It’s almost summer, when blockbuster films grab all the attention – but don’t forget to check out these movies adapted from books (and then add your time reading to our Summer Reading program – adults can earn great coupons and a chance to win some amazing prizes, like an AncestryDNA kit, passes to the new Waterpark, and much more!).
‘Nuff said–read on for some upcoming page-to-screen release dates…
The Boxcar Children, Surprise Island (May 8; G)– Special one-day animated film event based on the second book of the children’s series by Gertrude Chapman, which is also available as a graphic novel. (Children/Family)
Adrift (June 1) – starring Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin and Grace Palme; a tale of love and survival, adapted from the autobiography Adrift: Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan. (Action/Adventure)
The Catcher was a Spy (June 22, R) – Adaptation of the 1994 biography by Nicholas Dawidoff profiling the baseball player who served in the Office of Strategic Services, the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency. (Memoir/Espionage/Sports)
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (July 27) – from the memoir Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Live of the Stars by Scotty Bowers. (Memoir)
-Contributed by Diana T.