Books Hitting the Big Screen This Year – The Hollywood Reporter

All quiet on the western front (Netflix)

All quiet on the western front

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Director Eduard Berger takes a new crack at Erich Maria Remarque’s 1929 World War I novel, the first German-language adaptation of the anti-war classic.

Blonde (Netflix)

Blonde

Blonde

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Andrew Dominick’s Marilyn Monroe biopic, based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates, has earned raves and pans in equal measure. Oates himself tweeted in support of the film on September 30, saying, “Not all movies are bound to be uplifting in their conclusions.”

Bones and all (United Artists)

Bones and all

Bones and all

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Luca Guadagnino’s ’80s-set feature is based on Camille De Angelis’ 2015 novel and follows young cannibals in love as they travel the US.

Called Catherine Birdie (main video)

Called Catherine Birdie

Called Catherine Birdie

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Lena Dunham adapted Karen Cushman’s 1994 novel about a 13th-century teenager who rebels against patriarchy. “What I loved about ’90s YA was how it didn’t question the intelligence of young people,” Dunham said THR.

Bhakti (Sony)

Bhakti

Bhakti

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Director JD Dillard’s film – set in the midst of the Korean War and based on a non-fiction book by Adam Makos – tells the story of Jesse Brown, the first black pilot in the US Navy.

Good nurse (Netflix)

Good nurse

Good nurse

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Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain star as overworked nurses who turn out to be one of the most prolific serial killers in American history in this true-crime thriller based on the book by Charles Graeber.

Lady Chatterley’s lover (Netflix)

Lady Chatterley's lover

Lady Chatterley’s lover

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crownof Emma Corinne and skinsJack O’Connell helms Laure de Clermont-Tonner’s titular adaptation of DH Lawrence’s controversial 1929 classic.

A man named Otto (Sony)

A man named Otto

A man named Otto

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Mark Forster directs this 2013 interpretation of the comic novel A man named Ove Swedish writer Fredrik Backman about a man who fails at his new neighbor’s suicide attempts.

my police (main video)

my police

my police

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Michael Grandage’s film, based on the 2012 novel by Bethan Roberts, stars Harry Styles as a close-knit, married cop who has an affair with a male friend. “Sales of the book just went through the roof,” says Grandage of the news of Stiles’ casting. “It was absolutely crazy. I thought, ‘Oh my God, that’s the power of this guy.'”

she said (universal)

she said

she said

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Maria Schrader’s play follows journalists Jodi Kanter and Megan Twohey’s investigation into Harvey Weinstein. “If Megan and Jody feel right about this and [the survivors] Do too, then the job is done,” said Carey Mulligan, who plays Toohey THR.

white noise (Netflix)

white noise

white noise

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Noah Baumbach tackled Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel “Inflexible.” “I couldn’t believe how relevant it was to the moment,” said the director of the author’s work at the Venice Film Festival.

Women are talking (United Artists)

Women are talking

Women are talking

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“The questions this book raised for me lived with me for a long time,” said writer-director Sarah Polley THR A novel by Miriam Toews, about women in an isolated religious community struggling with their faith in the face of mysterious sexual assaults.

The Wonder (Netflix)

The Wonder

The Wonder

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Sebastian Lelio’s play, based on Emma Donoghue’s novel, stars Florence Pugh as an English nurse who travels to an Irish town to observe a little girl who miraculously claims she hasn’t eaten anything in months.

This story first appeared in the Nov. 21 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe.

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