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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 soon! Read the book before you see the movie!

Release dates: April - June 2017

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The Case for Christ book jacket

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

Strobel uses his experience as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune to interview experts about the evidence for Christ from the fields of science, philosophy, and history. The film stars Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, and Faye Dunaway.

The film stars Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, and Faye Dunaway.

Movie Release Date: 4/07/2017

Their Finest book jacket

Their Finest by Lissa Evans

It is 1940. France has fallen, and only a narrow strip of sea lies between Great Britain and invasion. The war could go either way and everyone must do their bit. Copywriter Catrin Cole is drafted into the Ministry of Information to help write women into propaganda films--something that the men aren't very good at.

The film stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Bill Nighy.

Movie Release Date: 4/07/2017

The Son book jacket

The Son by Philipp Meyer

Comanche Indian captive Eli McCullough must carve a place for himself in a world in which he does not fully belong -- a journey of adventure, tragedy, hardship, grit, and luck that reverberates in the lives of his progeny.

This TV series stars Zahn McClarnon, Tatanka Means, Paola Nuñez, and Pierce Brosnan.

Movie Release Date: 4/08/2017

The Lost City of Z book jacket

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon, with the author's own quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett's final journey and the secrets of what lies deep in the Amazon jungle.

The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, and Sienna Miller.

Movie Release Date: 4/14/2017

The White Princess book jacket

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory

Passionately in love with Richard III in spite of her arranged marriage to pretender to the throne Henry Tudor, Princess Elizabeth of York is forced to marry the man who murdered her lover and create a royal family under the controlling gaze of his mother, Margaret Beaufort.

The TV mini-series stars Jodie Comer, jacob Collins-Levy, and Christ Barnicoat.

Movie Release Date: 4/16/2017

Famous in Love book jacket

Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

When seventeen-year-old Paige is discovered in Portland, Oregon, and brought to Hollywood to star in a major motion picture, she finds all of the fame and adulation she had dreamed of but also gets caught in a romantic whirlwind, both on and off screen.

This TV series stars Bella Thorne, Charlie DePew, and Keith Powers.

Movie Release Date: 4/18/2017

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks book jacket

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

This is the riveting true story of how the cancerous cells of a poor African American woman formed the building blocks for many modern medical breakthroughs--all while her family struggled with poverty.

This TV movie stars Rose byrne, Courtney B. Vance, and Oprah Winfrey.

Movie Release Date: 4/22/2017

Einstein: His Life and Universe book jacket

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

Presents the life and achievements of Albert Einstein, focusing on his rise from struggling patent clerk to eminent scientist and providing descriptions of the famous personalities and political upheavals of the time period in which he lived.

Titled "Genius," this TV series is directed by Ron Howard and stars Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein.

Movie Release Date: 4/25/2017

The Handmaid's Tale book jacket

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Set in the Republic of Gilead, the former United States, during the late twentieth century. The declining birth rates caused by the effects of nuclear fallout and the AIDS epidemic result in a new social structure where all young women who can bear healthy children, are allocated to powerful regime men. This is the story of one of these young women.

The TV series Jordana Blake, Alexis Bledel, and O. T. Fagbenle.

Movie Release Date: 4/26/2017

The Circle book jacket

The Circle by Dave Eggers

When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. She can't believe her luck--even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

The film stars Emma Watson and Tom Hanks.

Movie Release Date: 4/28/2017

American Gods book jacket

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

Just released from prison, Shadow encounters Mr. Wednesday, an enigmatic stranger who seems to know a lot about him, and when Mr. Wednesday offers him a job as his bodyguard, Shadow accepts and is plunged into a dark and perilous world.

This TV series stars Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, and Bruce Langley.

Movie Release Date: 4/30/2017

The Dinner book jacket

The Dinner by Herman Koch

On a summer night, two couples meet for dinner at a trendy Amsterdam restaurant. What starts off as friendly conversation quickly changes. Both couples have teenage sons, and those two boys are linked together through a tragic act. Soon, both sets of parents reveal just what they are willing to do to protect their children.

The film stars Richard Gere, Laura Linney, and Steve Coogan.

Movie Release Date: 5/05/2017

Guardians of the Galaxy book jacket

Guardians of the Galaxy by Dan Abnett

Further adventures of Starlord, Gamora, Rocket, Drax, and Groot.

The sequel to the 2014 hit stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Nathan Fillion among many more.

Movie Release Date: 5/05/2017

Anne of Green Gables book jacket

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince Edward Island farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her.

Titled "Anne," this new adaptation of the classic book stars Amybeth McNulty, Aymeric Jett Montaz, and Christian Martyn.

Movie Release Date: 5/12/2017

I Love Dick book jacket

I Love Dick by Chris Kraus

In 1994 a married, failed independent filmmaker, turning forty, falls in love with a well-known theorist and endeavors to seduce him with the help of her husband. But when the theorist refuses to answer her letters, the husband and wife continue the correspondence for each other instead, imagining the fling the wife wishes to have with Dick. What follows is a breathless pursuit that takes the woman across America and away from her husband; and far beyond her original infatuation into a discovery of the transformative power of first person narrative.

The TV series stars Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn.

Movie Release Date: 5/12/2017

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul book jacket

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise, then quickly takes several wrong turns--with everything from a fender bender to crazed seagulls--but even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure, and this is one the Heffleys will not soon forget.

The latest installment in the movie franchise stars Alicia Silverstone, Tom Everett Scott, and Jason Drucker.

Movie Release Date: 5/19/2017

Everything, Everything book jacket

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

The film stars Nick Robinson and Amandla Stenberg.

Movie Release Date: 5/19/2017

The Wizard of Lies book jacket

The Wizard of Lies by Diana Henriques

The inside story of Bernie Madoff and his $65 billion Ponzi scheme, with surprising and shocking new details from Madoff himself.

Directed by Barry Levinson, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Hank Azaria star in the film.

Movie Release Date: 5/20/2017

Captain Underpants book jacket

Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey

When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.

Based on the series of books, the film stars the voices of Jordan Peele, Kevin Hart, and Ed Helms.

Movie Release Date: 6/02/2017

Wonder Woman book jacket

Wonder Woman by William M. Marston

The story of an Amazonian princess, Diana of Themyscira, with superhuman powers and gifts. She leaves her island to escort a U.S. intelligence officer home while at the same time wanting to introduce her people to the world. While fighting the evils of the world, she becomes torn between her mission of peace and her own warrior upbringing.

Gal Gadot, Connie Nielsen, and Chris Pine star in the latest adaptation of the super hero.

Movie Release Date: 6/02/2017