Monday, August 08, 2011

Books into Films

I'm sure you all know that the movie The Help premieres this week at theaters. This is one book that everyone at the library totally agreed about: we all loved it and can't wait to see the film! You've also probably seen the previews for One Day (book by David Nicholls) starring Anne Hathaway which begins August 19. Between these two books, there are currently 23 holds at the library! So we wanted to give you a heads up about which books are coming out as movies this them now so you won't have to wait on the holds list when they're about to premier!

"I Don't Know How She Does It" by Allison Pearson starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Kelsey Grammer, and Christina Hendricks (Sept. 16)
"Drive" by James Sallis starring Ryan Gosling as a stuntman/bank robber (Sept. 16)
"Moneyball" by Michael Lewis starring Brad Pitt in a true baseball story about the Oakland A's (Sept. 23)
"What's Your Number?" romantic comedy based on the book Twenty Times a Lady by Karyn Bosnak; starring Anna Faris (Sept. 30)
"The Three Musketeers" another re-make of the Dumas classic, this one with Orlando Bloom (Oct. 21)
"Breaking Dawn" which is Part 4 of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer (Nov. 18)
"Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy" by John LeCarre with Gary Oldman as George Smiley (Nov. 18)
"Hugo" based on the Newbury-award winning children's book, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" by Brian Selznick (Nov. 23)
"Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows", the Robert Downey Jr/Jude Law sequel based on the novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Dec. 16)
"We Need to Talk About Kevin" by Lionel Shriver, starring John C. Reilly and Tilda Swinton in one of the most talked about films at this year's Cannes Film Festival (Dec. 16)
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (English language version) based on Stieg Larsson's bestseller, starring Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander and Danile Craig as Mikael Blomqvist (Dec. 21)
"The Adventures of Tintin" the children's classic cartoons by Herge, directed by Steven Spielberg (Dec. 23)
"War Horse" by Michael Morpungo, also from a children's book and directed by Speilberg (Dec. 23)

Read the books now so that you too can say (as we always do) "the book was definitely better"!

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