WHEN LIT GETS REEL: OCTOBER 2016

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The Girl on the Train

Synopsis: Rachel, who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day. One morning she sees something shocking and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

The Girl on the Train is an adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name written by Paula Hawkins. It is scheduled for nationwide release on Friday, October 7th. The film is rated R for violence, sexual content, language, and nudity.

The Late Bloomer

Synopsis: A 30-year-old sex therapist who has never gone through puberty has his world turned upside down after the removal of a benign brain tumor resting on his pituitary gland. He experiences all the changes and effects of puberty over the following three-week period.

The Late Bloomer is based on Ken Baker’s 2001 memoir, Man Made: A Memoir of My Body. It is schedule for limited release on Friday, October 7th.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Synopsis: Jack Reacher heads back to his old military base in Virginia to take a woman to dinner who is now the commanding officer. By the time he gets there, she has been arrested, and Reacher finds himself being charged with pummeling one guy and fathering a child with a woman. He can’t remember either transgression but gets to the bottom of it with cunning and sometimes brute force.

This sequel to the 2012 film Jack Reacher is based on the novel of the same name, which is the 18th book in the Jack Reacher series written by Lee Child. It is scheduled for nationwide release on Friday October 21st.

American Pastoral

Synopsis: Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman, is married to Dawn, a former beauty queen. When beloved teenage daughter, Merry, disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, Swede dedicates himself to finding her and reuniting his family.

American Pastoral is based on the novel of the same name by Philip Roth. It is rated R for some strong sexual material, language, and brief violent images. The movie is schedule for limited release on October 21st and nationwide release on October 28th.

Inferno

Synopsis: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon tries to stop a global genocide scheme by following clues in Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy. He battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science.

Inferno is based on the novel of the same name by Dan Brown and is the fourth book in the Robert Langdon series. The movie is rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, disturbing images, some language, thematic elements, and brief sensuality. It will be released nationwide on Friday, October 28th.

Your Turn

So…which books have you read? Which books do you want to read? Are you going to read the book before you see the movie? Are you excited about any of these movie adaptations? Which adaptation do you think will be the best/worst? Let us know in the comments! |RL

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