2017 is sure to be a promising year for movies, especially those inspired by books. Check out which books are being transformed into films in the coming months!
Live By Night by Dennis Lehane 1/13/17
This book takes us back to the Prohibition Era, to the dealings of gangsters, bootleggers, and corrupt cops. Joe is a gangster on the rise in this powerful book. Ben Affleck plays the lead in the film.
A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron 1/27/17
I'm sure by now you've seen the adorable previews for this film about a dog who is reborn as different dogs over many years. Bailey is a dog who lived a great life with his owner Ethan. When he died, he was reborn as a new dog, and so forth and so on. Throughout the whole story, Bailey is struggling with what his purpose is. It's much more than a dog story, and a good read for anyone who has ever asked themselves what their purpose is. The film stars Dennis Quaid.
Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach 2/24/17
An historical fiction novel taking place in 1630s Amsterdam, surrounding a wealthy merchant and his beautiful young wife Sophia. This is in the midst of an obsession with tulips, an exotic new flower at the time. The couple have commissioned a portrait and while the painting is being created, a new passion blooms between Sophia and the artist. The author also wrote The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. This film stars Alicia Vikander and Cara Delevingne.
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver 3/3/17
This young adult novel surrounds a high school senior who has a wild day one February that results in her death. Except she wakes up the next morning to relive that day and has a chance to change things, but can she figure it all out? The movie stars Zoey Deutch.
The Shack by William P. Young 3/3/17
This bestselling novel surrounds a man whose daughter was abducted and murdered in a shack in Oregon. Flash forward four years, and he gets a letter he believes is from God directly, inviting him back the shack where she was killed. He goes back, finding something that changes him forever. Octavia Spencer and Sam Worthington star in this film.
The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman 3/31/17
I'm excited to see this adaptation. This non-fiction book tells the story of the zookeepers for the Warsaw Zoo during the Nazi occupation. They did their best to care for the animals they had, and used their access to help save hundreds of people during the war. The film looks beautiful, with live animals and amazing scenery. It stars Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain.
Check back later in the year for more book-to-movie lists!