With the weather still cold outside, what better way to spend your downtime than with a good book? This time around, get lost in pages that will make their way into theaters before you know it. Click through to read up on the latest batch of books that are being adapted into movies.
Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg
What it's about: This biography of Max Perkins sheds light on the life of the book editor of literary greats like Thomas Wolfe and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Who's starring: Colin Firth is set to portray Perkins, while Michael Fassbender has picked up the role of author Wolfe in the adaptation (which will be called Genius).
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Naked by David Sedaris
What it's about: David Sedaris's collection of essays chronicles his life from his quirky childhood in North Carolina to his crazy college years and beyond.
Who's starring: Denis O'Hare, Jonathan Groff, and Casey Wilson are just a few of the cast members of the film C.O.G., which is based on one short story from the book.
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The Art of the Engine Driver by Steven Carroll
What it's about: A New Year's Eve party in a 1950s Australian suburb gets messy when the revelers are confronted with buried secrets.
Who's starring: Guy Pearce and Rosamund Pike are playing the lead married couple in the film version, called Violet Town.
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The Switch by Elmore Leonard
What it's about: In this prequel to Jackie Brown, two convicts kidnap a woman married to a real estate developer. When he doesn't want his wife back and refuses to pay the ransom, she joins in on the plan to get revenge.
Who's starring: Dennis Quaid and Jennifer Aniston are playing the husband and wife, with John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def) as the kidnappers. Ty Burrell also has a part.
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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
What it's about: In this heart-wrenching novel, a boy comes home to find a box of tapes recorded by his classmate and crush Hannah, who has recently killed herself. She lists 13 reasons why she did it, which include his actions.
Who's starring: Selena Gomez has signed on to star as Hannah.
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Paranoia by Joseph Finder
What it's about: After playing a prank at work, an employee at a technology company agrees to participate in a tangled scheme in order to keep his job.
Who's starring: Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Amber Heard, and Richard Dreyfuss are all starring.
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
What it's about: In this classic children's book, Alexander has pretty much the worst day ever, as the title implies.
Who's starring: Steve Carell will play the part of Alexander's dad, Ben, in this live-action adaptation.
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The Spook's Apprentice by Joseph Delaney
What it's about: A young boy — the seventh son of a seventh son — is training to become an exorcist under the guidance of a Spook, a man who fights supernatural creatures.
Who's starring: Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, and Jeff Bridges have signed on to the movie, which is called The Seventh Son.
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Mid Ocean by T. Rafael Cimino
What it's about: A special agent is assigned to drug enforcement in the Florida Keys, and he adjusts to a gritty life in the Sunshine State that most tourists don't see.
Who's starring: Richard Tyson and Greer Bishop are rumored to be cast.
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Lie Down in Darkness by William Styron
What it's about: The lives and eventual destruction of a dysfunctional Southern family, including the suicide of Peyton, one of the daughters.
Who's starring: Kristen Stewart will play the lead as Peyton.
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The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
What it's about: The memoir of Jordan Belfort follows the stockbroker as he goes from success to drug addiction to money laundering and various other white-collar crimes before heading to prison.
Who's starring: Leonardo DiCaprio is starring alongside Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey.
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The Company You Keep by Neil Gordon
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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
What it's about: A zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one is his victims; their relationship might shift the course of events of the entire zombie world.
Who's starring: Nicholas Hoult plays the zombie R with Teresa Palmer as his human love interest. Watch the
trailer for Warm Bodies.
Release date: Feb. 1
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Horns by Joe Hill
What it's about: In this dark fantasy, a 26-year-old awakens after the rape and murder of his girlfriend to find a pair of horns on his head.
Who's starring: Daniel Radcliffe is playing main character Ig Perrish.
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The Host by Stephenie Meyer
What it's about: An alien race called Souls takes over Earth, but one woman refuses to let her body be a host, creating a struggle in her mind.
Who's starring: Saoirse Ronan is playing human Melanie as well as Wanderer, the Soul who has come to claim Melanie's body. Max Irons is her love interest Jared, and Diane Kruger is playing the Seeker. Watch
the trailer for The Host.
Release date: March 29
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One Shot by Lee Child
What it's about: A former army cop heads to Middle America to help solve a sniper case.
Who's starring: Tom Cruise is playing leading man Jack Reacher in the film named after the character, along with Robert DuVall. Watch
the trailer for Jack Reacher.
Release date: Dec. 15
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Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz
What it's about: A Princeton admissions officer loves her job but is challenged when she meets a promising student who doesn't necessarily measure up to the college's standards. Who's starring: Tina Fey is playing the admissions officer opposite Paul Rudd.
the trailer for Admission.
Release date: March 13
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Austenland by Shannon Hale
What it's about: A woman who is obsessed with the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice's Mr. Darcy travels to a Jane Austen-themed resort before trying to give up her preoccupation with the author's fictional world.
Who's starring: Keri Russell is playing the Austen-obsessed Jane Hayes.
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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
What it's about: Clary Fray discovers a world of Shadowhunters, a group of teenagers who try to rid the world of demons.
Who's starring: Lily Collins is playing Clary, and Jamie Campbell Bower is playing Jace. Watch
the trailer for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Release date: Aug. 23
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