21 books to read before they become movies this year
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21 books to read before they become movies this year
Based on Herman Koch's bestselling novel, "The Dinner" is a thriller about two parents who have dinner with Dutch politicians who suspect their children of terrorism.
Richard Gere in "The Dinner." 
Release date : May 5
Guy Ritchie's "King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword" movie looks like it'll be a loose and fun adaptation of the classic Arthurian legend.
Charlie Hunnam in "King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword."
Release date : May 12
The adaptations of Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books continue with "Long Haul."
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul." 
Release date : May 19
"Everything, Everything" is based on a novel by Nicola Yoon, about a young woman who has a disease that doesn't let her leave the house, but she falls in love with a boy who moves in next door.
Amanda Sterling in "Everything, Everything." 
Release date : May 19
Dav Pilkey's beloved book series about two kids who hypnotize their school principal into thinking he's an underwear-slinging superhero finally gets its movie due with "Captain Underpants."
"Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie." 
Release date : June 2
The "Wonder Woman" movie is following DC Comics's "The New 52" reboot, where Diana is the daughter of Zeus.
Gal Gadot in "Wonder Woman."
Release date : June 2
The stark Victorian drama "Lady Macbeth" isn't directly based on Shakespeare — it's based on the 1865 novella "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk" by Nikolai Leskov.
"Lady Macbeth."
Release date : June 2
The 1951 Daphne du Maurier novel "My Cousin Rachel" was already adapted once in a movie starring Richard Burton, and it's getting another big-screen adaptation, this time focused around Rachel Weisz.
"My Cousin Rachel." 
Release date : July 14
Luc Besson's films are always interesting, and his upcoming sci-fi opus "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," based on the French comics series, looks like his most ambitious effort yet.
"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets." 
Release date : July 21
Graphic novel "The Coldest City" by Antony Johnston is a double-agent spy thriller that takes place on the eve of the collapse of the Berlin Wall. The movie adaptation is called "Atomic Blonde" and stars Charlize Theron and James McAvoy.
"Atomic Blonde." 
Release date : July 28
It's been a long journey to the screen for Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" epic, and it's finally almost here. The adaptation will star Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba.
Idris Elba in "The Dark Tower." 
Release date: July 28
Stephen King's other high-profile adaptation this year is "It," starring Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise The Dancing Clown.
"It."
Release date : September 8
The book "Victoria and Abdul" told the surprising story of Abdul Karim, who became a clerk for Queen Victoria at the age of 24. Stephen Frears, who directed "The Queen" and "Florence Foster Jenkins" is directing a movie adaptation starring Judi Dench and Ali Fazal.
Judi Dench will play Queen Victoria. 
Release date : September 22
Tomas Alfredson is adapting "The Snowman," a detective thriller based on the bestseller by Norwegian author Jo Nesbø.
Michael Fassbender is cast as Oslo detective Harry Hole.
Release date : October 13
Charles Martin's romance-thriller "The Mountain Between Us" is about a surgeon and writer who survive a plane crash and get stranded in the mountains. The movie will have a rock-solid cast, with Idris Elba and Kate Winslet.
Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, Hollywood dream team.
Release date : October 20
The book "Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together" is about — well, the subtitle is long enough to explain it.
"Same Kind of Different As Me." 
Release date : October 20
"Thank You for Your Service" by David Finkel is a non-fiction book about US soldiers struggling with PTSD. The movie version is going to star Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, and Amy Schumer.
Miles Teller. Pascal Le Segretain
Release date : October 27
Stephen Chbosky — himself the author of YA hit "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" — is adapting fellow YA author Raquel Jaramillo's novel "Wonder" into a movie. It's about a boy with a facial deformity trying to fit into school.
"Wonder."
Release date : November 17
John Green is a YA star with novels like "Paper Towns" and "The Fault in Our Stars." His short story collection "Let it Snow" is getting adapted into a film about interweaving romances that come together on Christmas eve.
Author John Green.
Release date : November 22
Kenneth Branagh takes on Agatha Christie's classic novel "Murder on the Orient Express," which has been adapted once before into a 1974 film.
Kenneth Branagh.
Release date : November 22
André Aciman's novel "Call Me By Your Name" has been acclaimed as a sensitive coming-of-age drama about two young men who fall in love in Italy. The film adaptation has gotten rave reviews at festivals.
"Call Me By Your Name." 
Release date : November 24
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