There are so many 2022 Books to Movie & TV Adaptations in the works. Between big budgets for Lord of the Rings, big stars for Death on the Nile, and big bestsellers ala Where the Crawdads Sing there is bound to be an adaptation for everyone this year.
Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith
Summary: Vic and Melinda no longer have a loving and fulfilling marriage so an agreement is made-Melinda can have as many lovers as she wants as long as she doesn’t abandon her family. When those lovers start disappearing Vic is the prime suspect as everyone is left wondering if jealousy pushed him over the edge.
Starring: Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas
The Black Phone by Joe Hill
Summary: Finney Shaw is kidnapped by a serial killer who traps him in a soundproof basement. After finding a disconnected phone, Shaw discovers its ability to transmit the voices of the killer’s previous victims, who try to help him escape.
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames, Jeremy Davies
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (Trailer)
Summary: A peaceful cruise on the Nile river turns deadly when heiress Linnet Ridgeway Doyle is found murdered. Hercule Poirot is left to investigate, finding that once again nothing is quite what it seems.
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer
Mrs Harris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico
Release Info: March 4th, Theaters
Summary: A cleaning lady in 1950s London falls in love with an haute couture dress by Christian Dior and decides to gamble everything for the sake of this folly.
Starring: Jason Isaacs, Lesley Manville
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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Summary: A woman who raised herself in the marshes of the deep South becomes a suspect in the murder of a man she was once involved with.
Starring: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, Harris Dickinson
The Lord of the Rings (Untitled Prequel) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Summary: Epic drama set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.
Starring: Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Maxim Baldry, Ian Blackburn
Dark Harvest by Norman Partridge
Summary: A legendary monster called October Boy terrorizes residents in a small Midwestern town when he rises from the cornfields every Halloween with his butcher knife and makes his way toward those who are brave enough to confront him.
Starring: Emyri Crutchfield, Dustin Ceithamer, Casey Likes
White Bird: A Wonder Story by R J Palacio
Summary: Grandmère’s heartrending story: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II; how the boy she and her classmates once shunned became her savior and best friend.
Starring: Helen Mirren, Gillian Anderson, Olivia Ross, Bryce Ghesiar
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Summary: World War II, two sisters are separated by their experiences and ages. In war-torn German-occupied France they must each follow their own paths based on passion and ideals to survive.
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning
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The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Summary: Newly widowed Cora, who, having been released from an abusive marriage, relocates from Victorian London to the small village of Aldwinter in Essex, is intrigued by a local superstition that a mythical creature known as the Essex Serpent has returned to the area.
Starring: Claire Danes, Tom Hiddleston
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Summary: Following the rise of Daisy Jones and The Six’ rock band through the ’70s LA music scene on their quest for worldwide icon status.
Starring: Riley Keough, Sam Claflin, Sebastian Chacon, Nabiyah Be
Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney
Summary: Two Dublin college students, Frances and Bobbi, and the strange and unexpected connection they forge with married couple, Melissa and Nick.
Starring: Jemima Kirke, Joe Alwyn, Sasha Lane, Alison Oliver
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Summary: Anne was in love with Frederick, who was rejected by her snobby parents 8 years ago. They’ve now hit hard times and rent out their mansion to his brother-in-law. He returns a Royal Navy captain. Will he remember Anne?
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Henry Golding, Suki Waterhouse, Richard E. Grant
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus (Trailer)
Summary: A brain, an athlete, a princess, a criminal, and a “basket case” walk into detention but only the first four make it out alive.
Starring: Marianly Tejada, Cooper van Grootel, Annalisa Cochrane
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They Wish They Were Us (The Players Table) by Jessica Goodman
Summary: Freshman year Jill’s best friend, Shaila Arnold, was killed by her boyfriend. Graham confessed, the case was closed, and Jill tried to move on. Three years later Jill starts getting texts proclaiming Graham’s innocence and her dreams of the perfect senior year start to crumble.
Starring: Halsey, Sydney Sweeney
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
Summary: Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover.
Starring: Jesse Plemons, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Summary: A Chicago librarian has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage.
Starring: Rose Leslie, Theo James
The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis
Summary: An alien who arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must confront his own past to determine our future.
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sonya Cassidy, Rob Delaney
The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
Summary: A tale of two strangers who transform each other’s lives, a psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.
Starring: Florence Pugh
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