• Coming Soon: Movies Based on Books

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     hidden figures
     

    Hidden Figures

    Movie release: January 13, 2017
    Director: Theodore Melfi
    Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
    Based on: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

    Summary: A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.

     live by night
     

    Live by Night

    Movie release: January 13, 2017
    Director: Ben Affleck
    Starring: Ben Affleck, Scott Eastwood, Elle Fanning
    Based onLive by Night by Dennis Lehane

    Summary: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.

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    A Dog's Purpose

    Movie release: January 13, 2017
    Director: Lasse Hallström
    Starring: Britt Robertson, Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton
    Based on: A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron

    Summary: A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.

     same kind of different as me
     

    Same Kind of Different As Me

    Movie release: February 3, 2017
    Director: Michael Carney
    Starring: Renée Zellweger, Jon Voight, Djimon Hounsou
    Based on: Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall

    Summary: International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives.

     rings
     

    Rings

    Movie release: February 3, 2017
    Director: F. Javier Gutiérrez
    Starring: Aimee Teegarden, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lizzie Brocheré
    Based on: Rings by Koji Suzuki

    Summary: A young woman finds herself on the receiving end of a terrifying curse that threatens to take her life in seven days.

     fifty_shades_darker
     

    Fifty Shades Darker

    Movie release: February 10, 2017
    Director: James Foley
    Starring: Bella Heathcote, Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan
    Based on: Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James 

    Summary: While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.

     dark tower
     

    The Dark Tower

    Movie release: February 17, 2017
    Director: Nikolaj Arcel
    Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba, Katheryn Winnick
    Based on: The Dark Tower series by Steven King

    Summary: Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

     tulip fever
     

    Tulip Fever

    Movie release: February 24, 2017
    Director: Justin Chadwick
    Starring: Alicia Vikander, Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan
    Based on: Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

    Summary: An artist falls for a young married woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam.

     logan
     

    Logan

    Movie release: March 3, 2017
    Director: James Mangold
    Starring: Doris Morgado, Hugh Jackman, Boyd Holbrook
    Based on: Various Titles by Various Authors

    Summary: Set in the future, Logan and Professor Charles Xavier must cope with the loss of the X-Men when a corporation led by Nathaniel Essex is destroying the world leaving it to destruction, with Logan's healing abilities slowly fading away and Xavier's Alzheimer's forcing him to forget. Logan must defeat Nathaniel Essex with the help of a young girl named Laura Kinney, a female clone of Wolverine.

     before_i_fall
     

    Before I Fall

    Movie release: March 3, 2017
    Director: Ry Russo-Young
    Starring: Zoey Deutch, Jennifer Beals, Elena Kampouris
    Based on:  Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

    Summary: February 12 is just another day in Sam's charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's in danger of losing.

     t2 trainspotting
     

    T2: Trainspotting

    Movie release: March 3, 2017
    Director: Danny Boyle
    Starring: Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller
    Based on: Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh

    Summary: A continuation of the Trainspotting saga reuniting the original characters.

     beauty and the beast
     

    Beauty and the Beast

    Movie release: March 17, 2017
    Director: Bill Condon
    Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emma Watson, Luke Evans
    Based on: Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont

    Summary: An adaptation of the classic fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love.

     boss baby
     

    The Boss Baby

    Movie release: March 31, 2017
    Director: Tom McGrath
    Starring: Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow, Steve Buscemi
    Based on: The Boss Baby by Marla Frazee

    Summary: A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

     zookeepers wife
     

    The Zookeeper's Wife

    Movie release: October 9, 2017
    Director: Niki Caro
    Starring: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Johan Heldenbergh
    Based onThe Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

    Summary: The Zookeeper's Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.

     wonder
     

    Wonder

    Movie release: April 7, 2017
    Director: Stephen Chbosky
    Starring: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay
    Based onWonder by R. J. Palacio

    Summary: A young boy born with a facial deformity is destined to fit in at a new school, and to make everyone understand he's just another ordinary kid, and that beauty isn't skin deep.

     Lost city of z
     

    The Lost City of Z

    Movie release: April 21, 2017
    Director: James Gray
    Starring: Tom Holland, Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller
    Based on:  The Lost City of Z by David Grann

    Summary: Based on David Grann's best-selling book of the same name, The Lost City of Z is the true-life drama which centers on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

     The Circle
     

    The Circle

    Movie release: April 21, 2017
    Director: James Ponsoldt
    Starring: Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, Karen Gillan
    Based on: The Circle by Dave Eggers

    Summary: A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.

     Guardians of the galaxy 2013
     

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Movie release: April 28, 2017
    Director: James Gunn
    Starring: Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan, Zoe Saldana
    Based on: Various Guardians of the Galaxy Comics

    Summary: Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.

     My Cousin Rachel
     

    My Cousin Rachel

    Movie release: May 5, 2017
    Director: Roger Michell
    Starring: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger
    Based on: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

    Summary: A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

     Diary of a wimpy kid
     

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

    Movie release: May 19, 2017
    Director: David Bowers
    Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott, Jason Drucker
    Based on: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

    Summary: Greg convinces his family to take a road trip to attend his great grandmother's 90th birthday as a cover for what he really wants: to attend a nearby gamer convention. Unsurprisingly, things do not go according to plan and Heffley family antics ensue.

     Captain Underpants
     

    Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

    Movie release: June 2, 2017
    Director: Rob Letterman, David Soren
    Starring: Kevin Hart, Nick Kroll, Kristen Schaal
    Based on: Captain underpand by Dav Pilkey

    Summary: Two mischievous kids hypnotize their mean high school principal and turn him into their comic book creation, the kind-hearted and elastic-banded Captain Underpants.

     Wonder Woman
     

    Wonder Woman

    Movie release: June 2, 2017
    Director: Patty Jenkins
    Starring: Gal Gadot, Robin Wright, Chris Pine
    Based on: Various Wonder Woman Comics

    Summary: An Amazon princess leaves her island home to explore the world and, in doing so, becomes one of the world's greatest heroes.

     World War Z 2
     

    World War Z 2

    Movie release: June 9, 2017
    Director: Marc Forster
    Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz
    Based on: World War Z 2 by Max Brooks

    Summary: Former United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

     jumanji
     

    Jumanji

    Movie release: June 9, 2017
    Director: Marc Forster
    Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz
    Based on:  Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg

    Summary: In a brand new Jumanji adventure, the tables are turned as four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji's world - pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. To survive, they'll play as characters from the game: meek Spencer becomes a brave explorer (Dwayne Johnson); hulky jock Fridge becomes a tiny genius (Kevin Hart); It-girl Bethany becomes a bookworm professor (Jack Black); and unathletic Martha becomes an amazonian warrior (Karen Gillan). To beat the game and return to the real world with their lives, they'll have to start seeing things in an entirely different way.

     mountain between us
     

    The Mountain Between Us

    Movie release: October 20, 2017
    Director: Hany Abu-Assad
    Starring: Idris Elba, Kate Winslet
    Based onThe Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin

    Summary: A pair survive a plane crash in the mountains where they are forced to trust each other and find safety while badly injured. Director: Hany Abu-Assad

     Let is snow
     

    Let It Snow

    Movie release: November 22, 2017
    Director: TBA
    Starring: TBA
    Based on: Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle

    Summary: A Christmas Eve snowstorm transforms one small town into a romantic haven, the kind you see only in movies. Well, kinda. After all, a cold and wet hike from a stranded train through the middle of nowhere would not normally end with a delicious kiss from a charming stranger. And no one would think that a trip to the Waffle House through four feet of snow would lead to love with an old friend. Or that the way back to true love begins with a painfully early morning shift at Starbucks. Thanks to three of today’s bestselling teen authors—John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle—the magic of the holidays shines on these hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and breathtaking kisses.

     Greatest Showman on Earth
     

    The Greatest Showman on Earth

    Movie release: December 25, 2017
    Director: Michael Gracey
    Starring: Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron
    Based on: The Greatest Showman on Earth by Ann Tompert

    Summary: The story of American showman P.T. Barnum, founder of the circus that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

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    Ready Player One

    Movie release: March 30, 2018
    Director: Steven Spielberg
    Starring: Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller, Hannah John-Kamen
    Based on: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

    Summary: When the creator of an MMO called the Oasis dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all Oasis users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

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