAudiobook.

This new TV series has an all star cast including Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern, Reese Withersopoon, Shailene Woodley, and Nicole Kidman.

Movie Release Date: 2/19/2017

Tulip Fever book jacket

Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

In Amsterdam in the 1630s, a young wife escapes her stifling marriage to an older man in the arms of the artist who is hired to paint their portrait. Also available in eBook.

This period drama stars Christoph Waltz, Judi Dench, and Zack Galifianakis.

Movie Release Date: 2/24/2017

When We Rise book jacket

When We Rise by Cleve Jones

A longtime LGBTQ and AIDS activist offers an account of his life from sexually liberated 1970s San Francisco, through the AIDS crisis, and up to his present-day involvement with the marriage equality battle. Also available in eBook.

This TV mini-series is inspired by Jones' book and stars Guy Pearce, Mary-Louise Parker, and Rachel Griffiths.

Movie Release Date: 2/27/2017

Before I Fall book jacket

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

After she dies in a car crash, teenage Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until, on the seventh day, she finally discovers a way to save herself. Also available in eBook and eAudiobook 1 and eAudiobook 2.

This mystery drama stars Zoey Deutch and Jennifer Beals.

Movie Release Date: 3/03/2017

Wolverine: Old Man Logan book jacket

Wolverine: Old Man Logan by Mark Millar and Steve McNiven

In a dystopic future California, Wolverine seeks to live in peace, but is once again recruited as a mutant enforcer and battles super-villains.

Based on Wolverine, the graphic novel series, Logan stars Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart.

Movie Release Date: 3/03/2017

The Shack book jacket

The Shack by William Paul Young

Four years after his daughter is abducted and evidence of her murder is found in an abandoned shack, Mackenzie Allen Philips returns to the shack in response to a note claiming to be from God, and has a life-changing experience. Also available in eBook and eAudiobook 1 or eAudiobook 2.

The film stars Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, and Radha Mitchell.

Movie Release Date: 3/03/2017

The Sense of an Ending book jacket

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Follows a middle-aged man as he reflects on a past he thought was behind him, until he is presented with a legacy that forces him to reconsider different decisions, and to revise his place in the world. Also available in eBook.

The movie stars Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer, and Jim Broadbent.

Movie Release Date: 3/10/2017

Wilson book jacket

Wilson by Daniel Clowes

Meet Wilson, an opinionated middle-aged loner who loves his dog and quite possibly no one else. In an ongoing quest to find human connection, he badgers friends and strangers alike into a series of onesided conversations, punctuating his own lofty discursions with a brutally honest, self-negating sense of humor.

The movie stars Judy Gree, Woody Harrelson, and Laura Dern.

Movie Release Date: 3/24/2017

Boss Baby book jacket

Boss Baby by Marla Frazee

From the moment he arrives, it is obvious that the new baby is boss and he gets whatever he wants, from drinks made-to-order around the clock to his executive gym.

Voices for the animated film include Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Toby Maguire, Lisa Kudrow, and Jimmy Kimmel.

Movie Release Date: 3/31/2017

Ghost in the Shell book jacket

Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow

An epic dystopian tale of politics, technology, and metaphysics, The Ghost in the Shell has been hailed worldwide as an unparalleled visionary work of graphic fiction. And now it’s ready to dazzle the imagination in its second millennium.

The movie stars Scarlett Johansson, Juliette Binoche, and Michael Pitt.

Movie Release Date: 3/31/2017

The Zookeeper's Wife book jacket

The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

When Germany invaded Poland, bombers devastated Warsaw--and the city's zoo along with it. With most of their animals dead, zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski began smuggling Jews into the empty cages. Another dozen "guests" hid inside the Zabinskis' villa, emerging after dark for dinner. They kept their unusual household afloat, caring for both its human and its animal inhabitants and refusing to give in to the penetrating fear of discovery, even as Europe crumbled around them. Also available in eBook and eAudiobook.

The movie stars Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brül, and Johan Heldenbergh.

Movie Release Date: 3/31/2017