There’s a certain level of excitement that comes with seeing a movie you’ve read the book of. Will the characters live up to your expectations? Will it do the storyline justice? But one of the hardest things is the wait between finishing the book, and the movie being released! Well fear not, below are 5 of the hottest books being released as movies in the coming months. You can even time your reading of the book with the release of the movie. Or maybe you just need some inspiration for what book you’d like to read next.
Deep Water By Patricia Highsmith
Release Date: 18th March 2022
Medium: Amazon Prime
If thriller is your genre of choice then this book and movie is the one for you. Patricia Highsmith’s Deep Water follows Vic Van Allen (Ben Affleck) and his wife Melinda Van Allen’s (Ana de Armas) relationship as they attempt to save their marriage. However, when Melinda becomes the chief suspect in the disappearances of her lovers nothing prepares the reader for the mind games and plot twists that ensue. This book will be the ultimate escape from the world around you.
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Release date: July 22nd 2022
Where the Crawdads Sing is the long awaited movie release of the award winning novel of the same name. Arriving this summer. Starring Daisy Edger-Jones of Normal People fame and David Strathairn is known for his role as William Seward in Lincoln, the story is a whirlwind from start to finish. The protagonist is a woman from the marshes of deep south America who finds herself the main suspect for the murder of a man she was romantically involved with. The movie is directed by Olivia Newman and hits theatres on June 24th in Ireland and is the perfect holiday read.
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
Release Date: September 9th 2022
Another Stephen King brainchild will be released in cinemas this Autumn. If you want to start your spooky season a bit early you can dive into Salem’s Lot. The reader joins author Ben Mears (Lewis Pullman) on his journey back to his childhood home, only to discover it is inhabited by vampires. Some readers may be disappointed to learn they’re not the type to sparkle in the sun. Full of the thrills and spills King fans have grown to love it’s an ideal story to familiarise yourself with if you have intentions of seeing the movie first.
She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey
Release date: November 18th 2022
She Said is written by two journalists of the New York Times Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who exposed the truth of what happened behind closed doors with Harvey Weinstein. The film follows the journalists as they investigate allegations and attempt to break the story of Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct. Although a heavy topic the story depicts a vital step in women’s rights and the importance of supporting brave people coming forward when they have been mistreated. Jodi Kantor is played by Zoe Kazan and Megan Twohey is played by Carey Mulligan.
Peter Pan By J. M Barrie
Release Date: 2022
Medium: Disney +
Disneys newest live action adaptation will be the much beloved story of Peter and Wendy. The movie will be hitting Disney plus later in 2022 with no specific month announced just yet. It is set to called Peter Pan and Wendy. As a childhood classic for many, now’s your chance to refresh your memory of Tinkerbell and never never land by reading J. M Barrie’s original novel and seeing how the Disney + release holds up against the book and the beloved classic. You can be the Peter Pan savant of your friend group!
These are just a few incredible stories being brought to our screens in 2022, there are plenty more on the way. Is there any that have taken your fancy? Or better yet, have we left anything out?