9 Movie Adaptations To Finish Out The Year

by Amy Sachs

Can you believe we are heading right into the final two months of the year? Weren't we just listing all the book-to-movie adaptations this year? Mockingjay Part 2 felt so far away, and now it's just around the corner. Room felt like it may never have its theatrical release, and it's a mere few days away. Really, if someone could tell me where this year flew off to, I'd appreciate it.

But before award season hits fast and furious, and before we all start listing out the best and worst books and movies of the year, there are still plenty of book adaptations to see. (And compare to the book as you watch — it's OK — we all do it.) Some seriously amazing books are heading to the big screen within the next two months, and if you haven't read them yet, there's still time!

If you're looking for a hard-hitting true story, try out Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea. If you're getting ready to say goodbye to a beloved saga, give Mockingjay a read (or a reread). No matter what you're in the mood to read or watch, there's something for you! Here are nine movie adaptations to look out for through the rest of the year.

Room by Emma Donoghue

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay

Release Date: November 6

Emma Donogue's 2010 bestseller is hitting the big screen this November, so readers and movie-lovers alike can enjoy her dark tale of Ma and Jack, held captive by Old Nick in what they know only as "Room." Told in the voice of a 5-year-old who knows no home outside of Room, Room is a must-read before it hits theaters.

Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen

Release Date: November 6

The story of an Irish girl, Ellis, being given the opportunity to leave her small town in Ireland to come to Brooklyn, New York, just after World War II, is one of Colm Toibin's most beloved novels. Saoirse Ronan is bringing Brooklyn to life just in time for the holiday season, but be sure not to miss out on Toibin's beautiful prose, first.

Mockingjay, Part 2 by Suzanne Collins

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson

Release Date: November 20

Are you ready for the final installment of Suzanne Collins beloved Hunger Games trilogy? Is anyone, for that matter? Mockingjay Part 2 is guaranteed to bring tears to theaters everywhere, so what better way to prepare for that than revisiting the book?

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

Starring: Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett

Release Date: November 20

The Price of Salt takes on a new name for the film, Carol. The 1952 novel is set to star Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett, who fall in love in what is sure to be an amazingly emotional movie. This movie season is sure to bring a lot of tears with it.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy

Release Date: November 25

A new take on a Gothic classic is re-imagined with Daniel Radcliffe at the helm of November's Victor Frankenstein. Go for the amazing story, stay for Harry Potter himself.

A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tom Skerritt

Release Date: November 25

An American salesman takes to Saudi Arabia in an attempt to sell an IT contract. It's Dave Eggers and Tom Hanks: What more could we want, really?

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander

Release Date: November 27

Based on a true story of a transgender pioneer, The Danish Girl has garnered quite a bit of buzz already, so you know the movie is sure to be an instant front-runner come award season — especially with Eddie Redmayne starring.

In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw

Release Date: December 11

The National Book Award-winning true story of the tragedy of the Whaleship Essex is hitting theaters in early December, and it's starring none other than Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth. A heart-breaker for sure, In the Heart of the Sea is sure to be an emotional ride, so be sure to pack some tissues for what has been called the Titanic of the 19th century.

The Revenant by Michael Punke

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

Release Date: December 25

One question: Will this book get Leo the Oscar he so desperately deserves? Read it first and decide later.

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