March Movie Adaptations

Read the Book Before You See the Movie!

Cinderella leads the pack of book-based movies this month with the power of Disney marketing and an animated Frozen short.  The popularity of Frozen continues to climb, guaranteeing that folks will flock to movie theaters even if they would not have gone to see the actual Cinderella movie.  The other surefire hit will be Insurgent, the sequel to 2014’s Divergent.

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Date: March 13th
Adapted From: “Cinderella” by the Brothers Grimm
Starring: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Richard Madden
Plot Summary: A live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince.


Date: March 20th
Adapted From: Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
Plot Summary: Beatrice “Tris” 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.

The Gunman

Date: March 20th
Adapted From: The Prone Gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette
Starring: Sean Penn, Idris Elba
Plot Summary: A former Special Forces soldier and military contractor suffering from PTSD tries to reconnect with his long time love, but first must go on the run from London to Barcelona and across Europe in order to clear his name.


Date: March 27th
Adapted From: Serena by Ron Rash
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper
Plot Summary: In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton’s timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena.


Date: March 27th
Adapted From: The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
Starring: Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin
Plot Summary: When Oh, a lovable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own. Through a series of comic adventures with Tip, Oh comes to understand that being different and making mistakes is all part of being human. And while he changes her planet and she changes his world, they discover the true meaning of the word HOME.


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