Books becoming movies in 2015

Font Size:

With the long-anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey film about to follow hot on the heels of the novel’s remarkable success, which other books-to-film should you keep an eye out for this year?

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

About: Leading-off from Divergent, Tris and Four must leave the crumbling Dauntless in order to uncover the truth about their dystopian society.

Film: Insurgent, starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James

Release date: 19 March


The Mortdecai Trilogy by Kyril Bonfiglioli

About: A charismatic and sophisticated art dealer becomes embroiled in a web of mystery.

Film: Mortdecai, starring Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ewan McGregor

Release date: 29 January


In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick

About: The book tells the story of the ship, the Essex, which was sunk by a whale in 1819, leaving the survivors at sea for over 90 days.

Film: Heart of the Sea, starring Chris Hemsworth, Owen Chase, Cillian Murphy, Matthew Joy and Benjamin Walker. Adapted by Ron Howard.

Release date: 19 March


The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks

About: Set in North Carolina, the book follows the love stories of an elderly couple and a young couple.

Film: The Longest Ride, starring Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson

Release date: 9 April



Black Mass by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill

About: A true crime story following the infamous mobster Whitey Bulger, leader of the Irish mob in the 1970s, and his relationship with childhood friend John Connolly, who grew up to work for the FBI.

Film: Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon and Juno Temple

Release date: 17 September

Trailer: unavailable


The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

About: Set in the 1950s, the film is about a young female department store server dreaming of a better life, who develops an obsession with an older, married woman.

Film: Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara

Release date: unavailable

Trailer: unavailable

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

About: Set after World War II, off the coast of Western Australia, a lighthouse keeper and his wife discover a baby and a dead body near their home.

Film: The Light Between Oceans, starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz

Release date: unavailable

Trailer: unavailable

Join YourLifeChoices today
and get this free eBook!

By joining YourLifeChoices you consent that you have read and agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy

Written by ameliath


Total Comments: 1
  1. 0

    I wish they could make a movie about Hamlet. Its My favourite Shakespeare`s play and a book in jeneral —



continue reading


Do you really need breakfast? Or three meals a day?

Is nothing sacred? Nine lifestyle writer Sarah Berry says we don't need three meals a day to be healthy. Older...


How to spot the signs of stroke and reduce your risk

Strokes might be something we tend to associate most with older generations, but some figures are painting a different story...


Who needs a colonoscopy most? Ensuring those at risk head the queue

Professor Jon EmeryMary was 55 when she started having on and off tummy pains, and noticed she needed to go...


Extraordinary facts about snakes

From their forked tongues to their slit-like pupils, there's something about snakes we humans often find unsettling. Maybe it's the...

Finance News

What is the value of your time?

A perceived lack of time is one of the biggest factors affecting our sense of wellbeing, according to research conducted...

Aged Care

Is the government considering a new tax to fund aged care?

If we learnt anything in the short time since the monumental aged care royal commission report was released last week,...

Age Pension

How to sell excess land and keep the Age Pension

Kathy wants to know whether selling excess land can stop someone from receiving the pension. Q. KathyA friend of mine...


Pelvic floor exercises and other bladder myths

So you’ve done pelvic floor exercises for most of your life – as your doctor advised. And that means you...