From Paper to Screen: Winter 2014/2015

From Paper To Screen is a seasonal post about upcoming movies that are based on books. This post deals with noteworthy movies that will be released this winter. You might want to check out the books before visiting the theater!

AMERICAN SNIPER
Plot: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.
Adapted from: American Sniper by Chris Kyle
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller and others. 
Release date: 25th of December

STILL ALICE
Plot: Dr. Alice Howland learns that she is suffering from early onset Alzheimer's disease. She struggles to manage her life while dealing with the illness and her job, family and friends.
Adapted from: Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Starring: Julianne Moore, Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin and others.
Release date: 16th of January


TESTAMENT OF YOUTH
Plot: A British woman recalls coming of age during World War I.
Adapted from: Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain
Starring: Kit Harington, Alicia Vikander, Colin Morgan and others. 
Release date: 16th of January


FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
Plot: Literature student Anastasia Steele's life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.
Adapted from: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
Starring: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson and others. 
Release date: 13th of February


The DUFF
Plot: A high school senior instigates a social pecking order revolution after finding out that she has been labeled the DUFF (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier more popular friends.
Adapted from: The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
Starring: Bella Thorne, Robbie Amell, Skyler Samuals and others. 
Release date: 20th of February


CINDERELLA
Plot: A live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince.
Adapted from: Cinderella by Charles Perrault
Starring: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden and others. 
Release date: 13th of March


INSURGENT
Plot: Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side
Adapted from:  Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet and others. 
Release date: 20th of March

Which movies are you really excited about? Tell me in a comment!
 

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