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Book to Movie Adaptations 2019

Each new year more films book to movie adaptations are added. And of course we readers are delighted because if posible we want adaptations of all the books. At last they understand that the books are fantastic and our obsession with them. Obviously, the adaptations are not always a hit or the actors are not as we saw them in our mind. But in any case we are grateful because adaptations are the only way to put those words into life living people.

This year there are a lot of adaptations. And there is something for everyone, from children’s movies, horror films, suspense, YA, to classics. These are the 22 most “I hardly can’t wait” book adaptations to movies for the big screen:

1.- The Rhythm Section based on the book The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell

The plane crash that killed Stephanie’s family wasn’t an accident. Filled with rage, she joins a covert intelligence organization to exact her revenge. The movie stars Blake Lively, Jude Law, and Sterling K. Brown. Is a series of 4 books.
Release date: February 22

Read the book or just watch the movie adaptations, that de question

2.- Chaos Walking  based on the book The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

How do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought? Todd and his dog, Manchee, run for their lives in a surreal dystopian world. The movie stars Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Mads Mikkelsen and Nick Jonas.

Release date: March 1

 

3.- Wounds based on the book The visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud

When charismatic bartender Will discovers a cellphone after a violent brawl at his bar, he decides to keep it until the owner returns. Then the messages begin. The movie stars Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson and Zazie Beetz.

Release date: March 29

4.- Pet Sematary based on the book Pet Sematary by Stephen King

Louis Creed has it all: a beautiful wife, charming children, and a lovable cat. But the nearby woods hide a blood-chilling secret, more terrifying than death itself. The movie stars Jason Clarke, John Lithgow and Amy Seimetz.
Release date: April 4

5.- The Best of Enemies based on the book The Best of Enemies: Race and Redemption in the New South by Osha Gray Davidson

Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against Ku Klux Klan leader C.P. Ellis in 1971 Durham, North Carolina, in this story inspired by true events. The movie stars Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell and Wes Bentley.

Release date: April 5

6.- After based on the book After by Anna Todd

Tessa doesn’t need a distraction. She’s a good college girl with a reliable boyfriend back home and a bright future ahead. Enter bad-boy Hardin. The movie stars Selma Blair, Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin. This is a Series of 5 books.

Release date: April 12

Of all book to movie adaptations this is going to be the touching one

7.- Brake Through based on the book The Impossible: The Miraculous Story of a Mother’s Faith and Her Child’s Resurrection by Joyce Smith

Is based on the true story of Joyce Smith and her son, John. At 14, John fell through ice and was clinically dead at the hospital for over an hour. Unwilling to let her son go, Joyce made one final passionate cry to God to save him. John’s heart began to beat again and 16 days later, John walked out of the hospital fully healed. The film stars Chrissy Metz, Dennis Haysbert, Topher Grace and Josh Lucas.

Release date: April 17

8.- The Aftermath based on the book The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook

In post-World War II Hamburg, as thousands wander the streets homeless, a British colonel and his family move in with a German widower and his rebellious daughter. The movie stars Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård and Jason Clarke.

Release date: April 26

The protagonist in this movie is so far protagonist of three book to movie adaptations

9.- The Sun Is Also a Star based on the book The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

This is not the right time for Natasha to fall in love. With her family mere hours away from being deported, she unexpectedly connects with a cute boy on a crowded New York City street. The movie stars Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton.

Release date: May 17

10.- Artemis Fowl based on the book Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl II is a millionaire, a genius, and a criminal mastermind. He leverages his considerable talents to search for his missing father. Step one? Kidnapping a fairy. The movie stars Ferdia Shaw, Judi Dench and Josh Gad. This is a series of 8 books.
Release date: August 9

 People are waiting this book to movie adaptations

11.- Where’d You Go, Bernadette? based on the book Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

When revolutionary architect–turned–misanthropic matriarch Bernadette disappears, it’s up to her daughter to search through emails and secret correspondences to find her. The movie stars Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer and Kristen Wiig.

Release date: August 9

12.- The Informer based on the book Three Seconds by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström

An ex-convict and top-secret operative embarks on a dangerous assignment: posing as a prisoner inside the country’s most notorious jail. The movie stars Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen and Ana de Armas.
Release date: August 16With this movie the book will have two movie adaptations

13.- It: Chapter Two based on the book It by Stephen King

Nearly three decades after the events of It: Chapter One, the Losers Club have grown up, moved away, and moved on…until a devastating phone call brings them back. The movie stars Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader and Bill Skarsgård.

Release date: September 6

14.-  The Woman in the Window based on the book The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Anna Fox has one lifeline to the real world: her window. She suffers from agoraphobia and is terrified to step outside. She watches her perfect neighbors—and then she witnesses something no one was supposed to see. The movie stars Amy Adams, Gary Oldman and Julianne Moore.
Release date: October 4

15.- The Goldfinch based on the book The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

After his mother is killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, young Theo Decker is taken in by a wealthy family and drawn into the dangerous underworld of art. The movie stars Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson and Ansel Elgort.

Release date: October 11

Book to movie adaptations 2019

16.- Motherless Brooklyn based on the book Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Lionel Essrog, a lonely private detective afflicted with Tourette’s syndrome, attempts to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna. The movie stars Bruce Willis, Leslie Mann and Willem Dafoe.
Release date: November 01 

17.- The Good Liar based on the book The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

When con man Roy meets wealthy widow Betty online, he can hardly believe his luck. She’s the perfect mark. But as he begins to care for her, his web of lies grows. The movie stars Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen.
Release date: November 15

18.- Little Women based on the book Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

In this new adaptation of the beloved classic, the March sisters come of age, enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England. The movie stars Laura Dern, Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson and Timothée Chalamet. This is a series of 3 books.
Release date: December 25

19.- The Call of the Wild based on the book The Call of the Wild by Jack London

At the dawn of the Klondike Gold Rush, when capable sled dogs are in high demand, half St. Bernard Buck is wrenched away from his home and forced to survive in the harsh conditions of the Yukon. The movie stars Harrison Ford and Dan Stevens.

Release date: December 25

This book to movie adaptation stars Elle Fanning, Keegan-Michael Key and Luke Wilson. Book to movie adaptations

20.- All the Bright Places based on the book All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of their school’s bell tower. Both struggling to reconcile their past and their future, it’s unclear who saves whom. The movie stars Elle Fanning, Keegan-Michael Key and Luke Wilson.

Release date: To be announced 

21.- The Irishman based on the book “I Heard You Paint Houses”: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa by Charles Brandt

Mob hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran tells his side of the story, looking back on his involvement with organized crime and the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. The movie stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

Release date: To be announced 

22.- Stargirl based on the book Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

After 15 years of home schooling, self-named Stargirl arrives at high school in an explosion of color and a clatter of ukulele music, forever changing wallflower Leo’s life. The movie stars Grace VanderWaal and Graham Verchere. This is a series of 2 books.

Release date: To be announced

So, there you have all the adaptations. Run to the bookstore and read some of these worthy books to movie adaptations. I know I will.

xoxo

Ninoska

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