Books Coming To The Big Screen In 2017

There are several blockbuster movies coming out this year to get excited about: Beauty and the Beast, Power Rangers, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Wonder Woman to name a few. After you check those out be sure to make time for these other great movies arriving in theaters in 2017 that are based on bestselling books.

 

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Summary: A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.

Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

Release Date: January 6, 2017

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Series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Summary: After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three Baudelaire children face trials and tribulations attempting to uncover dark family secrets.

Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, Malina Weissman

Release Date: January 13, 2017 on Netflix

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Zookeeper's Wife

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

Summary: The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.

Starring: Jessica Chastain, Daniel Brühl, Johan Heldenbergh

Release Date: March 31, 2017

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Wonder

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Summary: A young boy born with a facial deformity is destined to fit in at a new school, and to make everyone understand he’s just another ordinary kid, and that beauty isn’t skin deep.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Mandy Patinkin

Release Date: April 7, 2017

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Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z by David Grann

Summary: A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller

Release Date: April 21, 2017

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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Summary: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

Starring: Jordana Blake, Alexis Bledel, O.T. Fagbenle

Release Date: April 26, 2017 on Hulu

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The Circle

The Circle by Dave Eggers

Summary: A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.

Starring: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Karen Gillan

Release Date: April 28, 2017

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Everything, Everything

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Summary: A teenager who’s lived a sheltered life because she’s allergic to everything, falls for the boy who moves in next door.

Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose

Release Date: May 19, 2017

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The Dark Tower

The Dark Tower by Stephen King

Summary: The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where “the world has moved on” in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.

Starring: Katheryn Winnick, Matthew McConaughey, Idris Elba

Release Date: July 28, 2017

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IT by Stephen King

IT by Stephen King

Summary: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.

Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Nicholas Hamilton

Release Date: September 8, 2017

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Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Summary: Renowned Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a wealthy American traveling on the Orient Express, the most famous train in the world.

Starring: Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad

Release Date: November 22, 2017

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Glass Castle

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Summary: A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who’s an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children’s imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Starring: Brie Larson, Naomi Watts, Woody Harrelson

Release Date: 2017 (TBA)

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