Upcoming Books-to-Films

books to filmIf you like to read the book before you see the movie, here are five books whose film adaptations will be coming out during these next few months. All are available at the Syosset Public Library.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

girl-on-the-trainFilm premieres October 7 and stars Haley Bennett, Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux.

Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers.

Inferno by Dan Brown

infernoFilm premieres October 28 and stars Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones and Ben Foster.

In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces–Dante’s “Inferno”–as he battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk  by Ben Fountain

billy-lynns-long-halftime-walkFilm premieres November 11 and stars Kristen Stewart. Vin Diesel and Garrett Hedlund.

Asked to be part of the Dallas Cowboys’ Halftime Show, Specialist William Billy Lynn, one of the eight surviving men of the Bravo Squad, finds his life forever changed by this all-American event that causes him to better understand difficult truths about himself and those around him.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander

fantastic-beastsFilm premieres November 18 and stars Jon Voight, Eddie Redmayne and Ezra Miller.

Offers alphabetically arranged entries detailing the characteristics of such mythical beasts as hippogrifs, blast-ended screwts, dragons, and unicorns. A book of magical creatures straight from the library at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Lion, based  on the memoir A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierly and Larry Buttrose

long-way-homeFilm premieres November 25  and stars Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel.

An account of the author’s inspirational effort to find his India birthplace describes how he was accidentally separated from his family in the mid-1980s, his survival on the streets of Calcutta, his adoption by an Australian family, and his headline-making Google Earth search.

-posted by Sonia, Reference Services

 

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