It's that time again! The changing of the seasons to Spring means it's time for another of
my reading lists. I have 15 books — classic and contemporary — that are in the process of being adapted into movies. Check out the literary offerings that I've compiled, and see the stars who are already lined up to bring the pages to life.
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 will star as the admissions officer, Portia Nathan.
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Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell
What it's about: A 19-year-old, Harley is burdened with taking care of his sisters while his mother is in prison. His life gets more complicated when he falls for the mother of one of his sister's friends.
Who's starring: Andrew Garfield is set to play Harley, and Jennifer Garner will play his older love interest.
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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
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Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn
What it's about: While working at a homeless shelter, a 20-something guy crosses paths with his down-and-out father who lives on the streets.
Who's starring: Robert De Niro and Paul Dano are set to star as the father and son, and Julianne Moore is also attached.
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
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Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
What it's about: It's the first in a series about a young man who sees dead people, and occasionally uses his gift to help others.
Who's starring: Anton Yelchin has the title role.
6 / 15
The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst
What it's about: After losing his wife to an unsolved murder, a grieving man tries to figure out a way to get his dog, the only witness, to talk . . . by any disturbing means necessary.
Who's starring: Steve Carell is playing the unhinged widower.
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Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho
What it's about: The book chronicles the real life of legendary horror film director Alfred Hitchcock. The book centers on the relationship between him and his wife while working on the film Psycho.
Who's starring: Anthony Hopkins will play the famous director.
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Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
What it's about: In the final book in the Twilight series, Edward and Bella get married, consummate their relationship, and then deal with the consequences (to say the least). The book will be divided into two films, the first of which is due this November.
Who's starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and the rest of the usual cast are reprising their roles, along with some new faces. Check out the cast of vampires and the young actress who's playing the most pivotal role.
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Game Change by John Heilemann
What it's about: The nonfiction book chronicles the key players in the 2008 US presidential election, with focuses on Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, and John Edwards.
Who's starring: So far, Julianne Moore has been cast as vice presidential candidate Palin in the HBO TV movie.
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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
What it's about: Set in the postapocalyptic future, society has devolved into a place where teens are picked to fight each other to the death for entertainment. Main character Katniss Everdeen becomes one of the fighters in order to save her younger sibling.
Who's starring: Jennifer Lawrence recently snagged the role of Katniss — and though not everyone agrees, we have a few reasons for why she's perfect for the part.
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The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston
What it's about: Author Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi's real-life account of their research of the serial killer known as The Monster of Florence.
Who's starring: George Clooney has signed on to play Preston.
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Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins
What it's about: When a heist occurs at a mob-protected, high-stakes poker game, expert enforcer Jackie Cogan goes to work to find the men who brought it down.
Who's starring: Brad Pitt will be stepping in as the leading man, with a supporting cast that includes Sam Rockwell and Ray Liotta.
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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
What it's about: The prequel to the Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins's journey — and adventures along the way — through Middle Earth.
Who's starring: Martin Freeman is playing Bilbo, and several Lord of the Rings cast members, like Elijah Wood, will also appear.
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre
What it's about: The British spy novel follows key players in the Secret Intelligence Service as they track down a Russian mole within the agency.
Who's starring: Gary Oldman is playing George Smiley alongside Colin Firth and Tom Hardy.
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