Fall is here which means prestige movies are coming to a theater near you and all of the good shows are back on TV. Obviously, our first love is books, but we can usually get behind an adaptation of a great read if we need to give our reading lights a break. Below, you’ll find some excellent new movies and shows—based on some incredible works of literature. Read on to find out more!
Get ready to raise hell with a new documentary chronicling the life of Molly Ivins — six feet of Texas trouble who took on good ol’ boy corruption wherever she found it. The media firebrand was the author of several books, including Bushwhacked (“Illuminating reading.” —Austin American-Statesman) and Molly Ivins Can’t Say That, Can She? (“A delight from start to finish.” —The New York Times Book Review).
In Theaters Now
This new series on CBS was inspired by Courtroom 302 by Steve Bogira, the fascinating story of one year in Chicago’s Cook County Criminal Courthouse, the busiest felony courthouse in the country. Although the series moves the show out of Chicago to Los Angeles, we’re psyched to watched cases unfold week after week.
Airs Monday Nights
This compelling and compulsively readable riff on the classic detective novel by Jonathan Lethem is the inspiration for the new movie starring Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin, and Willem Dafoe.
In Theaters November 1
James Frey’s searing story of a life destroyed and reconstructed is heading to the big screen. The movie stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Carla Juri and Charlie Hunnam.
In Select Theaters and On Demand December 6
Greta Gerwig’s take on Lousia May Alcott’s classic novel is the Christmas movie you won’t want to miss. With an all-star cast including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, and Meryl Streep, there’s no better time to return to this timeless book.
In Theaters December 25
Following the lives of two boys, Norman Lebrecht’s award-winning novel unravels the complex strands of love, envy, and exaltation that bind artistic geniuses to their admirers. It comes to the big screen with an unmissable cast including Tim Roth, Clive Owen, and Catherine McCormack.
In Select Theaters December 25