Which Books are Becoming Movies For the Rest of 2014

What: A Walk Among Tombstones
Who’s starring: Liam Neeson plays a private detective, and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens is a client who wants revenge for the murder of his wife.
Why you should be interested: Neeson is channeling his Taken persona, but this adaptation of the bestselling novel of the same name looks darker and more compelling.
When it comes out: 18th September



What: Gone Girl
Who’s starring: Ben Affleck plays Nick, the main suspect in his wife Amy’s (Rosamund Pike) disappearance.
Why you should be interested: The Gillian Flynn book the movie is based on is spellbinding, and with David Fincher as director, the movie should be one of this year’s best thrillers.
When it comes out: 3rd October



What: The Maze Runner
Who’s starring: Teen Wolf’s Dylan O’Brien plays the lead, Thomas; Kaya Scodelario, Patricia Clarkson, and Will Poulter.
Why you should be interested: This is the latest dystopian YA adaption turned potential franchise, and it’s poised to be one that gets guys into YA.
When it comes out: 10th October
Watch the trailer: Here


What: The Best of Me
Who’s starring: Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden play former high school sweethearts who reconnect after 20 years.
Why you should be interested: This is based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, so you know what to expect (tears, longing, softly lit love scenes), but somehow, we can’t resist. (It may have something to do with Marsden).
When it comes out: 15th October
Watch the trailer: Here


What: This Is Where I Leave You
Who’s starring: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, and Corey Stoll play siblings who attend the funeral of their father. Jane Fonda plays their mother.
Why you should be interested: Fans of the novel by Jonathan Tropper can attest that this story is both sentimental and raucously funny.
When it comes out: October 24th



What: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Who’s starring: Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell play the parents in this family-friendly flick.
Why you should be interested: Even if you’re all grown up now, you have to see one of your favorite childhood books come to life. Plus, Steve Carell!
When it comes out: 24th October



What: Horns
Who’s starring: Daniel Radcliffe plays Ig, a guy who wakes up to find his girlfriend (Juno Temple) murdered — and a pair of horns on his head.
Why you should be interested: Radcliffe has been impressing with one interesting role after the other since Harry Potter wrapped, and if you wonder how this story is interesting, read about his character again.
When it comes out: 29th October
Watch the trailer: Here


What: The Imitation Game
Who’s starring: Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, a WWII code breaker, and Keira Knightley plays a colleague.
Why you should be interested: If you’re not Cumberbatch’s biggest fan, this movie might convince you; he has the perfect skillset to charm you while convincing you he’s the smartest man in the room (which the real Turing may have been; he cracked the German Enigma to help the Allies win the war).
When it comes out: 14th November



What: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Who’s starring: Jennifer Lawrence reprises her role as Katniss, along with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Julianne Moore as President Alma Coin.
Why you should be interested: This is the end of the Hunger Games series (well, sort of; it’s part one of the end, anyway)! To refresh you, it’s when the revolution against the Capitol finally takes place and Katniss steps forward as the face of the movement. You can’t miss it!
When it comes out: 21st November
Watch the trailer: Here


What: The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
Who’s starring: Martin Freeman reprises his role as Bilbo, along with returning stars Luke Evans and Orlando Bloom.
Why you should be interested: This chapter closes the book (pun intended) on Peter Jackson’s Hobbit series — and shows us what happens after Smaug flew off to destroy Lake-town.
When it comes out: 12th December



What: Unbroken
Who’s starring: Jack O’Connell plays WWII soldier and POW Louis Zamperini in this true story.
Why you should be interested: It’s Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, and Zamperini’s story is truly an inspiration (he was an Olympic runner prior to joining the army). He also recently passed away, so this should be all the more poignant.
When it comes out: 26th December



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