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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 during the 4th quarter of 2013. Read the book before you see the movie!

Release dates: Now til December 2013.

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Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Vincent Bugliosi

Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi attempts to resolve, beyond any reasonable doubt, every lingering question around the Kennedy Assassination and destroy all of the conspiracy theories that have been created since then.

The film, titled "Parkland" after the hospital where President Kennedy died, stars Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Billy Bob Thornton, and Paul Giamatti.

Movie Release Date: 9/20/2013

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As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

Considered one of the most influential novels in American fiction in structure, style, and drama, this true 20th-century classic is a harrowing account of the Bundren family's odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother, as narrated in turn by each of the family members as well as others.

James Franco wrote, directed, and stars in the film adaptation.

Movie Release Date: 9/27/2013

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Baggage Claim by David E. Talbert

Dreaming of finding and marrying a man that can live up to her ideals, flight attendant Montana Moore sets out for the adventure of her life.

Directed by the author, the movie stars Paula Patton, Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Derek Luke, and more.

Movie Release Date: 9/27/2013

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Serena by Ron Rash

In depression-era North Carolina, a newlywed couple's timber empire becomes complicated when the wife learns she cannot have children.

Jennifer Lawrence stars in the title role and Bradley Cooper plays her husband George.

Movie Release Date: 9/27/2013

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Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola

Trapped in a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin, Thérèse Raquin finds solace in a turbulent love affair with her husband's friend, Laurent, a passion that leads to a haunting crime

This independent film is titled "Therese" and stars Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, and Jessica Lange.

Movie Release Date: 9/27/2013

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A Captain's Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea by Richard Phillips

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips whose ship was hijacked by by Somali pirates in 2008, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years.

Titled "Captain Phillips," the film adaptation is directed by Paul Greengrass and stars Tom Hanks in the title role.

Movie Release Date: 10/11/2013

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events and an unknown benefactor lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder.

Ralph Fiennes and Helena Bonham Carter star in this adaptation from British director Mike Newell.

Movie Release Date: 10/11/2013

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Horns by Joe Hill

In the aftermath of his girlfriend's mysterious death, Ig Perrish wakes up with horns on his head, hate in his heart, and an incredible new power which he uses in the name of vengeance.

The film adaptation stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish.

Movie Release Date: 10/11/2013

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed lovers and dangerous family vendettas.

Adapted by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes, the film stars Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth, and Damian Lewis.

Movie Release Date: 10/11/2013

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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 Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie and Julianne Moore as her mother.

Movie Release Date: 10/18/2013

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Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

The autobiographical account of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York during the mid-1800s who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the deep south for twelve years.

The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and Michael Fassbender.

Movie Release Date: 10/18/2013

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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

In this science fiction classic, six-year-old Ender Wiggin and his siblings at Battle School are being tested and trained to determine whether they possess the abilities to remake the world-- if the world survives an all-out war with an alien enemy.

The highly anticipated film adaptation stars Harrison Ford, Ben Kingsley, Abigail Breslin, and Asa Butterfield.

Movie Release Date: 11/1/2013

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Narrated by Death, this award-winning novel relates the story of a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding during the horrors of World War II.

Starring Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson, the release date of the film was moved up so that it might compete in the 2013 awards season.

Movie Release Date: 11/15/2013

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The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

The former head of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont describes the rise and fall of his financial empire, his life of jet-setting glamour and excess, and the scandal that destroyed his empire, sent him to prison, and led to a near-fatal brush with drug abuse.

Directed by Martin Scorsese, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, and Jon Favreau.

Movie Release Date: 11/15/2013

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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion.

Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson return in the sequel to "The Hunger Games." This installment is directed by Francis Lawrence.

Movie Release Date: 11/22/2013

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Homefront by Chuck Logan

In this gripping follow-up to "After the Rain," Nina Pryce is reunited with her husband, Phil Broker, and their daughter, Kit. Relocating to New Mexico, the family is soon in harm's way when a spat between Kit and a boy at her new school escalates into a vicious scenario of lawlessness and provocation.

James Franco, Jason Statham, and Winona Ryder star in a film written by Sylvester Stallone.

Movie Release Date: 11/27/2013

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The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien

The classic story of Bilbo Baggins, a curious hobbit who joins a boisterous group of dwarves on a journey to face a fearsome dragon.

The second part of Peter Jackson's three-part movie series is titled "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug."

Movie Release Date: 12/13/2013

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The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert Edsel

The true story of a little-known WWII Allied division whose mission was to track down European art and treasures that had been looted by the Nazis at Hitler's command.

Written, directed, produced by, and starring George Clooney, the film also features Matt Damon, John Goodman, and Cate Blanchett.

Movie Release Date: 12/18/2013

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August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

The 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama is a portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest--and absolute worst.

The all-star cast includes Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Movie Release Date: 12/25/2013

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Labor Day by Joyce Maynard

A story of love, sexual passion, painful adolescence, and devastating betrayal as seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy--and the man he later becomes--looking back on the events of a single long, hot, and life-altering weekend.

Written and directed by Jason Reitman, the film stars Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.

Movie Release Date: 12/25/2013

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Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell

On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left for a mission on the mountainous Pakistani border. Less then twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs remained alive. This is the story of fire team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing, and the desperate battle in the mountains that led, ultimately, to the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history.

Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, and Eric Bana star

Movie Release Date: 12/27/2013