For Bookworms & Movie Lovers: Here Are The Books Being Made Into Movies In 2016

Holiday break is just around the corner and if you’re looking to curl up with a book, there are a ton that will be getting the movie treatment in 2016. From another Nicholas Sparks‘ love story to a new young adult franchise, check out the most anticipated books being made into movies in 2016.

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The 5th Wave
Chloe Grace Moretz, Zackary Arthur, The 5th Wave, Columbia Pictures, Amazon, 121515
Amazon/Columbia Pictures
Chlöe Grace Moretz stars as Cassie, a girl desperate to save her little brother from devastating alien invasions that are hitting the globe. The film is based on the the first novel in the young adult trilogy by Rick YanceyLiev Schreiber will also be starring in this epic saga, and The 5th Wave is set to be released on January 15, 2016. Check out the trailer here.
2
The Choice
Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, The Choice, Lionsgate, Amazon, 121515
Amazon/Lionsgate
Another one of romance writer Nicholas Sparks' novels is coming to the big screen just before Valentine's Day 2016. The film centers around two neighbors who can't stand the sight of one another, until they bond one night and fall in love. The stars of the film are Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, and Tom Welling. Check out the trailer for The Choice here. The film will hit theaters February 5, 2016.
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Bella Heathcote, Pride and Prejudice  Zombies, Lionsgate, Amazon, 121515
Amazon/Lionsgate
Looking for a twist on Jane Austen's 19th century English world? Seth Grahame-Smith's 2009 horror parody might be just the thing you're looking for. Headed to the big screen on February 5, 2016, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies changes everything for Elizabeth Bennet. Instead of being courted by Mr. Darcey, Elizabeth is protecting her family from the zombies that are haunting her town. Check out the trailer for the film which stars Lily James and Lena Headey here.
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How To Be Single
Dakota Johnson, How To Be Single, Warner Bros, Amazon, 121515
Warner Bros./Amazon
Being single when you don't want to be can be a struggle. Based on Liz Tucillo's best-selling novel, How to Be Single follows a group of girlfriends living in Manhattan as they try to find committed relationships. It's basically an updated Sex and the City. The film stars Leslie Mann, Alison Brie, Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson. It is set to be released February 12, 2016, you can check out the film trailer for yourself here.
5
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Tina Fey, Splash News, Amazon, 121515
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is based on journalist Kim Barker's memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan on her time spent in the Middle East during the early 2000s. Though Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is centered around the war, its actually a comedy. Tina Fey will be producing and starring in the film. Margot Robbie and Billy Bob Thornton will also star. There film is set to be released March 4, 2016. Watch the trailer here.
6
Allegiant
Shailene Woodley, Alligent, Summit Entertainment, Amazon, 121515
Summit Entertainment/Amazon
Though Allegiant is the final installment in Veronica Roth's Divergent series; it will only be the third film in the four film franchise. It will premiere March 18, 2016 with the fourth and final film Ascendant debuting 2017. Shailene Woodley and Theo James (yum) will be reprising their roles as Tris and Four as we begin to wind down the series. You can watch the trailer for Allegiant here.
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Me Before You
Emilia Clarke, Matthew Lewis, Instagram, Amazon, 121615
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When Jennifer Lawrence had to pull out of  Me Before You, the film adaptation of Jojo Moyes stunning romantic drama, we were a bit nervous about what would happen to the film. However, when Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke stepped in, we couldn't have been more thrilled. Not only will you have to bring your tissues to this film, it's basically the GoT, Harry Potter, Hunger Games mash up that you always wanted. Aside from Clarke, Sam Claflin aka Finnick O'dair and Matthew Lewis aka Neville Longbottom are also starring. Go read Me Before You before the film hits theaters June 3, 2016 and watch the trailer for the film here.
8
The BFG
The BFG, Dreamworks, Amazon, 121515
Dreamworks/Amazon
The late writer Roald Dahl has been capturing our imaginations with his stories for decades. With his stories like Matilda and James and the Giant Peach already getting the live action treatment in the '90s, it's due time for another one of his masterpieces, The BFG to head to the big screen. With Steven Spielberg directing the project and funnyman Bill Hader staring as the Big Friendly Giant, we can't wait to see what adventures the protagonist Sophie goes on. The BFG will hit theaters July 1, 2016. Check out the slightly terrifying trailer here.
9
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Zac Efron, Splash News, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, 20th Century, Fox, Amazom, 121515
Amazon/Splash News
What happens when two hard-partying and immature brothers need dates to a wedding? They put an ad on Craigslist looking for them! Based on Mike and Dave Stangle's viral Craigslist add turned novel, Zac Efron and Adam DeVine will be teaming up this summer for this hilarious bro-comedy. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates will be out July 8, 2016. Check out the trailer here.
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Alice Through The Looking Glass
Alice Through The Looking Glass, Disney, Amazon,121515
Amazon/Disney
Tim Burton, is going to follow up Alice in Wonderland with Lewis Carroll's sequel to the classic fairy tale. With Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp reprising their roles as Alice and the Mad Hatter, it looks like another topsy-turvy adventure. Alice Through the Looking Glass will be released May 27, 2016. Watch the trailer here.
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The Girl On the Train
Emily Blunt, Splash News, Amazon, 121515
Splash News/Amazon
Based on Paula Hawkins' mystery crime novel; Emily Blunt will be starring in The Girl on the Train, as a woman who finds out about a crime involving a couple she sees on her commute every day. Though the book is set in London, the film adaptation will be set in NYC. The Help director Tate Taylor will be helming the project. The film is due out just in time for fall on October 7, 2016.
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A Monster Calls
Lewis MacDougall, A Monster Calls, Focus Features, Amazon, 121515
Amazon/Focus Features
Childhood can be extremely difficult, especially if you're dealing with constant bullying or a parent's terminal illness. Based on the children's book by Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls is a film about a young boy who creates a fantasy world filled with monsters and other creatures in order to escape from his reality. Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver will be starring in the film which is due out October 14, 2016. Watch the trailer here.
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 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Eddie Redmayne, Fantastic Beasts,  Warner Bros, Amazon, 121515
Warner Bros./Amazon
J.K. Rowling’s first screenplay is based on the textbook that Hagrid requires Harry to purchase for his Care of Magical Creatures course. The film will follow English Wizard Newt Scamander (the author of the textbook) who arrives in NYC in 1926  only to realize that the American Wizarding World is hiding from muggles and that the “the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the U.K.” Scamander brings a beat up old briefcase with him to the States, which contains rare and endangered magical creatures and their habitats, from his travels across the globe.Things go awry when Scamander’s creatures escape from their case. Eddie Redmayne will be starring in the HP prequel. Watch the trailer here to get ready for the release November 18, 2016.
14
Silence
Andrew Garfield, Silence, Paramount, Pictures, Amazon, 121515
Amazon/Paramount Pictures
Based on 1966 novel by Japanese author Shusaku Endo, Martin Scorsese is direting the masterpiece Silence. Set in 17th-century Japan, the film follows the story of Jesuits who are trying to bring Christianity into Japan. Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson and Adam Driver are also starring. The film is set to premiere in November.
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Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Miss Peregrines, 20th Century Fox, Amazon, 121515
Amazon/20th Century Fox
Tim Burton is going to be super busy this year. Aside from Alice Through the Looking Glass, he's also directing Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children based on the book by author Ramsom Riggs. The film follows a teenage boy named Jacob who finds clues that lead him to an abandoned orphanage. The film is due out Christmas Day, 2016.
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The Circle
Emma Watson, Splash News, Amazon, 121515
Splash News/Amazon
Though we're all waiting for her debut as Belle in the live-action Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson has also been busy with the film adaptation of author Dave Eggers' book The Circle. The story follows a young woman who gets a new job at a tech company. What is initially a rewarding experience turns out to be kind of a nightmare. Though there is no exact release date set in stone yet for the film, we do know that John Boyega and Tom Hanks will also star in the film.

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