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BOOKS SET TO BE ADOPTED INTO MOVIES IN 2013
Gangster Squad: Covert Cops, the Mob, and the Battle for Los Angeles by Paul Lieberman

A chronicle of the LAPD’s fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s.

Starring:  Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone
 
Release date: 11 January 2013 (USA)
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

 


A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

Starring:  Cobie SmuldersJulianne Hough and Josh Duhamel 
 
Release date: 14 February 2013
Carrie by Stephen King


A sheltered high school girl unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers after she is pushed too far by her peers.

Release date: 15th March 2013
The Host: A Novel by Stephanie Meyer

 


A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race’s mission of taking over the Earth, “Wanda” (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.

Starring:  Saoirse RonanDiane Kruger and William Hurt 
 
Release date: 29th March 2013
The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

 


Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby’s circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.

Release date: 10th May 2013
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks

 


A U.N. employee is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic.

Starring:  Brad PittMireille Enos and David Morse
 
Release date: 21st June 2013
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones; City of Ashes; City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

 


When her mom is attacked and taken from their home in New York City by a demon, a seemingly ordinary teenage girl, Clary Fray, finds out truths about her past and bloodline on her quest to get her back, that changes her entire life.

Starring:  Aidan TurnerLena Headey and Lily Collins
 
Release date: 23rd August 2013
The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

 


A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration.

Release date: September 2013
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About Cecilia C.

I order the DVDs, Blu-rays, and Audiobooks at the Niles Library. I love movies almost as much as I love being a librarian. Also, I am an Anglophile, Hitchcock-phile, destined to move to London/England one day, loves to travel (Europe), loves to read, wishes for some more time to write.

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