Saw the Movie? Read the Book!

These September movies are based on books:

A Most Wanted Man: based on A Most Wanted Man by John le Carré. (e-book available)
“One of the producers of this film, Stephen Cornwell, is the son of John le Carré, author of the source book A Most Wanted Man and many other spy novels. This [movie]picture is their first collaboration ever. John le Carré’s real birth name is David Cornwell (full name David John Moore Cornwell).” (IMDb)

If I Stay: based on If I Stay by Gayle Forman. (e-book available)
“R.J. Cutler had given all the cast a personal iPod featuring the songs that he thought each character would listen to. (EX: Chloë Grace Moretz got an iPod with Classical music while Jamie Blackley got an iPod with Rock music.)” (IMDb)

The November Man: based on There Are No Spies/The November Man by Bill Granger. (e-book available)
“Near the end, Peter tells Hanley that Alice is scheduled for a 9am departure. When we see Alexa at the station stalking Alice, the clock on the wall indicates it’s 9:45am.” (IMDb)

Deliver Us from Evil: based on Beware the Night/Deliver Us from Evil by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool.
“First movie produced by Jerry Bruckheimer to carry an R rating since “Bad Boys II” in 2003.” (IMDb)

Life of Crime: based on The Switch by Elmore Leonard. (e-book available)
“The brand of golf ball used in the Bahamas scene is “Noodle Long and Soft” which were introduced 25 years after the setting of the picture.” (IMDb)

What If / The F Word: based on the play Toothpaste and Cigars by T. J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi. (Unfortunately this book isn’t available to order, but other plays written by T.J. Dawe, like Power of Ignorance, are).
“Casey Affleck and Mary Elizabeth Winstead were originally cast, but the film makers later decided that they should go for younger actors. It is therefore somewhat ironic that Zoe Kazan, the actress who replaced Mary Elizabeth Winstead, is in fact older than Winstead.” (IMDb)

The Maze Runner: based on The Maze Runner by James Dashner. (e-book available)
“Dylan O’Brien’s hairstyle almost cost him the role of Thomas, because director Wes Ball thought it was too “MTV”. Ball reconsidered when he was sent a photo of O’Brien without his hair gelled.” (IMDb)


Guardians of the Galaxy: based in the fictional characters within the Marvel Universe. (Came out in August)
“The text of the note from Peter Quill’s mother does not match the voice-over.” (IMDb)

Sin City: A Dame to Kill for: based on Frank Miller‘s graphic novel series Sin City.
“In the scene when Nancy is in her apartment watching TV, the two hobo characters in the show are Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez.” (IMDb)

The Tale of Princess Kaguya: based on The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, a 10th-century Japanese folktale.
“At 137 minutes this is the longest film by Studio Ghibli, three minutes longer than Mononoke-hime (1997).” (IMDb)