As summer roles in hopefully most of you are back to reading whether it is poolside or at the beach. If you are a fan of books to film like I am here are five upcoming film adaptations to pick up at the library this month.
1. Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. Romance novelist Moyes gets her first screen adaptation and might just put Nicholas Sparks in the dust. Starring Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke and Hunger Games alum Sam Claflin, this love against all odds story will surely sell. It is on my ‘to-read’ list still. Film releases in June.
2. Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach. Tom Stoppard adapts this novel into a costume drama starring Christoph Waltz, Dane DeHaan, and Alicia Vikander (this year’s Oscar winner for The Danish Girl). Classic tale of artist falls in love with trophy wife, we shall see if the Weinstein Company put their money where their mouth is in releasing it. Still on my ‘to-read’ list as well. Film releases in July.
3. Girl on a Train by Paula Hawkins. This Gone Girl esq thriller follows a woman who imagines a backstory to a couple she can see from her daily train commute. The novel is set in London, but the film has been moved to New York with Emily Blunt playing the alcoholic lead. The trailer can be seen here. Film releases in October.
4. Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. If you haven’t read a Barnes novel pick this 150 pager up about an older man looking back on his life and our sense of time. Not an easily adaptation the film will star Charlotte Rampling and Jim Broadbent who will hopefully turn fine performances in a story about realizing our memories might deceive us. Film releases fall 2016.
5. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. Optioned by Reese Witherspoon’s production company it is currently being filmed for a release in 2017. Following three women, to be played by Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies centers on these Kindergarten moms whose friendship is book-ended with a murder. Fun commercial fiction, but worth a read.