WHEN LIT GETS REEL: NOVEMBER 2017

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November has more than a few books hitting the big screen. There is everything from a biopic to a bestselling YA novel. Here are a few adaptations that may be in a theater near you this month:

Last Flag Flying

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Synopsis: Thirty years after the Vietnam War, a former Navy Corpsman reunites with his old buddies to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War, after he decides not to have his son buried in Arlington Cemetery.

The movie is based on the novel of the same name written by Darryl Ponicsan in 2005. It is scheduled for limited release on Friday, November 3rd.

Wonder

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Synopsis: August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from attending a mainstream school until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and it is never easy being the new kid in school.

Wonder is an adaptation of the recent best-selling children’s novel, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. The movie is scheduled for nationwide release on Friday, November 17th.

Molly’s Game

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Synopsis: For a decade, Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier, ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game before being caught by the FBI. Players included Hollywood royalty, business titans, sports stars, and even the Russian mob.

Molly’s Game is adapted from Bloom’s memoir, Molly’s Game: From Hollywood’s Elite to Wall Street’s Billionaire Boy’s Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker. It is scheduled for nationwide release on Wednesday, November 22nd.

Call Me By Your Name

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Synopsis: In the summer of 1983, Elio Perlman spends his days with his father, a professor, and his mother, a translator, in the family’s 17th-century villa. One day, Oliver, an American working on his doctorate, arrives to spend the summer interning with Elio’s father. Together, Oliver and Elio share an unforgettable summer that will change them forever.

Call Me By Your Name is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by André Aciman. The film is slated for limited release on Friday, November 24th.

Your Turn

So…which film adaptation are you excited to see on the big screen? Are you going to see the best seller or the memoir? Let us know in the comments! |RL

P.S. Want more Reel Lit? Check out these books that will soon be films!

6 Comments

  1. The only one of these I’d heard about was Wonder – actually fascinated by the others, especially Last Flag Flying! It might be too emotional to deal with in the theater, but maybe to rent later. Thanks for sharing!

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