11 Awesome Books That are Slated to Become Movies in 2019
September 29, 2018
It seems like the best movies are always adaptations of books.
, Harry Potter , The Hunger Games … there are so many iconic films that began as novels! A lot of people say the books are The Fault in Our Stars always better than the movie version, which, to be fair, is true most of the time. Nonetheless, it’s always exciting to see one of your favorite novels get adapted to the big screen!
There are tons of books that are slated to become movies in 2019. There’s going to be classics, newer novels and everything in between! Want to find out which books you should read before they get turned into movies? Keep scrolling to find out:
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The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
The Woman in the Window was one of the biggest mystery novels of 2018, and now it's getting turned into a movie! It's already got multiple big names attached to the project, including Amy Adams, Julianne Moore and Gary Oldman. It's currently set to be released on October 4, 2019, just in time for Halloween!
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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women is one of the most well-known children's books of all time, so it's no surprise that it's getting turned into a film... again. The classic novel has already been adapted not once, not twice, but a whopping SIX times!
The latest adaptation has a totally star-studded cast.
Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig is teaming up with Saoirse Ronan and Timothée Chalamet once again, and Meryl Streep, Emma Watson and Laura Dern are also joining the crew.
The film will be released on December 25, 2019, so it'll be a Merry Christmas for all!
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Wicked by Gregory Maguire
That's right... everyone's fave musical is coming to the big screen!
Most people know
Wicked as a theater production, but the acclaimed musical is actually based off the book of the same name by Gregory Maguire. The movie version will follow the same plot, but according to Stephen Schwartz, who wrote the music for the original musical, there will be two new songs!
Currently, the release date is set for December 20, 2019.
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Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
If you were a fan of
Murder on the Orient Express, you'll love Death on the Nile. It continues the story of detective Hercule Poirot, who jets off to Egypt to investigate the murder of the young and beautiful heiress Linnet Doyle.
So far the only known cast member is
Kenneth Branagh, who played Hercule in MOTOE, but the movie is set to be released on December 20, 2019.
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Witness for the Prosecution by Doyle
Death on the Nile isn't the only Agatha Christie book making it to the big screen next year. Witness for the Prosecution, which follows a dramatic murder trial, will also get the film treatment.
The book was first adapted for the big screen in 1957, but now it's getting an update with
Ben Affleck set to both direct and star in the film.
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Call of the Wild by Jack London
You've probably read
Call of the Wild at some point in your school career (or watched the movie, if you were lazy). It's a famous classic novel, and now it's being adapted for the fourth time!
This time around,
Harrison Ford will play main character John Thornton, who forms a close bond with a sled dog named Buck. It's getting released on Christmas day, which is fitting given the Alaskan wilderness setting.
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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
St. Martin's Griffin
The Nightingale was written in 2015, but the story takes places all the way back in the World War II era, where Sisters Vivianne and Isabella must grapple with the chaos that the Nazis cause when they invade their small French town.
None of the cast members have been announced yet, but the movie has a January 25, 2019 release date, so we'll hopefully find out soon!
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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Back Bay Books
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, so it's no wonder why it's getting turned into a movie!
The story centers around a boy named Theo, who loses his mother in a tragic terrorist attack. He then grows up in New York City without his parents, where he struggles with his own inner demons. When an old friend shows up with a crazy plan, Theo can't help but go along with it.
The cast of the film adaptation is
so good. Ansel Elgort, Finn Wolfhard, Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson and Denis O'Hare are all starring in the movie, so you know it's going to be amazing! It won't come out until October 11, 2019, but we'll be counting down the days.
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The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Graeme Simsion's 2013 romance novel focuses on Don Tillman, a super smart but socially awkward science professor. Don decides it's time to find a wife, but who he falls for is the last person he thought he would end up with.
Jennifer Lawrence was set to star in the movie, but she dropped out due to salary negotiation issues. The rest of the cast is being held tightly under wraps... but Ryan Reynolds is rumored to be playing the main character! We'll have to wait until May 10, 2019 to find out, though.
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The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
The Knife of Never Letting Go, women have been mostly killed off by a mysterious disease, so it's only men left. The protagonist, Todd, will soon transform from a boy to a man, and that means he'll be able to hear all other men's thoughts and vice versa. But his community is hiding something so terrible from him that he's forced to flee.
The movie is being renamed
Chaos Walking, but the plot will remain the same, and Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley will play the main characters. It comes out March 1, 2019, so we would def recommend reading the book before then!
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The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell
The Rhythm Section, Stephanie is struggling to deal with the death of her family. They were killed in a tragic airplane crash that appeared to be an accident... until Stephanie finds out that it was really a terrorist attack. Determined to avenge their deaths, she joins a secret agency to get revenge.
The cast for this adaptation is killer!
Blake Lively will take up the role of Stephanie, and Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown are also involved. The movie is slated for a February 22, 2019 release, which is only a few months away!