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Ten Books Becoming Movies And TV Shows This Year

Some of your favorite books are becoming movies and TV shows in 2018.

This is getting you prepared with a list of 10 books you might want to read before they become movies.

From “Fifty Shades Freed” to “A Wrinkle in Time,” here are 10 upcoming 2018 movies that are based on books.

1. Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James

playFifty Shades Freed (Goodreads)

Plot: In the third and final installment of the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trilogy, Christian and Ana are now married.

However, Ana’s life is threatened when her former boss, Jack Hyde, swears revenge for being fired from SIP.

Cast: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson

Release date: February 9

2. Red Sparrow – Jason Matthews

playRed Sparrow (Goodreads)

Plot: A Russian intelligence officer is assigned to seduce a CIA agent who handles the CIA’s most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence.

A forbidden passion begins, threatening not just their lives, but the lives of others.

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeremy Irons.

Release date: March 2.

3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

playA Wrinkle in Time

Plot: The movie follows the story of three peculiar women, who send Meg Curry, her brother, and her friend to space in search of her missing scientist father.

Cast: Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling

Release Date: March 9.

4. Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

playWhere’d You Go (Goodreads)

Plot: This revolves around an agoraphobic architect and mother named Bernadette Fox, who goes missing prior to a family trip to Antarctica.

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig, Judy Greer

Release Date: May 11.

5. First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen

playFirst Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong (Goodreads)

Plot:  A biopic, this takes a look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

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Cast: Claire Foy, Ryan Gosling, Jon Bernthal.

Release Date: October 12.

6. The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History by Stephan Talty

playThe Black Hand

Plot:  The true story about the origins of the mafia in America follows Joe Petrosino — nicknamed the “Italian Sherlock Holmes” — an NYPD cop who goes after the ruthless gang in the early 190os.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lionel Stander, Corrado Gaipa.

Release Date: To be announced.

7. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

playReady Player One (Goodreads )

Plot: The film is set in a near-future dystopian Earth, where the population spends most of its time in an interconnected virtual space called the OASIS.

Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T. J. Miller, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance.

Release Date: March 30.

8. The Death Cure by James Dashner

playThe Death Cure (Goodreads)

Plot: The final movie in “The Maze Runner” trilogy, a Young hero, Thomas, embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the “Flare”.

Cast: Dylan O’Brien, Walton Goggins, Nathalie Emmanuel

Release Date: January 26

Books being made into TV shows in 2018

"The Alienist" – TNTplayThe Alienist (TNT)

9. The Alienist  – Caleb Carr

Plot: In the series, crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.

Cast: Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning.

Release Date: January 22

10. The Looming Tower – Lawrence Wright

Plot: Tracing the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, “The Looming Tower” takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently might have set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.

Cast: Tahar Rahim, Jeff Daniels, Peter Sarsgaard, Wrenn Schmidt.

Release Date: February 28.

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