The 10 Most Anticipated Book-to-Film Adaptations Arriving in 2022

Book-to-movie adaptations are back! We’ve rounded up the most exciting hitting screens in 2022.

After nearly two years lost to the pandemic, the film industry is gearing up to release a slew of new content, including a slew of classic book-to-movie adaptations.

Many of the best movies of the past decade have been adapted from books – even some you didn’t know had literary roots. To prepare you for the onslaught of quality content, we’ve put together a list of the most exciting book-to-screen adaptations of 2022.

Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio (LR, Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Death on the Nile – Agatha Christie

After the success of Kenneth Branagh’s 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, Agatha Christie’s estate enthusiasm for further sequels has given viewers a 2022 book to the film adaptation of Death on the Nile.

With Kenneth Branagh reprising his role as Poirot, the film’s remaining cast includes Gal Gadot (wonder woman), Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones), Armie Hammer (call me by your name), Letitia Wright (Boy Top), and Emma Mackey (Sex education).

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Gal Gadot, Emma Mackey and Armie Hammer in “Death of the Nile”. (Photo: 2020 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.)

Deep Water – Patricia Highsmith

Based on the psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith, deep waters follows a twisted couple who fall in love and start playing deadly mind games against each other. With Ben Affleck (The last duel) and Ana de Armas (no time to die) in the main roles, the adaptation is directed by Adrian Lyne (Fatal Attraction), in his return as a 20-year-old director.

Flower Moon Killers – David Grann

Directed by Martin Scorsese, The Moonflower Slayers is an adaptation of journalist David Gran’s nonfiction book of the same name, which investigates the murders of a group of wealthy Osage people that took place in Osage County, Oklahoma in the 1920s. With production completed 2021, 2022 western crime drama stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone.

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A still from “Killers of the Flower Moon” (Photo: Apple)

Persuasion – Jane Austen

One of the most widely adapted playwrights, Jane Austen’s female-centered dramas have inspired filmmakers for years. In 2022, the adaptation of Persuasion will star Dakota Johnson (The lost girl), Suki Waterhouse and Henry Golding (boobies rich asian).

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Dakota Johnson in “Persuasion” (Photo: Twitter/NetflixFilm)

Salem Bundle – Stephen King

Following the success of the This franchise comes another Stephen King adaptation, Salem bundle. Based on the 1975 novel of the same name, it stars Lewis Pullman (Catch-22), Makenzie Leigh (Billie Lynn’s long halftime Walk), Alfre Woodard (12 years of slavery) and William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption).

The Lie Life of Adults – Elena Ferrante

Elena Ferrante’s novels have been a hot ticket for film adaptations, with Maggie Gyllenhaal’s book to Ferrante’s film adaptation The lost girl will be released at the end of 2021. Now his latest novel The lying life of adults is produced by Netflix for an adaptation by Italian filmmaker Edoardo de Angelis (Indivisible), which is scheduled for release in December 2022.

The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah

Directed by French actress Mélanie Laurent, The Nightingale details the story of two sisters during the German occupation of France during World War II, and features actresses Dakota and Elle Fanning.

The Wonder – Emma Donoghue

With Florence Pugh (Midsommar), the 2022 book-to-film adaptation is based on the critically acclaimed source material: a psychological thriller set in the Irish Midlands in 1862.

Florence Pugh in “The Marvel” (Photo: Netflix)

Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens

Produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Productions, Where the Crawdads sing is based on the novel of the same name by Delia Owens. With Daisy Edgar Jones (normal people), Taylor John Smith (Sharp objects), Harris Dickinson (beach rats), and David Strathairn (nomadland), the film is set to be released in July 2022.

White noise – Don DeLillo

The book with the film adaptation of Don DeLillo White noise marks director Noah Baumbach’s fifth collaboration with Adam Driver (Marriage Story) and his fourth with Greta Gerwig (French Ha). Detailing the aftermath of an apocalyptic event known as the “Airborne Toxic Event”, the film will also star Jodie Turner-Smith (Without remorse) and Don Cheadle (Marvel Cinematic Universe).

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