17 book-to-movie adaptations to watch in the first half of 2017

From Fifty Shades Darker to Captain Underpants... and everything in between.

Are you the the type who has to read the book before you see the movie? 2017 is shaping up to be a great year for literary adaptations. The 17 books below are headed to the big screen in the first half of the year, so get your popcorn ready.

Hidden Figures

Based on: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Release date: January


Based on: Silence by Shūsaku Endō

Release date: January

Fifty Shades Darker

Based on: Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

Release date: February

The Sense of an Ending

Based on: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Release date: March

Before I Fall

Based on: Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Release date: March

Beauty and the Beast

Based on: The Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve

Release date: March

The Zookeeper's Wife

Based on: The Zookeeper's Wife by Diane Ackerman

Release date: March

The Boss Baby

Based on: The Boss Baby by Marla Frazee

Release date: March

The Shack

Based on: The Shack by William P. Young

Release date: March

T2 Trainspotting

Based on: Porno by Irvine Welsh

Release date: March

The Lost City of Z

Based on: The Lost City of Z by David Grann

Release date: April

The Circle

Based on: The Circle by Dave Eggers

Release date: April

Their Finest

Based on: Their Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans

Release date: April

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Based on: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

Release date: May

The Dinner

Based on: The Dinner by Herman Koch, translated by Sam Garrett

Release date: May

Everything, Everything

Based on: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Release date: May

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Based on: The Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey

Release date: June


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