Books into Movies in 2019

If you are like us and like to read the book before you watch the movie, check out this post from Goodreads listing some of the book to screen adaptations coming to us this year.

The Big Book-to-Screen Adaptations of 2019

From Goodreads Posted by Hayley on January 16, 2019 ·

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Ready to see some of your favorite stories come to life? Hollywood producers, directors, and actors are continuing their obsession with books—not that we can blame them.

From Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, starring Emma Watson and Saoirse Ronan, to the wartime romp of Catch-22 with George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, there’s an adaptation for every type of reader. Love horror? Check out NOS4A2 and Pet Sematary. Want true stories? Try The Best of Enemies and I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.

And the stars of last year’s adaptations are back for more. Lana Condor follows up her breakout performance in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by enrolling in Syfy’s Deadly Class, and Amy Adams moves from HBO’s psychological thriller, Sharp Objects, to the big-screen adaptation of the Hitchcockian The Woman in the Window.

We’ve included the release dates (if available) and the network or platform where you’ll find each television show. For more information about the adaptations, click on the title.

Movie adaptations

A Dog’s Way Home
Based on the book by W. Bruce Cameron

With 400 miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness between her and her person, one lost puppy embarks on an unforgettable adventure home. The movie stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, and Edward James Olmos.

Release date: January 11

Native Son
Based on the book by Richard Wright

Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. The young black man comes of age in 1930s Chicago in this powerful story of race and class division. The movie stars Ashton Sanders, Nick Robinson, and Sanaa Lathan.

Release date: January 24

The Rhythm Section
Based on the book by Mark Burnell

The plane crash that killed Stephanie’s family wasn’t an accident. Filled with rage, she joins a covert intelligence organization to exact her revenge. The movie stars Blake Lively, Jude Law, and Sterling K. Brown.

Release date: February 22

Chaos Walking
Based on the book by Patrick Ness

How do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought? Todd and his dog, Manchee, run for their lives in a surreal dystopian world. The movie stars Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Mads Mikkelsen, and Nick Jonas.

Release date: March 1

The Turning
Based on the book by Henry James

A governess attempts to protect two strange, oddly silent children as malevolent forces draw nearer in this modern update of the classic tale. The movie stars Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, and Barbara Marten.

Release date: March 14

Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
Based on the book by Maria Semple

When revolutionary architect–turned–misanthropic matriarch Bernadette disappears, it’s up to her daughter to search through emails and secret correspondences to find her. The movie stars Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer, and Kristen Wiig.

Release date: August 9

The Informer
Based on the book by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström

An ex-convict and top-secret operative embarks on a dangerous assignment: posing as a prisoner inside the country’s most notorious jail. The movie stars Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, and Ana de Armas.

Release date: March 22

To read the full list at, click HERE

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