These March movies are based on books:
August: Osage County: based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama play August: Osage County by Tracy Letts.
Fun fact: “Tracy Letts wanted the original stage cast to reprise their roles in the film version. Ultimately, none of the original actors appear in the movie.” (IMDb)
Divergent: based on Divergent by Veronica Roth.
Fun fact: “In The Fault in Our Stars (2014), Shailene and Ansel play boyfriend and girlfriend, while in Divergent, they play brother and sister.” (IMDb)
Endless Love: based on Endless Love by Scott Spencer.
Fun fact: “[Alex Pettyfer] [w]as offered the title role of Eragon in the film Eragon (2006), based on the same titled, best-selling novel by Christopher Paolini, prior to the casting of Ed Speleers. He turned down the part because of his fear of flying.” (IMDb)
The Invisible Woman: based on The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens by Claire Tomalin.
Fun fact: “Dickens kept a pet raven named Grip, which he had stuffed when it died in 1841.” (AbeBooks)
Snowpiercer: based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige by Jacques Lob and Benjamin Legrand and illustrated by Jean-Marc Rochette. Titan has published the English translation Snowpiercer in two volumes in January and February this year.
Bonus movies based on fictional characters or otherwise related to the written wor(l)d:
300: Rise of an Empire: based on Frank Miller‘s unpublished Xerxes. But be sure to check out 300: Rise of an Empire: The Art of the Film.
Fun fact: “The film was previously called “Xerxes”, the title of the Frank Miller graphic novel on which the film is based, and later “300: The Battle of Artemisia”, the title used during filming. Ultimately, the present title “300: Rise of an Empire” was used because the other two were deemed too exotic.” (IMDb)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: based on the Marvel comic book character Captain America, created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier: The Art of the Movie Slipcase will be available in April.
Fun fact: “A deleted scene in The Avengers (2012), of Steve learning what happened to his commandos, and to Peggy Carter ended up being cut out from that film, but is included in this film.” (IMDb)
The Precocious and Brief Life of Sabina Rivas: based on La Mara by Rafael Ramírez Heredia. Unfortunately this Spanish book is only available through our secondhand supplier.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: While not busy being The Anchorman, Ron Burgundy wrote “a Hell of a Book”, if he does say so himself! Read about his “Classy Life & Other Musings” in Let Me Off at the Top!
Fun fact: “In one scene, Brick quotes the theme song from Ghost Busters. This film takes place in 1980, and Ghost Busters was released in 1984.” (IMDb)