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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
What’s your favorite book-to-movie adaptation? Let us know in the comments!