If you want to start a cinema-inspired reading list, check out this list of the movies based on books that are coming out this and next year. Be the first to say that the book was better!
The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais
“When an Indian family moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French eatery, tension builds among families as they struggle with loyalty. Helen Mirren will star as Chef Madame Mallory opposite Manish Dayal and Om Puri, while Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Juliet Blake are producing”. In theaters on August 15, 2014″.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
“Lois Lowry’s dystopian children’s book is being made into a movie for the first time, with Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges. The film comes out on August 15, 2014”.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
“Get your tissues ready before you read this: The story follows 17-year-old Mia, who is dealing with the aftermath of a car accident that kills her family in an out-of-body experience. She must decide whether to stay and live without them or choose to die. The movie is in theaters August 22, 2014”.
The Switch by Elmore Leonard
“The wife of a wealthy developer is kidnapped and held for ransom—but there’s one problem: He doesn’t want her back. The movie is in theaters on August 29, 2014. The movie version is actually called Life of Crime but is based on the original story. Like The Giver, this one has an all-star cast to draw you in, including Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, and Isla Fisher”.
This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
“The comedy follows the dysfunctional Foxman clan as they mourn the death and sit shiva for the family’s patriarch. Hilarity, as it’s wont to do, ensues. The film is in theaters on September 12, 2014. As you read, you’ll easily imagine Adam Driver, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, and others fitting into their roles”.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flinn
“Ben Affleck is starring in an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s dark bestseller about a husband looking for his missing wife, with a cast that includes Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris. Gone Girl comes out in October 2014”.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
“Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about trying to get out of her downward spiral by naively embarking on the Pacific Crest Trail… despite having no hiking experience. Reese Witherspoon stars in the movie adaptation, which premieres in December 2014”.
Inherent Vice by Thomas Pychon
“Thomas Pynchon’s 1970-set stoner-noir thriller is getting the movie treatment from Paul Thomas Anderson, with a cast including Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon and Benicio Del Toro. Look for it in December 2014”.
Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky
Based on the novel that follows a romance between a French woman and a German soldier in Nazi-occupied France, was finally published 60 years after author Irène Némirovsky died in Auschwitz. This adaptation stars Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts”.
Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
“Thomas Hardy’s classic novel is getting a gorgeous new adaptation starring Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdeen, with her three love interests played by Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge and Matthias Schoenaerts. Look for it in May 2015”.
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
“Disney is behind a much-anticipated live-action remake of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. The cast includes Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o and Ben Kingsley. Look for it in October 2015”.
Carol based on the book The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
“Patricia Highsmith’s thriller novel, is being adapted to film with Cate Blanchett leading a cast of Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson and Kyle Chandler. It’s expected to come out in 2015”.
Dear Reader, which of these books have you read so far? This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper is on the top of my reading list.