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Books Into Film 2015

Have a look at our guide to books that are being made into films in 2015. 2014 was a good year with lots of great books such as Wolf of Wall Street being adapted for the cinema and 2015 looks like it will be another good year too with films such as Paper Towns and Frankenstein being released!

Films that are out in 2015 that are also Books
Borrow the book before you catch the film. Click on the book to find it in the library catalogue. Don't worry if your library does not have the book. You can reserve it from another Northumberland Library for free.

American Sniper

Starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle. From 1999 to 2009, Chris Kyle recorded the most confirmed sniper kills in the history of the United States military, whilst serving in both Iraq and Afghanistan. In this memoir he recounts key battles, talks openly of the blood and pain of war, and provides a rare, first-hand glimpse into the elite world of the Navy SEALS.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. The first movie will be showing in cinemas from Valentines day, February 14th. When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.

Still Alice

Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. A Harvard professor, she has a successful husband and three grown children. She soon finds herself in the rapidly downward spiral of Alzheimer's Disease. Her short-term memory may be hanging on by a couple of frayed threads, but she is still Alice. The film stars Julianne Moore, Kate Bosworth and Alec Baldwin. In cinemas from 6th March.


Fighting for survival in a shattered world. the truth is her only hope. The thrillingly dark sequel to No. 1 New York Times bestseller, Divergent. Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future. Starring Shailene Woodley and Kate Winslet, the movie will be in cinemas from 20th March.

The Longest Ride

Two couples. Two love stories. One epic tale. Ninety-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, an image of his adored - and long-dead - wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together. Starring Clint Eastwood's son Scott Eastwood. The film will be showing in cinemas from 8th April.

Child 44

Child 44 is Tom Rob Smith's exciting debut, set in Soviet Russia in 1953, with a wonderfully realised sense of all-pervading fear and the desperateness of a chilling race against time. The film starring Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman will be released 17th April.

Far From the Madding Crowd

This is the story of Bathsheba Everdene, who inherits her uncle's farm, then surprises the villagers of Weatherbury by deciding to run it herself rather than hire a manager. Three men vie for the affections of this independent young woman played by Carey Mulligan. The film is set for release 1st May.

Paper Towns

From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars John Green. Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life - dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge - he follows. After their all-nighter ends, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo has disappeared. Starring Cara Delevigne the film will be released 19th June.

The Scorch Trials

The pulse-pounding sequel to The Maze Runner. Thomas was sure that escape from the maze meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one knew what sort of life they were going back to. The earth is a wasteland. Government and order have disintegrated and now Cranks, people driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim. To be released in cinemas 18th September.


The movie set for release 2nd October is based in the contemporary adaptations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstien, focusing on Victor Frankenstein's hunchbacked assistant played by Daniel Redcliffe.

The Jungle Book

When two wolves discover young Mowgli in the bushes, abandoned and naked, it is the beginning of a happy life with the wolves, Baloo the bear and Bagheera, a black panther. But the tiger Shere Khan believes the child was his to eat, and bides his time until he can exact his revenge on Mowgli and his adoptive wolf pack. Starring Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o, Bill Murray and Ben Kingsley, the Disney film is scheduled for release in October.

Mockingjay (Part 2)

The final book in the ground-breaking Hunger Games trilogy. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Liam hemsworth, the movie wll be available in cinemas from 20th November.

The Martian

Robinson Crusoe on Mars, a survival story for the 21st Century. I'm stranded on Mars. I have no way to communicate with Earth. I'm in a Habitat designed to last 31 days. If the Oxygenator breaks down, I'll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I'll die of thirst. Matt Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney, one of the first to land on Mars. The film will is set for release 27th November.

Other Books into Films out in 2015

These books into film are also scheduled to be at cinemas in 2015. 

Mortdecai based on The Mortdecai Trilogy by Kyril Bonfiglioli starring Johnny Depp. The Last Apprentice starring Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges and Kit Harrington. The Designated Ugly Fat Friend based on the novel by Kody Keplinger starring Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne. The Moon and the Sun - set in 17th century France, Pierce Brosnan stars alongside William Hurt and Benjamin Walker. Black Mass - based on a chilling true story the movie features Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson and Sienna Miller.


Why not take a look at past Books into Film.  Divergent, The Railway Man, Captain America, The Lucky One, The Great Gatsby and Life of Pi are just a small selection of what is available.  Don't worry if your library does not have the book you want.  You can reserve it for free from another Northumberland Library.

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