Page to Screen, July & August 2018

Beat the heat with a book or head to the theater for a film adapted from a book!

JULY

 Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (July 13, R) – Fictional adaption of the memoir by John Callahan; directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill and Rooney Mara. 

Generation Wealth (July 20) – documentary by Lauren Greenfield, an accompaniment to her photographic treatment of the topic in the book Generation Wealth.

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.

 

AUGUST

The Darkest Minds (August 3, PG-13) – starring Mandy Moore, Amandla Stenberg and Gwendoline Christie; adapted from the dystopian teen trilogy by Alexandra Bracken.

The Wife (August 17, R) – starring Christian Slater, Elizabeth McGovern, and Glenn Close; adapted from the novel by Meg Wolitzer. 

BlacKkKlansmen (August 10) – crime comedy from Spike Lee, starring Adam Driver, Topher Grace and Laura Harrier; adapted from the memoir Black Klansman by Colorado Springs detective Ron Stallworth.

The Meg (August 10, PG-13) – starring Ruby Rose, Jason Statham, and Rainn Wilson;  adapted from Meg: Primal Waters, a thriller about a predator of the deep by Steve Alten.

Crazy Rich Asians (August 15, PG-13) – starring Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh and Henry Golding in a comedy based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Kwan.

Down a Dark Hall (August 17, PG-13) – starring Taylor Russell, AnnaSophia Robb and Isabelle Fuhrman; supernatural thriller, adapted from the teen horror novel by Lois Duncan.

Juliet, Naked (August 17, R) – romantic comedy starring Ethan Hawke and Rose Byrne; adapted from the bestselling Nick Hornby novel about a superfan and reclusive singer-songwriter.

Memoir of War –La Douleur (August 17) – Fictional treatment of Marguerite Duras’ War: A Memoirstarring Melanie Thierry.

Papillon (August 24, R) – Starring Eve Hewson, Charlie Hunnam, and Rami Malek; remake of the 1973 film, a fictional treatment about a prisoner’s escape from the book by Henri Charrière.

The Little Stranger (August 31, R) – starring Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling;  from novel by Sarah Waters