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Films and TV shows inspired by books in 2023

Arushi Sakhuja  
Are you an avid reader or are you someone who prefers to watch films in the theatre and binge-watch TV shows at home? No matter which side you lean towards, these films and TV shows inspired by books will be a delight to watch. Grab your popcorn and your reading glasses and take note of the release dates of these highly anticipated films and TV shows inspired by books. 
Daisy Jones & The Six 
Films and TV shows inspired by books
Daisy Jones & The Six
The most recent films and TV shows inspired by books to hit the big screen is Daisy Jones & The Six, based on the book by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Released on Prime Video on 3, March, the book is adapted to a mini-series that follows the story of the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group on their quest for worldwide icon status and the mystery behind their infamous breakup. Transporting us back to the wild 1970s, the novel charts the band’s meteoric rise and ultimate fall, featuring plenty of intra-band drama alongside the era’s characteristic ‘sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll’ landscape 
Release date: 3 March  
Love Again 
Films and TV shows inspired by books Love Again 
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Starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas, this upcoming romantic drama is an adaptation of Sofie Cramer’s 2009 novel Text For You – It’s All Coming Back To Me (titled Love Again in the UK). Chopra is the main lead, and the story follows Clara (played by Priyanka Chopra Jonas), a woman who copes with the sudden death of her fiancé by sending him text messages to his old phone number, which has now been assigned to a new user, Sven (played by Sam Heughan). Unknowingly, she forms a connection with the man to who the number has been reassigned. 
Release date: 12 May  
Oppenheimer 
Oppenheimer 
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Directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer is based on the book American Prometheus. The story follows the lead, American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer’s journey as he works with a team of scientists during the Manhattan Project, leading to the development of the atomic bomb. The star cast includes Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, Kenneth Branagh and Rami Malek. 
Release date: 21 July 2023 
A Haunting in Venice 
A Haunting in Venice 
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This year’s Halloween film is a sequel to Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile and will send shivers down your spine. A Haunting in Venice is based on Agatha Christie’s 1969 novel Hallowe’en Party. Directed by Kenneth Branagh – who also plays the lead – the film will follow detective Hercule Poirot who, now retired, must solve the mysterious murder of a guest at a séance he attended. 
Release date: 15 September  
The Ballad of Song Birds and Snakes 
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Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games series was a massive success. The Ballad of Song Birds and Snakes is a prequel to the series and time before Coriolanus Snow became the president of Panem. With a strong cast including Peter Dinklage, Viola Davis, and Hunter Schafe, it’s sure to be amongst one of the year’s best films and TV shows inspired by books.  
Release date: 17 November 
Wonka 
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The name of the film instantly makes a link to Roahl Dahl’s classic kids’ novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Timothee Chalamet’s Wonka is slated for release in December 2023. The story will focus specifically on a young Willy Wonka and how he met the Oompa-Loompas on one of his earliest adventures. Directed by Paul King it stars Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Colman, Sally Hawkins and Rowan Atkinson If you can’t wait for Chalamet to star as Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka in this musical prequel, you can reminisce by reading the classic novel.  
Release date: 15 December 
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Arushi Sakhuja

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