Hey Savvy Readers! Even though the book is always better than the movie, some pretty incredible adaptations are hitting theatres in the next few months. We’re excited to share our top five books that are soon to be movies, so be sure you’ve read them all first! Let’s take a look:
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett – In Theatres Now!
I am so, so excited to see Ann Patchett‘s beautiful novel come to life on the big screen! Bel Canto is a story of love and opera, after a group of terrorists takes control of a private party at an embassy in South America. A famous opera singer and a Japanese CEO are part of the group that is abducted, and as days and weeks go on, the hostages must find a way to work together to escape, despite the language barrier. The movie features Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe, and is sure to be a fast-paced ride. Watch the trailer here and find out more about the book here.
A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell – In Theatres Now!
A Simple Favor is a deliciously psychological thriller that tells the story of a mommy blogger whose life is turned upside down when her best friend suddenly disappears. How well do you really know your best friend? Queue the secrets, betrayals the ever-revolving question of who is duping whom. Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick are PERFECT for these roles. Watch the trailer here and find our more about the book here.
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (Mowgli hits theatres October 19)
The brand new live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book is set to release very soon! Directed by Andy Serkis (You know – Gollum from the Lord of the Rings!), it is slated to be “the darkest telling of the beloved masterpiece”. But before you watch the movie, check out this gorgeous edition of The Jungle Book illustrated by MinaLima. It’s the original text plus 3D interactive elements that bring the story to life! Watch the trailer here for the new movie here and find our more about the book here.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (In theatres October 19)
If you’re a long time Savvy Reader, you’ll know how excited we are about the release of The Hate U Give. The book was one of our favourite releases of 2017 and it looks like the movie will be just as powerful and important as the book. The Hate U Give is the story of sixteen-year-old Starr Carter who, in the aftermath of her best friend being shot by a police officer, stands up for what is right and unites her community. Watch the trailer here for the new movie here and find our more about the book here.
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The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn – (In theatres October 4, 2019)
If you haven’t read The Woman in the Window yet, by all means, stop whatever you’re doing and get to it!! It’s an astoundingly twisty, dark thriller that follows agoraphobic Anna Fox after she witnesses what she thinks is a murder from her bedroom window. The movie has officially been announced to release next year, with Amy Adams starring as Anna. Perfect casting if you ask us! There’s no office mover trailer yet, but you can watch the book trailer here find out more about the book here.
Which movie adaptation are you most excited for?? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!
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