Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Book-To-Film Adaptations: October 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 theaters...as well as checking out their source material at your library.

The Girl on the Train
Starring: Emily Blunt
Release Date: Oct. 7
Author: Paula Hawkins
Summary: A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Starring: Griffin Gluck
Release Date: Oct. 7
Author: James Patterson
Summary: Imaginative quiet teenager Rafe Katchadorian is tired of his middle school's obsession with the rules at the expense of any and all creativity.  Desperate to shake things up, Rafe and his best friends have come up with a plan: break every single rule in the school and let the students run wild.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Starring: Tom Cruise
Release Date: Oct 21
Based On: "Never Go Back"
Author: Lee Child
Summary: Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name.  On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

American Pastoral
Starring: Ewan McGregor
Release Date: Oct. 28
Based On: "American Pastoral"
Author: Philip Roth
Summary: In 1968, a hardworking man, who's been a staple in his quaint community for years, watches his seemingly perfect middle class life fall apart as his daughter's new radical political affiliation threatens to destroy their family.

Inferno
Starring: Tom Hanks
Release Date: Oct. 28
Based On: "Inferno"
Author: Dan Brown
Summary: When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe, against the clock, to foil a deadly global plot.

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

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