Top 10 Books That Will Become Movies in 2014. Read Them Now.

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Do you love reading books?

Talked with a friend today and she said that she hates when a good book is ruined by the movie that is based on the book story.

I’ve decided to check which good books are going to become movies in 2014.

I am sharing a list with the 10 books and the trailers for the upcoming movies…i.e. the trailers that I could find.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Who is in it: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike
When should we expect it: Oct. 3, 2014
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What is the story behind it: Based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn — unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Serena by Ron Rash

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Who is in it: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper
When should we expect it: N/A (2014)
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What is the story behind it: The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains–but she soon shows herself to be the equal of any man, overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving her husband’s life in the wilderness. Together this lord and lady of the woodlands ruthlessly kill or vanquish all who fall out of favor. Yet when Serena learns that she will never bear a child, she sets out to murder the son George fathered without her. Mother and child begin a struggle for their lives, and when Serena suspects George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons’ intense, passionate marriage starts to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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Who is in it: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
When should we expect it: June 6, 2014
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What is the story behind it: Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them — and us — on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

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Who is in it: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal
When should we expect it: Aug. 8, 2014
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What is the story behind it: In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

The Giver by Lois Lowry

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Who is in it: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Swift
When should we expect it: Aug. 15, 2014
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What is the story behind it: In a perfect world where there is no conflict, racism or sickness, every member of society has a specific role, and 12-year-old Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memory. As Jonas uncovers the truth behind his world’s past, he discovers that many years earlier his forefathers gave up humanity in order to have a stable society.

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

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Who is in it: Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicholas Hoult, Charlize Theron, Christina Hendricks
When should we expect it: Sept. 1, 2014
Trailer/First look: N/A
What is the story behind it: Libby Day was 7 when her mother and two sisters were brutally murdered in an event known as “The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas.” She testified that the person responsible for the cruel acts was in fact her 15-year-old brother, Ben. Fast-forward about 25 years and Libby is approached by the Kill Club, a group of people obsessed with solving notorious crimes.

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

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Who is in it: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Rose Byrne, Adam Driver
When should we expect it: Sept. 12, 2014
Trailer/First look: N/A
What is the story behind it: Judd Foxman’s father just died, and on top of that, his wife Jen had an affair with his boss, which recently became painfully public. Judd is forced to sit Shiva and spend seven days and nights with the dysfunctional Foxman clan, facing confrontation and dealing with old grudges. The book is hilarious and the movie features Jason Bateman and Tina Fey. Enough said.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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Who is in it: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario
When should we expect it: Sept. 19, 2014
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What is the story behind it: When Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based on the best-selling novel by James Dashner.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

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Who is in it: Garrett Hedlund, Jai Courtney, Domhnall Gleeson
When should we expect it: Dec. 25, 2014
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What is the story behind it: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II. Facing starvation, dangerous waters, and a situation in which he is taken prisoner by Japanese forces, this fascinating account is both vivid and powerful. The film is directed by Angelina Jolie.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed

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Who is in it: Reese Witherspoon
When should we expect it: 5 December 2014 (USA)
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What is the story behind it: Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and based on Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling 2012 memoir, “Wild” follows the author’s 1,100-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. At 26, Strayed, who is played by Witherspoon in the film, spontaneously embarked on the adventure following the death of her mother and a difficult divorce.

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