Best-selling books are becoming blockbuster movies at a quick pace, and this fall is no different. September and October are filled with these adaptations featuring an eclectic mix of acting favorites telling stories viewers want to see. Here is a list of five fall flicks I am most looking forward to:
This is Where I Leave You — Sept. 12
Jonathan Tropper’s novel of the same name was released in 2009 and has now made its way to the big screen. Starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver and Corey Stoll as four siblings who are reunited after their father dies, this dramedy has the familial love and humor that makes a feel-good film. And with Jane Fonda as the widowed mother, you can trust that there will be plenty of laughs. Tropper also wrote the screenplay, so fans of the novel can rest easy knowing the story is covered.
The Maze Runner — Sept. 19
Young adult novels are making their mark on the film world, and The Maze Runner just might be following suit. Based on the young adult novel of the same name by James Dashner, the film follows Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), a young male who finds himself trapped in a maze with a group of boys who have no idea how to escape. The dystopian world and the action-filled plot — with a cast of young, talented actors — is a formula that screams success.
The Skeleton Twins — Sept. 19
This family story reunites two estranged siblings after 10 years. The characters are played by former SNL co-stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. The chemistry between these two has always been amazing, enabling them to play off of each other’s talents. With the right bit of humor in an otherwise troubled tale, this dramedy looks like the perfect indie flick.
Gone Girl — Oct. 3
Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl has received critical acclaim, and this film adaption is one of the most anticipated features of the fall. Featuring Ben Affleck as the husband of a missing woman, played by Rosamund Pike, this mystery is sure to thrill.
The Judge — Oct. 10
Robert Downey Jr. may be the real life Iron Man, but his character (Henry Palmer) in The Judge is a different persona entirely. He plays the son of a judge (Robert Duvall), who discovers that his father is suspected of the murder the judge’s wife and Palmer’s mother. Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton and Leighton Meester also star in the film.
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