It isn’t just Bollywood that is seeking ‘inspiration’ these days. From best-selling novels and fantasy books to autobiographies and memoirs, multiple Hollywood films releasing in the coming few months are based on page turners. Here are some of the films to look forward to.
The Best of Me
Nicholas Sparks’s romance-drama revolves around former high school sweethearts, who reunite after a visit to their hometown. The book received mixed reviews. The film adaptation, with James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan, opened in the US on October 17. It is expected to make its way to India on October 31.
The film has a strong cast, with Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins and Julie Walters, alongside Nicole Kidman and Ben Whishaw, who lend their voices to the characters of Millicent and Paddington respectively. It traces the story of a young bear who travels to London in search of a home. It is based on the Paddington Bear series, whose creator — Michael Bond — authored 18 books between 1958 and 1988, and six more in this century. It will be out on November 28 in India.
The mystery, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, climbed to the top of the North American box office in its debut weekend in theatres nearly two weeks ago. And, it is still going strong. Based on the best-selling book by the same name by Gillian Flynn, it is about a husband who becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of his wife. The film is expected to hit screens in India during the Diwali weekend.