Water for Elephants isn’t the only movie based on a book that will be opening in the next couple of months. Read on to see what else to put on your reading list so that you can be prepared the next time you go to the theater.
This list is gleaned from information gathered from EarlyWord blog. Be sure to check IMDB and our local theater listings for updated release dates on all of these. Enjoy reading and watching and feel free to share your thoughts about these movie adaptations in the comments below.
Opens April 8th
Soul Surfer: A dramatic action movie based on a real story starring AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, and Helen Hunt; directed by Sean McNamara
Based on: Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board by Bethany Hamilton
Opens April 15th
Atlas Shrugged, Part One: A drama with elements of mystery and science fiction starring Taylor Schilling, Edi Gathegi, Paul Johansson, Michael O’Keefe, and Matthew Marsden; directed by Paul Johansson
Based on: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Conspirator: A historical drama starring James McAvoy, Justin Long, Alexis Bledel, Evan Rachel Wood, Robin Wright and Kevin Kline; directed by Robert Redford
Not based on a specific book, but since it is about the role of Mary Surratt in Abraham Lincoln’s assassination you might want to read The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln by Kate Larson.
Starts April 17th
Opens April 22nd
Water for Elephants: A drama starring Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, James Frain, and Hal Holbrook; directed by Francis Lawrence
Based on: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Opens May 6th
Something Borrowed: A romantic comedy starring Kate Hudson, Colin Farrell, John Krasinski, Ginnifer Goodwin and Colin Egglesfield; directed by Luke Greenfield
Based on: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
Thor: An adventure movie based on Norse mythology starring Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth, Kat Dennings, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, and Anthony Hopkins
Based on: the Marvel comic series Thor by Stan Lee…you might also be interested in other books about Thor
Happy reading and viewing!