September Books-to-Film Releases

All of the UK and US September Books to Film Releases!

THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST by Emily M. Danforth (2012, Balzer + Bray) Adapted by Desiree Akhavan and Cecilia Frugiuele.

cameron postDirected by Desiree Akhavan. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Quinn Shephard, Sasha Lane, and Forrest Goodluck.

Produced by Beachside Films and Parkville Pictures.

Summary: When Cameron Post’s parents die suddenly in a car crash, her shocking first thought is relief. Relief they’ll never know that, hours earlier, she had been kissing a girl.

But that relief doesn’t last, and Cam is soon forced to move in with her conservative aunt Ruth and her well-intentioned but hopelessly old-fashioned grandmother.  Then Coley Taylor moves to town. Beautiful, pickup-driving Coley is a perfect cowgirl with the perfect boyfriend to match. She and Cam forge an unexpected and intense friendship–one that seems to leave room for something more to emerge. But just as that starts to seem like a real possibility, ultrareligious Aunt Ruth takes drastic action to “fix” her niece, bringing Cam face-to-face with the cost of denying her true self–even if she’s not exactly sure who that is.

Released 7th September (UK) 

THE SEAGULL by Anton Chekhov (1895) Adapted Stephen Karam.

seagull chekhovDirected by Michael Mayer. Starring J Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Michael Zegen and Annette Bening.

Produced by KGB Media and Mar-Key Pictures.

Summary: A would-be playwright is at war with his egoistic mother while the town has become intoxicated by a sensational author. And as the alluring newcomer steals away Kosta’s only love, their new romance could have devastating consequences.

Released 7th September (UK)

CRAZY RICH ASIANS by Kevin Kwan (2013, Doubleday). Adapted by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim.

Crazy Rich AsiansDirected by Jon M. Chu. Starring Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, and Henry Golding.

Produced by Color Force, SK Global and Warner Bros.

Summary: Crazy Rich Asians is about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.

Released 14th September (UK)

KING OF THIEVES by Mark Seal (2016, Vanity Fair). Adapted by Joe Penhall.

king of thieves.jpgDirected by James Marsh. Starring Michael Caine, Michael Gambon, Charlie Cox, Jim Broadbent and Tom Courtenay.

Produced by Working Title Films.

Summary: Based on Mark Seal’s Vanity Fair piece The Over the Hill Mob and tells the story of the 2015 Hatton Garden Safe Deposit heist in which robbers stole more than £200 million worth of jewellery in the biggest heist in UK history.

Released 14th September (UK) 

A SIMPLE FAVOR by Darcey Bell (2017, Harper). Adapted by Jessica Sharzer.

simple favorDirected by Paul Feig. Starring  Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, and Henry Golding.

Produced by BRON Studios and Feigco Entertainment.

Summary: It starts with a simple favor—an ordinary kindness mothers do for one another. When her best friend, Emily, asks Stephanie to pick up her son Nicky after school, she happily says yes. Stephanie was lonely until she met Emily, a sophisticated PR executive whose job in Manhattan demands so much of her time. But Emily doesn’t come back.

Released 14th September (USA) 20th September (UK)

THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS by John Bellairs (1973, Puffin) Adapted by Eric Kripke.

house with a clockDirected by Eli Roth. Starring Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Lorenza Izzo and Kyle MacLachlan.

Produced Amblin Entertainment and Mythology Entertainment.

Summary: Orphaned Lewis Barnavelt comes to live with his Uncle Jonathan and quickly learns that both his uncle and his next-door neighbor are witches on a quest to discover the terrifying clock ticking within the walls of Jonathan’s house. Can the three of them save the world from certain destruction?

Released 21st September (USA & UK)

THE LITTLE STRANGER by Sarah Waters (2009, Riverhead Books). Adapted by Lucinda Coxon.

little strangerDirected by Lenny Abrahamson. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, and Charlotte Rampling.

Produced by Potboiler Productions, Element Pictures, Anguille Productions and Film4.

Summary: One postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country physician, is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Its owners—mother, son, and daughter—are struggling to keep pace with a changing society, as well as with conflicts of their own. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life?

Released 21st September (UK) 

THE WIFE by Meg Wolitzer (2003, Scribner). Adapted by Jane Anderson.

the wifeDirected by Björn Runge. Starring Christian Slater, Max Irons, Glenn Close, and
Jonathan Pryce.

Produced by ATempo Productions Limited, Anonymous Content. Film i Väst (in association with), Meta Film, Silver Reel and Spark Film & TV.

Summary: Joe and Joan Castleman are en route to Helsinki. Joe is thinking about the prestigious literary prize he will receive there, while Joan is plotting how to leave him. For too long she has played the role of supportive wife, turning a blind eye to his misdemeanours, whilst quietly being the keystone of his success. But behind the compromises, the disappointment and disillusionment there lies a secret…

Released 28th September (UK)

THE CHILDREN ACT by Ian McEwan (2014, Jonathan Cape). Adapted by Ian McEwan.

children actDirected by Richard Eyre. Starring Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, and Fionn Whitehead.

Produced by FilmNation Entertainment and BBC Films.

Summary: Fiona Maye is a High Court judge in London presiding over cases in family court. She is fiercely intelligent, well respected, and deeply immersed in the nuances of her particular field of law. Often the outcome of a case seems simple from the outside, the course of action to ensure a child’s welfare obvious. But the law requires more rigor than mere pragmatism, and Fiona is expert in considering the sensitivities of culture and religion when handing down her verdicts.

Released 14th September (USA)


NAPPILY EVER AFTER by Trisha R. Thomas (2000, Broadway Books) Adapted by Adam Brooks and Cee Marcellus.

nappily ever afterDirected by Haifaa Al-Mansour. Starring Ricky Whittle, Sanaa Lathan, Ernie Hudson.

Produced by Netflix and Marc Platt Productions.

Summary: Venus Johnston has a great job, a beautiful home, and a loving live-in boyfriend named Clint, who happens to be a drop-dead gorgeous doctor. She also has a weekly beauty-parlor date with Tina, who keeps Venus’s long, processed hair slick and straight. But when Clint–who’s been reluctant to commit over the past four years–brings home a puppy instead of an engagement ring, Venus decides to give it all up. She trades in her long hair for a dramatically short, natural cut and sends Clint packing.

Released 21st September (USA & UK) on Netflix


LITTLE WOMEN by Louisa May Alcott (1868). Adapted by Clare Niederpruem and Kristi Shimek.

little womenDirected by Clare Niederpruem. Starring Lea Thompson, Ian Bohen, and Lucas Grabeel.

Produced by Main Dog Productions, Escapology and Paulist Productions.

Summary: A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March – detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, they face blossoming ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, while maintaining their unbreakable bond as sisters.

Released 28th September (USA)

THE OLD MAN & THE GUN by David Grann (2018, Penguin Random House). Adapted by David Lowery.

TOMATG_1Sheet_27x40_MECH_8R1.inddDirected by David Lowery. Starring Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, and Sissy Spacek.

Produced by Condé Nast, Endgame Entertainment, Identity Films, Sailor Bear and Wildwood Enterprises.

Summary: Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker , from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman, who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

Released 28th September (USA)

LONDON FIELDS by Martin Amis (2014, Penguin Random House). Adapted by Roberta Hanley.

london fieldDirected by Mathew Cullen. Starring Gemma Chan, Amber Heard, and Cara Delevingne.

Produced by Muse Productions, Periscope Entertainment, Curiously Bright Entertainment, Head Gear Films, Living the Dream Films (in association with), MindSky Entertainment, Tartan Films and Vedette Finance.

Summary: London Fields is Amis’s murder story for the end of the millennium. The murderee is Nicola Six, a “black hole” of sex and self-loathing intent on orchestrating her own extinction. The murderer may be Keith Talent, a violent lowlife whose only passions are pornography and darts. Or is the killer the rich, honorable, and dimly romantic Guy Clinch?

Released 21st September (USA) 

BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett (2001, Harper Perennial). Adapted by Paul Weitz and
Anthony Weintraub.

bel cantoDirected by Paul Weitz. Starring Julianne Moore, Christopher Lambert and Ken Watanabe.

Produced by Priority Pictures, A-Line Pictures and Depth of Field.

Summary: In an unnamed South American country, a world-renowned soprano sings at a birthday party in honor of a visiting Japanese industrial titan. Alas, in the opening sequence, a ragtag band of 18 terrorists enters the vice-presidential mansion through the air conditioning ducts. Their quarry is the president, who has unfortunately stayed home to watch a favorite soap opera. And thus, from the beginning, things go awry.

Released 14th September (USA) 

THE ANGEL by Uri Bar-Joseph (2010, Harper) Adapted by David Arata.

the angelDirected by Ariel Vromen. Starring Toby Kebbell, Marwan Kenzari, and Hannah Ware.

Produced by Sumatra Films and TTV Productions.

Summary: As the son-in-law of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and a close advisor to his successor, Anwar Sadat, Ashraf Marwan had access to the deepest secrets of the country’s government. But Marwan himself had a secret: He was a spy for the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service. Under the codename “The Angel,” Marwan turned Egypt into an open book for the Israeli intelligence services—and, by alerting the Mossad in advance of the joint Egyptian-Syrian attack on Yom Kippur, saved Israel from a devastating defeat.

Released 14 September (USA) on Netflix

UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand (2010, Random House) Adapted by Richard Friedenberg and Ken Hixon.

ubrokenDirected by Harold Cronk. Starring Samuel Hunt, Merritt Patterson and Will Graham.

Produced by Universal 1440 Entertainment and Matt Baer Films.

Summary: On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

Released 14th September (USA) 

COLD SKIN by Albert Sánchez Piñol (2002, Canongate) Adapted by Jesús Olmo and Eron Sheean.

cold skinDirected by Xavier Gens. Starring Ray Stevenson, David Oakes and Aura Garrido.

Produced by Babieka, Kanzaman (co-production), Ink Connection (in association with), Gran Babieka (Canary Islands), Pontas Film & Literary Agency (co-production) and The Ink Connection.

Summary: On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

Released 7th September (USA) 


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