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Great Books Coming to a Screen Near You

Great Books Coming to a Screen Near You

We love watching our favorite characters come to life on the screen, but with a number of excellent TV shows and movies coming out all the time, it can be hard to know what to watch. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the page-to-screen adaptations we’re most excited about in the next few months. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for the hotly anticipated adaptations of Crazy Rich Asians and The Girl in the Spider’s Web coming later this summer!

 

9780525436201Fifty Shades Freed

The major motion picture, based on the third volume of the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy which has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide, was released just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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9780525564430McMafia

Misha Glenny’s groundbreaking study of global organized crime is now the inspiration for an eight-part AMC crime drama starring James Norton (War and Peace), Juliet Rylance, and David Strathairn. The series begins February 26.

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9780525564362The Looming Tower

This bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the events leading up to 9/11 is the basis for the original Hulu series starring Alec Baldwin, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeff Daniels, and Tahar Rahim. The series premiers on February 28.

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9780385497527The Child in Time

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children’s books, who is confronted with the unthinkable: the loss of a child. It’s based on the novel by Booker Prize–winning author Ian McEwan and premieres April 1 on Masterpiece on PBS.

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9780525562894You Were Never Really Here

Now a major motion picture starring Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here is a gritty, harrowing story of corruption and one man’s violent quest for vengeance. The movie arrives in select theaters on April 6.

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9780525435006The Handmaid’s Tale

If you missed out on reading the book last year, now’s your chance! The second season of the Emmy Award winning Hulu series, based on the #1 New York Times bestseller and seminal work of speculative fiction, begins airing April 25.

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9781101911860Sweetbitter

Stephanie Danler’s bestselling novel follows twenty-two-year-old Tess as she navigates the joys and sorrows of working in a famous restaurant in New York City. The series based on the book will premiere on Starz on May 6.

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9780307386175On Chesil Beach

Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn, Lady Bird) stars in this adaptation of Ian McEwan’s moving take on the collision of sexual longing, deep-seated fears, and romantic fantasy on a young couple’s wedding night. The movie hits select theaters on June 15.

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