Saturday, August 27, 2016

Book-To-Film Adaptations: September 2016

Literature often inspires film adaptations and each month I like to highlight those hitting theaters soon.  Check out this blog entry to see what they are, and be on the lookout for seeing them in well as checking out their source material at your library.

The Light Between Oceans
Starring: Michael Fassbender
Release Date: Sept. 2
Author: M.L. Stedman
Summary: A lighthouse keeper and his wife, living off the coast of Western Australia, raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.

Starring: Tom Hanks
Release Date: Sept. 9
Based On: "Highest Duty"
Author: Chesley Sullenberger
Summary: The story of Chesley Sullengerger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of the airplane flight's 155 crew and passengers.

Bridget Jones's Baby
Starring: Renee Zellweger
Release Date: Sept. 16
Based On: Characters by the Author
Author: Helen Fielding
Summary: The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Release Date: Sept. 16
Author: Luke Harding
Summary: NSA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.

Queen of Katwe
Starring: David Oyelowo
Release Date: Sept. 23
Author: Tim Crothers
Summary: A young girl from Uganda trains to become a world chess champion.

Deepwater Horizon
Starring: Mark Wahlberg
Release Date: Sept. 30
Based On: "Deepwater Horizon's Final Hours"
Author: David Barstow
Summary: A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Starring: Eva Green
Release Date: Sept. 30
Author: Ransom Riggs
Summary: When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.  But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

And there you have it, your look at September's book-to-film adaptations to be on the lookout for.

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