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15 Book-to-Movie Adaptations Coming to Theaters in 2016

If you like to read the book before you see the movie, you might want to check out some of these titles before their film adaptations are released this year.

 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff
Release Date: January 15
Starring: John Krasinski, David Giuntoli, Pablo Schreiber
Summary: “13 Hours” presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station in Benghazi, Libya.


 The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Release Date:
January 22
Starring: Chloë Grace Moretz, Liev Schreiber, Alex Roe
Summary: Cassie Sullivan, the survivor of an alien invasion, must rescue her young brother from the enemy with help from a boy who may be one of them.



 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith
Release Date: February 5
Starring: Lily James, Sam Riley, Lena Headey, Matt Smith
Summary: A mysterious plague has fallen upon the quiet English village of Meryton, and the dead are returning to life! Feisty heroine Elizabeth Bennet is determined to wipe out the zombie menace, but she's soon distracted by the arrival of the haughty Mr. Darcy.



 The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Release Date: February 5
Starring: Alexandra Daddario, Teresa Palmer, Benjamin Walker, Tom Wilkinson
Summary: Travis Parker has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, even a waterfront home in North Carolina. He thinks a serious relationship with a woman would only cramp his style. That is, until Gabby Holland moves in next door.



 How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo
Release Date: February 12
Starring: Rebel Wilson, Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann
Summary: When a girls’ night out ends with a trip to the hospital, it’s a wake-up call for Julie, a single 38-year-old book publicist. Fed up with the disappointments of being single in Manhattan, Julie quits her job and sets off on a journey around the world.



 Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Release Date: March 4
Starring: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Matthew Lewis
Summary: Louisa is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after a motorcycle accident.



 The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Release Date: March 18
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd
Summary: An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.



 Allegiant by Veronica Roth
Release Date: March 18
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Zoe Kravitz, Naomi Watts
Summary: The third book of the popular Divergent trilogy, “Allegiant” continues the story of Tris Prior as she explores the world beyond the controlled society she has always known. This final book will be split into two films. The second half, "Ascendant," will be released in 2017.


 The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Release Date: April 15
Starring: Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o, Scarlett Johansson
Summary: An orphan is raised in the jungle by a pack of wolves, a bear, and a panther.



 Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Release Date: May 27
Starring: Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway
Summary: This sequel to “Alice in Wonderland” continues Alice’s adventures in a whimsical reversed world.



 Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Release Date: October 7
Starring: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux
Summary: After witnessing something shocking while looking out the window at a train stop, Rachel offers what she knows to the police and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next.



 A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Release Date: October 14
Starring: Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver
Summary: Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from his recurring nightmare. This is an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.



 Inferno by Dan Brown
Release Date: October 14
Starring: Tom Hanks
Summary: In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most mysterious literary masterpieces--Dante's "Inferno.”



 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (J.K. Rowling)
Release Date: November 18
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight
Summary: This text for Hogwarts' Care of Magical Creatures class presents a description of beasts, believed by Muggles to be mythical, like the Quintaped, the Puffskein, and the Knarl.



 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Release Date: December 25
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Asa Butterfield
Summary: After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coat of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.


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