Oscar season is in full force, and one of the “Reel Lit” November 2016 movies coming soon to theaters is surrounded with Oscar buzz thanks to stellar acting. This month also brings the return of the wizarding, imaginative world of J.K. Rowling.

A Street Cat Named Bob – November 18

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Synopsis: The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. A Street Cat Named Bob is an adaptation of James Bowen’s book, A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – November 18

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Synopsis: In 1926, Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is based on the Hogwart’s textbook of the same name written by J.K. Rowling. The film is scheduled for nationwide release on Friday, November 18th.

Lion – November 25

November 2016 Adaptations - Lion Movie Poster

Synopsis: A five-year old boy takes a wrong train that leads him thousands of miles away from his home and family and is later adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, using scattered memories and Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family. Lion is an adaptation of Saroo Brierley’s memoir, A Long Way Home.

Your Turn

So…have you read any of the book versions for these November 2016 movies? Are you excited to return to the imaginative world of J.K. Rowling? Let us know in the comments! |RL

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