2024 books to screen adaptations

2024 Books to Screen Adaptations: The Exciting List Of All Adaptations Expected

There are so many incredible 2024 Books to Screen adaptations already in the works. From the much anticipated Wicked movie, to more seasons of everyone’s favorite Bridgerton siblings, and many more favorite characters being brought to life on screen–it’s shaping up to be a GREAT year of adaptations.
It’s still very early so the list isn’t very big, but as we’ve seen the last few years it grows very quickly!! Streaming has been a home to adaptation after adaptation leading to a golden age of seeing all the best and favorite stories hitting the screen.
Being able to choose not only which format between movie or series, but also being able to write a script and figure out how many episodes it will take to best tell the story is one of the best things to happen to adaptations. No worries about having to fill a certain number of weeks for a network and drag it out.
 
UPDATE: Due to the WGA & SAG-AFTRA strikes some of these release dates might get delayed!
 
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And don’t forget that if you have a specific title you’re looking for more information on head over to the Everything We Know So Far Adaptation Masterlist which has a list of every single book that has it’s own post with all the information available.
 
Curious about previous projects or waiting for a release later this year? Check out this current year of 2023 Books to Screen Adaptations.
 
Last updated: May 24th, 2024
 

Release Dates

 

Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben (Trailer)

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Release Info: January 1st, Netflix, Limited Series
 
Summary: Widowed mum Mya is disturbed by an image of her late husband captured on her toddler’s nanny cam.
 
Starring: Richard Armitage, Michelle Keegan, Adeel Akhtar, Dino Fetscher
 

Sanctuary: A Witch’s Tale by V.V. James (Trailer)

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Release Info: January 4th, AMC+, Series
 
Summary: It follows a small town UK town named Sanctuary, where daily life is shaken by murder accusations after a boy is discovered dead from an accident.
 
Starring: Elish Liburd, Elaine Cassidy, Amy De Bhrún
 

Which Brings Me to You by Steve Almond, Julianna Baggott (Trailer)

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Release Info: January 19th, Theaters, Movie
 
Summary: Two romantic burnouts meet at a wedding and almost hook up in the coatroom before putting the brakes on. They agree to exchange candid confessions about their pasts on the off chance that this might be the real thing.
 
Starring: Lucy Hale, Nat Wolff
 

Masters Of The Air by Donald L. Miller (Trailer)

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Release Info: January 26th, AppleTV, Limited Series
 
Summary: Five miles above the ground and behind enemy lines, eleven men inside a bomber known as a “Flying Fortress” battle unrelenting flocks of German fighters.
 
Starring: Callum Turner, Austin Butler, Barry Keoghan, David Shields
For even more information on the limited series check out this blog post!
 

Expats (The Expatriates) by Janice Y. K. Lee (Trailer)

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Release Info: January 26th, Prime Video, Limited Series
 
Summary: A look at the personal and professional lives of a tight-knit group of expatriates living in Hong Kong.
 
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sarayu Blue, Ji-young Yoo, Brian Tee
For even more information on this limited series check out this blog post!
 

Orion and The Dark by Emma Yarlett (Trailer)

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Release Info: February 2, Netflix, Movie
 
Summary: Follows Orion, a young boy who is afraid of heights, pets, and rendered nearly catatonic by the worst of all perils: the dark. The Dark takes Orion on a nighttime trip to prove to the youngster that the only thing to fear is fear itself.
 
Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Paul Walter Hauser
 

One Day by David Nicholls (Trailer)

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Release Info: February 8th, Netflix, Limited Series
 
Summary: Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways.
 
Starring: Leo Woodall, Ambika Mod, Amber Grappy, Brandan Quinn, Eleanor Tomlinson
 

Will Trent (season 2) by Karin Slaughter (Trailer)

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Release Info: February 20th, ABC, Series
 
Summary: Special Agent Will Trent was abandoned at birth and endured a harsh coming-of-age in Atlanta’s overwhelmed foster care system. Determined to make sure no one feels as he did, he now has the highest clearance rate.
 
Starring: Ramón Rodríguez, Erika Christensen, Iantha Richardson, Jake McLaughlin
For even more information on this series check out this blog post!
 

Shōgun by James Clavell (Trailer)

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Release Info: February 27, Hulu, Limited Series
 
Summary: Set in the 17th Century, John Blackthorne, a sailor who rises from outsider to samurai, while being used as a pawn in Japanese leader Toranaga’s struggle to reach the top of the ruling chain, or Shogun.
 
Starring: Anna Sawai, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis, Tadanobu Asano, Yûki Kedôin
 

Dune: Part Two by Frank Herbert (Trailer)

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Release Info: March 1st, Theaters, Movie
 
Summary: Duke Paul Atreides joins the Fremen and begins a spiritual and martial journey to become Muad’dib, while trying to prevent the terrible future he’s witnessed: a Holy War in his name, spreading throughout the known universe.
 
Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Florence Pugh, Josh Brolin, Rebecca Ferguson
 

Spaceman by Jaroslav Kalfar (Trailer)

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Release Info: March 1st, Netflix, Movie
 
Summary: Jakub Procházka, orphaned as a boy and raised in the Czech countryside by his grandparents, overcomes his odds to become the country’s first astronaut.
 
Starring: Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan, Kunal Nayyar, Isabella Rossellini
 
apples never fall adaptation

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty (Trailer)

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Release Info: March 14th, Peacock, Limited Series
 
Summary: The Delaneys, who from the outside appear to be an enviably contented family. Former tennis coaches Joy and Stan are parents to four adult children. But unfortunately, Joy disappears, and her children are forced to re-examine their parents’ marriage and their family history with fresh, frightened eyes.
 
Starring: Alison Brie, Annette Bening, Jake Lacy, Pooja Shah, and Sam Neill
For even more information about the series check out this blog post!
 

3 Body Problem by Liu Cixin (Trailer)

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Release Info: March 21, Netflix, Series
 
Summary: A woman attempts to aid an alien invasion as revenge for the death of her father.
 
Starring: Eiza González, Benedict Wong
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 
We Were the Lucky Ones adaptation

We Were The Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter (Trailer)

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Release Info: March 28th, Hulu, Limited Series
 
Summary: A Jewish family is determined to survive and reunite after being separated in World War II.
 
Starring: Joey King, Logan Lerman, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Moran Rosenblatt, Sam Woolf, Michael Aloni
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles (Trailer)

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Release Info: March 29th, Paramount+ with Showtime, Limited Series
 
Summary: A Russian aristocrat is spared from death and placed on house arrest while the Bolshevik Revolution plays out before him.
 
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Johnny Harris, Paul Ready
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

Ripley(The Talented Mr. Ripley) by Patricia Highsmith (Trailer)

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Release Info: April 5th, Netflix, Limited Series
 
Summary: A grifter named Ripley living in New York during the 1960s is hired by a wealthy man to begin a complex life of deceit, fraud, and murder.
 
Starring: Andrew Scott, Johnny Flynn, Dakota Fanning
 

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Trailer)

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Release Info: April 14th, HBO, Limited Series
 
Summary: Near the end of the Vietnam War, a plant who was embedded in the South Vietnam army flees to the United States and takes up residence in a refugee community, where he continues to secretly spy and report back to the Viet Cong.
 
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Scott Ly, Hoa Xuande, Fred Nguyen Khan
 

Under The Bridge by Rebecca Godfrey (Trailer)

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Release Info: April 17th, Hulu, Limited Series
 
Summary: Reena Virk, a fourteen-year-old girl, went to join friends at a party and never returned home. Seven teenage girls and a boy were accused of the savage murder.
 
Starring: Lily Gladstone, Riley Keough, Archie Panjabi
 

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare by Damien Lewis (Trailer)

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Release Info: April 19th, Theaters, Movie
 
Summary: The British military recruits a small group of highly-skilled soldiers to strike against Nazi forces behind enemy lines during World War II.
 
Starring: Alan Ritchson, Henry Cavill, Cary Elwes
 

The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black (Trailer)

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Release Info: April 19th, The Roku Channel, Series
 
Summary: Follows the Grace Family, as they move into their ancestral home and unravel a dark mystery about their great-great Uncle who discovered the parallel, secret faerie world to their own.
 
Starring: Christian Slater, Jack Dylan Grazer, Lyon Daniels, Noah Cottrell, Joy Bryant
 

Shardlake by C.J. Sansom (Trailer)

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Release Info: May 1st, Disney+, Limited Series
 
Summary: During the dissolution of the monasteries in the Tudor era, Matthew Shardlake is sent by Thomas Cromwell to investigate the death of a commissioner in a remote town of Scarnsea.
 
Starring: Sean Bean, Arthur Hughes, Anthony Boyle
 
The Tattooist of Auschwitz

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Trailer)

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Release Info: May 2nd, Peacock, Limited Series
 
Summary: The powerful real-life story of Lale Sokolov, a Jewish prisoner who was tasked with tattooing ID numbers on prisoners’ arms in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp during World War Two.
 
Starring: Harvey Keitel, Jonah Hauer-King, Anna Próchniak, Melanie Lynskey
For even more information on this limited series check out this blog post!
 
the idea of you adaptation

The Idea Of You by Robinne Lee (Trailer)

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Release Info: May 2nd, Prime Video, Movie
 
Summary: Sophie, 40-year-old divorced mother, braves the heat to go with her daughter to Coachella, after her dad cancels his trip with his 15-year-old. There, she meets the lead singer of a band.
 
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Nicholas Galitzine, Chandler Lovelle
For even more details on this movie check out this blog post!
 
Turtles All the Way Down adaptation

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (Trailer)

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Release Info: May 2nd, HBO Max, movie
 
Summary: It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts
 
Starring: Isabela Merced, Cree Cicchino, Felix Mallard
For even more details on this movie check out this blog post!
 

A Man in Full by Tom Wolfe (Trailer)

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Release Info: May 2nd, Netflix, Limited Series
 
Summary: Follows an Atlanta real estate mogul as he faces sudden bankruptcy, and tries to defend his empire from those attempting to capitalize on his fall from grace.
 
Starring: Jeff Daniels, Bill Camp, L. Warren Young, Evan Roe, Jon Michael Hill
 

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (Trailer)

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Release Info: May 8th, Apple TV+, Limited Series
 
Summary: Jason is physicist, professor, and family man who is abducted into an alternate version of his life and quickly turns to nightmare when he tries to return to his reality amid the multiverse of lives he could have lived.
 
Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Joel Edgerton, Jimmi Simpson, Alice Braga
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

Interview With The Vampire season 2 by Anne Rice (Trailer)

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Release Info: May 12th, AMC & AMC+, Series
 
Summary: A modern-day retelling: Louis is now a bicentennial vampire, telling his story to an eager biographer. Suicidal after the death of his family, he meets Lestat, a vampire who persuades him to choose immortality over death and become his companion. Eventually, gentle Louis resolves to leave his violent maker, but Lestat guilts him into staying by turning a young girl — whose addition to the “family” breeds even more conflict.
 
Starring: Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid, Eric Bogosian, Chris Stack, Kalyne Coleman
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

The Killing Kind by Jane Casey (Trailer)

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Release Info: May 14th, Hulu, Limited Series
 
Summary: A barrister defends a man against stalking charges, only for him to turn on her.
 
Starring: Emma Appleton, Colin Morgan, Elliot Barnes-Worrell
 

Bridgerton season 3 Based on the books by Julia Quinn (Trailer)

*note: confirmed that the 3rd season will follow Colin & Penelope, which is book #4.
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Release Info: pt 1 May 16th, pt 2 June 13th, Netflix, Series
 
Summary: Wealth, lust, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Regency-era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
 
Starring: Julie Andrews, Nicola Coughlan, Luke Newton
 
Young Woman and the Sea

Young Woman and the Sea by Glenn Stout (Trailer)

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Release Info: May 31st, Theaters, Movie
 
Summary: The story of competitive swimmer Trudy Ederle, who, in 1926, was the first woman to ever swim across the English Channel.
 
Starring: Daisy Ridley, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Jeanette Hain
 

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

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Release Info: June 7th, Hulu, Limited Series
 
Summary: Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in south London, living in between two cultures and entering neatly into neither.
 
Starring: Dionne Brown, Tilly Keeper, Yennis Cheung, Jon Pointing
 

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow (Trailer)

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Release Info: June 12th, AppleTV+, Limited Series
 
Summary: It tells the story of a horrific murder that upends the Chicago Prosecuting Attorneys’ office when one of its own is suspected of the crime.
 
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tate Birchmore, Kingston Rumi Southwick, Roberta Bassin
 

The Watchers by A. M. Shine (Trailer)

Amazon // Audiobook
Release Info: June 14th, Theaters, Movie
 
Summary: A young artist gets stranded in an extensive, immaculate forest in western Ireland, where, after finding shelter, she becomes trapped alongside three strangers, stalked by mysterious creatures each night.
 
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Georgina Campbell, Olwen Fouéré, Siobhan Hewlett
 

Lady In The Lake by Laura Lippman

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Release Info: July 19th, Apple, Series
 
Summary: In 1960s Baltimore, a middle-aged housewife turns into an aspiring reporter as she pursues the murder of a forgotten young woman.
 
Starring: Natalie Portman, David Corenswet, Moses Ingram, Byron Bowers
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

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Release Info: August 2nd, Theaters, Movie
 
Summary: Harold decides to go for a walk one evening and as he goes he fills in the scene using his purple crayon.
 
Starring: Zachary Levi, Zooey Deschanel
 
 
It Ends With Us adaptation

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (Trailer)

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Release Info: August 8th, Theaters, Movie
 
Summary: Lily believes she’s found true love with Ryle, but when a painful incident triggers past trauma, she must decide if love alone can carry her marriage through. However, things are complicated when her first love returns to her life.
 
Starring: Blake Lively, Justin Baldoni, Jenny Slate, Hasan Minhaj
For even more details on this movie check out this post!
 

Rings of Power season 2 by J.R.R. Tolkien

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Release Info: August 29th, Prime Video, Series
 
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: Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Charlie Vickers, Markella Kavenagh
 
the killer's game

The Killer’s Game by Jay Bonansinga

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Release Info: September 13th, Theaters, Movie
 
Summary: A veteran assassin is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and authorizes a kill on himself. After ordering the kill, an army of former colleagues pounce and a new piece of information comes to light. Insanity ensues.
 
Starring: Dave Bautista, Sofia Boutella, Scott Adkins
 

Heartstopper season 3 by Alice Oseman (Trailer)

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Release Info: October 3rd, Netflix, Series
 
Summary: Charlie didn’t think Nick could ever like him back, but now they’re officially boyfriends. Nick has even found the courage to come out to his mom.But coming out isn’t something that happens just once, and Nick and Charlie try to figure out when to tell their friends that they’re dating. Not being out to their classmates gets even harder during a school trip to Paris. As Nick and Charlie’s feelings get more serious, they’ll need each other more than ever.
 
Starring: Kit Connor, Joe Locke, Sebastian Croft
For even more details on this series check out this blog post!
 

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

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Release Info: October 25th, Theaters, Movie
 
Summary: Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Colson Whitehead, Nickel Boys chronicles the powerful friendship between two young African American men navigating the harrowing trials of reform school together in Florida.
 
Starring: Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Ethan Herisse, Fred Hechinger, Hamish Linklater, Daveed Diggs
 
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

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Release Info: November 8th, Theaters, Movie
 
Summary: Nobody is ready for the mayhem and surprises that ensue when six of the worst youngsters disrupt the town’s yearly Christmas performance.
 
Starring: Judy Greer, Lauren Graham, Elizabeth Tabish

Wicked: Part One by Gregory Maguire

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Release Info: November 27th, Theaters, Movie
 
Summary: The story of how a green-skinned woman framed by the Wizard of Oz becomes the Wicked Witch of the West. The first of a two-part feature film adaptation of the Broadway musical.
 
Starring: Ariana Grande, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Yeoh, Jeff Goldblum
 

Nightbitch by Rachel Yoder

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Release Info: December 6th, Theaters, Movie
 
Summary: A woman pauses her career to be a stay-at-home mom, but soon her domesticity takes a surreal turn when she begins to believe she’s turning into a dog.
 
Starring: Amy Adams, Scoot McNairy, Mary Holland
For even more details on this movie check out this post!
 

In Production and Rumored

2024 Books to Screen Adaptations

 

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

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Release Info: Theaters, Movie
 
Summary: Another strand of American history through the story of two boys unjustly sentenced to a hellish reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida
 
Starring: Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Hamish Linklater, Ethan Herisse, Brandon Wilson, Fred Hechinger
 

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

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Release Info: Netflix, Series
 
Summary: Pip Fitz-Amobi, a brilliant woman, is unsure whether schoolgirl Andie Bell was killed by her lover Sal Singh five years ago. How far will they go to protect Pip from learning the truth if Sal Singh turns out not to be the murderer?
 
Starring: Emma Myers, Zain Iqbal, Mathew Baynton, Anna Maxwell Martin
For even more information on this series check out this post!
 

The Sandman season 2 by Neil Gaiman

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Release Info: Netflix, Series
 
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 Sturidge, Boyd Holbrook, Patton Oswalt, Vivienne Acheampong, Mason Alexander Park
 

The Electric State by Simon Stålenhag

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Release Info: Netflix, Movie
 
Summary: An orphaned teenager traverses the American West with a sweet but mysterious robot and an eccentric drifter in search of her younger brother.
 
Starring: Millie Bobby Brown, Chris Pratt, Ke Huy Quan, Stanley Tucci
 

Happy Reading & Happy Screening!
~Alison

2024 books to screen adaptations

2024 Books to Screen Adaptations: The Exciting List Of All Adaptations Expected

Hi there! I’m Alison in Libraryland, and I’ll be here for all your book related needs. Many of you know me as the girl with the book recommendations. Don’t be shy! Ask me! If you’re looking for a good book or movie adaptation, let me help you find it. I’ll be here for all your literary needs. This is a book blog run on an obsession for shiny new books, worn-through old classics, and all attempts at moving those stories to the screen. Just like this comprehensive list of all the 2024 books to screen adaptations expected to be released!

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Trish S
Trish S
5 months ago

I love books and have read many of the ones on this list. So looking forward to seeing their adaptations, especially We Were the Lucky Ones, Three Body Problem, A Gentleman in Moscow, The Lady in the Lake, and — heck, all of them! 😁