Get ready to see some of your fave childhood reads jumping to the big screen. 2019 will give bookworms and movie buffs plenty of big kid book movie adaptations to choose from—and you’re going to want to see them all!

So what can you expect from the next year when it comes to page-to-screen adaptations? Read on to get a rundown on these page turners-turned box office blockbusters.

Little Women

Yes, this isn’t exactly the first time we’ve seen the Louisa May Alcott classic on the big screen. (Who could forget Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale and Susan Sarandon in the 1994 version?) In 2019, the book-turned-film is back with a version from Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig. The film is set to star Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and Timothee Chalamet. Look for a Christmas 2019 release.


Artemis Fowl

The YA novel is making its way to the big screen with a slated Aug.9, 2019 release date. Starring Josh Gad, Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonell, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Hong Chau and Judi Dench (and directed by Kenneth Branagh), this Disney flick is perfect for your older kiddo and tweens.


A Dog’s Way Home

The movie adaptation of the W. Bruce Cameron novel stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Ashley Judd. Catch this pup-centered poignant film starting Jan. 11, 2019.


Photo: Dick Thomas Johnson via Wikimedia Commons


Starring Tom Hanks and Elisabeth Shue, this historic WWII flick adapted from C.S. Forester’s novel The Good Shepherd isn’t for the littles—reserve this viewing experience for your teens.


The Sun Is Also a Star

Again, this is another book-to-movie pick for 2019 that is for teens (and you, of course). The theatrical adaptation of the YA novel by Nicola Yoon follows the story of a young woman as her family faces deportation.


Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons

Call of the Wild

The Jack London classic gets some serious CGI treatment in this live-action sure-to-be box office blockbuster. The film stars Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan and Dan Stevens. Like Little Women, we’ll have to wait for this one, as Call of the Wild has a Christmas 2019 release.

—Erica Loop




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