Every reader knows that the book is better than the movie, but that isn’t going to stop many from heading to the theaters. They might want to stop at the book store first, though. Plenty of book adaptations will hit the big screen in 2017, and you can prepare by adding these to your reading list before they hit theaters!
“Fifty Shades Darker” — Feb. 10 — Ana (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) are back in this steamy flick! The adaptation of E.L. James’ second novel will show the two getting back together with a new agreement. However, Christian’s past will complicate their lives.
“Hidden Figures” — Jan. 6 — John Glenn (Glen Powell) was the first astronaut launched into space. But it wouldn’t have been possible without three smart black women working at NASA: Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe). The movie is based on the true story told in Margot Lee Shetterly’s book “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.”
“Wonder” — April 7 — Auggie (Jacob Tremblay) has a facial deformity that prevents him from going to normal school until fifth grade. When he finally goes to class, Auggie will find out if his peers accept him. Julia Roberts plays Auggie’s mother Isabel in this flick, which is based on R.J. Palacio’s novel.
“The Circle” — April 28 — Emma Watson stars as a young woman working at a social media company. As she becomes more successful, she learns that it could be dangerous how much they are invading people’s privacy. David Eggers wrote the novel on which the movie is based, and the adaptation also stars Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan and Patton Oswalt.
“Lost City of Z” — April 14 — Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) was a British explorer looking for a lost city in the Amazon. The movie is an adaptation of David Grann’s book of the same name, which is based on a true story. Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland and Sienna Miller also star.
“Murder on the Orient Express” — Nov. 27 — Agatha Christie’s 1934 novel comes to life again in this mystery movie. Detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) investigates a murder on the world’s most famous train in the film, which has an all-star cast. Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Penélope Cruz and Judi Dench are just a few of the actors involved.
“Annihilation” — TBA — Jeff VanderMeer’s sci fi novel hits the big screen in 2017. A biologist (Natalie Portman) goes on an expedition into an environmental disaster zone after her husband disappears. Her all-female team includes women played by Gina Rodriguez, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tessa Thompson.