Here we are, the middle of summer, and can you believe I STILL haven’t seen Me Before You!? I may need to work on that, but now, there’s a whole new sweep of film adaptations for the summer, including one I’ve been waiting months and months for! I can’t wait!
The BFG by Roald Dahl: July 1st
The classic childhood tale is brought to life on the big screen by Disney and director Steven Spielberg, so you know it’s going to be amazing! Sophie is a young orphan who’s stolen away by the Big Friendly (and elderly) Giant, entering his magical world full of magical dreams.
The Legend of Tarzan: July 1st
Based on the classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Legend of Tarzan reveals Tarzan’s new life after leaving the jungle for an ordinary life in London, but of course, the jungle calls when the tribe he left behind is threatened. Starring Alexander Skarsgard and Margo Robbie, there should be plenty of romance and drama in this epic adventure.
Ben-Hur: August 19th
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace is brought to the screen again for a modern update and an all-star cast, including Morgan Freeman. The nobleman, Ben-Hur, is falsely accused of an assassination attempt and thrown into slavery. Years later, after suffering hard labor and abuse, he returns for revenge by challenging his adoptive brother in a dangerous chariot race. I’m not sure of Morgan Freeman’s part in the story, but It’ll be interesting to see if he changes his acting for the role, nothing like a good ol’ Roman with a southern accent.
The Infiltrator: August 31st
Starring Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad, The Infiltrator is the true story of Federal Agent Robert Mazur and the perilous 5 years he spent investigating the international underworld. Slowly, he worked his way to the top of the ladder, exposing the world’s most dangerous and powerful criminals – culminating to a rigged wedding where over 40 high-ranked criminals were taken down. An incredible story you’ll have to read to believe, I can’t wait to see Cranston in action again!
Light Between Oceans: September 2nd
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman is a beautifully written, heart-wrenching tale of life, love, and motherhood. Tom Sherbourne and his wife Isabel keep a lighthouse on a small island off the coast of Australia. Isolated and devastated after a series of miscarriages, Isabel persuades Tom to keep the mysterious child that has washed ashore. But their secret cannot be kept forever, as their new-found happiness has caused great loss for another. I can’t wait to see this story on screen, starring two of my favorites, Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander. Get your tissues ready!
Bridget Jones’s Baby: September 16th
Oh Bridget Jones… While I have yet to read the latest installment of the series which the film is loosely based on, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding, I’m much more excited for the movie. The story told by the synopses seems a better match for the beloved heroine than the novel, filled with new comedic mishaps and the fact that Mark Darcy is still alive!
What will you be watching this summer?