2017 Book-to-Film Adaptations

2017 Book-to-Film Adaptations

Posted on December 13, 2017 by Lourdes Alcaraz

Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning play by August Wilson, Fences getting a lot of Oscar buzz for its two leads. It's the story of a former baseball player who struggles to provide for his family and come to terms with his life. It stars Denzel Washington (who also directs) and Viola Davis, who make for a wonderful on-screen pair in this adaptation about shifting race relations. 

Based on the true story chronicled in Margot Lee Shetterly's book of the same name, Hidden Figures looks at the amazing contributions of African-American women working at NASA during the Space Race. It stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, and Kevin Costner.  The film chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.  

With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.Based on popular YA author Lauren Oliver's debut, it stars Zooey Deutch, Halston Sage, and Jennifer Beals.  

Based on the bestseller by Diane Ackerman, The Zookeeper's Wife tells the true story of Polish zookeepers who helped save hundreds of people during the Nazi invasion. It stars Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl.  After their zoo was bombed, Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski managed to save over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding refugees in the empty animal cages.

As Mae rises through the ranks of a powerful company, she is encouraged to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom.  Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.  The Circle is a heart-pounding thriller starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. 

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