Books to Big Screen

What’s better than seeing your favourite books come to life?
Harry Potter, Bridget Jones’s Diary and The Wizard of Oz ringing any bells? Well, here’s the next wave headed to the big screen in 2017. 

The Zookeepers Wife

The Zookeeper’s Wife
True stories always resonate well on film and like Schindler’s List, this story of two Warsaw zookeepers who risked their lives to save hundreds of Jews during Nazi occupation is a profound and moving one. The international bestseller comes to the big screen with Hollywood’s current ‘it’ girl Jessica Chastain in the lead role.  

Before I Fall

Before I Fall
Lauren Oliver’s popular young adult novel Before I Fall receives a stylish adaptation thanks to director Ry Russo-Young and a talented cast including Zoey Deutch from Dirty Grandpa It’s the story of mean teen Sam Kingston who is trapped in a time loop that forces her to relive a critical day in her life over and over again.

Tulip Fever

Tulip Fever
Fans of Deborah Moggach’s 1999 bestseller had a hunch back in 2011 it would be made into a movie. One of the characters in the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (which is based on another of Moggach’s novels) was seen reading a copy of Tulip Fever – an oft employed “nod” to a film producers’ next project. Oscar winner Alicia Vikander plays a married woman in 17th century Holland who embarks on an affair with an artist hired to paint her portrait. Academy Award winners Christoph Waltz and Judi Dench also star.

The Scene of an ending

The Sense of An Ending
This Man Booker Prize winner packs a surprising punch on film with Jim Broadbent playing the lead with wry humour and understated sensitivity. He shines as semi–retiree Tony Webster who is willed money and a diary from a college friend and is subsequently forced to confront painful truths and unexpected revelations. 


Stephen King’s novels are a gift to any Hollywood horror film producer (think The Shining, Carrie and Misery for starters). With It, audiences are in for a terrifying treat, especially as many consider this to be King’s scariest tale. It’s all about our worst fears and how they come alive...

Everything Everything

Everything, Everything
What would you risk for love...everything? This is the premise that made this novel a New York Times bestseller. Now a major motion picture, Everything, Everything is romantic, inspiring, poignant - and much more than young adult fodder. Its theme of people cocooning themselves to prevent getting hurt will resonate with a much wider age group and become a favourite of hopeless romantics.


We’ve all done it: not known where to look when we see someone with facial disfigurements. For young Auggie, this is what he must endure every time he goes out into the world: 
“I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it’s probably worse."
And you’ll see it in this heartfelt adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s award winning novel which stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and young talent Jacob Tremblay (Room). It’s a bold and funny lesson in humanity and individuality.

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