Movies Based on Books April - June 2014

If you're wondering what movies based on books will release between April - June 2014, you're in the right place! Check them out below including Every Secret Thing based on the book by Laura Lippman, How to Train Your Dragon 2, based on the book by Cressida Cowell, and the much anticipated film adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

See more books into movies in our previous posts.


Every Secret Thing

Starring: Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, Diane Lane

Director: Amy Berg

Opens: April 20, 2014 in USA

Summary: A detective looks to unravel a mystery surrounding missing children and the prime suspects: two young women who, seven years ago, were put away for an infant's death.

Based on the book of the same name by Laura Lippman

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A Long Way Down


Starring: Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike

Director: Pascal Chaumeil

Opens: March 21, 2014 in UK and in other parts of Europe around same time. No date for USA known at time of writing

Summary: Four people meet on New Year's Eve and form a surrogate family to help one another weather the difficulties of their lives.

Based on the novel by Nick Hornby

More at IMDB



Devil's Knot


Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Dane DeHaan, Mireille Enos

Director: Atom Egoyan

Opens: Limited release in USA from May 9, 2014. Already released in Australia & New Zealand. UK from June

Summary: The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.

Based on Devil's Knot: The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt

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God's Pocket


Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Glenn Fleshler, Christina Hendricks

Director: John Slattery

Opens: May 9, 2014 in USA

Summary: A guy named Mickey gets in over his head when he tries to cover-up the accidental death of his stepson.

Based on God's Pocket by Pete Dexter

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy Returns


Starring: Hugh Dancy, Lea Michele, Patrick Stewart

Director: Will Finn and Dan St. Pierre

Opens: May 9, 2014 in USA

Summary: Back in Kansas, Dorothy Gale decides to return to Oz in order to help her friends.

Based on the 1989 novel by Roger Stanton Baum, Dorothy of Oz (great grandson of L. Frank Baum.)

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The Two Faces of January


Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac, Viggo Mortensen

Director: Hossein Amini

Opens: May 16 in UK, and in other parts of Europe during May & June. No release date for USA known at time of writing

Summary: A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a police officer.

Based on the book of the same name by Patricia Highsmith

More at IMDB


Tracks


Starring: Adam Driver, Mia Wasikowska, Emma Booth

Director: John Curran

Opens: May 23 in USA

Summary: A young woman goes on a 1,700 mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with her four camels and faithful dog.

Based on Robyn Davidson's 1995 memoir Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

More at IMDB


Trash


Starring: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura

Director: Stephen Daldry

Opens: May 1 2014 in UK. No records of openings in any other countries at time of writing.

Summary: Set in an unnamed Third World country, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

Based on Andy Mulligan's 2010 novel

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Cold in July


Starring: Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, Sam Shepard

Director: Jim Mickle

Opens: June 27 in UK. No records of openings in any other countries at time of writing.

Summary: In 1980s East Texas, two fathers pitted against each other in revenge must band together to uncover a darker truth.

Based on the Cold in July by Joe R. Lansdale

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How to Train Your Dragon 2


Starring: Jay Baruchel, Kristen Wiig, America Ferrera

Director: Dean DeBlois

Opens: June 13, 2014 in USA and many other places

Summary: Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.

Based on the novel by Cressida Cowell

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The Fault in Our Stars


Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Willem Dafoe

Director: Josh Boone

Opens: June 6, 2014 in the USA and 60+ other countries

Summary: Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

Based on the novel of the same name by John Green

More at IMDB


Think Like a Man Too


Starring: Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, Wendi McLendon-Covey

Director: Tim Story

Opens: June 20 2014 in USA

Summary: All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.

Inspired by Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man: What Men Really Think About Love, Relationships, Intimacy, and Commitment by Steve Harvey

More at IMDB


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