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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 later this year. Read the book before you see the movie!

We've kept some of the 2013 Best Picture nominees on the list. Release dates: Now til October 2013.

Find more reading suggestions at Books & More.

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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.

Steven Spielberg's adaptation, titled "Lincoln," stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field as Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, as well as Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tommy Lee Jones. Nominated for Best Picture 2013.

Movie Release Date: 11/16/2012

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Life of Pi by Yann Martel

A zookeeper's son survives a shipwreck, only to find himself alone in a lifeboat with a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and a 450-pound Bengal tiger.

Movie adaptation is directed by Ang Lee and stars Suraj Sharma. Nominated for Best Picture 2013.

Movie Release Date: 11/21/2012

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The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Told with humor and heart, this debut novel is the story of one man's journey to regain his memory and come to terms with the magnitude of his wife's betrayal.

Winner of the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film adaptation stars Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, and Jennifer Lawrence. Nominated for Best Picture 2013.

Movie Release Date: 11/21/2012

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Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo's towering classic novel of Jean Valjean, his unjust imprisonment, and his lifelong flight from a relentless police officer.

The movie, starring Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and many more, is an adaptation of the stage musical, which was based on Hugo's novel. Nominated for Best Picture 2013.

Movie Release Date: 12/14/2012

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Gangster Squad: Covert Cops, the Mob, and the Battle for Los Angeles by Paul Lieberman

The true story of the secretive police unit that waged an anything-goes war to drive mob boss Mickey Cohen and other gangsters from Los Angeles in the 1940's.

Originally scheduled for a September release, the movie stars Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Sean Penn (as Mickey Cohen).

Movie Release Date: 1/11/2013

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Flashfire by Richard Stark

One of the most notorious figures in crime fiction who appears in more than 20 books, ruthless career criminal Parker returns to seek revenge on the criminals who betrayed him

The movie adaptation is titled "Parker" and stars Jason Statham (as the title character) and Jennifer Lopez.

Movie Release Date: 1/25/2013

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John Dies at the End by David Wong

A pair of good-for-nothing college dropouts attempt to save humanity from an otherworldly drug.

Though it premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the film will be available on demand on December 27, 2012, and in theaters in January.

Movie Release Date: 1/25/2013

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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

A funny, scary, moving Romeo & Juliet-style love story. With zombies.

The horror comedy adaptation stars Nicholas Hoult and John Malkovich.

Movie Release Date: 2/1/2013

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Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

In a small South Carolina town, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate whose family hides a dark secret.

The movie adaptation is based on this first book in the bestselling "Caster Chronicles" teen gothic romance series.

Movie Release Date: 2/13/2013

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Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

Bestselling romance novelist Sparks tells the story of a young woman with a mysterious past who finds herlself in North Carolina and forms a bond with a widower.

The movie adaptation, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, stars Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel.

Movie Release Date: 2/14/2013

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Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya

The story of an alienated New Mexico boy who seeks answers to his questions about life in his relationship with Ultima, a magical healer.

This small, independent production of the classic novel is planned for a limited release.

Movie Release Date: 2/22/2013

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The classic story of Dorothy Gale's adventures in the fantastical land of Oz.

The 3D movie adaptation titled "Oz, the Great and Powerful" is a prequel to both the novel and the 1939 film. Directed by Sam Raimi, it stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams, and Rachel Weisz.

Movie Release Date: 3/8/2013

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Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz

An Ivy Leauge admissions officer is forced to make an admission of her own after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.

Tina Fey and Paul Rudd star in the film adaptation directed by Paul Weitz.

Movie Release Date: 3/22/2013

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The Host by Stephenie Meyer

A gripping story of love and betrayal set in a world where parasitic alien souls are injected into the bodies of human, and featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies.

The movie adaptation of the Twilight author's adult science fiction novel stars Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, and William Hurt.

Movie Release Date: 3/29/2013

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The Company You Keep by Neil Gordon

A man finds himself on the fun when his political activities with the Weather Underground radicals from the 1960s catch up with him.

Directed by and starring Robert Redford, the movie adaptation also features Shia LaBeouf and Julie Christie.

Movie Release Date: 4/5/2013

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The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

A young Muslim American is living the American dream, with a Princeton education and high-paying job, until the events of September 11th force him to confront his personal allegiances.

Opening in limited release, the cast of the film includes Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Live Schreiber, and Kiefer Sutherland.

Movie Release Date: 4/24/2013

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The classic 1920's novel tells the story of a young, newly rich man who tries to recapture the past and win back his former love, despite the fact that she has married.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire headline Baz Luhrmann's 3D adaptation.

Movie Release Date: 5/10/2013

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The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce

When an old woman gets sick and her garden begins to die, the doodle bugs call on the Leaf Men to make things right again in this picture book by an Oscar-winning author.

The FOX animated adaptation is titled "Epic."

Movie Release Date: 5/24/2013

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World War Z by Max Brooks

An account of the decade-long conflict between humankind and hordes of the predatory undead is told from the perspective of dozens of survivors who describe in their own words the epic human battle for survival.

The movie adaptation stars Brad Pitt and Matthew Fox.

Movie Release Date: 6/21/2013

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The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan

In this sequel to The Lightning Thief, demi-god Percy Jackson and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp.

The second movie in the series, "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" stars Logan Lerman as Percy.

Movie Release Date: 8/16/2013

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City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Teenager Clary Fray is drawn into a bizarre world when she is suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who fight them.

Based on the first book of the bestselling paranormal teen series, "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" stars Lily Collins, Lena Headey, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Movie Release Date: 8/23/2013

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Carrie by Stephen King

Stephen King's #1 bestseller about a shy teenage girl who's bullied at school--but whose secret power allows her to exact revenge on her tormentors at prom.

This update of the 1976 film is directed by Kimberly Peirce and stars Chloƫ Grace Moretz as Carrie and Julianne Moore as her mother.

Movie Release Date: 10/18/2013