It’s Based on a Book?

Of course you know that The Social Network is based on Ben Mezrick’s The Accidental Billionaires and that the upcoming Gulliver’s Travels is nominally based on Jonathan Swift’s satire.

But some connections are less obvious. Two movies getting heavy promotion right now are the upcoming Anne Hathaway/Jake Gyllenhaal rom/com Love and Other Drugs, which is based on a memoir of a Viagra salesman. The Way Back, with Collin Farrell and Ed Harris is based on The Long Walk,  a memoir of soldier captured by the Red Army in 1939 who escaped with six others, by foot, all the way to India. The latter is getting Oscar buzz for both director Peter Weir and star Ed Harris.

Below are the trailers and tie-in information:



Hard Sell: Now a Major Motion Picture LOVE & OTHER DRUGS
Jamie Reidy
Retail Price: $12.99
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing – (2010-11-30)
ISBN / EAN: 0740799134 / 9780740799136

THE WAY BACK — 12/29, limited; Expands 1/21/11


The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom: Movie Tie-In
Slavomir Rawicz
Retail Price: $14.95
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Lyons Press – (2010-11-16)
ISBN / EAN: 1599219751 / 9781599219752

You can stay up to date by regularly checking our listings of Movies Based on Books (links are available at the right):

Upcoming — with Tie-ins

Now Playing — With Tie-ins

For those who want to look even further out, we also list movies that are In Production and books that have had their Film Rights Acquired.

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