Books becoming movies in 2015

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

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