26 Book-to-Movie Adaptations to Look Forward to in 2022

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As overmuch arsenic we emotion our screens—and we passionately emotion our screens—it’s bully to retrieve that fundamentally everything you ticker connected those screens begins with the written word, whether a screenplay or, yes, a book.

Those rectangular insubstantial things person agelong provided the ground for a ample chunk of what hits our screens (both large and, progressively these days, little large and successful our homes), but particularly arsenic the proliferation of streaming platforms has turned publishing into a contention betwixt a clump of deep-pocketed companies hopeless for IP, the book-to-film pipeline is practically gushing.

Take adjacent twelvemonth for example—we were capable to excavation up the details connected 25 books arriving successful theaters and connected streaming adjacent year, and that doesn’t adjacent see the worldly being adapted successful TV series/miniseries format (we’ll screen those adjacent week). Plan your publication nine meetings accordingly.

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Deep Water, by Patricia Highsmith

Deep Water, by Patricia Highsmith

Deep Water combines Patricia Highsmith’s profoundly cynical instrumentality connected humanity with the almighty charisma of Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas. If you forgot however Affleck and de Armas seemed to dominate the lockdown signifier of 2020 (before Affleck and Jennifer Lopez came to predominate the Delta variant phase) with each those wholly spontaneous, not-at-all-posed photos, the synergy of this movie volition amaze you: Affleck plays a hubby who keeps his matrimony unneurotic by allowing his woman to person arsenic galore affairs arsenic she wishes. When 1 of her lovers turns up dead, a twisty and pitch-black intelligence crippled ensues, starring to a genuinely bleak ending. In different words, an perfect feel-good movie to footwear disconnected the caller year.

Release date: Jan. 14
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

3 / 27

Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers

Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers

Rivers’ humanities romance was a worldwide bestseller, truthful a movie adaptation seemed inevitable. Set successful the 1850s Californian Gold Rush, it’s the communicative of Angel, a pistillate sold into prostitution arsenic a young kid who struggles to past and endure the hatred and choler that boils wrong her. When she meets Michael, she refuses to judge helium loves her unconditionally—and erstwhile she yet does, it inspires a fearfulness she can’t face. Starring Abigail Cowen and Tom Lewis arsenic Angel and Michael (along with Famke Janssen, Logan Marshall-Green, Nina Dobrev, and Eric Dane), this 1 is squarely aimed astatine the existent romantics retired there.

Release date: Jan. 21
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

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The Unbreakable Boy, by Scott Michael LeRette

The Unbreakable Boy, by Scott Michael LeRette

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LeRette’s memoir tells the communicative of his lad Austin, an autistic lad calved with a uncommon brittle bony disease. Despite his carnal limitations and spending clip successful a intelligence ward arsenic a child, Austin views the satellite with unrelenting wonderment and positivity. The feel-good quality of the communicative is amplified by the information that it’s based connected a existent kid and the adults astir him inspired by his unbreakable spirit. The adaptation stars Jacob Laval arsenic Austin and Zachary Levi arsenic the father.

Release date: March 18
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

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Bullet Train (Maria Bītoru), by Kōtarō Isaka

Bullet Train (Maria Bītoru), by Kōtarō Isaka

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Isaka’s taut, innovative thriller astir 5 assassins who find themselves connected the aforesaid high-speed slug bid is the perfect publication to accommodate into a fast-paced thriller. If that premise doesn’t person you, the formed astir apt will: Zazie Beetz, Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Joey King, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson—and that’s conscionable for starters (even Bad Bunny is successful this). If you’re looking for a caller instrumentality connected the aged “group of killers spell aft each different successful a constrained space” trope, this looks similar the one.

Release date: April 8
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

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Bad Guys, by Aaron Blabey

Bad Guys, by Aaron Blabey

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Wondering however you’re going to support your kids entertained successful 2022? This has you covered: Aaron Blabey’s deed publication bid is arriving arsenic a star-studded animated feature. Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, Mr. Shark, and Ms. Tarantula look, sound, and odor similar atrocious guys—but they’re bushed of it, and determine to alteration their representation by doing heroic feats of goodness...but complications ensue. With Sam Rockwell voicing Mr. Wolf, Awkwafina arsenic Ms. Tarantula, Anthony Ramos arsenic Mr. Piranha, Marc Maron arsenic Mr. Snake, and Craig Robinson arsenic Mr. Shark.

Release date: April 22
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

7 / 27

Salem’s Lot, by Stephen King

Salem’s Lot, by Stephen King

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King’s 2nd caller remains a classical of vampire li. It’s been adapted doubly before, some times for television, but 3rd clip mightiness beryllium the charm, fixed that the communicative calls retired for a bigger budget. The communicative mixes old-school fearfulness tropes with a modern sensibility successful classical King style: An past vampire arrives successful the tiny municipality of Jerusalem’s Lot, sets up shop, and begins infecting the townsfolk, yet leaving a writer and a young lad arsenic the lone ones who person immoderate anticipation of stopping it. The movie stars Lewis Pullman, Makenzie Leigh, Bill Camp, Spencer Treat Clark, William Sadler, and Alfre Woodard.

Release date: Sept. 9
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

8 / 27

Dark Harvest, by Norman Partridge

Dark Harvest, by Norman Partridge

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This adaptation of Partridge’s fearfulness caller arrives conscionable successful clip for those Halloween vibes to footwear in. Every year, a tiny Midwestern municipality sends its young men to combat disconnected the terrifying pumpkin-headed carnal known arsenic Sawtooth Jack (renamed October Boy successful the film). The “winner” of the conflict gets fiscal information and a hero’s welcome—but the instrumentality is successful the surviving part. Starring Elizabeth Reaser, Luke Kirby, and Jeremy Davies, this 1 volition capable that Jack-o-Lantern sized spread successful your fall.

Release date: Sept. 23
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, by Bernard Waber

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, by Bernard Waber

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Combining live-action with CGI, this adaptation of Waber’s classical 1962 children’s publication volition either beryllium a location tally oregon a Cats-like nightmare. We’re hoping for the former, due to the fact that the communicative of a crocodile surviving with the Primm household successful their brownstone connected 88th Street successful New York City is astir arsenic charming arsenic it gets. After a nasty neighbour has Lyle taken to the zoo, Lyle indispensable beryllium he’s a good crocodile successful bid to enactment with his family. Starring Javier Bardem, Brett Gelman, and Constance Wu.

Release date: Nov. 18
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

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Blonde, by Joyce Carol Oates

Blonde, by Joyce Carol Oates

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The ever-surprising Oates erstwhile said she thought Blonde would beryllium 1 of 2 books she’d beryllium remembered for (the different being them), and it’s an casual statement to make. It’s the beingness communicative of Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean) told from Monroe’s perspective, a jazzy, astonishing communicative that takes idiosyncratic truthful celebrated they’re astir invisible and remakes them into a character. Starring Ana de Armas arsenic Norma Jean on with a powerhouse formed including Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Garret Dillahunt, Scoot McNairy, Sara Paxton, and Julianne Nicholson, with absorption by artsy auteur Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) and prerelease rumors that it is precise weird and very explicit, there’s each crushed to beryllium excited for this one—once Netflix yet sets a merchandise date.

Release date: TBA
Streaming oregon successful theaters: Netflix

11 / 27

The Black Phone, by Joe Hill

The Black Phone, by Joe Hill

When the trailer for The Black Phone, adapted from Joe Hill’s terrifying abbreviated story, deed the Internet each anyone could absorption connected was the incredibly disturbing mask Ethan Hawke wears; if you are looking for immoderate nightmare substance to wholly ruin your January, present it is. When a young lad is kidnapped, he’s kept captive successful 1 of those classical serial slayer soundproof basements, wherever an old, disconnected landline sits. He soon discovers helium tin usage the telephone to pass with the killer’s erstwhile victims, who effort to springiness him proposal that volition assistance him past and escape.

Release date: Feb. 4
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

12 / 27

Death connected the Nile, by Agatha Christie

Death connected the Nile, by Agatha Christie

Kenneth Branagh’s follow-up to 2017’s Murder connected the Orient Express was expected to travel retired successful December 2019, past was delayed until 2020. Then the pandemic hit, and the movie bounced astir the docket a fewer times (in retrospect, the thought it mightiness person travel retired successful October 2020 seems charmingly optimistic). When prima Armie Hammer decided to uncover his existent self, causing the satellite to recoil successful horror, the movie got pushed again. Now it’s owed retired successful February. Christie remains the best-selling novelist successful history, Nile is 1 of her champion and best-loved novels, and the archetypal movie was a astonishment hit, truthful possibly it inactive has a shot.

Release date: Feb. 11
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

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Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, by Paul Gallico

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, by Paul Gallico

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Gallico’s classical 1958 caller astir a London charwoman who becomes obsessed with owning a gown from House of Dior successful Paris is getting its 2nd adaptation. The caller remains beloved to this time for its warmhearted wit and amazingly poignant ending, and the House of Dior, of course, remains the House of Dior. Starring Lesley Manville (as Ada Harris), Isabelle Huppert, and Jason Isaacs, the movie is definite to beryllium deed with anyone who has leafed done an contented of Vogue and dreamed of someday owning a portion of customized couture.

Release date: March 4
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

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Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

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The Summer of 2022 volition footwear disconnected successful June with the accomplishment of this adaptation of Owens’ blockbuster bestseller. Daisy Edgar-Jones of Normal People fame volition prima arsenic Kya, a miss who grows up successful isolation successful the marshes of North Carolina aft her parent and yet the remainder of her household abandons her. Half unsocial coming-of-age communicative and fractional execution mystery, Edgar-Jones seems perfectly formed arsenic a conflicted outsider who learns to clasp her secrets adjacent to her heart.

Release date: June 24
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

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White Bird, by R.J. Palacio

White Bird, by R.J. Palacio

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White Bird is simply a sequel of sorts to Wonder, Palacio’s bestselling publication astir a young lad with a uncommon facial deformity increasing up successful Brooklyn. The bully from that publication (and film), Julian, is visited by his grandmother, who tells him her singular communicative of being a young Jewish miss successful France who was hidden from the Nazis by her classmate’s family. With Gillian Anderson and Helen Mirren providing plentifulness of prima power, there’s a tenable accidental this 1 volition recreate the magic of the archetypal film.

Release date: Sept. 16
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

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She Said, by Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor

She Said, by Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor

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Time has nary meaning anymore, truthful it mightiness look similar the Harvey Weinstein ungraded came and went decades ago—but the combat ne'er truly ends. Twohey and Kantor’s journalism took down Weinstein and made the sexist civilization that enabled him undeniable. The movie mentation of their true-life probe stars Zoe Kazan advertisement Kantor and Carey Mulligan arsenic Twohey and promises to travel successful the contented of classical journalism thrillers similar All the President’s Men and The Insider.

Release date: Nov. 18
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

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The Nightingale, by Kritsin Hannah

The Nightingale, by Kritsin Hannah

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Hannah’s blockbuster caller astir 2 sisters who instrumentality antithetic paths to survive—and resist—Nazi-occupied France during World War II gets immoderate superior prima treatment, with Elle and Dakota Fanning starring arsenic Vianne and Isabelle. This is the archetypal clip the sisters person acted other 1 another, which is simply a decent hook; that, positive the vacation merchandise date, makes this the benignant of movie with the epic expanse to go some a box-office deed and an Oscar contender.

Release date: Dec. 23
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

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The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue

The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue

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It’s Florence Pugh’s satellite close now, we’re conscionable surviving successful it. After breaking done successful Midsommar and getting into the Marvel Cinematic Universe successful Black Widow, she’s acceptable to prima successful the adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s caller astir a young miss successful 19th-century Ireland who begins a accelerated for spiritual reasons and seemingly suffers nary carnal harm, surviving for a period without nutrient oregon drink. It was filmed connected determination successful Ireland, truthful you cognize it’s going to look amazing. Donoghue co-wrote the script, and she knows a small thing astir screenplays—she was nominated for an Academy Award for her enactment connected the adaptation of her caller Room.

Release date: TBA
Streaming oregon successful theaters: Netflix

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The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin

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Zevin’s caller has that indescribable prime that inspires anticipation the quality contention mightiness not beryllium totally fucked. A.J. Fikry is the widowed proprietor of a failing bookstore who plans to simply springiness up and descend into a bottle. His self-destructive plans are sidetracked erstwhile an abandoned babe is near astatine his store and helium abruptly finds a crushed to signifier up his life. Starring Kunal Nayyar arsenic Fikry (along with Lucy Hale, Christina Hendricks, and comparative newcomer Blaire Brown), it has effectual tearjerker written each implicit it.

Release date: TBA
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

20 / 27

The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani

The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani

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Chainani’s series, acceptable successful the magical Endless Woods wherever children be the titular schoolhouse to larn however to beryllium fairy communicative heroes oregon villains, hits screens successful 2022 with Sofia Wylie and Sophia Anne Caruso arsenic champion friends Agatha and Sophie, who are taken to the titular schoolhouse and assigned to antithetic sides. They indispensable past fig retired however to get backmost location portion maintaining their friendship. With Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington, Laurence Fishburne, and Michele Yeoh playing faculty, this mightiness conscionable scratch the Harry Potter-shaped itch you and your kids person been feeling.

Release date: TBA
Streaming oregon successful theaters: Netflix

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The Stars astatine Noon, by Denis Johnson

The Stars astatine Noon, by Denis Johnson

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Johnson’s brooding, thoughtful 1986 caller is the benignant that truly stays with you. It tells the communicative of an unnamed writer surviving successful Nicaragua during the Sandinista revolution. She’s bitter and jaded towards each the players successful the governmental chaos and unit but falls successful emotion with a affluent businessman that leads them some to hazard everything. It’s being brought to the large surface by acclaimed French manager Clair Denis (who besides co-wrote the screenplay) and stars Margaret Qualley and Joe Alwyn arsenic the hopeless lovers.

Release date: TBA
Streaming oregon successful theaters: In theaters

22 / 27

Persuasion, by Jane Austen

Persuasion, by Jane Austen

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People conscionable can’t halt adapting Jane Austen novels, a information that has generated earnestly adaptable results. Persuasion, the past caller Austen completed earlier her death, is nary exception—it’s been adapted 5 times already. And wherefore not? The communicative is evergreen: Anne Elliot falls successful emotion with the dashing Captain Wentworth, but her household convinces her she tin bash amended she dumps him. Seven years aboriginal the Elliots are broke and person to rent their gorgeous location out—to Wentworth’s extended family, which brings him and Anne backmost into contact. With Dakota Johnson successful the pb arsenic Anne Elliot, this Netflix-produced movie should beryllium a existent treat. As with each Austen books, it’s the journey, not the destination, and the travel should beryllium filled with large frocks, crisp dialog, and biting societal commentary that remains caller adjacent aft 200 years.

Release date: TBA
Streaming oregon successful theaters: Netflix

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Peter Pan & Wendy, by J.M. Barrie

Peter Pan & Wendy, by J.M. Barrie

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This is an adaptation of an adaptation—it’s a live-action remake of the classical 1953 animated movie Peter Pan, itself adapted from Barrie’s play Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. But really, each you request to cognize is that Jude Law is playing Captain Hook and Jim Gaffigan is playing Smee; Molly Parker and Alan Tudyk play Mr. and Mrs. Darling, with Ever Anderson arsenic Wendy, Yara Shahidi arsenic Tinkerbell and Alexander Molony arsenic Peter Pan. It’ll deed Disney+ screens astatine immoderate constituent successful 2022.

Release date: TBA
Streaming oregon successful theaters: Disney+

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White Noise, by Don Delillo

White Noise, by Don Delillo

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HBO’s location marque is progressively smart, paranoid, and benignant of dark. Which means an adaptation of Delillo’s breakout caller is simply a cleanable fit. The publication that gave america the operation “airborne toxic event” arrives successful movie signifier acknowledgment to idiosyncratic other whose marque seems similar a cleanable match: Noah Baumbach. Starring Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig arsenic Jack and Babette Gladney, the communicative of Jack’s unraveling arsenic a bid clang spreads a deadly unreality of toxic state implicit his municipality is arsenic postmodern arsenic a communicative tin get—and we mean that successful a bully way.

Release date: TBA
Streaming oregon successful theaters: Netflix

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All Quiet connected the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque

All Quiet connected the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque

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The existent trial of a classical is that it ne'er goes retired of style, and this haunting communicative of suffering and decease during World War I remains sadly applicable successful the modern-day. The caller was adapted to movie successful 1930 and won the Oscar for Best Picture that year—the archetypal non-musical “talkie” to drawback the honor. Netflix is taking different stab astatine it successful 2022, and the movie volition prima Daniel Brühl. Interestingly, the communicative is being filmed successful its autochthonal German, not English—but Netflix viewers person proved with Squid Game and Money Heist that they’re not acrophobic of subtitles.

Release date: TBA
Streaming oregon successful theaters: Netflix

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My Policeman, by Bethan Roberts

My Policeman, by Bethan Roberts

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With a fewer Grammys nether his loop and a overmuch talk-about cameo successful the Eternals film, Harry Styles had a beauteous large 2021. The adjacent twelvemonth mightiness beryllium adjacent amended for the erstwhile boy-bander, arsenic he’s starring successful the adaptation of Roberts’ analyzable communicative of a cheery policeman successful 1957 Brighton who marries a pistillate successful bid to conform to society’s rules, but is profoundly successful emotion with a depository curator named Patrick. The unconventional triangle leads to a shocking betrayal—and possibly Styles’ archetypal genuinely breakout acting role—when it yet arrives successful 2022.

Release date: TBA
Streaming oregon successful theaters: Amazon Prime