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January 28th, 2021

Hi Readers!

2020 ended up being a bit of a dud year for movie releases with most of them getting cancelled or delayed due to cinema’s being closed (thanks Covid). Online streaming ended up being the saving grace for the flm industry and it’s where most of these adaptations will be released this upcoming year…


The White Tiger
Netflix – January 22nd
Book: Aravind Adiga
Starring: Priyanka Chopra and Adarsh Gourav

The Dig
Netflix – January 14th
Book: John Preston
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Lily James and Ralph Fiennes

Fear Street Trilogy
Netflix – ?
Book: Fear Street by R.L. Stine
Starring: Sadie Sink

To All The Boys: Always and Forever
Netflix – February 12th
Book: Jenny Han
Starring: Lana Condor and Noah Centineo

There’s Someone Inside Your House
Netflix – February
Book: Stephenie Perkins
Starring: Sydney Park and Theodore Pellerin

Netflix – March 3rd
Book: Jennifer Mathieu
Starring: Josephine Langford and Patrick Schwarzenegger

The Last Letter From Your Lover
Netflix – March 12th
Book: Jojo Moyes
Starring: Shailene Woodley and Joe Alwyn

The Woman In The Window
Netflix – ?
Book: A.J. Finn
Starring: Amy Adams

A Boy Called Christmas
Netflix – November
Book: Matt Haig
Starring: Henry Lawfull, Maggie Smith, Sally Hawkins and Kristen Wiig

Without Remorse
Prime Video – February 25th
Book: Tom Clancy
Starring: Mihael B. Jordon and Lauren London

Apple TV – February 26th
Book: Nico Walker
Starring: Tom Holland

French Exit
Theatres – February 12th
Book: Patrick Dewitt
Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges

The Nightingale
Theatres – ?
Book: Kristen Hannah
Starring: Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning

Two Kisses For Maddy
Theatres – April 30th
Book: Matthew Logelin
Starring: Kevin Hart

Marry Me
Theatres – June 18th
Book: Bobby Crosby
Starring: Owen Wilson and Jennifer Lopez

Theatres & HBO Max – October 1st
Book: Frank Herbert
Starring: Timothy Chalamet and Zendaya

Theatres – May 21st
Book: Reinarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz
Starring: Dylan O’Brien and Mark Wahlberg

Disney+ – May 26th
Book: 101 Dalmations by Dodie Smith
Starring: Emma Stone

Deep Water
Theatres – August 13th
Book: Patricia Highsmith
Starring: Ana De Armas and Ben Affleck

The Last Duel
Theatres – October 15th
Book: Eric Jamer
Starring: Jodie Comer, Adam Driver and Matt Damon

The Power of the Dog
Netflix – ?
Book: Thomas Savage
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Thomasin McKenzie and Kristen Dunst

Netflix – ?
Book: Joyce Carol Oates
Starring: Ana De Armas and Evan Williams

Chaos Walking
Theatres – March 5th
Book: Patrick Ness
Starring: Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley and Nick Jonas

TV Series

Firefly Lane
Netflix – February 3rd
Book: Kristen Hannah
Starring: Katherine Heigl, Sarah Chalke and Ben Lawson

Shadow and Bone
Netflix – April 23rd
Book: Leigh Bardugo
Starring: Ben Barnes and Jessie Mei Li

The Handmaids Tale (S4)
Hulu – ?
Book: Margaret Atwood
Starring: Elisabeth Moss

Anatamy Of A Scandal
Netflix – ?
Book: Sarah Vaughan
Starring: Rupert Friend, Sienna Miller and Michelle Dockery

Nine Perfect Strangers
Hulu – ?
Book: Liane Moriarty
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy and Luke Evans

Conversations With Friends
Hulu – ?
Book: Sally Rooney
(Cast not yet known)

You (Season 3)
Netflix – ?
Book: Caroline Kepnes
Cast: Penn Badgley

More that have been confirmed, but probably won’t come in 2021…

Book: Alice Oseman

Daisy Jones and The Six
Book: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Cast: Riley Keough & Sam Claflin

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Book: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Percy Jackson And the Olympians
Book: Rick Riordan

Bridgerton Season 2
Book: The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn

I’m sure there are more, but these are what I could find so far. What are you most excited for?

Thanks For Reading,
Jess X

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2020 Book to Movie Adaptations To Look Forward To

Hi Readers

If you’re anything like me, when a book is turned into a movie you absolutely have to read the book first. There are a bunch of exciting movies coming out in 2020 that were adapted from books so now is the time to get a head start on them so you’re well prepared for their release.


The Personal History of David Copperfield
– Released January 24th
– Book by Charles Dickens
– A new trend in film that I am loving is taking classic books that have been around for generations and giving an updated and more modern spin to them. We saw it in Little Women and we see it in the newly released David Copperfield. It’s bright and vibrant with a diverse cast and a comedic take.

The Invisible Man
– Released January 28th 
– Book by H.G. Wells
– This is also a new take on a classic but rather than going down the humourous road like Copperfield, this turns the plot into a much more sinistar affair. This stars the incredible Elizabeth Moss, whose characters husband has turned himself invisible and uses it to torment her. Tip, don’t watch the trailer. It gives way too much away. Just know it looks really, really disturbing. 

– Released February 14th
– Book by Jane Austen
– Another one to follow the trend is this adaptation of Emma. It stars rising actress Anya Taylor-Joy as Emma and Bill Nighy as her ailing father. The trailer is absolutely hilarious, they’ve really captured the ironic humour of Jane Austen’s book well. 

P.S. I Still Love You
– Released February 12th
– Book by Jenny Han
– The sequel to the adorable To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. I loved the feel good adaptation of the first book and whilst I wasn’t the biggest fan of this book I’m looking forward to seeing this cast on my TV screen again. 

The Secret Garden
– Released April 17th
– Book by Frances Hodgsen Burnett
– This one I’m not too sure about just because I feel so attached to the 1997 adaptation and I’m not sure it needs a new one. Although I did feel the same way about Little Women and then loved it so I’m not writing this one off just yet. Bit confused as to how there’s a tropical jungle in the middle of the Yorkshire moors though. 

The Woman in the Window
– Released May 15th
– Book by A.J. Finn
– This thriller book took off when it came out and the movie adaptation has been gifted a stellar cast with Amy Adams, Julianne Moore and Gary Oldman playing the main roles. I haven’t read the book to this one yet but it seems like it’s going to be quite a suspenseful journey. 


Little Fires Everywhere
– Released March 18th
– Book by Celeste Ng
– This is one I didn’t even realise they’d started filming, let alone was coming out this yet. It’s be on our screens in March with Reese Witherspoon starring and I’m sure will draw in the fans of Big Little Lies. 

Normal People
– Released Sometime in 2020
– Book by Sally Rooney
– Another one I was shocked to see coming out this year. This has been adapted by BBC and doesn’t have a release date yet but does have a trailer. I’m not sure if this looks like a great adaptation yet but I liked the book so will definitely give it a watch. 

The Luminaries
– Released Sometime in 2020
– Book by Eleanor Catton

– Another one with no release date yet and no trailer but I’m pretty certain is coming out this year. We have a couple of pictures of Eva Green looking stunning as Lydia Wells and know it was adapted by the author herself.

Which of these are you most looking forward to seeing? 

Thanks for reading, 

Jess X