The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This is one that snuck up on me and I had no idea was coming. This book was Read-Well Book Clubs most popular book meeting of 2020, so if you haven’t read this one, I would jump on the bandwagon before the series comes out! There isn’t too much information on this one yet, but Taylor Jenkins started the script for the show in 2019 alongside Ilene Chaiken and Jennifer Beals.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo follows a dual timeline of a young journalist who is selected to write the memoir of the iconic Golden Age actress Evelyn Hugo. Unraveling Evelyn’s career and her many husbands.
It is currently in development and will air on cable network Freeform.
Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens
This book was on the New York Times bestseller list for 125 weeks, so there is no doubt everyone will be excited for this movie. Hello Sunshine announced Normal People star Daisy Edgar-Jones would lead the film in the role of Kya. Taylor John Smith will play Tate Walker, the young fisherman who falls in love with Kya.
The story behind the book is incredible, Delia Owens who was relatively unknown, had been working on the book for a decade. She was a 70-year old scientist who only printed 28,000 copies. This book broke all the rules when it blew up and I think the movie will draw a larger crowd to read her amazing book.
There is currently no date for development, the coronavirus shifted plans and filming will likely be delayed until end of 2021.
The Last Letter from Your Lover
by Jojo Moyes
Felicity Jones and Shailene Woodley will star in the upcoming Netflix romance by one of my favourite authors, Jojo Moyes (author of Me Before You). In my opinion, this book flew under the radar and I don’t see as many people raving about it as there should be! I just absolutely loved this one and it is definitely on my reread list (which I rarely do!).
Woodley, who is playing the lead female character of Jennifer, finds herself falling in love with a troubled journalist while married to a well-to-do and cold man, says that she was drawn to the character. "You recognize the struggles that come with being a woman, specifically in that time era, making decisions for herself and choosing a path that perhaps isn't the most well-worn, yet is the most fulfilling. There aren't a lot of stories about women who do make decisions for themselves even though there are serious consequences and repercussions."
I am also very excited to see Jennifer’s wardrobe in the film. It has been described as “Narnia-esque” with lavish gowns, hats and heels from the 60s.
It is planned to be released on Netflix at the end of 2021.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
One of the most anticipated movies coming from the immensely successful book combined with the stellar casting of Dakota and Elle Fanning. This will be the first time the sisters appear on the screen together playing on-screen sisters. The coming-of-age story set during WW2, tells the struggle to survive and resist the German occupation of France.
The book itself has been published in 45 languages, so the screen adaptation will be a fan favourite around the world. I am interested to see how they will take the wartime setting and transform it on screen, which is no easy task. As well as keeping the emotion and heart of the book we all connected with.
It is reported it will hit the big screen on December 21, 2021.
What book-to-screen adaptation are you most looking forward to?