Books to Movies & TV — In Production & Post-Production

Below are listings of movies that are currently scheduled to film, being filmed or are completed with no release date. Listings begin with titles that are expected to release this year, but have no release date yet. The rest of the list is in order by most recent news stories.

For projects that have not yet started production, see In Development

For films scheduled for release, see Upcoming — with Tie-ins

Movie Title: The Homesman

Director: Tommy Lee Jones

Stars: Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones

Status: International trailer released, 4/15/14; no US release date yet

Trailer: YouTube

The HomesmanBased on:  Glendon Swarthout’s 1988 novel

Released in trade paperback
Simon & Schuster, 2/11/14
9781476754260, 1476754268
$15.00 USD / $17.00

Post-Production — Expected in 2014

Movie Title:  Queen of the Desert

Director: Werner Herzog

Starring: Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson, Damian Lewis

Status: Filming wrapped in March; rough cut has been viewed (from fan site,

Based on: No specific book is credited, but Bell’s diaries have been published and several boosk have been written about her, including:

Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations by Georgina Howell (Macmillan; FSG, 2007)

Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell: Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia,  by Janet Wallach (RHAnchor Pbk,  2005)

Movie Title: White Bird in a Blizzard

Director: Gregg Araki

Stars: Shailene Woodley, Eva Greeen, Christopher Meloni, Gabourey Sidibe, Shiloh Fernandez, Thomas Jane and Angela Bassett

Status: Distribution rights acquired by Magnolia Pictures (Thompson on Hollywood, 4/11/14)

Trailer: YouTube

Based on: White Bird in a Blizzard by Laura Kasischke, (Hyperion, 1999).

Movie Title: Grace of Monaco

Director: Olivier Dahan

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Paz Vega, Parker Posey and Frank Langella

Status: To be the opening night film at the Cannes Film Festival, May 14, 2014 (The Wrap, 1/24/14)

Based on: Grace of Monaco, Jeffrey Robinson


Grace of MonacoGrace of Monaco
Jeffrey Robinson
Foreward by Nicole Kidman
Weinstein Books;  February 25, 2014
9781602862418, 1602862419
Trade paperback; $15.99


Audio: Dreamscape

Love, Rosie

Director: Christian Ditter

Stars: Lily Collins and Sam Claflin

Status: Release expected “later this year” (First Look on HeyUGuys.Co.UK, 1/23/14)

Based on: Cecelia Ahern’s novel Where Rainbows End


Movie Title: Serena

Expected Release Date: According to one source, it “will finally be shown in theaters some time in April this year” (International Business Times, Jan. 2, 2014); earlier, it was reported that it was “quietly shopped to buyers” in late Nov. (The  Hollywood Reporter, 11/25/13)

Director: Susan Bier


Jennifer Lawrence … Serena Pemberton
Bradley Cooper … George Pemberton
Toby Jones
Rhys Ifans … Galloway

Status: Media coverage of Lawrence and Cooper, who  starred together in American Hustle (and in Silver Linings Playbook) generally mention that they will pair again in the “upcoming” Serena.

Based on: Novel by  Ron Rash


HarperCollins/Ecco, — 9780062292667, (shows as “Postponed Indefinitely)


Movie Title: Hector and the Search for Happiness

Director: Peter Chelsom

Starring:  Simon Pegg, (Hector,); Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgård; Christopher Plummer; Desiree Zurowski; and Jakob Davies.

Status: Trailer released YouTube, 2/7/14

Based on: French best seller, Le Voyage d’Hector ou la recherche du bonheur by Francois Lelord; published here as Hector and the Search for Happiness (Penguin USA, 2010)


Movie Title: Half of a Yellow Sun

Expected Release Date: Early Summer, 2014

Director: Biyi Bandele

Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Thandie Newton

Status: To open in theaters, early summer, 2014 (Monterey Media acquired distribution rights; Deadline, 1/13/14)

UK Trailer: YouTube

Based on: Novel by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


TV Series Title: Outlander

Expected Release Date:  Summer, 2014

Status: First trailer shown and TV Critics Assoc. Press Tour; scheduled for release, “Summer, 2014″ (Jan. 11. 2014)

Trailer: YouTube

Official Web Site:

Official Facebook Page:

Based on: Diana Gabaldon’s best selling Outlander Series

Outlander (Starz Tie-in Edition)
Diana Gabaldon
On Sale Date: July 1, 2014
9780553393705, 0553393707
Paperback / softback / Trade paperback (US)
$18.00 USD

Outlander (Starz Tie-in Edition)
Diana Gabaldon
On Sale Date: July 1, 2014
9780553393699, 0553393693
Paperback / softback / Mass market (rack) paperback
$9.99 USD


TV Series Title: Backstrom

Expected Release Date:  Fall, 2014

Starring: Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling

Status: Fox orders 13 episodes, (Deadline, 1/7/14)

Trailer: Pilot “sizzle reel” (originally set for CBS), YouTube

Based on: Series by Leif G.W. Persson

Movie Title: Wild

Expected Release Date: Later in 2014 (Entertainment Weekly, 1/10/14)

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Gaby Hoffmann, Charles Baker

Based on:Cheryl Strayed’s Wild, (RH/Knopf)

FX TV: The Strain

Expected Release Date: Some time in July, 2014

Director: Carlton Cuse

Starring: Corey Stoll, Mia Maestro, David Bradley (replacing John Hurt, who was in the pilot), Sean Austin, Regina King

Status: To premiere in July — exact date not specified; Extended trailer shown to Television Critics Association press tour, 1/14/14; writer-producer Carlton Cuse expects the series to” last between three and five seasons. The first season will cover the first book, and after that producers will decide how far to stretch the two remaining novels,” (Entertainment Weekly, 1/14/14)  Teaser trailer shown during the mid-season finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead, Dec. 1; Pilot completed, 13-episode series picked up to begin in July. Filming begins in Toronto (Deadline, 11/19/13) ; Jim Watson added to cast (Deadline, 12/18/13)

Based on: Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s vampire trilogy, The Strain,


Fox TV Series: Wayward Pines – 10 episodes

Expected Release Date: “Later in 2014″

Director: M. Night Shyamalan (pilot)

Starring: Matt Dillon, Melissa Leo, Juliette Lewis, Terrance Howard

Status: First Look and interview with Shyamalan, (Entertainment Weekly, 1/9/14)

Based on: Pines, (8/21/12) and Wayward, (9/17/13) by Blake Crouch, published under the Amazon mystery imprint, Thomas & Mercer (also in audio by Brilliance)


HBO Series: Olive Kitteridge

Expected release date: 2014 (on HBO Yearender video as “Coming in 2014″

Director: Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right)


Frances McDormand … Olive Kitteridge

Richard Jenkins … Henry Kitteridge (Olive’s husband)

John Gallagher Jr. … Christopher Kitteridge, son of Olive and Henry

Cory Michael Smith … Kevin Coulson, Olive’s former student

Zoe Kazan … Denise,  works with Henry at the pharmacy

Brady Corbet … Henry Thibodeau,  husband of Denise

Rosemarie DeWitt … Rachel Coulson

Based on:  Elizabeth Strout’s Pullitzer Prize winning novel

Status: Featured in the HBO Yearender video; Rosemarie DeWitt added to cast (Deadline, 11/18/13); Filming in Massachusetts (standing in for Maine)


Movie Title: Suite Francaise

Expected Release Date: 2014 (as of 9/2/13)

Status: Filming has wrapped; Weinstein Co. has U.S. distribution rights; expected to be released in 2014 (The Hollywood Reporter, 9/2/13)

Based on:  Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky


Post- Production — Not Yet Scheduled

Movie Title:  The Humbling

Director: Barry Levinson

Starring: Al Pacino and Diane Wiest, with Greta Gerwig, Charles Grodin, Kyra Sedgewick, Dan Hedaya, Nina Arianda, and Billy Porter.

Status: Picked up for distribution; no release date yet; (Deadline, 2/3/14)

Based on: Philip Roth’s novel

Movie Title: The Two Faces of January

Director:  Hossein Amini

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac, and Kirsten Dunst.

Status: Shown at the Berlinale, 2014; Release scheduled for U.K.

Trailer: YouTube

Based on: Novel by Patricia Highsmith


Movie Title: Rosewater

Director: Jon Stewart

Starring:  Gael García Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jason Jones

Status: Filming wrapped

Based on: Maziar Bahari’s memoir, Then They Came for Me, (Random House, 2011),


Movie Title: Before I Go To Sleep

Director: Rowan Joffe

Starring: Mark Strong, Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth

Status: Poster, which lists release as “2014,” and stills released (Filmofilia, 5/15/13); Guardian says it will be released in the U.K. in the Spring, 2014

Based on:  Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson (Harper, 2011)

Before I Go to Sleep tie-in : A Novel
S. J. Watson
Harper Paperbacks
On Sale Date: September 30, 2014
9780062353887, 0062353888
Paperback / softback
$14.99 USD / $18.50 CAD
Movie Title: Trash

Director: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen

Status: Mara and Sheen in Rio de Janeiro for filming (Just Jared, 7/24/13)

Based on: Andy Mulligan’s 2010 YA novel, Trash (RH/David Fickling)


In Production — Release Not Yet Scheduled

TV Series – Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, BBC One

Director: Toby Haynes


Eddie Marsan …  Mr. Norrell

Bertie Carvel … Jonathan Strange

Alice Englert .. Lady Pole

Marc Warren … The gentleman with the thistle-down hair

Samuel West … Sir Walter Pole

Charlotte Riley … Arabella

Enzo Cilenti … Childermass

Paul Kaye   … Vinculus

Vincent Franklin … Christopher Drawlight

Status: Filming in York Minister (The Press, 2/27/14); Photos from the set released (Daily Mail, 1/29/14); Filming continues (Wakefield Express, 1/18/14); Shooting began in Oct., 2013 (Deadline, 10/25/13); Series will premiere in 2014 as part of BBC AMERICA’s Supernatural Saturday (BBC America press release, 4/8/13).

Other: Time magazine calls it, “Possibly my most-anticipated new TV show of the year; #6 on The Playlist‘s “20 Most Anticipated TV Shows of 2014″

Based on: Susanna Clarke’s novel Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell


Movie Title: The Family Fang

Director: Jason Bareman

Starring: Nicole Kidman

Status: Jason Bateman says shooting to begin May, 2014 (Variety, 3/8/14)

Based on: The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson, Ecco (2011)


MTV Series: Eye Candy

Director, Pilot and Exec. Producer: Catherine Hardwicke

Starring: Victoria Justice

Status:  10 episode series ordered (The Hollywood Reporter, 2/11/14)

Based on:  Eye Candy by R. L. Stine, (RH/Ballantine, 2004)


Movie Title: CELL

Director:  Tod ‘Kip’ Williams

Starring: John Cusack,  Samuel L. Jackson, Stacey Keach

Status:  Filming begins in Atlanta (ReelGA, 2/7/14)

Based on: Novel by Stephen King


Movie Title: Z for Zachariah

Director: Craig Zobel

Status: Production begins in New Zeeland (The Press, 2/1/14)

Starring: Margot Robbie, Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Based on:  Z For Zachariah by Robert O’Brien (1974)


Movie Title: Silence

Director: Martin Scorsese

Status: To be shot in Taiwan (The Wrap, 2/11/14); In pre-production after many years; Liam Neeson set to star (Deadline, 1/31/14); Adam Driver added to cast (Showbiz 411, 1/13/14)

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Benicio Del Toro, Gael Garcia Bernal

Based on: Novel by Shusaku Endo


Movie Title:  Still Alice

Directors: Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland

Starring: Julianne Moore  as Alice, a professor of neuroscience with early onset Alzheimer’s disease; Kristen Stewart as Lydia, her younger daughter; Alec Baldwin as her husband, John, and Kate Bosworth as her older daughter, Anna.

Status: To begin filming in early March (The Wrap, 1/28/14)

Based on: Novel by Lisa Genova (S&S)

Series Title: Wolf Hall, BBC Two series

Status: Damine Lewis (Homeland) in talks to star as Henry VIII (Deadline, 1/31/14); Six-part series to be shown on PBS Masterpiece in 2015 (NYT, 10/11/13); Mark Rylance to star as Thomas Cromwell (The Hollywood Reporter, 3/8/13); will delay production for a year while Rylance finishes other commitments (The Daily Mail, 3/8/13)

Based on: Wolf Hall and the sequel Bring Up the Bodies, by Hilary Mantel


Movie Title:  The Great Gilly Hopkins

Director: Stephen Herek

Starring: Sophie Nelisse, Glenn Close, Kathy Bates, Danny Glover and Octavia Spencer

Status: To begin filming April 9, 2014 (Variety, 2/6/14)

Based on: Katherine Paterson’s  novel


NBC TV mini-series: Rosemary’s Baby

Director: Agnieska Holland

Starring: Zoe Saldana Rosemary Woodhouse, Patrick J. Adams as her husband Guy

Status: Shooting in Paris (book and movie were set in NYC); Daily Mail, 1/31/14

Based on: Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin and movie by Roman Polanski


Movie Title: Black Mass

Director: Scott Cooper

Status: Johnny Depp returns to project, Tom Hardy may join,  production to begin in May,  (Deadline, 2/7/14)

Based on: Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob by Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerland O’Neil


Movie Title: Strange But True

Directors:David Pastor, Àlex Pastor

Status: Alex and David Pastor will direct based on John Searles’ novel about a young woman who discovers she is pregnant with her boyfriend’s child even through her partner died five years earlier in tragic circumstances. Evan Peters also stars. Principal photography is earmarked for spring 2014–  Screen Daily, 11/6/13

Starring:  Imogen Poots, Bill Paxton and Melissa Leo.

Based on: Novel by John Searles


Movie Title: Far From the Madding Crowd

Director:  Thomas Vinterberg

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Juno Temple, Michael Sheen

Status: Shooting in the U.K. (E! News, 11/27/13); Production announcement (Deadline, 9/16/13)

Based on: Novel by Thomas Hardy; script by David Nicholls (One Day)


Movie Title: A Walk in the Woods

Status:  Shooting to begin in March (Hollywood Reporter interview with Robert Redford, 1/15/14)

Based on: Bill Bryson’s memoir, A Walk in the Woods, (RH/Broadway; RH Audio, 1998)

Movie Title: Men, Women & Children

Director:  Jason Reitman

Starring:   Narrated by Emma Thompson, the cast features Adam Sandler and Rosemarie DeWitt as Don and Rachel Truby, and Travis Tope as their son Chris. Jennifer Garner stars as Patricia Beltmeyer with Kaitlyn Dever as her daughter Brandy. Judy Greer is Joan Clint and Olivia Crocicchia is daughter Hannah. Dean Norris plays Kent Mooney with Ansel Elgort playing his son Tim. Katherine Hughes and Elena Kampouris play cheerleaders Brooke Benton and Allison Doss, respectively, and Timothée Chalamet is football player Danny Vance.

Status: The film is shooting in and around Austin, Texas (Paramount Pictures press release, 12/16/13)

Based on: Men, Women & Children, Chad Kultgen, Harper, 2011)


Movie Title: The Glass Castle

Director: Destin Cretton

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence as Jeannette Walls. Lawrence is also producing.

Status: In an interview with the A.P., Lawrence said, “We have a director and a writer and it’s getting going.” (Huffington Post, 11/12/13)

Based on: 2005 Memoir by Jeannette Walls

Movie Title: Mortdecai


Starring:  Johnny Depp, Ewan McGregor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany and Olivia Munn.

Status: Shooting begins in London (IGN, 10/21/13)

Based on: the Charlie Mortdecai mysteries by Kyril Bonfiglioli, (see article about his books in The New Yorker, 9/20/04 and “Forgotten Authors” in The Independent, 8/08/10)

  • Don’t Point That Thing At Me, 1972
  • Something Nasty In The Woodshed, 1976
  • After You With The Pistol, 1979)


Movie Title: London Fields

Director: Matthew Cullen

Starring: Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Sturgess, and Theo James

Status: Story on Depp’s engagement to Amber Heard notes that he and Heard are currently filming the movie and no release date has been announced (, 1/17/14); Johnny Depp filmed a cameo for the movie (The Hollywood Reporter, 10/29/13); Production underway in London (, 10/20/13)

Based on: Murder novel  by Martin Amis (1990); reviewed in the NYT


Movie Title: Child 44

Director: Daniel Espinosa

Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, and Joel Kinnaman

Status:  Vincent Cassell replaces Philip Seymour Hoffman; filming began in June,  (Deadline, 8/29/13)

Based on: Novel by Tom Rob Smith, first in a trilogy featuring Leo Stepanovich Demidov (played by Hardy)


Movie Title: Beautiful Ruins

Starring: British actress Imogen Poots (Filth, Need for Speed) cast as lead, Dee Moray

Status: Shooting  expected to begin in May, 2013 with Todd Field (Little Children) as director (Deadline, 11/15/13).

Based on: novel by Jess Walter


Movie Title: Good People

Director: Henrik Genz

Starring: James Franco, Kate Hudson and Omar Sy

Status: Production beginning, (Deadline, 4/22/13)

Based on: Good People by Marcus Sakey, (Penguin/Dutton, 2008)


Movie Title: Wish You Well

Status:Filming complete (WSLS, 3/29/13)

Director: Darnell Martin

Cast: Josh LucasMackenzie Foy and Ellen Burstyn

Official Web Site:

Based on: David Baldacci’s novel Wish You Well, (Hachette/Grand Central, 2000)


Movie Title: Genius

Director: Michael Grandage

Starring: Colin Firth and Michael Fassbender (The Telegraph, 11/6/12)

Based on: Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg

Production planned to begin in 2014


TV Series — A Casual Vacancy, BBC One (BBC Press Release, 4/12/12)

Based on: J.K. Rowling’s A Casual Vacancy 

To air in the UK in 2014.


Movie Title: The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring:  Helena Bonham Carter, Robert Maillet, Callum Keith Rennie

Trailer: YouTube

Based on: The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen (Penguin, 2009)


The Young and Prodigious T. S. Spivet: A Novel (Movie Tie-In)  

Reif Larsen

On Sale Date: May 27, 2014,

9780143123910, 0143123912 $16.00 US


Movie Title: Gods Behaving Badly

Director: Marc Turtletaub


Christopher Walken …Zeus

Alicia Silverstone and Ebon Moss-Bachrach — Kate and Neil, mortals who share the house with the Olympians

Sharon Stone — Aphrodite, a phone-sex operator

Oliver Platt  – Apollo, a TV psychic

Edie Falco — Artemis,  a dog-walker

Nelsan Ellis — Dionysus, a night-club owner

Phylicia Rashad — Demeter

John Turturro — Hades

Rosie Perez — Persephone

Status: Shown at Rome film festival; Variety review — “So wishy-washy it’s possibly unreleasable, Gods Behaving Badly is best relegated to airplanes and VOD.” (11/23/13)

Based on: Novel by Marie Phillips, Hachette/Little Brown, 2007


Movie Title: Horns

Director: Alexandre Aja


Daniel Radcliffe … Ig Perrish
Juno Temple … Merrin Williams
James Remar … Derrick Perrish
Kelli Garner … Glenna

Status: Distribution rights picked up, no release date (CinemaBlend, 10/15/13)

Based on: Novel by Joe Hill, Harper/Morrow, 2010


Movie Title: Every Secret Thing

Director: Amy Berg

Starring: Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Banks

Based on: Every Secret Thing, Laura Lippman

Movie Title: The Hypnotist — Swedish language

Director:  Lars Hallström

Starring: Starring Mikael Persbrandt (In A Better World, The Hobbit) and Lena Olin (The Unbearable Lightness Of Being, Chocolat)

Status: Opened in Sweden on 9/28/12 (Swedish trailer on YouTube); no U.S. release date

Based on: Novel by Lars Kepler (Alexander Ahndoril and Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril)


Movie Title: Private Peaceful

Director: Pat O’Connor

Starring: Jack O’Connell, Alexandra Roach, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour

Status: Post-Production; first look here; was released in the U.K. but not in the U.S.

Based on: Book by Michael Morpurgo