It’s always a great experience watching a movie adaptation of a book you’ve read, sometimes is disappointing, other times it’s a thrill! Below are 12 great novels that will become movies very soon..
1 || Boy Erased: A Memoir by Garrard Conley
Boy Erased will be released Sept. 28, the novel is about the gay son of a baptist preacher who is outed and is forced to participate in a church-supported conversion program. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton.
2 || Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein
Hamlet’s young Ophelia is the star of her own story in this adaptation. Starring: Daisy Ridley, Naomi Watts, Tom Felton.
3 || The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Starr witnesses her good friend Khalil being shot and killed by the police for doing nothing wrong, and she has to decide if she can gain the courage to stand up for justice. Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Issa Rae, Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie.
4 || Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Rachel Chu heads to Singapore with her boyfriend for his best friend’s wedding and discovers that her wealthy boyfriend is not exactly who he appears to be.
Release date: Aug. 17
Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh
5 || Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Willowdean Dickson is a self-proclaimed fat girl who sets out to reclaim her confidence by entering her small town’s beauty pageant to prove she deserves her place in the spotlight as much as any other girl.
Release date: 2018
Starring: Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Benward.
6 || Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
15-year-old Bee tries to track down her anxiety-ridden mother after her mysterious disappearance.
Release date: May 11
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer
7 || The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
After World War II, a writer connects with the residents of the island of Guernsey and begins to chronicle their story.
Release date: April 20
Starring: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Brown Findlay
8 || The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz
A follow-up to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, we again get to follow incredible computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and her partner-in-crime Mikael Blomkvist for another journey filled with spies, cybercriminals, and corrupt government officials.
Release date: Oct. 19
Starring: Claire Foy, Sylvia Hoeks
9 || The Black Hand by Stephan Talty
Based on the true story of a NYPD cop — nicknamed the “Italian Sherlock Holmes” — who continually goes after the Mob in the early 1900s. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio
10 || The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
After a disease kills 98% of the world’s children, the 2% remaining are sent to internment camps until a 16-year-old girl escapes and joins other teens on the run.
Release date: Sept. 14
Starring: Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, Amandla Stenberg
11 || Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Lina and her family are deported from Lithuania to a Siberian work camp under Stalin’s orders and must survive against all odds. The movie has been retitled Ashes in the Snow.
Starring: Sophie Cookson, Peter Franzén, Martin Wallström
12 || On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan
In 1962, newlyweds and virgins Edward and Florence, both in their early 20s, spend their honeymoon preoccupied and terrified by the upcoming consummation of their marriage with life altering consequences.
Release Date: 15 June
Starring: Saorsie Ronan, Billy Howle, Emily Watson