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10 Books That Will Become Movies This Year

By Millie Hilton
13th Apr 2017

the zookeepers wife

We all know, that nine times out of ten, the books are waaaaaaaay better than their film adaptions. But of course we must indulge in both (especially when there’s eye candy on the big screen). If you like to know what to expect before seeing the movie, we rounded up the best up-and-coming film adaptions of the books that you absolutely must read, stat.

Here are 10 of the best books coming to a big screen near you this year.


Wonder is the story of a small boy, August Pullman, with a facial deformity who just wants to fit in. Starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Room’s outstanding newcomer, Jacob Tremblay, this all-star cast is set to deliver an uplifting tale of belonging in the somewhat-harsh surrounds of the school environment.

The Shack

During a family vacation, Mack’s youngest daughter was suspiciously abducted and possibly murdered. Four years later, Mack, played by Sam Worthington, receives a suspicious letter inviting him back to the crime scene. When he returns to the shack, he undergoes a physical, mental and spiritual journey in coming to terms with the loss of his daughter.

Thank You For Your Service

Thank You For Your Service is an American war-drama about posttraumatic stress disorder in United States soldiers as they return to their civilian life. This harrowing story stars Miles Teller, Hayley Bennett and Amy Schumer, as they depict grappling PTSD and the struggles of forgetting the memories of war.

Red Sparrow

This novel by Jason Matthews is an upcoming American spy thriller that follows the story of Dominika, aka Red Sparrow, a central intelligence officer undergoing training in seducing the enemy. This book is about Russian and American espionage and stars A-listers like Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons.

The Zookeeper’s Wife

Based on a true story, this powerful tale follows the keepers of Warsaw Zoo in 1939 where they saved the lives of 300 Jews from the clutches of the Nazis. When the Germans closed the zoo, Antonia Zabinski, played by Jessica Chastain, and her husband exhibit a remarkable sympathy for all life, and harbour a menagerie of animals as well as fleeing Jews from the Warsaw ghetto.

The Dinner

Starring Laura Linney and Richard Gere, this dark and suspenseful tale follows two families united by the criminal activities of their teenage sons. Watch the four parents struggle to make the hardest decision of their lives—all over a meal at the family’s dinner table.

The Dark Tower

Stephen King fans rejoice! Boss man Idris Elba and hunky Matthew McConoughey star in this adaption of King’s book, The Dark Tower. What to expect? This is a science fantasy Western horror film (it’s got it all) that follows the characters of Jake and Roland, who roam an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower in hopes of preserving his dying world.

Same Kind Of Different As Me

Starring Greg Kinnear and Renee Zellweger, an art dealer and his wife befriend a homeless man in an effort to save their struggling marriage. What follows is a life-changing journey for the trio demonstrating the struggle that is required to make and maintain a friendship of people with very different upbringings.

Let It Snow

Young adult novelist John Green is turning yet another literary masterpiece into a film. Let It Snow tells the story of three different intertwining romances that come together for the holiday season. There’s no mention of the cast yet, but we’re predicting some big names for this heartening romantic tale.

The Lost City Of Z

In this narrative nonfiction, legendary British explorer, Percy Fawcett, is on a quest to find a lost Amazon city. Set in 1925, Fawcett undergoes an action-packed journey into the deadly Amazon jungle as he seeks to unravel one of the world’s greatest mysteries. The film stars Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller and Charlie Human, and is expected to hit cinemas this April.

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