Now that 2023 is officially here, some adaptations of your favorite books are coming out this year including Daisy Jones & The Six, Red, White & Royal Blue, and many more! But the fun doesn’t stop there. Even more of your favorite stories are making progress with their adaptations including where they will be available to watch, who will be starring in the movies and series, and even when you can expect to watch them! Here is the latest and greatest when it comes to your buzziest adaptation news!
Stone Cold Fox to Become Stone Cold Series
That’s right, Stone Cold Fox, the book that everyone is buzzing about by Rachel Koller Croft, is going to be streaming in your living room before you know it. Koller Croft is set to write the series with Julie Plec and Emily Cummins executive producing. The novel is about an ambitious young woman who is marrying into a wealthy family in hopes of escaping her dark past.
Peacock Casts The Delaneys for Apples Never Fall
Peacock will be bringing Liane Moriarty’s Apples Never Fall as a limited series, and they are rounding out the Delaney family that make this story such a wild ride! The novel by the same author as Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers is about a husband and wife who plan on selling their tennis academy after forty years of marriage—but takes an abrupt turn when the wife disappears. Sam Neill and Annette Benning are set to play Stan and Joy, respectively. Amy Delaney is to be played by Alison Brie and Jake Lacy will be portraying Troy Delaney.
Kidman and Curtis to Star in Kay Scarpetta Series
Amazon Prime Video is finally bringing the Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell to streaming and it appears that Nicole Kidman and Jamie Lee Curtis are set to star in the series! Kidman is set to play medical examiner Kay Scarpetta while Curtis will be starring as Kay’s sister, Dorothy. Both actresses are also set to executive produce.
Lazarus Casts Beetz and Hardy
Apple TV+ is bringing the Lars Kepler crime fiction series to streaming starring Tom Hardy and Zazie Beetz. Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril are the husband and wife writing duo known as Lars Kepler, most popular for the Joona Linna series. Compared to The Silence of the Lambs by fans, The Sandman to Lazarus part of the crime fiction series is about a young man who is found wandering around at night after he and his sister went missing and were presumed dead thirteen years earlier. Detective Saga Bauer must go undercover in a psychiatric hospital to come face to face with serial killer Jurek Walter in order to find and save the sister. Hardy is set to star as Jurek Walter with Zazie Beetz as Saga Bauer.
Jenna Bush Hager Bringing Maame to Series
Jenna Bush Hager’s February #ReadWithJenna pick, Maame by Jessica George is set to be adapted as a series from Bush Hager’s Thousand Voices and Universal International Studios. The novel tells the story of a woman named Maddie living in London taking care of her father, who has Parkinson’s, and also battling a nightmare boss. When Maddie’s mother returns from a trip to Ghana, Maddie takes this opportunity to start living her life.
They Both Die at the End Coming to Netflix
Bridgerton creator Chris Van Dusen is teaming up with Yellowjackets executive producer Drew Comins as well as Bad Bunny (Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio) to bring the YA bes-tselling novel They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera to Netflix. The novel is about Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio who are total strangers who meet on an app after finding out they are both expected to die that day.
Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni Head to Hoover for It Ends With Us
On Instagram recently, Colleen Hoover not only announced a film adaptation of her 2016 novel It Ends With Us, but that Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni are set to star! Not only do we know who will be playing Lily and Ryle, but Hoover herself stated that the two stars have great chemistry, quoting “I think that (Lively and Baldoni) have what it takes to bring these characters to life.” The novel is about Lily Bloom, a young woman who is ready to start her life in Boston who meets a handsome neurologist named Ryle Kincaid. As Lily begins to have feelings for Ryle, she doesn’t know what to expect when her first boyfriend, Atlas Corrigan, comes back into her life.
Will Sharpe Directing Movie Adaptation of Crying in H Mart
The White Lotus star Will Sharpe is turning his directorial eye towards the movie adaptation of Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner. The bestselling memoir centers around the musician’s relationship with her Korean mother who dies of cancer. Using food as a cultural bridge, the story of mixed-race identity, family and grief captured audiences the world over. The story also connected with Sharpe who felt a familiarity in the nuances of Zauner’s stories to his own Japanese upbringing. He told People, “there were lots of things that resonated with me as somebody who is half-Japanese, half-British, [and] spent my childhood in Tokyo.”
Laurie Zaks Adapting Three Roselle Lim Novels
Laurie Zaks, best known for Castle, has struck out on her own forming Rosewood Television in 2021. As her first project, Zaks will be adapting three novels from author Roselle Lim including Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune, Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop and Sophie Go’s Lonely Heart’s Club. Lim will serve as executive producer, helping bring her stories of Chinese-American life, romance and family to screen.
Amazon Orders Series Based on E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars
Amazon seems to be the go-to streaming service for book-to-screen adaptations with another big announcement. The #1 New York Times bestselling book We Were Liars by E. Lockhart will be in the hands of writers and executive producers Julie Plec and Carina Adly MacKenzie. The duo are known for CW’s The Originals and Roswell, New Mexico. This YA thriller sold over 3 million copies worldwide and audiences will be clamoring for the first glimpse of this exciting new show.
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