Books coming to the screen in 2020

We’re excited that 2020 continues the trend of great books being adapted for the screen. Here are six titles that we’re excited to see on the gold and silver screens in the coming months – and browse the collections below to find even more titles.


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Normal People by Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney’s Normal People is one of the most widely beloved novels to be published in recent years. Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in rural Ireland but otherwise, are from very different worlds. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. The highly anticipated forthcoming BBC drama of this novel has been directed by Lenny Abrahamson and Hettie Macdonald.

Take a first look behind the scenes here


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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Celeste Ng’s second novel is an emotionally complex, richly detailed drama about motherhood and belonging, class and race. Set in the mid-1990s, the story opens with a fire and then loops back to follow two very different families over the year leading up to this event. The novel is being revived in an eight-part limited series, produced by and starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. Big Little Lies fans take note!

Watch a teaser trailer here


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Dune by Frank Herbert

First published in 1965, Frank Herbert’s Dune is widely considered one of the best sci-fi works of all time. Set in an interstellar empire in the distant future, it is the story of young Paul Atreides, whose family has vowed to guard a planet that, although inhospitable, is the only source of a drug that extends life and enhances mental abilities. The upcoming film adaptation stars the likes of Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Jason Momoa and more.

A round-up of what we know, so far


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The Witches by Roald Dahl

We are extremely intrigued by the forthcoming film adaptation of this Roald Dahl classic, which will see Anne Hathaway step in the role of the Grand High Witch. In this brilliant story, the Grand High Witch and her coven have a devious plan to make every single one of you disappear. Only one boy and his grandmother can stop them, but what if their plan fails?


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The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of 12 local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. An astrological mystery, The Luminaries has been described as a ‘Kiwi Twin Peaks’, and saw author Eleanor Catton become the youngest author to ever win the prestigious Man Booker Prize. Eva Green stars in the TV adaptation as brothel madam Lydia Wells, alongside a stellar cast.

Take a first look behind the scenes of filming here


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The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

In Yangsze Choo’s New York Times bestselling YA novel, a woman living in 1890s Colonial-era Malacca receives a proposal to become the ghost bride of a a wealthy family’s recently-deceased son. The six-part Netflix adaptation will be released in just a few weeks, on January 23rd, and looks set to be as engrossing as the book.

Watch a teaser trailer here


Find even more books coming to the screen in 2020 by browsing the collections below.

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Normal People

Normal People

Sally Rooney

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