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90+ Books to Read Before They're Films

There's a special thrill that comes from reading books before they're made into motion pictures, and if you're like us, you especially love comparing a novel to its movie counterpart. That's why we've compiled over 95 titles that are soon to be films, such as Frank Herbert's Dune — which will star Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, and more in the film adaptation — and Mark Greaney's The Gray Man — which will star Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling. And, of course, we're including the highly anticipated film versions of A.J. Finn's The Woman in the Window and Anna Todd's After We Collided. Keep reading to see every book you need to add to your shelf before its movie transformation!

— Additional reporting by Brea Cubit

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1. After We Collided by Anna Todd

  • What it's about: Tessa Young and Hardin Scott's tumultuous love story continues, and things get even more complicated when Tessa's new coworker is thrown into the mix.
  • Who's starring: Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, and Dylan Sprouse
  • Release date: Oct. 2, 2020
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2. Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

  • What it's about: A driven high school newspaper editor finds himself falling in love for the very first time with the new girl in school who is also on the newspaper staff.
  • Who's starring: Austin Abrams and Lili Reinhart
  • Release date: Aug. 21, 2020
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3. Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

  • What it's about: A young boy named Ben helps a silver dragon named Firegaye find his family and a new home in a mythical part of the Himalayas known as the Rim of Heaven.
  • Who's starring: Felicity Jones, Freddie Highmore, and Patrick Stewart
  • Release date: Aug. 6, 2020
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4. The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz

  • What it's about: A man has mysterious visions that are recollected memories from his past lives. The film version is titled Infinite.
  • Who's starring: Mark Wahlberg, Sophie Cookson, and Dylan O'Brien
  • Release date: Aug. 7, 2020
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5. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

  • What it's about: An agoraphobic developmental psychologist accidentally witnesses a crime while spying on new neighbors, and she must decide whether or not to tell the police about what she saw.
  • Who's starring: Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Brian Tyree Henry, Wyatt Russell, and Anthony Mackie
  • Release date: TBD
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6. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

  • What it's about: An abused baby elephant is taken in by a gorilla, a dog, and an aging elephant who live in a cage at a mall. Together, along with the janitor's daughter, they embark on a new journey of love and friendship.
  • Who's starring: Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, and Bryan Cranston
  • Release date: Aug. 14, 2020
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7. Without Remorse by Tom Clancy

  • What it's about: A former Navy SEAL-turned-CIA operative sets out to avenge the death of his girlfriend by finding the Baltimore drug lord who killed her.
  • Who's starring: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, and Jodie Turner-Smith
  • Release date: Feb. 26, 2021
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8. Death on the Nile by Agatha Cristie

  • What it's about: A renowned detective on holiday in Egypt must find the culprit who murders a young heiress aboard a cruise ship on the Nile River.
  • Who's starring: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Armie Hammer, Annette Bening, and Rose Leslie
  • Release date: Oct. 23, 2020
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9. The Witches by Roald Dahl

  • What it's about: When a young boy discovers a secret meeting of witches while staying with his grandmother at a hotel, the witches turn him into a mouse.
  • Who's starring: Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci, and Chris Rock
  • Release date: 2021
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10. Two Kisses For Maddy by Matthew Logelin

  • What it's about: After a man's wife dies shortly after childbirth, he raises their daughter, Maddy, on his own. The film version is titled Fatherhood.
  • Who's starring: Kevin Hart, Alfre Woodard, Lil Rel Howery, Paul Reiser, and DeWanda Wise
  • Release date: April 2, 2021
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11. News of the World by Paulette Jiles

  • What it's about: A man traveling through the West comes to the rescue of a young girl who has been kidnapped.
  • Who's starring: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Fred Hechinger, Neil Sandilands, and Thomas Francis Murphy
  • Release date: Dec. 25, 2020
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12. Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith

  • What it's about: A husband-and-wife duo try to spice up their marriage with dangerous and deadly mind games.
  • Who's starring: Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas, Tracy Letts, Lil Rel Howery, and Rachel Blanchard
  • Release date: Nov. 13, 2020
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13. I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid

  • What it's about: A young woman lets her boyfriend take her to see his parents on a remote farm, where things take a disastrous turn.
  • Who's starring: Jessie Buckley, Jesse Plemons, Toni Collette, and David Thewlis
  • Release date: Sept. 4, 2020
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14. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

  • What it's about: The second wife of a widow moves into his English country home, where she feels the threat of his late wife's presence.
  • Who's starring: Lily James, Armie Hammer, and Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Release date: TBD
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15. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

  • What it's about: A Yale Law School graduate returns to his poor hometown in the Midwest to reflect on his Appalachian upbringing, the opioid crisis, the white working class, and how he managed to escape from it all.
  • Who's starring: Gabriel Basso, Haley Bennett, Amy Adams, and Glenn Close.
  • Release date: TBD
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16. The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock

  • What it's about: A cast of strangers in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia attempt to carry on post-World War II, despite the many ways the war has affected their lives.
  • Who's starring: Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Robert Pattinson, and Mia Wasikowska
  • Release date: Sept. 16, 2020
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17. The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter

  • What it's about: Peter Rabbit is returning to hop into another big adventure.
  • Who's starring: James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Daisy Ridley, and Margot Robbie
  • Release date: Jan. 15, 2021
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18. Dune by Frank Herbert

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19. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

  • What it's about: In the first novel of the Chaos Walking series, Todd Hewitt and Viola Eade, two teens living on an Earth-like planet are affected by a plague called "The Noise," but discover a way to control it. The film will be titled Chaos Walking.
  • Who's starring: Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland
  • Release date: Jan. 22, 2021
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20. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

  • What it's about: Two sisters in France end up in different positions during WWII; one fights with the resistance and one becomes a prisoner.
  • Who's starring: No one has been cast yet, but screenwriter Ann Peacock has been hired and Michelle MacLaren will direct.
  • Release date: Dec. 25, 2020
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21. Sorta Like a Rockstar by Matthew Quick

  • What it's about: An upbeat teen's positive outlook is challenged by personal tragedy in this YA drama. The film will be titled All Together Now.
  • Who's starring: Auli'i Cravalho, Rhenzy Feliz, Carol Burnett, and Fred Armisen
  • Release date: Aug. 28, 2020
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22. The War With Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith

  • What it's about: A young boy has to give up his room for his grandpa's use, so he devises a series of pranks to drive him out.
  • Who's starring: Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, and Christopher Walken
  • Release date: Sept. 18, 2020
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23. The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

  • What it's about: In Jandy Nelson's tear-jerking novel, 17-year-old Lennie deals with the fallout around her after her older sister passes away from a heart attack.
  • Who's starring: There's been no word on the cast, but Josephine Decker (Madeline's Madeline) will direct.
  • Release date: TBD
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24. Six Years by Harlan Coben

  • What it's about: Jake, a man who seeks out the love of his life when her husband passes away, finds that the widow at the funeral isn't actually her.
  • Who's starring: No casting decisions have been made yet, but David Ayer (Suicide Squad) will write, direct, and produce with Chris Long.
  • Release date: TBD
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25. Witness For the Prosecution by Agatha Christie

  • What it's about: The short story follows a courtroom drama of a murder case with lots of twists, turns, and marital intrigue.
  • Who's starring: Ben Affleck will direct and star in the movie.
  • Release date: TBD
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26. The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas by Anand Giridharadas

  • What it's about: This true account is the story of "American terrorist" Mark Stroman, who killed a foreign man in a Dallas store.
  • Who's starring: Tom Hardy, Mark Ruffalo, and Kumail Nanjiani were in talks to star, though there hasn't been any confirmation.
  • Release date: TBD
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27. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

  • What it's about: An awkward genetics professor falls for a woman who does not fit into his ascribed criteria — the titular Rosie.
  • Who's starring: Ryan Reynolds is attached to potentially star.
  • Release date: TBD
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28. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

  • What it's about: This young adult sci-fi tale is the first book in a trilogy about Kady and Ezra, two former love interests whose planet is invaded in the year 2575. Breakup stress and intergalactic warfare abound.
  • Who's starring: No one has been cast yet, but Brad Pitt is producing the film.
  • Release date: TBD
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29. The Emperor's Children by Claire Messud

  • What it's about: The dramedy follows three Brown University graduates in an examination of their lives after 9/11.
  • Who's starring: Jeff Bridges will play Thwaite and Lake Bell will direct the adaptation.
  • Release date: TBD
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30. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

  • What it's about: Set during the Prohibition era, private detective Nick Charles gives up on his career when he marries a wealthy socialite. The plot thickens when he gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
  • Who's starring: Johnny Depp will take on a remake of the film based on the novel.
  • Release date: TBD
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31. Climb to Conquer by Peter Shelton

  • What it's about: This true story recounts the ordeal of WWII's 10th mountain division ski troops, who trained in the snowy mountains so they could take on snowy conditions in the war.
  • Who's starring: Robert Redford will produce the film, which has not been cast yet.
  • Release date: TBD
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32. The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll by Jean Nathan

  • What it's about: In this nonfiction piece, author Nathan tracks down 1950s writer Dare Wright, who wrote the children's book The Lonely Doll.
  • Who's starring: Naomi Watts and Jessica Lange will costar and Gia Coppola will direct the adaptation.
  • Release date: TBD
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33. The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan

  • What it's about: The romantic read traces a diamond engagement ring from the 1930s to now, weaving together five relationships along the way.
  • Who's starring: The film adaptation hasn't been cast, but Reese Witherspoon will produce.
  • Release date: TBD
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34. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

  • What it's about: A glamorous 20-something New Yorker hides a dark secret in her past.
  • Who's starring: No one has been cast yet, but Reese Witherspoon is producing the movie.
  • Release date: TBD
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35. An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin

  • What it's about: Steve Martin's novel follows Lacey, a young woman who attempts to make her way in the New York art world.
  • Who's starring: Amy Adams will star in and produce the adaptation.
  • Release date: TBD
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36. Get Her Off the Pitch by Lynne Truss

  • What it's about: Despite the fact that she knows nothing about sports, the author is sent to cover the World Cup — and ends up writing about major sports events, which affects both her work and her personal life.
  • Who's starring: The film adaptation, Depth of Field, will star Reese Witherspoon.
  • Release date: TBD
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37. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

  • What it's about: In the May 2017 novel from the writer of The Girl on the Train, the body of a woman and that of a teenage girl are found at the bottom of the same river in a small town.
  • Who's starring: The novel was optioned in February 2017 by Dreamworks, but no one has been cast yet.
  • Release date: TBD
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38. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

  • What it's about: The author of the Lemony Snicket series, Daniel Handler, takes on high school romance in this chronicle of the relationship between bookish Min and Ed, the popular captain of the basketball team. If you can't guess, they broke up.
  • Who's starring: Hailee Steinfeld will play Min.
  • Release date: TBD
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39. The Silent Wife by A. S. A. Harrison

  • What it's about: The book changes perspective between a couple who has been together for 20 years, while she takes care of him and he cheats on her.
  • Who's starring: Nicole Kidman will produce and star in the adaptation as the wife.
  • Release date: TBD
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40. Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

  • What it's about: This historical account tells the true story of Thomas-Alexandre Dumas, the highest-ranking person of color to serve in a European army, and also the father of the Count of Monte Cristo's author.
  • Who's starring: It hasn't been cast yet, but True Detective's Cary Fukunaga is directing and John Legend is producing.
  • Release date: TBD
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41. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

  • What it's about: The historical drama tells the story of an Englishman, Stephen, and an older married Frenchwoman, Isabelle. After their affair, Stephen can't help but hold onto the romance while he serves in WWI.
  • Who's starring: Nicholas Hoult will star in Birdsong as Stephen, the 21-year-old WWI army officer.
  • Release date: TBD
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42. The Black Hand by Stephan Talty

  • What it's about: Set in the the summer of 1903, a detective investigates a crime outbreak that has ties the beginnings of the mafia in America.
  • Who's starring: Leonardo DiCaprio will star in and produce the adaptation.
  • Release date: TBD
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43. The Merciless by Danielle Vega

  • What it's about: A group of teen girls kidnap a classmate to "exorcise" her in this debut novel.
  • Who's starring: There's no casting yet, but Pretty Little Liars creator I. Marlene King will write the screenplay.
  • Release date: TBD
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44. The Game by Neil Strauss

  • What it's about: Former self-described AFC (average frustrated chump) Neil Strauss got fed up with being a mediocre dater and infiltrated an underground society of pick-up gurus. The book is part memoir, part how-to guide.
  • Who's starring: James Franco will both produce and star in the film as pick-up artist Mystery.
  • Release date: TBD
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45. Van Cliburn by Howard Reich

  • What it's about: This biography follows Van Cliburn, a famous American pianist who first reached fame at the age of 23 during the Cold War.
  • Who's starring: The Fault in Our Stars' Ansel Elgort will play Van Cliburn.
  • Release date: TBD
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46. The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes

  • What it's about: It's the true story of Billy Milligan, the first defendant in the US law system to use multiple personality disorder as a defense. The adaptation will be titled The Crowded Room.
  • Who's starring: Leonardo DiCaprio will produce and possibly star as Milligan.
  • Release date: TBD
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47. The Art of the Engine Driver by Steven Carroll

  • What it's about: A New Year's Eve party in a 1950s Australian suburb gets messy when the revelers are confronted with buried secrets. The film version will be called Violet Town.
  • Who's starring: Guy Pearce and Rosamund Pike
  • Release date: TBD
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48. The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

  • What it's about: In the 1960s, single Kitty owns a bookshop but dreams of a life where she's married with children — and she starts to blur the lines between reality and fantasy.
  • Who's starring: Julia Roberts will play Kitty.
  • Release date: TBD
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49. The Billionaire's Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace

  • What it's about: A rich man spends an ungodly amount of money on one bottle of wine — only to suspect that he's been duped.
  • Who's starring: Matthew McConaughey will star.
  • Release date: TBD
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50. The Good Lord Bird by James McBride

  • What it's about: A young slave nicknamed "Onion" joins forces with an abolitionist who travels around the country for the cause.
  • Who's starring: Liev Schreiber and Jaden Smith
  • Release date: TBD
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51. The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

  • What it's about: The nonfiction book focuses on the diagnoses and behaviors of actual psychopaths.
  • Who's starring: Scarlett Johansson has signed on to star in the adaptation, which is being described as a psychological thriller.
  • Release date: TBD
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52. Love May Fail by Matthew Quick

  • What it's about: A woman dealing with the breakup of her marriage heads back to her hometown to clear the name of a former teacher. The film is being adapted by writer Mike White (School of Rock).
  • Who's starring: Emma Stone will star.
  • Release date: TBD
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53. The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale

  • What it's about: A young boy, Jack, has to grow up fast and rescue his kidnapped sister from bandits in turn-of-the-century Texas.
  • Who's starring: Charlie Plummer, Noomi Rapace, Sophia Lillis, and Peter Dinklage
  • Release date: TBD
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54. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

  • What it's about: A suburban couple attend a disastrous barbecue in this mystery.
  • Who's starring: Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon (who both star in another Moriarty adaptation, Big Little Lies) will produce the adaptation, though there is no news yet on whether either actress will star.
  • Release date: TBD
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55. Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates

  • What it's about: Oates imagines the inner monologue of Marilyn Monroe as she started out as Norma Jean Baker.
  • Who's starring: Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, and Caspar Phillipson
  • Release date: TBD
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56. Facing the Wind by Julie Salamon

  • What it's about: The tragic true story follows Robert Rowe, a man who killed his wife and family after suffering from delusion and hardship.
  • Who's starring: Alessandro Nivola, Vera Farmiga, and Evan Rachel Wood
  • Release date: TBD
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57. Home Is Burning by Dan Marshall

  • What it's about: Marshall's memoir tells the story of his return home as a 20-something to help take care of his mother and father, diagnosed with cancer and ALS, respectively.
  • Who's starring: Miles Teller will star and produce and Jonathan Levine is directing.
  • Release date: TBD
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58. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

  • What it's about: The magical series follows two magicians who compete in a mysterious circus that runs from nightfall to dawn.
  • Who's starring: There hasn't been any casting news yet, but Jane Eyre writer Moira Buffini will pen the script.
  • Release date: TBD
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59. 1984 by George Orwell

  • What it's about: This high school reading classic explores a dystopian society in which a totalitarian government, AKA Big Brother, lords over the nation.
  • Who's starring: No one has been cast yet, but Paul Greengrass is directing.
  • Release date: TBD
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60. It's What I Do by Lynsey Addario

  • What it's about: War photographer Lynsey Addario recounts her exploits in wartime and battle-ridden places like Afghanistan.
  • Who's starring: Jennifer Lawrence will play Lynsey in the Steven Spielberg-directed film.
  • Release date: TBD
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61. Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

  • What it's about: It's the true story of Ashley, a woman who spent nine years in the foster care system, moving between nine homes and struggling to find herself in a difficult, abusive world.
  • Who's starring: Reese Witherspoon and Amanda Seyfried
  • Release date: TBD
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62. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson

  • What it's about: This nonfiction story follows William Dodd, the US ambassador to Berlin in 1933. His socialite daughter Martha had romantic affairs with a Gestapo official and a Soviet spy, creating a mounting brutality around them.
  • Who's starring: Tom Hanks will produce and star in the film, while The Artist's Michel Hazanavicius will direct.
  • Release date: TBD
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63. Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household

  • What it's about: The classic British novel follows a man who attempts to assassinate a dictator, but is hunted by authorities himself after he fails.
  • Who's starring: Benedict Cumberbatch will produce and star.
  • Release date: TBD
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64. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

  • What it's about: Spanning decades, the book kicks off in 1962 on the Italian coast, following the ups and downs of a love affair that ends in Hollywood years later.
  • Who's starring: Imogen Poots will play Dee Moray, and Sam Mendes will produce and potentially direct the film adaptation.
  • Release date: TBD
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65. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

  • What it's about: The first in a fantasy series, the book follows a young magician who can travel through parallel universes.
  • Who's starring: Gerard Butler is among the producers of the adaptation, which has not been cast yet.
  • Release date: TBD
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66. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

  • What it's about: This YA novel depicts a world where two different kinds of people exist — the privileged few with superhuman abilities, and underprivileged with no abilities — and a young woman, Mare, who infiltrates the other side.
  • Who's starring: No one has been cast yet, but Elizabeth Banks will direct.
  • Release date: TBD
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67. Sister by Rosamund Lupton

  • What it's about: A London woman, Beatrice, investigates her young sister's death, which was ruled a suicide.
  • Who's starring: Emily Blunt will play Beatrice.
  • Release date: TBD
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68. Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

  • What it's about: A journalist examines extreme runners to figure out how the Tarahumara Indians were able to run for miles — and often barefoot — without injury.
  • Who's starring: Matthew McConaughey is set to star.
  • Release date: TBD
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69. You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers

  • What it's about: Two 20-something friends go on an international trip to find themselves after one of their best friends dies.
  • Who's starring: Daniel Radcliffe is attached to star as Will.
  • Release date: TBD
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70. The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

  • What it's about: Called a "feminist fairy tale," the story follows a princess who has to save her prince from a dragon while clad in the titular paper bag.
  • Who's starring: While Elizabeth Banks and Margot Robbie are both producing, Robbie is the only one of them who may star.
  • Release date: TBD
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71. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

  • What it's about: The follow-up to 2017's Murder on the Orient Express, this Hercule Poirot mystery has the famous detective investigating a murder on the Egyptian river.
  • Who's starring: Kenneth Branagh will likely reprise his role as Poirot and direct as well.
  • Release date: TBD
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72. The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes

  • What it's about: A hidden Hollywood affair comes to light when a journalist finds out about it 40 years later.
  • Who's starring: Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, and Joe Alwyn
  • Release date: TBD
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73. The Keep by Jennifer Egan

  • What it's about: Two cousins reunite one summer to renovate a dilapidated castle and must confront the ghosts of their past.
  • Who's starring: No one has been cast yet, but a director has been hired: Peter Weir.
  • Release date: TBD
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74. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

  • What it's about: A young girl gets stuck at JFK on her way to London, only to meet a boy who seems utterly perfect.
  • Who's starring: Hailee Steinfeld will star in the adaptation, which is written by Dustin Lance Black.
  • Release date: TBD
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75. Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey by Peter Carlson

  • What it's about: Junius Henri Browne and Albert Deane Richardson, two journalists from the North, are imprisoned in several Confederate prisons over two years during the Civil War.
  • Who's starring: There's no cast yet, but Tobey Maguire is producing.
  • Release date: TBD
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76. In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

  • What it's about: Writer Nora attends the bachelorette party of a friend she hasn't seen in 10 years, and on the weekend away, things go from drinks and fun to heart-pounding mystery.
  • Who's starring: No one has been cast yet, but Reese Witherspoon is producing.
  • Release date: TBD
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77. The Gray Man by Mark Greaney

  • What it's about: Ex-CIA operative turned assassin Court Gentry is chased down by his old colleague and new nemesis, Lloyd Hansen.
  • Who's starring: Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling
  • Release date: TBD
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78. King of Heists by J. North Conway

  • What it's about: The aptly named film takes on the true life story of the biggest bank robbery in American history, masterminded by George Leslie.
  • Who's starring: Jeremy Renner is attached to star as George.
  • Release date: TBD
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79. The Son by Jo Nesbo

  • What it's about: A young man is in prison because he has confessed to the crimes of others, but he breaks out to avenge his murdered father.
  • Who's starring: Jake Gyllenhaal will star with his Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve at the helm.
  • Release date: TBD
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80. The Rules of Inheritance by Claire Bidwell Smith

  • What it's about: This memoir follows Bidwell Smith's experiences with love, loss, and grief in the wake of her parents' deaths.
  • Who's starring: Jennifer Lawrence will star in the film adaptation as Claire.
  • Release date: TBD
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81. The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty

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82. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

  • What it's about: This classic kids' book follows the young man who has an adventure on a very large piece of fruit.
  • Who's starring: No one has been cast yet, and though Sam Mendes was originally slated to direct the live-action adaptation, he has since dropped out.
  • Release date: TBD
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83. The Mothers by Brit Bennett

  • What it's about: A secret haunts the residents of a black community in a Southern California town.
  • Who's starring: Kerry Washington will produce, with no word on whether she will also star.
  • Release date: TBD
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84. A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

  • What it's about: The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel follows the life of Ignatius J. Reilly, a quirky slob who lives at home with his mother in New Orleans's famous French Quarter.
  • Who's starring: Zach Galifianakis will reportedly star as Ignatius, with James Bobin directing.
  • Release date: TBD
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85. Brilliance by Marcus Sakey

  • What it's about: A federal agent in charge of a group of gifted humans has to stop one of them from starting a war.
  • Who's starring: Though Jared Leto and Will Smith have both been attached to star, they have both dropped out. Noomi Rapace will star, however.
  • Release date: TBD
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86. Lie Down in Darkness by William Styron

  • What it's about: The lives and eventual destruction of a dysfunctional Southern family, including the suicide of Peyton, one of the daughters.
  • Who's starring: Kristen Stewart will play the lead as Peyton.
  • Release date: TBD
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87. The Diary of a Chambermaid by Octave Mirbeau

  • What it's about: The 19th-century novel — written as satire — tells the story of a young chambermaid who works for wealthy upper-class French families.
  • Who's starring: Marion Cotillard was in negotiations to star, but she dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. There haven't been any official casting announcements.
  • Release date: TBD
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88. The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson

  • What it's about: The unbelievable true story of Daniel Burnham, the architect responsible for the construction of the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, and Dr. H. H. Holmes, a serial killer who used the fair to lure victims to his own "World's Fair Hotel" — and to their deaths.
  • Who's starring: Leonardo DiCaprio will play the sick-minded Holmes, though there's no word yet on who will step in as Burnham. Martin Scorsese will direct.
  • Release date: TBD
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89. Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

  • What it's about: An Indian family and an American family find themselves connected by an adopted child, who returns to India to learn more about her heritage.
  • Who's starring: There's no casting news yet, but Deepa Mehta is set to direct the big-screen adaptation.
  • Release date: TBD
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90. Struck by Genius by Jason Padgett

  • What it's about: Padgett's memoir follows his unusual journey of becoming a math genius after suffering a traumatic brain injury.
  • Who's starring: Channing Tatum will produce and potentially star in this biopic.
  • Release date: TBD
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91. One Last Thing Before I Go by Jonathan Tropper

  • What it's about: When Drew finds out he'll need a life-saving heart surgery, he decides not to have the operation, choosing instead to live in the moment and reconnect with his estranged daughter.
  • Who's starring: There hasn't been any casting news yet, but Mike Nichols is set to direct the film.
  • Release date: TBD
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92. The Grand Escape by Neal Bascomb

  • What it's about: The true story follows three WWII pilots who are captured and put in a POW prison in Germany — and who, as the title suggests, escape from it.
  • Who's starring: There's no cast yet, but Room director Lenny Abrahamson will direct the adaptation.
  • Release date: TBD
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93. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

  • What it's about: The autobiography of The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who was the product of an illegal interracial marriage in South Africa under apartheid, where his mother was subsequently jailed because of her "crime."
  • Who's starring: Lupita Nyong'o will executive produce and star as Noah's mother, Patricia.
  • Release date: TBD
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