If you’ve been following Books & Chardonnay for any amount of time, you’ll know we’re big fans of book to film adaptations. There’s nothing we enjoy more than reading a book before seeing the film adaptation so we can do a comparison. Though one’s imagination is always the best inspiration, when a book comes to life on screen, it puts faces and places to the written word.
When a book to film adaptation is done right, there’s nothing better. But when it’s not what book fans had hoped for? Well, there’s a lot to talk about.
Read these books before they hit the theater in March 2017.
Book to Film Adaptations in March 2017
1. Before I Fall
by Lauren Oliver
The film adaptation Before I Fall is coming to theaters on March 3. It stars Zoey Deutch as a teen who is forced to relive her last day over and over as she begins to understand the circumstances surrounding her death. The movie also stars Halston Sage, and Cynthia Wu.
2. The Shack
by William P. Young
In The Shack, a man who is grieving his daughter’s death receives an invitation from someone claiming to be God. Will he accept? You’ll have to find out after March 3 – unless you read the novel first. The film adaptation stars Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, and Tim McGraw.
3. The Sense of an Ending
by Julian Barnes
Julian Barnes’ award-winning novel about a man who confronts his past comes to life on March 10. The Sense of an Ending stars Michelle Dockery and Matthew Goode.
4. Beauty and the Beast
by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve
The highly-anticipated film adaptation of Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve‘s original Beauty and the Beast bears little to no resemblance to the book of the same name. But it’s worth a read just to see how far the story strayed from the original. This latest adaptation stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens and hits theaters on March 17.
5. The Zookeeper’s Wife
by Diane Ackerman
The film adaptation The Zookeeper’s Wife premieres March 31. The story of the family who saved the Warsaw Zoo during the German invasion stars Jessica Chastain and Johan Heldenbergh.