All of the UK & US June Books to Film Releases!
X-MEN DARK PHOENIX by Chris Clairmont & John Byrne (1963, Marvel). Adapted by Simon Kinberg.
Directed by Simon Kinberg. Starring Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence.
Produced by Twentieth Century Fox, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Donners’ Company, Kinberg Genre, Marvel Entertainment, and TSG Entertainment.
Summary: Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.
Released June 5th (UK) June 7th (US)
EATING ANIMALS by Jonathan Safran Foer (2009, Little Brown). Adapted by Christopher Dillon Quinn.
Directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn. Natalie Portman narrates the documentary.
Produced by Big Star Pictures, Handsomecharlie Films and Heretic Films.
Summary: Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is the groundbreaking moral examination of vegetarianism, farming, and the food we eat every day that inspired the documentary of the same name.
Released June 7th (UK)
WE THE ANIMALS by Justin Torres (2011, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Adapted by Daniel Kitrosser.
Directed by Jeremiah Zagar. Starring Evan Rosado, Raúl Castillo, and Sheila Vand.
Produced by Cinereach and Public Record.
Summary: Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.
Released June 14th (UK)
OPHELIA by Lisa Klein (2010, Bloomsbury). Adapted by Semi Chellas.
Directed by Claire McCarthy. Starring Naomi Watts, Daisy Ridley, and Clive Owen.
Produced by Covert Media, Bert Marcus Productions, Bobker / Kruger Films, Forthcoming Films
and Isobel Griffiths Limited.
Summary: What if Ophelia, the tragic young waif of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, didn’t die? Using this tantalizing premise as her leaping off point, Lisa Klein’s gorgeous reimagining of the bard’s great tragedy places the ephemeral Ophelia at its centerpiece. At once revisionist and true to its origins, her story offers readers a spellbinding page-turner with twists so startling it will leave them wanting more long after the final, heart-rending page is reached.
Released June 28th (US)