Upcoming Books-to-Films

books to filmIf you like to read the book before you see the movie, here are four books whose film adaptations will be coming out later this year. All are available at the Syosset Public Library.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

the-giverFilm premieres August 15 and will star Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites.

At the age of twelve, Jonas, a young boy from a seemingly utopian, futuristic world, is singled out to receive special training from The Giver, who alone holds the memories of the true joys and pain of life.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

gone girlFilm premieres October 3 and stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris.

When a beautiful woman goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, her diary reveals hidden turmoil in her marriage and a mysterious illness; while her husband, desperate to clear himself of suspicion, realizes that something more disturbing than murder may have occurred.

The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

best of meFilm premieres October 17, starring Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden and Liana Liberato.

Two former high school sweethearts return to their hometown for the funeral of a mentor and confront the choices they have made since they last met.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I

by Suzanne Collins

MockingjayFilm premieres November 21, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. A revolution is unfolding, and it is up to Katniss to accept responsibility for countless lives and to change the course of the future of Panem.

– posted by Sonia, Reference Services

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