“Bones and All” and other upcoming adaptations


This year, a slew of popular books have found their way to screens big and small, including “Pachinko,” “Where the Crawdads Sing,” “Heartstopper” and “Blonde.” Although readers know the book is always better, it can still be satisfying to watch scenes from the page unfold with a sprinkle of Hollywood glamour. And the bounty of page-to-screen adaptations doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. From cannibal romance to classic Judy Bloom, here are nine upcoming releases to watch. But do not worry, there is still time to read books.

In select theaters November 2, streaming on Netflix November 16

Cast: Florence Pugh, Niamh Algar, Killa Lord Cassidy, Eileen Cassidy, Tom Burke

An 11-year-old girl named Anna (Kella Lord Cassidy) has been starving for months in the Irish Midlands, and just requires “manna from heaven” – or so her family says. She attracts tourists and even a Daily Telegraph reporter to her small village. In this adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s 2016 novel, Florence B plays Lieb, a mid-19th-century English nurse sent to monitor Anna and determine if she is a fraud. But when the girl’s health begins to deteriorate, Lieb discovers that something disturbing may be behind the miracle. Donoghue, who wrote the script for her first book-to-movie adaptation, “RoomHe also participated in the reimagining of this psychological thriller for the screen.

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan

“She’s Happy” follows New York Times reporters Judy Kantor (Zoe Kazan) and Megan Twohey (Carrie Mulligan) as they uncover sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. In a captivating story about investigative journalism, reporters talk to countless women and convince them to share their experiences, as well as gather other evidence. And slowly, they began to piece together the story that would eventually launch the #MeToo movement. The film is based on Kantor and Twohey’s 2019 book, which details how they broke the story as well as the gray areas and questions they wrestled with along the way.

Five years later, what happened to the #MeToo guys?

In select theaters November 18, everywhere November 23

Cast: Taylor Russell, Timothée Chalamet, Mark Rylance, Michael Stolbarg

Director Luca Guadagnino meets Timothée Chalamet in another adult love story, this time set in 1980s America – and with cannibalism. Marine (Taylor Russell) is a young woman who learns to live on her own while controlling her craving for human flesh. After a showdown at a convenience store, she finds a buddy in Lee (Chalamet), and fellow cannibals, and the two embark on a road trip across the country. A mixture of romance and horror, the film is based on Camille de Angelis’ 2015 book for youth.

Cast: Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, Ravi Cassidy, Andre Benjamin

In select theaters November 25, streaming on Netflix December 30

Adam Driver plays Hitler studies professor Jack Gladney, and Greta Gerwig is Babbitt’s wife, in this dark comedy about an American family after a railroad accident that unleashes chemical waste on their city. The couple and their four children grapple with “the mundane struggles of everyday life,” along with larger questions about death and happiness, in this quote from Noah Baumbach, who also wrote and directed “A Marriage Story.” The horrific film is based on the 1985 novel Don DeLillo, which won the National Book Award for Fiction.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mariana Trevino, Rachel Keeler, Manuel Garcia Rulfo

American film based on Fredrik Bachmann’s bestselling Swedish novel “A Man Called Ove” (2012) starring Tom Hanks in the titular role of an angry and totally lovable Otto, who finds happiness in judging his neighbours. (A Swedish-language film adaptation was nominated for an Academy Award in a foreign language in 2017.) But after his wife’s death, the 60-year-old becomes depressed and decides to commit suicide. However, his attempts are repeatedly thwarted by the young and boisterous family who moves into the house next door. An unexpected friendship blossoms between them in this intimate story set to arrive just in time for the holiday season.

‘Are you with God?’ I’m Margaret

Cast: Abby Ryder Fortson, Rachel McAdams

The classic 1970’s Judy Blume has finally hit the big screen. Sixth grader Margaret Simon (Abby Ryder Fortson) family moves to suburban New Jersey from New York City in this coming-of-age story. Margaret’s mother is Christian, and her father is Jewish, but she was not raised to be one or the other. However, she often prays, starting with the phrase: “Are you with God? It’s me, Margaret.” Along the way, she also deals with the typical complications of early adolescence such as periods, friendships, and bras.

As a child, I loved Judy Bloom’s books. As an adult, I wonder: How do they read today?

Cast: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh

Written and co-produced by Christopher Nolan, the biographical film follows American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, known for his work on the development of the atomic bomb during World War II. The film is adapted from the critically acclaimed “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer” (2005), by Kay Bird and Martin J. The star-studded cast includes Cillian Murphy as Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife Kitty.

Venus Moon killers

It is rumored to premiere in May 2023 at the Cannes Film Festival; There is no official release date yet

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Jesse Plemons, Lily Gladstone, Brendan Fraser

At least 20 members of the Osage tribe were killed in northeastern Oklahoma after large oil deposits were found on their lands in the early 1920s. This led to an FBI investigation into the mysterious circumstances surrounding their deaths, eventually revealing a scheme to eliminate members of the wealthy tribe. Directed by Martin Scorsese, the film is based on the 2017 non-fiction book of the same name written by journalist David Grann.

“Daisy Jones and Six”

Cast: Riley Keough, Sam Claflin, Suki Waterhouse, Camilla Moroni

With gorgeous blue eyes and a captivating voice, Daisy Jones (Riley Keough) knows she’s destined for stardom. Then a producer brings her together with a rookie band called The Six, and their leader (Sam Claflin) seems to fight with her on every single. However, there is an undeniable connection between them, and the music they create is pure magic. The story of fame, drugs and rock stars takes place in the glamorous 1970s Los Angeles. The television series is based on the bestselling novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,” and is produced by Reese Witherspoon and Amazon Studios. Although filming wrapped in May, there is no release date yet. (Amazon founder Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)

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