Monday, January 10, 2022

HOLLYWOOD SPY'S PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON MOVIE AND TV BOOK ADAPTATIONS WE CAN EXPECT IN 2022: FROM CLASSICS TO MODERN NOVELS AND BESTSELLERS

 2022 MOVIE & TV ADAPTATIONS
ALL QUIET ON WESTERN FRONT
A movie adaptation of Remarque's seminal war classic ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT should arrive to Netflix sometime this year and you can see above the first exclusive photo of Daniel Bruhl in the story of the hopelessness and tragedy of soldiers trapped in the brutal war. The movie was shot in German language.

JANE AUSTEN'S PERSUASION
Yet another new adaptation of Jane Austen's work arrives also to Netflix this year, this time Regency Era set PERSUASION starring Dakota Johnson as Anne Elliot who falls in love with the dashing Captain Wentworth (Cosmo Jarvis), but leaves him under the pressure of her family. She meets him years after when her family is broke. Henry Golding and Richard E. Grant also star.

THE STARS AT NOON
This one is also period set with the story going on in the 1980's Nicaragua where in the middle of the political upheaval rising stars Joe Alwyn and Margaret Qualley fall in love surrounded by violence. He is a rich businessman, she is a journalist in the film based on the book by Denis Johnson.

THE WONDER AT NETFLIX
Also streaming sometime this year on Netflix is movie adaptation of Emma Donoghue's THE WONDER with Florence Pugh leading the cast as a nurse in the 19th century story about about a young girl from Ireland who begins a fast for spiritual reasons and seemingly suffers no physical harm, surviving for a month without food or drink.

WW2 THE NIGHTINGALE
Christmas 2022 will bring into cinemas a big screen adaptation of Kristin Hannah's THE NIGHTINGALE in which Dakota and Ella Fanning play two sisters Vianne and Isabelle, who take different paths trying to survive the Nazis who occupied France during World War II!

WHITE BIRD
WW2 will also be the subject in the September 2022 movie adaptation of R.J. Palacio's WHITE BIRD with Helen Mirren playing a grandmother, who tells her grandson her remarkable story of being a young Jewish girl in France who was hidden from the Nazis by her classmate’s family.

WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
You can also check out the first photo of Haris Dickinson, Daisy Edgar Jones and Reese Witherspoon in the film version of Delia Owens' WHERE THE CRAWDAD'S SING, the coming-of-age story set on the North Carolina coast unfolding the mystery of how a woman who grew up isolated in the marshes of the deep South becomes a suspect in a murder. The film arrives in July.

MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS
The big screen version of Paul Gallico's classic book MRS HARRIS GOES TO PARIS should arrive this March with Lesley Manville playing Ada Harris, a widowed cleaning lady from the 1950s London, who becomes obsessed with owning a gown from House of Dior in Paris. Jason Isaacs and Isabelle Huppert also star. 

DAISY JONES AND THE SIX
Best selling book by Taylor Jenkins Reid on the imaginary rock band DAISY JONES AND THE SIX is arriving to Amazon this year in the form of a series depicting rise and fall of the titular Fleetwood Mac-esque fictionalrock band in the 1970s. Riley Keough plays Daisy Jones, an enigmatic solo artist who rises to rock-superstardom when she teams up with The Six, a band whose pompous frontman is played by Sam Claflin.

MR. MALCOLM'S LIST
Suzanne Allain wrote the script for the movie version of her own book MR. MALCOLM'S LIST which will stream on Netflix this year starring Freida Pinto, Theo James and Oliver Jackson Cohen in a story about a young woman in 1800s England who enlists the help of her friend to get revenge on a suitor who rejected her for failing a requirement on his list. 

ITV'S TOM JONES
ITV and PBS Masterpiece are, meanwhile, turning Henry Fielding's popular classic TOM JONES into a period set mini series in which Solly McLeod will play the titular 18th century foundling on his way to find love, happiness and fortune. Poldark's Mammoth Screen is producing.

DUCHESS OF MALFI
New movie adaptation of John Webster's play will star Morfydd Clark, Dominic Cooper, Sam Riley, Freddie Fox and Frank Dillane, following the recently widowed Duchess who falls in love with her steward Antonio. Their union sets in motion a conflict with her cruel and vengeful brothers, the Cardinal and Ferdinand, who enlist the spy Bosola to keep her from escaping their control.

THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE
You will also watch Theo James in HBO's TV series adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger's novel THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE! It will follow Clare (Rose Leslie) who meets and falls with Henry (Theo James), a man who suffers a genetic disorder that causes him to time travel at random. The story chronicles their life together as Henry darts through time, appearing to Clare both in her childhood and in her old age.

INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
Recently deceased Anne Rice did not live up to see the small screen adaptation of her INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE but it is quite possible that the series which is currently shooting will air at the end of the year at AMC. It follows Louis de Pointe du Lac as he recounts how he was turned into a vampire and then mentored by Lestat de Lioncourt to be played by our dearest Sam Reid.

20 comments:

Malena said...

I feel terrible none of them attracts me. I have outgrown movies, I need a sense of continuity that can only be found in series, and those series you describe don't seem riveting enough to pull me away from Continental material.

DEZMOND said...

I will watch All Quiet on the Western Front and Duchess of Malfi, and will probably check out that Sam Claflin series as I adore him. The Time Traveler will be a flop methinks as Rose is the worst possible choice for a lead, don't know who is more dull, she or her husband Kit. Mrs Harris Goes to Paris should be fun too and lighthearted.

Malena said...

The Duchess of Malfi is soooo DARK. I've readf Remarque's novel and seen two adaptations. It's so sad, I don't have time for that. I wasnt'crazy about the book or the movie adaptation (although it had Eric Bana in it) so why waste my energy in this TTW? Yess, Rose is only one notch less dopey than her dear husband Jon Snow.

Angie's Recipes said...

Anything but vampire! Gosh..when are all the vampire shit going to stop???

bread&salt said...

Eva Green's "the dreamers" was very popular film in couple of years ago. She was really so successful in that film. I am sure "the white bird" must be great.

DEZMOND said...

The one with Bana wasn't great either, sadly.

DEZMOND said...

We all thought it had years ago, but they surprised us, bastards....

DEZMOND said...

Fingers crossed.

Mary Kirkland said...

Interview With The Vampire series? Sounds good to me.

Malena said...

No, it was not but he was scrumptious enough

DEZMOND said...

Sadly, he only stars in Australian projects these days. I adored his Hector in Troy!

DEZMOND said...

If you do not mind some wokeness in it LOL I will defo watch it as I adore Sam Reid!

Jax said...

I just squealed SO LOUD!!! Did you hear me through the computer??? I've been WAITING for The Nightingale for YEARS!!! I really hope it doesn't disappoint.

DEZMOND said...

I really hope for you that it arrives this year as it has been postponed like million of times.

Jax said...

Fingers crossed! I immediately sent this to my girlfriend and we are already planning our date night. Lol!!!!

DEZMOND said...

At Christmas?

Theresa Mahoney said...

Well, I should have read this post before commenting on the last one LOL. So, The Nightingale did get made into film. Now, idk about the Fanning sisters as I am not a fan of either of them, so I may have to skip the movie if I really like the book in case they ruin it for me.

DEZMOND said...

It is coming at Christmas, so you have tons of time to read the book first.

Jax said...

We've been planning our date night for years! When we first read the book a few years back, there was already talk about it becoming a movie.

DEZMOND said...

Some of them have a long journey to the big screens.