7 Book-to-Movie Adaptations Coming in 2022
Great movies start with a great story. Using a pre-existing novel is a way to ensure that the story is already loved by many. This ensures that the film will have a strong pre-existing fan base and therefore hopefully has a good chance of attracting audiences at the box office.
Classics like Emmaor contemporary pieces like The Silver Linings Playbook, take on a new life on screen. Many adaptations stay true to the source, while others modify key elements to highlight certain themes. Either way, the book-to-movie pipeline is a tried-and-true method of seeing some of our favorite stories on the big screen, as well as introducing us to new books along the way.
No Exit by Taylor Adams
A college student, Darby Thorne, finds herself stranded with four strangers at a highway rest stop due to a blizzard. There, she discovers a young kidnapped child in the back of the van parked next to her car. Darby is trapped with a dangerous predator but don’t know who.
From top to bottom, Havana Rose Liu plays Darby Thorne in this Scott Frank adaptation produced. It will be released via Hulu on February 25.
deep waters by Patricia Highsmith
A psychological thriller written in 1957 explores the delicate facade of domestic married life. When Vic Van Allen grows tired of the arrangement in which his wife, Melinda, can take any man she wants, a dark and twisted tale of murder and lies ensues.
The stars of the film adaptation Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas in the role of the troublesome couple and is directed by Adrian Lynne. It marks 20 years since Lyne’s last feature and is sure to be an exciting return. deep waters is due out on March 18.
Mrs. ‘Arris goes to Paris by Paul Gallico
The plot of this novel centers on Ada Harris, a housekeeper who falls in love with her employer’s designer wardrobe. She decides that she must go to the Maison Dior in Paris to buy her own evening dress. As a comedic tale, Mrs. Harris encounters a wide array of colorful characters and experiences all sorts of situations.
This adaptation includes Lesly Manville in the lead role and is directed by Antoine Fabien. Originally slated for a May release, the film will now hit theaters on July 15.
Where the Crawdads sing by Delia Owens
Located in the swamps of North Carolina, Where the Crawdads sing follows Kya’s life as she navigates poverty, love and nature. Through city gossip and exaggerated myths, she is ostracized by her community and left to fend for herself in the swamp. One day, a young man is found dead, and she is blamed.
Featuring Daisy EdgarJones of normal people fame as the titular character, and with by Reese Witherspoon production company, Hello Sunshine, backing the feature film, it is certain that it will be a success. The film will be released in theaters on July 22.
Salem Bundle by Stephen King
It is a delight for horror fans. When a writer returns to their hometown in search of a story, they receive more than they bargained for. Cue a bloodthirsty vampire determined to transform the whole city.
Written and directed by Gary Dauberman, the man behind horror favorites, annabelle (2014), This (2017), and their sequels, Salem Bundle is sure to be a horrifying embodiment of the novel. Its release is scheduled for September 9 in theaters.
White Bird: A Wonderful Story by RJ Palacio
Written as a companion piece to Wonder, white bird follows Auggie’s bully Julian as he learns about his grandmother’s experience in Nazi-occupied France. As a young Jewish girl, she was hidden away by a classmate and her family.
Featuring Gillian Anderson and Helen Mirren, this exceptional cast guarantees that the film will touch the hearts of many. While originally slated for release in September 2022, the film has been pushed back to October 14.
White noise by Don DeLillo
First published in 1985, the novel won the US National Book Award for Fiction. The story follows the lives of Jack Gladney, his wife Babette and four children as they navigate consumerism and the deadly “toxic air event”.
This film sees the return of the collaboration of Noah Baumbach and Adam Driver. Baumbach is set to direct with Driver playing the lead role. Greta Gerwig, Baumbach’s partner, and acclaimed director in her own right, will star alongside Driver. An exact release date has not been announced.
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