2022 Books to Movie & TV Adaptations

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.

Macbeth 2021 Books To Movies & TV Adaptations

The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare (Trailer)

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Release Info: January 14th, Apple TV+. (December 25th, Theaters.)

Summary: Macbeth is told by three witches that he is destined to be King of Scotland. Urged on by his wife their ambitions to see the prophecy through lead to a spiral of madness, paranoia, and murder.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand
Directed by: Joel Coen

 

Reacher by Lee Child (Trailer)

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Release Info: February 4th, Prime Video

Summary: Jack Reacher, a veteran military police investigator, has recently entered civilian life when he is falsely accused of murder.

Starring: Alan Ritchson, Malcolm Goodwin, Willa Fitzgerald, Kristin Kreuk, Bruce McGill
 

Death on the Nile 2021 Books To Movies & TV Adaptations

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie (Trailer)

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Release Info: February 11th, Theaters

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

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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

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Release Info: June 24th, Theaters

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 Black Phone by Joe Hill

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Release Info: June 24th, Theaters

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

The Lord of the Rings (Untitled Prequel) by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Release Info: September 2nd, Amazon Prime Video

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

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Release Info: September 9th, Theaters

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

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Release Info: September 16th, Theaters

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 2021 Books To Movies & TV Adaptations

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

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Release Info: December 23rd, Theaters

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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Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith

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Release Info: January 14th, Theaters delayed, moved to Hulu

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

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

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Release Info: Netflix

Summary: A woman in New York, who seems to have things under control, is faced with a trauma that makes her life unravel.

Starring: Jennifer Beals, Justine Lupe, Mila Kunis, Connie Britton

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

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Release Info: n/a (finished filming August 2021)

Summary: A woman seeks revenge against the man who kidnapped her mother.

Starring: Daisy Ridley, Garrett Hedlund, Ben Medelsohn

The Stars At Noon by Denis Johnson

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Release Info: n/a

Summary: In 1984’s Nicaragua, a mysterious English businessman and a headstrong American journalist strike up a romance as they soon become embroiled in a dangerous labyrinth of lies and conspiracies and are forced to try and escape the country.

Starring: Margaret Qualley, Joe Alwyn

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

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Release Info: Prime Video

Summary: A love triangle between one girl and two brothers. A story about first love, first heartbreak, and the magic of that one perfect summer.

Starring: Sarah Hudson, Mackenzie Alison Hicks, Braxton Alexander

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

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Release Info: Netflix

Summary: A group of boys and girls are taken to an institution where they are trained to become fairy tale-like heroes and villains.

Starring: Charlize Theron, Michelle Yeoh, Laurence Fishburne, Kerry Washington

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

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Release Info: Apple TV

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

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Release Info: Amazon Prime Video

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

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Release Info: Hulu

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

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Release Info: Netflix

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

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They Wish They Were Us (The Players Table) by Jessica Goodman

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Release Info: HBO

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

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Release Info: Theaters

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

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Release Info: HBO

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

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Release Info: Showtime

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

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Release Info: Theaters

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

 

Enola Holmes 2 by Nancy Springer

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Release Info: Netflix

Summary: Sequel of Sherlock Holmes’ rebellious teen sister Enola.

Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Helena Bonham Carter
 

The Sandman by Neil Gaiman (Trailer)

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Release Info: Netflix

Summary: Upon escaping after decades of imprisonment by a mortal wizard, Dream, the personification of dreams, sets about to reclaim his lost equipment.

Starring: Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Jenna Coleman, Patton Oswalt, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Fry
 

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

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Release Info: Netflix

Summary: A sexual consent scandal amongst British privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake.

Starring: Ben Radcliffe, Josette Simon, Violet Verigo
 

If that’s not enough for you, or you don’t want to wait, check out 2021 Books To Movies & TV Adaptations for projects already released!

Happy Reading & Happy Screening!
~Alison

2022 books to movies & tv adaptations