THE INTERESTING 2022 BOOK TO SCREEN ADAPTATIONS YOU CAN SEE. Chatting a few of the 2022 book to movie adaptations you may like! Text © Rissi JC

THE INTERESTING 2022 BOOK TO SCREEN ADAPTATIONS YOU CAN SEE

January 26, 2022 7 Comments

Like many things around here, annually we take a look at the novels set to become big screen productions throughout the year. Also like anything just because something is set to makes its debut during the year doesn’t always mean it will. Sometimes a studio will pull the film because of competition (and therefore less moolah). Other times it may be because the re-shoots take longer. There’s a myriad of reasons as to the “why” a release date changes, but as we look at book to screen adaptations 2022, here are some of the titles currently in the queue line up.

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Universally true of anything here, this list isn’t totally inclusive. Reason being some titles I have ZERO interest in and others just don’t fit the kind of content I talk about. Still the goal is still to find variety and to share a selection of titles that hopefully we all see something new to add to our list of exciting entertainment options – or just something that is inspired by one of our most favorite novels! Even at that, guys, I struggled to find anything, and those I did often don’t have official release dates. Let me know of the titles you know of and we can update here! Good news is, if you like romances, there are a few that sound interesting hitting streamers or theaters just before February 14.

That said…  Let’s go.


BOOK TO SCREEN ADAPTATIONS 2022

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1: REDEEMING LOVE – JANUARY 21

D.J. Caruso is the man behind the film that adapts Francine Rivers award-winning Christian fiction novel. The concept is loosely based on a re-telling of the Hosea Biblical story and is a book that received as much dislike as it does love. While I cannot speak specifically to the film (haven’t seen it yet), I will say, seeing the hate and comments about Rivers Christianity lobbed against her does nothing to me to speak highly of Christianity. Very uncalled for, and as another author has said, I hope this allows for people to pause and think through what they’re saying. <3 Shop the book on Amazon | Add on Goodreads

*This is Christian fiction but many are currently locked in a debate over whether or not the author is a Christian or that anyone who reads this is truly Christian. I do not subscribe to that mentality.

2: DEATH ON THE NILE – FEBRUARY 11
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This is one that has been delayed multiple times. It continues in the footsteps of the feature Murder on the Orient Express with another big screen Hercule Poirot mystery. Poirot is back, but like any Agatha Christie mystery, there’s an entirely new group of characters who become murder suspects with a cast that includes Annette Benning, Armie Hammer, Gal Gadot, Rose Leslie, and more! Shop the book on Amazon | Add on Goodreads

*This is secular fiction

3: THE IN-BETWEEN – FEBRUARY 11

Joey King will star in this Paramount+ original based on a novel of the same name. Following an If I Stay kind of premise the story is about a girl who’s boyfriend dies in a car wreck, only she believes they can still communicate. Sounds like a little bit of a tragic story. Shop the Book on Amazon | Add on Goodreads

*This is secular fiction

4: MARRY ME – FEBRUARY 11
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Set to release last year, this film based on a comic book is finally supposed to come out in 2022. Jennifer Lopez stars as a pop star who tries to save face by planning to marry a random man who happens to be in the crowd of one of her concerts. Features Owen Wilson and the talented newcomer Chloe Coleman(from My Spy). Shop the Book on Amazon | Add on Goodreads

*This is secular fiction

5: THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE – FEBRUARY 11

Based on the novel by Jady Nelson, this one will appear on Apple TV+ and features a love story between a girl, suffering the aftereffects of her sister’s death, and her sister’s boyfriend who shares her grief. But then also the new boy in town. Shop the book on Amazon | Add on Goodreads

*This is secular Fiction

6: MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS – MARCH 4

A remake of a 90s film starring Angela Lansbury, this one features Lesley Manville in the titular role as a 1950s working lady who becomes quite obsessed with statement fashion inspiring her to travel to Paris. Shop the book on Amazon | Add on Goodreads

*This is secular Fiction

7: DEEP WATER – MARCH 18

Follows a couple in a “loveless marriage” and fun fact, this is also rumored to be the film where Ben and Ana met!

*This is secular Fiction

8: THE UNBREAKABLE BOY – MARCH 25

This isn’t one I know a thing about, but it’s based on a true story (a book that’s co-written by the titular character’s father) and will feature Zachary Levi. The film follows a boy with a rare bone disease who is also autistic. Shop the book on Amazon | Add on Goodreads

*This is secular Fiction

9: WHY DIDN’T THEY ASK EVANS? – APRIL 11

The latest Agatha Christie adaptation is now here! On Brit Box, you can see the three part adaptation featuring Lucy Boyton, and Will Poulter. The plot follows two “amateur detectives Bobby Jones and Frankie Derwent” who try to solve a mystery based on a mans last words, why didn’t they ask Evans? The adaptation features other well known British talent, but is rated TV-MA

10: ALONG FOR THE RIDE – MAY 6

Set to appear on Netflix, this one is based on a Sarah Dessen novel about a girl who is an insomniac. Of course, during her night time adventures, she also happens to meet a fellow insomniac. Shop the book on Amazon | Add on Goodreads

*This is secular Fiction

11: LOVE & GELATO – JUNE 22

This one is said to be an adaptation of Jenna Evan’s Welch’s novel of the same name, and I have not yet read that one. The film plot is said to follow a girl who, after her mother passes away, travels to Italy to meet the father she never knew, all to honor her mom. Shop the book on Amazon | Add on Goodreads

*This is secular Fiction

12: HELLO, GOODBYE AND EVERYTHING IN-BETWEEN – JULY 6

Based on the novel by Jennifer E. Smith, this is the first adaptation to release on Netflix. The film follows a kind of “it” couple who, on the even of their separate college bound lives must decide whether or not they can beat the long distance odds. Jordan Fisher will star. Shop the book on Amazon | Add on Goodreads

*This is secular Fiction

13: MR. MALCOLM’S LIST – JULY 1

Based on a novel of the same name, this is a regency era story about a woman exacting revenge on the man who spurned her. Shop the Book on Amazon | Add on Goodreads

14: BULLET TRAIN – JULY 15

Based on a Japanese novel, really the reason I’m adding this is simply because seeing Joey King in an action thriller intrigues me. Otherwise I really have little interest in this. Sure I love a good thriller but am not a have-to-see-every-movie-of-his Brad Pitt fan. However as someone who remembers Joey King as Beezus from the Ramona and Beezus adaptation, I’m curious to see King play in this tale of five assassins who uncover their individual assignments are connected. (Or, as any good thriller movie watcher asks, are they?) Shop the book on Amazon | Add on Goodreads

*This is secular Fiction

15: PERSUASION – JULY 15

Netflix finally released its release date for Persuasion. The Dakota Johnson led Jane Austen drama will debut on the streamer in, presumably, semi the same story we know about a woman who reunites with the man she spurred years prior. Honestly, I’ll watch it, but I’m not thrilled with the look of it. Looks way too modern, which I can on some level respect, but it has to have a good balance. There’s a reason fans adore Jane Austen movies, and it’s not SOLELY because it’s Jane Austen.

16: WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING – JULY 15

Not sure I’m interested in this either. It’s a thriller from Reese Witherspoon’s production company (which is dubbed as being “innovative” only I’ve heard differently, so… we’ll agree to disagree there) featuring Daisy Edgar-Jones of Normal People. The plot takes place in the South and is described as a thriller about a woman who raises herself in the Marshes only to then become a murder suspect. Shop the book on Amazon | Add on Goodreads

*This is secular Fiction

17: WHITE BIRD – SEPTEMBER 16

Follows a Jewish teenage girl who is sheltered by a family during WWII. Helen Mirren will lead a mostly new faced cast. Shop the book on Amazon | Add on Goodreads

*This is secular Fiction

18: THE NIGHTINGALE – DECEMBER 23

Another title that has long been rumored to be released, it’s on the schedule again for the end of this year. The popular historical novel follows sisters “coming of age” during WWII and features real-life siblings Dakota and Elle Fanning. Shop the book on Amazon | Add on Goodreads

*This is secular Fiction

EXPECTED BUT UNKNOWN 2022 RELEASES:

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  • Blonde (based on a fictionalized version of the life of Marilyn Monroe; Update it’s going to be NC-17 and expected in December)
  • Enola Homes 2 (based off the Nancy Springer books, this sequel will feature Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill again)
  • The Luckiest Girl Alive (a woman in New York watches as her life begins to unravel)
  • One True Loves (based on the novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid, the plot is about a woman who must choose between a fiancé and the husband she thought was dead)
  • Peter Pan and Wendy (Jude Law will star in this new adaptation based on the J.M Barrie novel that will, in all likelihood appear on Disney+)
  • The Stars at Noon (a story that will follow an American reporter in the 1980s and the British man she becomes “involved” with)
  • The Storied Life of A.J. Firky (follows a man running a bookshop and struggling in the loss of his wife)
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty (based on the novel by Jenny Han, this one will drop on Amazon Prime)
  • Text for You (described as the story of a woman trying to get over the death of her fiancé by texting his old phone number; UPDATE: this one is supposedly moving 2023 with a title change to It’s all Coming Back to Me)
  • The Wonder (Florence Pugh will star in this 1800s drama about a woman who arrives in a town to observe a girl who doesn’t eat but continues to live).

Ok, as always I want to hear from you all! How many of these seem like good options to you? Will you be making time for any? Are there any you wish didn’t have an adaptation (because they don’t seem to have much promise)? Any you think will be amazing? Any actors who seem perfect for the character? Let’s get book nerd-y and chat about favorite books coming to the big screen. Sound off below.

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  • Angela January 27, 2022 at 8:00 AM

    I’m really hoping The Nightingale finally comes out this year!

  • Bekah January 28, 2022 at 9:08 AM

    I didn’t know there was controversy with Francine Rivers 🤦🏽‍♀️ The Last Sin Eater is my all time favorite book and I’m currently reading Redeeming Love and I think it’s a beautiful story! Love the list!

    • Rissi JC January 28, 2022 at 6:41 PM

      That’s awesome, Bekah! I’m toying with reading “Redeeming Love” because I do plan to see the film eventually. Glad to know it has a good impact on you. I’ve see many reviews that say the same. I’m really sad by all the controversy. Mostly because I don’t think anyone should say Rivers doesn’t have a relationship with God because of this novel. Makes me sad. I watched “The Last Sin Eater” but it’s been WAY too long. All of this makes me want a re-watch. ;) Also… so glad you stopped by! It’s been forever since we chatted.

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