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The prestige movie season is upon us, and with it comes an incredible lineup of literary adaptations! Here are 12 films that will tempt us to pay a visit to the multiplex.


Our Souls at Night (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101911921
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Published: Vintage - June 28th, 2016

Our Souls at Night
Release date: September 29, 2017

Kent Haruf's final novel is the story of elderly neighbors Addie and Louis, who form a surprising and poignant bond when Addie asks Louis to sleep, and just sleep, in the same bed as her. The pair will be brought to life by living legends Jane Fonda and Robert Redford (!!!), and initial reviews are praising the pair's deep connection and good-humored chemistry. 

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ISBN: 9781524763220
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Published: Broadway Books - August 15th, 2017

The Mountain Between Us
Release date: October 6, 2017

Based on the thrilling novel by Charles MartinThe Mountain Between Us pairs Idris Elba and Kate Winslet as two strangers who are stranded in a snowy mountain wilderness after a plane crash. If they are to have any chance at survival, they must depend on each other. Readers have praised the novel's blend of addicting suspense and tender romance.

The Snowman (Movie Tie-In) (Harry Hole) Cover Image
By Jo Nesbo, Don Bartlett (Translator)
ISBN: 9780525435921
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - September 26th, 2017

Release date: October 20, 2017

Jo Nesbø's breakout hit is one of the high points of modern Scandinavian noir. Michael Fassbender will take on the role of Nesbø's beloved, deeply damaged cop Harry Hole. Back in 2011 when the book was released, we called it a "chilling Scandinavian journey not to be missed." If you're looking for a film to scratch your Girl with the Dragon Tattoo itch, this might be just the thing.

Wonderstruck (Schneider Family Book Award - Middle School Winner) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545027892
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 13th, 2011

Release date: October 20, 2017

Brian Selznick's heartwarming story of two children from different eras, both trying to find a better life in New York City, will be brought to life by actresses Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams, and directed by Todd Haynes. Early reviews are positive, and since the last adaptation of Selznick's work, Hugo, won five Academy Awards, Wonderstruck is one to keep your eye on.

Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062693662
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Published: William Morrow & Company - October 31st, 2017

Release date: November 10, 2017

There have been quite a few adaptations of Christie's classic mystery since its publication in 1934, but the latest film version might be the most star-studded with—deep breath—Penélope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Derek Jacobi, Daisy Ridley and Kenneth Branagh. Branagh, who also directed, will star as iconic detective Hercule Poirot. Fingers crossed that he nails the accent and the final, shocking twist. 

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ISBN: 9781524720193
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

Release date: November 17, 2017

Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay star in this adaptation of R.J. Palacio's bestselling children's book. Augie Pullman heads to public school for the first time in fifth grade—facing the judgment of peers and teachers due to his facial differences. But Palacio's young hero is determined, kind and brave. Created by the writer and director of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Wonder has the potential to become a feel-good hit.

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ISBN: 9781616208417
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 31st, 2017

Release date: November 17, 2017

One of the buzziest movies out of Sundance Film Festival, Mudbound directed by up-and-comer Dee Rees, who also adapted the screenplay with Virgil Williams. Known for her attention to character detail and striking visuals, Rees is a fantastic choice to take on Hillary Jordan's powerful story of family and racial tension in the post-WWII South. Mudbound will be released simultaneously in theaters and on Netflix, a risky strategy that could pay off in historic ways if the film is nominated during awards season.

The Man Who Invented Christmas (Movie Tie-In): Includes Charles Dickens's Classic a Christmas Carol: How Charles Dickens's a Christmas Carol Rescued H Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524762469
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Published: Broadway Books - September 19th, 2017

Release date: November 22, 2017

An adaptation of popular historian Les Standiford's highly readable account of a debt-ridden Charles Dickens and his uphill battle to publish A Christmas Carol will hit theaters just before Thanksgiving. Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens plays a plucky young Dickens and Academy Award-winner Christopher Plummer plays Ebenezer Scrooge in this whimsical film. Judging from the trailer, it looks like viewers are in for plenty of laughs and a hefty dose of holiday cheer.

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ISBN: 9781250169440
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Published: Picador/Farrar Straus and Giroux - October 3rd, 2017

Release date: November 24, 2017

Based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name has received near-universal praise since its premiere at Sundance. Armie Hammer stars as a graduate student who enters into a relationship with his professor's teenage son during one pivotal summer in Northern Italy. If you're looking for an escape from the cold and/or holiday stress, Call Me by Your Name looks like it will deliver. 

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ISBN: 9781501168918
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Published: Pocket Books - February 20th, 2018

Release date: March 2, 2018

Former CIA officer turned bestselling author Jason Matthews made waves with his debut novel about a young Russian ballerina trained to become a "Sparrow"—a deadly Soviet agent whose main weapon is seduction. The highly anticipated film stars Jennifer Lawrence as agent Dominika Egorova, Joel Edgerton as the CIA operative she's been assigned to operate against, and plenty of other Hollywood heavy hitters like Jeremy Irons, Mary Louise Parker and Charlotte Rampling. Expect plenty of espionage thrills, forbidden passion and political intrigue in this one.

A Wrinkle in Time (Wrinkle in Time Quintet #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250153272
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - November 7th, 2017

Release date: March 9, 2018

Madeleine L'Engle's iconic novel is one of the most influential children's books of all time, but its heady brew of cutting-edge science and interstellar travel have scared many a would-be adapter away. Ava DuVernay will helm the first film adaptation—which stars Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey as the mystical Mrs. Ws. If the jaw-dropping trailer is any indication, A Wrinkle in Time could be one of the biggest movies of 2018.

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ISBN: 9781524763282
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Published: Broadway Books - October 24th, 2017

Release date: March 30, 2018

The '80s nostalgia train doesn't show any signs of slowing down—no less an emissary of bucolic American childhood than Steven Spielberg himself will take on the big screen version of Ernest Cline's virtual reality adventure. Set in the year 2044, where a digital world called OASIS has all but eclipsed real life, Ready Player One will follow OASIS player Wade Watts on his quest for a billionaire's missing fortune—the location of which can be discovered via a series of '80s pop culture-themed puzzles.