‘The White Tiger’ and 10 other books that will be transformed into a film this 2021 – Las Noticias de Chihuahua – Entrelíneas

It is common to hear: “The book was better than the movie”, especially when it comes to film adaptations, and it is that reading a book before the movie can certainly lead to disappointment when our own imagination does not match the vision of a production. Still, this type of production generates a lot of profits in Hollywood, whether we like the end result or not, so much is its success, that there are a ton of books that will be adapted into films this 2021, enough to make a list. of books to read for movie fans.

To start with this trend, this weekend premiered on Netflix, “The White Tiger”, a film starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas and based on a novel by the Indian writer and journalist Aravind Adiga, and indeed, it is just the In the beginning, this year we will also see the adaptation of “Dune”, Frank Herbert’s groundbreaking fiction novel. VMÁS compiled a list of almost every major movie you might want to read the book for earlier in this 2021:

The White Tiger


January 22

One of the first major Netflix releases of the year is this adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s “The White Tiger,” a dark and fast-paced crime drama about a man from India who gets his big break when he is hired to be the host of the man more. rich of his people. The job gives Balram the initiative to dream of more and become an important, if slightly corrupt person himself. The film features an Indian cast including Priyanka Chopra Jonas (also an executive producer) and is written and directed by Ramin Bahrani, who previously made “Fahrenheit 451” and received critical acclaim for “99 Homes” with Andrew Garfield.

The Dig


January 29

This is another premiere to start the year of Netflix, it is a film based on a novel called “The Dig” by John Preston, starring Carey Mulligan, Lily James and Ralph Fiennes. The book is based on a series of historical events in Britain in 1939, and is a recreation of the Sutton Hoo excavation, which became the location of two cemeteries, one of which contains an intact ship, home to a large number of Anglo-Saxon artifacts found in the British Museum in London. The film will focus on the Fiennes team of archaeologists and Mulligan’s widowed farmer who lives on the historic site.


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26 of February

It’s going to be an eventful year for Tom Holland, and it all starts with the Russo brothers’ “Cherry,” a contemporary crime drama about a young man who goes to war in Iraq and returns to his wife with profound PTSD and drug addiction. In a desperate effort to survive and continue to use heroin with her partner, Cherry robs banks. The adaptation based on a novel by Nico Walker will surprise fans of “Avengers: Endgame” as they will see Holland venturing into dramatic territory.

Chaos Walking (The Knife of Never Letting Go)

Only in theaters

March 5th

Just a week later, Tom Holland will also premiere “Chaos Walking” with Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley in a dystopian youth sci-fi film that brings to life the first book in a trilogy called “The Knife of Letting Go.” The story revolves around a town of men, infected with a germ that allows them to hear everything they think, which is interrupted by the arrival of a mysterious girl. “Chaos Walking” appears to be an exciting adventure film that will hit theaters in time, plus the book is an award winner.

My Salinger Year

Only in theaters

March 5th

The first non-fiction film adaptation on this 2021 book list is Joanna Rakoff’s “My Salinger Year,” a memoir about her time working as an assistant to JD Salinger, the famous writer of “The Catcher and the Rye.” The story revolves around the aspiring writer, played by Margaret Qualley and Salinger, played by Sigourney Weaver. This drama set in the nineties in New York, seems the dream of any lover of literature.

Infinite (The Reincarnationist Papers)

Only in theaters

May 28

“Training Day” and “The Equalizer” director Antoine Fuqua teamed up with Mark Wahlberg and “Maze Runner” actor Dylan O’Brien to adapt the sci-fi thriller “The Reincarnationist Papers.” The book by D. Eric Maikranz is about a secret society of people who have the ability to remember their past lives. The story is told through the eyes of a man who, while learning about them, joins their ranks. The Paramount movie is apparently considering a traditional spring release.

The Green Knight (Sir Gawain and the Green Knight)

Only in theaters

July 30

Independent studio A24 took an epic poem from the 14th century and turned it into their next summer release, “The Green Knight,” a film starring Dev Patel and written / directed by David Lowery of “Pete’s Dragon.” And while this is not a book as such, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” is an important Old English poem that is recognized as one of Chaucer’s masterpieces. Set in Arthurian Camelot, the poem revolves around a hero’s journey to kill the mysterious “Green Knight.” Knowing A24, the movie will surely be a fresh and subversive version of the historical play.

Deep water

Only in theaters

August 13

Throughout the year, you may have heard of Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ romance, well, it all started on the set of “Deep Water.” The erotic crime thriller is based on a 1957 novel by Patricia Highsmith, about a loveless marriage that was held together by the marriage agreement to have multiple romances as long as they did not abandon their family. But her husband becomes jealous and begins to intimidate his wife. Former real-life partner Affleck and De Armas played the Van Allens.


Only in theaters / HBO Max

October 1st

This is perhaps the most anticipated adaptation of 2020, which has now become one of the most exciting releases of 2021 due to COVID-19. Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” adapted a legendary science fiction novel for film that served as a landmark for “Star Wars” years before the George Lucas franchise was even a concept. The epic follows Paul Atriedes (Timothée Chalamet), who becomes the center of a planetary war between his family home and House Harkonnen. “Dune” is a must-read for science fiction fans and moviegoers awaiting release in theaters and on HBO Max.

The last duel

Only in theaters

October 15th

This is the second adaptation of “The Last Duel”, although it will now have a huge cast, it is directed by Ridley Scott, and the script was written by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, along with Nicole Holofcener. This story is based on the true story of the last officially recognized court duel that was fought in France in the late 1300s. Matt Damon and Adam Driver will play the litigants, Ben Affleck will play Charles VI of France and Jodie Comer from Killing Eve will play Damon’s wife in the movie.

Gucci (The House of Gucci)

Only in theaters

November 24

Our last book on this list is “Gucci (The House of Gucci),” a non-fiction book that will also be a Ridley Scott movie with big names, including Adam Driver. The film will focus on Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci (Driver), grandson of the famous fashion designer and her plan to kill him. The 2021 film will also star Jared Leto, Al Pacino, and Jeremy Irons.

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