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9 Book-To-Film Adaptations That You Can’t Miss In 2017

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  •  April 19, 2017


It is such a happy news to see all our favorite books making it to the Hollywood. 2017 is promising us everything from adventure to thriller and romance. Also, there is a big package of fun films for the kids, too!

Check ’em out!

 ‘Captain Underpants’

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There’s nothing sexier than a man unafraid to walk around in his underwear—unless he’s fighting crime in it. The PG-13 film based on the children’s novel of the same name comes to big screens, helmed by directors David Soren and Rob Letterman, featuring The Officestar Ed Helms as the hero.

‘Everything, Everything’

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This American romance drama directed by Stella Meghie and written by J Mills Goodloe is based on the young-adult novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon. The movie features Amandla Stenberg as a girl quarantined at home due to allergies, who ends up falling for the boy-next-door played by Nick Robinson.


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An evil entity hunts children, usually making its appearance as a killer clown to exploit their fears in this bone-chilling adaptation of the novel by Stephen King, directed by Andrés Muschietti.

‘The Circle’

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Emma Watson may have given 2017 a fierce, ass-kicking feminist Belle, but she’s far from done when it comes to adaptations. In James Ponsoldt’s The Circle, she stars as a tech worker at a powerful internet corporation founded by Tom Hanks’ character. The story quickly escalates from one of personal ambition to a complex question of privacy and democracy, among other things.

‘The Lost City of Z’

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An American action-adventure film directed by James Gray, based on the 2009 book of the same name by David Grann. It features British explorer Percy Fawcett, who made several attempts to find an ancient lost city in the Amazon. Starring Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller and more.

‘The Sense of an Ending’

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Julian Barnes’ story of a retired man named Tony Webster, who recalls how he and his clique met Adrian Finn at school and vowed to remain friends for life inspired the British-American drama film directed by Ritesh Batra and written by Nick Payne.

‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’

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The film based on Jeff Kinney’s book revolves around adventures that both children and adults can enjoy—in this case, a road trip that leads to a video game convention. Directed by David Bowers.


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Based on RJ Palacio’s book of a young boy with a facial deformity who wants to be treated as a ‘regular kid’ at school, the movie, starring fan-favourites Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay, is slated to release later this year. Prepare for a bucket-load of tears watching this flick directed by Stephen Chbosky.

‘Wonder Woman’

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The protagonist might be a comic book god, but technicalities aside, she makes her solo big screen debut with Gal Gadot playing (and kicking ass as) the titular character, and Patty Jenkins directing. Hold on to your horses, Princess of the Amazon rides in soon.

This article was first published on Vogue India.

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