Books to Movies Fall 2012

Wondering what films based on books will release in Fall 2012?

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(this blog was first posted on Sept 4 and was updated on Sept 24 to add additional films - which are indicated with *.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Opening: September 21 in USA (limited distribution)

Based on: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (1999)

About: An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Rating: PG-13



*Killing Them Softly

Starring: Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins, James Gandolfini
Director: Andrew Dominik
Opening: November 30 in USA (Sept - Dec 2012 elsewhere)

Based on: Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins (1974) - which is being republished as Killing Them Softly

About: Jackie Cogan is a professional enforcer who investigates a heist that went down during a mob-protected poker game.

Rating: R



*The Sessions

Starring: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy
Director: Ben Lewin
Opening: September 19 in USA (early Sept 2012 - March 2013 elsewhere)

Based on: The life of Mark O'Brien, whose memoir, How I Became a Human Being was first published in 2003 and has just been republished by The University of Wisconsin Press

About: A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.

Rating: R



*The Paperboy

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman and John Cusack
Director: Lee Daniels
Opening: October 5 in USA (limited distribution)

Based on: The Paperboy by Pete Dexter (1995)

About: A reporter returns to his Florida hometown to investigate a case involving a death row inmate.

Rating: Unknown







*Wuthering Heights

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman and John Cusack
Director: Andrea Arnold
Opening: October 5 in USA (limited distribution); available elsewhere from Oct 2011

Based on: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (1847)

About: A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte.

Rating: Unknown





Cloud Atlas

Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugh Grant
Director: Lana and Andy Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer
Opening: October 26 in USA

Based on: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell (2004)

About: An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Rating: R



The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner
Director: Bill Condon
Opening: November 16 in USA (Nov 14-22 elsewhere)

Based on: The second half of the final book in the Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer (Breaking Dawn, 2008)

About: Edward and Bella get married and raise their hybrid vampire child.

Rating: Presumably PG-13, like its predecessors



Anna Karenina

Starring: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson and Matthew Macfadyen
Director: Joe Wright
Opening: November 16 in USA (from Sept 2012 - Mar 2013 elsewhere)

Based on: Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (published in installments from 1873 to 1877)

About: In late-19th-century Russian high-society, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with Count Vronsky.

Rating: R



Life of Pi

Starring: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain
Director:Ang Lee
Opening: November 21 in USA (late Sept to early Jan elsewhere)

Based on: The Life of Pi by Yann Martel (2002)

About: Pi, an Indian zookeeper's son, finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean after a shipwreck with a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and Bengal tiger for company.

Rating: Unknown



The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage
Director: Peter Jackson
Opening: December 14

Based on: The first half of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (1937). A second film (The Hobbit: There and Back Again) based on the second half of The Hobbit (a surprisingly short book to be stretched into two movies) is scheduled for December 2013.

About: Bilbo Baggins and dwarves journey to the Lonely Mountain to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug.

Rating: Unknown



Les Misérables

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway
Director: Tom Hooper
Opening: December 14 in USA (mid Dec 2012 to late Mar 2013 elsewhere)

Based on: The stage musical which in turn is based on Victor Hugo's 1862 novel

About: Paroled prisoner Jean Valjean seeks redemption.

Rating: Unknown



On The Road

Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart
Director: Walter Salles
Opening: December 21 in USA (May 2012 - Jan 2013 elsewhere)

Based on: On The Road by Jack Kerouac (1951)

About: Dean and Sal, emblematic of the Beat Generation, take a spontaneous trip across 1950s USA in Kerouac's largely autobiographical work.

Rating: Unknown



Jack Reacher

Starring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike and Robert Duvall
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Opening: December 21 in USA (Dec 20 2012 - Jan 2013 elsewhere)

Based on: One Shot by Lee Child (2005)

About: Former military investigator Jack Reacher goes back into action to prove that an erstwhile military sniper is not responsible for gunning down five innocent people.

Rating: Unknown

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