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Movies Based on Books ... Coming this Fall #TIFF #book2movie

Poster for Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and TImothée Chalamet based on the father and son memoirs by David and Nic Scheff

Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet in Beautiful Boy


The fall festivals are getting their lineups lined up right now, with some of our bookish faves making the cut. While Beautiful Boy debuts here in the US on October 12, the film will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September first.

After making a huge splash last year in Call Me By Your Name, young Best Actor nominee, Timothée Chalamet was on a lot of director’s wish lists. Belgium director Felix Van Groeningen got their first with Beautiful Boy, the true story of a father and son as based on the memoirs by David and Nic Schiff. 


The logline

Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.’


Book Cover for If Beale Street could Talk by James Baldwin

Barry Jenkins directs screen adaption of James Baldwin’s novel


The screen adaptation of If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin is set for release on November 30th but makes its debut at TIFF in September. Barry Jenkins—who directed last year’s Best Picture Oscar for Moonlight—helms from his own screenplay based on Baldwin’s novel. Dave Franco, Ed Skrein and Pedro Pascal star with Kiki Layne as Tish, the young woman in Harlem.


The logline  

A woman in Harlem desperately scrambles to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime while carrying their first child.

Hugh Grant stars as Gary Hart in The Front Runner based on the book All The Truth is Out by Matt Bai

Hugh Jackman as Gary Hart in The Front Runner


Also at TIFF, The Front Runner starring Hugh Jackman as Gary Hart. Jason Reitman directs based on Matt Bai’s All the Truth is Out, who also wrote the screenplay.


The logline

American Senator Gary Hart's presidential campaign in 1988 is derailed when he's caught in a scandalous love affair.


Some of us—me—can’t wait to see Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong in First Man based on Armstrong’s autobiography. 

Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy in First Man


The logline

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

While the film debuts at the Venice Film Festival on August 29 in Italy, the audiences attending TIFF will get a chance to see Gosling and costar Claire Foy in First Man before it hits movie screens here in the US on October 12.

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