Books into movies

image-mediumIf you would like to read the books before you see the film, here’s four up and coming ones to consider.

World War Z

A decade after the Zombie War, Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), an agent of the United Nations Postwar Commission, travels the world trying to find a way to stop the zombie pandemic that is collapsing governments and wiping out armies.

The Devil’s Knot

This true story documents the murder of three children – Christopher Byers, Michael Moore and Steven Branch in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993. The witch hunt that followed led to the conviction of three local teenagers – Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley without any physical evidence or credible witnesses. In 2011, the West Memphis Three were released after new DNA evidence was entered. The movie incorporates Steven’s mother, Pam Hobbs (Reese Witherspoon), as well as investigator Ron Lax (Colin Firth) to delve further into the inconsistences of the case.

Serena – rated 5 star by a Leeds reader

During the Great Depression, George Pemberton (Bradley Cooper) and his wife Serena (Jennifer Lawrence) move to North Carolina to establish a lucrative timber business. When they find that Serena is unable to bear children it seems that the future of their empire is in jeopardy or is it? It seems that an heir already exists and complicates the lives of everyone involved.

The Monuments Men

This true story shares another side of World War II by documenting the accomplishments of the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Program. The Allied group was dedicated to protecting art and culturally significant pieces from falling under Nazi control where it could be systematically deemed unsuitable and destroyed by Hitler. With Matt Damon, George Clooney, John Goodman, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett

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