Books are great — when there’s nothing worth watching on TV, that is. And sometimes those books even manage to creep up on TV screens anyway. VideoAge picked 12 books that have been adapted first for U.S. theaters and then for worldwide television, with a Fall/Winter 2022 release.
Proceeding in chronological order, there was Blonde, released in theaters on September 16, and 12 days later streamed on Netflix. The movie is based on a 2000 novel by the same name by Joyce Carol Oates.
Then came The Wonder, which hit the silver screen on November 2 in the U.S., November 4 in the U.K., and subsequently streamed on Netflix. The movie was adapted from Emma Donoghue’s 2016 novel by the same name.
On November 18, Universal Pictures sent She Said to theaters. The film was based on Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey’s 2019 book.
Five days later, MGM sent its book-related movie to theaters Bones and All, based on Camille DeAngelis’s 2015 book.
On November 25, White Noise hit the big screen (before Netflix relegates it to the small screen on December 30). The movie is based on Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel of the same name.
On December 2, United Artist (UA) will release in the U.S. Women Talking, which is based on Miriam Toews’s 2018 novel, and Universal Pictures will release it internationally.
Theaters will be screening Sony Pictures’ A Man Called Otto on December 14. The movie is based on Fredrik Backman’s 2012 Swedish novel A Man Called Ove.
On April 28 theaters will show Lionsgate’s Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, based on the 1970 Judy Blume book by the same name.
Then there are film adaptations that have no release dates as of yet, including Universal Pictures’ Oppenheimer, adapted from the 2005 book by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin, American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer.
Another film adaptation is Paramount Pictures’ Killers of the Flower Moon, based on David Grann’s 2017 book, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.
Finally, there is Daisy Jones & the Six from the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, which will be a miniseries on Amazon Prime Video. Another Reid novel, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, is being adapted by Netflix for a feature film.
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