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From pages to screens: TV series, movie adaptations to watch out for in 2021

From pages to screens: TV series, movie adaptations to watch out for in 2021

What an exciting year for books and film lovers alike! 

If you’re the type of reader who likes to watch the films first before you read the book, this list is especially made for you. Luckily, even in the midst of a pandemic, we will get to see more books translated on the big (and small) screens.

Read through to know more about the upcoming movie and TV series based on your favorite novels.

Adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s One True Loves

A moving love story about choosing between two people you dearly love and value, One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid is aiming to set production in the last quarter of the year.

Phillipa Soo, who is known for her role as Eliza Schuyler in Hamilton, will star as Emma—a woman who is unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fiancé who has finally brought her back to life.

Alongside Soo, Shang Chai’s Simu Liu and Holidate’s Luke Bracey have signed for the men's lead roles. The movie will be directed by Andy Fickman, the veteran director behind She’s The Man.

Taylor Jenkins Reid and Alex Jenkins Reid will adapt the script for the film.

The Netherfield Girls on Netflix

With Netherfield Girls sold to Netfilx, the romantic comedy novel that is said to be the new Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice reboot, is coming to the small screen soon. Author Becca Gleason is also set to direct the film.

The 19-year-old actress Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, who starred in the coming-of-age Netflix series Never Have I Ever, has landed the lead role for the film. The release date has not been announced yet.

Crying in H Mart Movie deal

Japanese Breakfast frontman turned author Michelle Zauner has sealed the deal with MGM Label Orion Pictures for the rights to her memoir, Crying in H Mart. 

The New Yorker essay turned into New York Times best-selling book recently landed a film adaptation that will be produced by Stacey Sher and Jason Kim. Meanwhile, Japanese Breakfast will produce the soundtrack for the feature film.

With humor and heart, Zauner tells of growing up the only Asian-American kid at her school in Eugene, Oregon; of struggling with her mother's particular, high expectations of her; of a painful adolescence (; of treasured months spent in her grandmother's tiny apartment in Seoul, where she and her mother would bond, late at night, over heaping plates of food. 

No details have been released yet about the cast and director for the adaptation.

Read an excerpt of Crying in H Mart here.

Broken Earth trilogy adaptation

The popular science trilogy is making its way to the big screen. Sony Pictures Entertainment is entering the world of the Broken Earth trilogy to adapt the series into film for TriStar pictures. N.K Jemisin is adapting all her books into film: The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, and The Stone Sky. 

Jemisin is the first person to bag the Hugo Award three years in a row with The Broken Earth. She is also the first to win the award for all three books in a trilogy.

The film announcement has few details to spare and it is also quite unclear yet if fans will be getting a trilogy or Jemisin will expand the films to fit her creative worldbuilding and immersive storytelling, so that’s one of the exciting things to look forward to. 

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