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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 - Mar 2018

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Molly's Game book jacket

Molly's Game by Molly Bloom

The true story of "Hollywood's poker princess" who gambled everything, won big, then lost it all.

Directed by Aaron Sorking, the film stars Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, and Kevin Costner.

Movie Release Date: 1/05/2018

Horse Soldiers book jacket

Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton

The dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one and after a series of intense battles, they captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which was strategically essential to defeating their opponent throughout the country.

Titled 12 Strong, the movie stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, and William Fichtner.

Movie Release Date: 1/19/2018

The Leisure Seeker book jacket

The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian

The Robinas have shared a wonderful life for more than sixty years. Now in their eighties, Ella suffers from cancer and John has Alzheimer's. Yearning for one last adventure, the self-proclaimed "down-on-their-luck geezers" kidnap themselves from the adult children and doctors who seem to run their lives and steal away from their home in suburban Detroit on a forbidden vacation of rediscovery.

The movie stars Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren.

Movie Release Date: 1/19/2018

Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital book jacket

Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Eric Manheimer

A memoir from the Medical Director of Bellevue Hospital that uses the plights of twelve very different patients - from dignitaries to supermax prisoners to illegal immigrants and Wall Street tycoons - to illustrate larger societal issues.

The TV series titled Bellevue, stars Anna Paquin, Shawn Doyle, and Billy MacLellan.

Movie Release Date: 1/19/2018

The Alienist book jacket

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

In 1896 New York, psychologist--or in period terminology, an alienist--Laszlo Kreizler joins forces with journalist John Schuyler Moore to track a vicious serial killer.

This limited TV series stars Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning, and Luke Evans.

Movie Release Date: 1/22/2018

Stalling For Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator book jacket

Stalling For Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator by Gary Noesner

The FBI's chief hostage negotiator takes readers on a harrowing tour through many of the most famous hostage crises in the history of the modern FBI, including the siege at Waco, the Montana Freemen standoff, and the D.C. sniper attacks.

The limited TV series titled Waco, stars Taylor Kitsch, John Leguizamo, Rory Culkin, and Michael Shannon.

Movie Release Date: 1/24/2018

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure book jacket

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure by James Dashner

As the third Trial draws to a close, Thomas and some of his cohorts manage to escape from WICKED, their memories having been restored, only to face new dangers as WICKED claims to be trying to protect the human race from the deadly FLARE virus.

Stars Rosa Salazar, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Dylan O'Brien.

Movie Release Date: 1/26/2018

Altered Carbon book jacket

Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person’s consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or “sleeve”) making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

This limited TV series stars Antonio Marziale, Chris Conner, and Hiro Kanagawa.

Movie Release Date: 2/02/2018

The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes book jacket

The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes by Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, Jeffrey E. Stern

An ISIS terrorist planned to kill more than 500 people on board a train traveling from Brussels to Paris. He would have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear.

Directed by Clint Eastwood, the movie stars Judy Greer, Jenna Fischer, and Bryce Gheisar.

Movie Release Date: 2/09/2018

Fifty Shades Freed book jacket

Fifty Shades Freed by E. L. James

Ana and Christian have it all--love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian's opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.

The movie stars Kim Basinger, Dakota Johnson, and Jamie Dornan.

Movie Release Date: 2/09/2018

The Tale of Peter Rabbit book jacket

The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

The story of a very mischievous rabbit and the trouble he encounters in Mr McGregor's vegetable garden!

Titled Peter Rabbit, this animated film features the voices of Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, and James Corden as Peter.

Movie Release Date: 2/09/2018

Annihilation book jacket

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Area X has claimed the lives of members of eleven expeditions. The twelfth expedition consisting of four women hopes to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.

The movie stars Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Movie Release Date: 2/23/2018

The War with Grandpa book jacket

The War with Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith

Upset that he has to give up the room he loves to his grandfather, Pete decides to declare war in an attempt to get it back.

This family comedy stars Robert De Niro, Jane Seymour, and Uma Thurman.

Movie Release Date: 2/23/2018

Every Day book jacket

Every Day by David Levithan

Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon.

The movie stars Justice Smith, Maria Bello, and Angourie Rice.

Movie Release Date: 2/23/2018

The Year of Living Biblically book jacket

The Year of Living Biblically by A. J. Jacobs

Documents the author's quest to live one year in literal compliance with biblical rules, from being fruitful and multiplying to growing a beard and avoiding mixed-fiber clothing.

The comedy TV series titled By the Book, stars Jay R. Ferguson, Lindsey Kraft, and Camryn Manheim.

Movie Release Date: 2/26/2018

Red Sparrow book jacket

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Drafted against her will to serve the regime of Vladimir Putin as an intelligence seductress, Dominika Egorova engages in a charged effort of deception and tradecraft with first-tour CIA officer Nathaniel Nash before a forbidden attraction threatens their careers.

This thriller stars Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgeron, and Mary-Louise Parker.

Movie Release Date: 3/02/2018

A Wrinkle in Time book jacket

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government.

This family fantasy film features an all star cast including Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Mindy Kaling, and more.

Movie Release Date: 3/09/2018

Simon vs. The Home Sapiens Agenda book jacket

Simon vs. The Home Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed out--without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he's never met.

The drama titled Love, Simon, stars Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, and Jennifer Garner.

Movie Release Date: 3/16/2018

The Terror book jacket

The Terror by Dan Simmons

Captain Crozier must find a way for his crew to survive the deadly attacks of a sea monster, in a novel loosely based on the mid-nineteenth-century Arctic expedition originally led by Sir John Franklin.

The TV series stars Jared Harris, Ciarán Hinds, and Tobias Menzies.

Movie Release Date: 3/26/2018

Ready Player One book jacket

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Immersed in a mid-21st-century virtual utopia to escape an ugly real world of famine, poverty and disease, Wade Watts joins a violent effort to solve a series of puzzles by the virtual world's wealthy creator, who has promised that the winner will be his heir.

This sci-fi adventure directed by Steven Spielberg stars Tye Sheridan, Oliva Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, and Simon Pegg.

Movie Release Date: 3/30/2018