Read the Book, See the Movie: August and September

The Help 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 the EarlyWord book blog.  Be sure to check IMDB and our local theater showtimes 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.

Opening August 12th

The Help

A drama set in the 1960’s starring Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard,the help cover

Mike Vogel, Sissy Spacek, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Viola Davis, Ahna O’Reilly, Anna Camp, Jessica Chastain and directed by Tate Taylor

Based on: The Help by Kathryn Stockett–also available in large print, as a CD audiobook, downloadable audiobook, and as an e-book.

Opening August 19th

One Day

A romance story that follows a couple through two decades and starringone day cover Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Patrica Clarkson, Ken Stott, Romola Garai; directed by Lone Scherfig

Based on: One Day by David Nicholls

Opening September 16th

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spytinker coer A classic spy adventure starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy and directed by Tomas Alfredson

Based on: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John LeCarre; This book was previously made into TV miniseries by the BBC, that version stars Alec Guinness.

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An adventure story about a Hollywood stunt driver starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Christina Hendricks and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn

Based on: Drive by James Sallis

I Don’t Know How She Does It

A romantic comedy about the dilemmas of being a working mother starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Pierce Brosnan, Kelsey Grammer and directed byi don't know how she does it cover Doug McGrath

Based on: I Don’t Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson

 Opening September 23rd

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A movie about a manager discovering the secret of success in baseball, starring Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and directed by Bennett Miller

Based on: Moneyball: The Art of Winning An Unfair Game by Michael Lewis

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