Besides our beloved ‘Divergent’ being released this year in theaters, Several actors from the movie have other book to movie films coming out this year as well! Shailene and Ansel have “The Fault in Our Stars“, Jai Courtney (Eric) has “Unbroken” and Kate Winslet has “Labor Day“. Buzz Feed shared an article today about the top 16 books to read before the movie comes out and our actors movie’s made the list! Check out what they had to say about them! Check out the FULL list HERE!
Divergent by Veronica Roth
What it’s about: In a dystopian Chicago, society is split into five factions based on personality type (Dauntless, Amity, Erudite, Abnegation, and Candor). When Tris Prior finds out she doesn’t quite fit into any one faction, she’s declared Divergent, a dangerous revelation she must keep secret in order to survive. Once the Choosing Ceremony begins, Tris must decide to either join her family or follow her own path. The book is completely captivating and will keep you up at all hours of the night until you finish. All of the initiation scenes should translate great in film and the fear simulations will be even more exciting to see.
Amazon review: 4.6/5 stars
Release date: March 21, 2014 (Click here to watch the trailer)
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
What it’s about: Over the course of a Labor Day weekend in the late ’80s, 13-year-old Henry and his depressed mother Adele’s lives change when they harbor fugitive Frank Chambers at home. Frank fills a fatherless void for Henry and brings out life in Adele, all while the police are on the hunt for the escaped murderer. It’s a deeply moving read with unpredictable twists, and Kate Winslet is bound to shine as Adele in the film.
Amazon review: 4.2/5 stars
Release date: Jan. 31, 2014 (Click here to watch the trailer)
Starring: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
What it’s about: A tumor-shrinking medical miracle bought Hazel a few years of time, but she’s a terminal time bomb, suffering from stage IV cancer. At a support group for her illness, she meets fellow cancer survivor Augustus Waters, a boy who pretends to smoke cigarrettes and has a prosthetic leg. With a shared obsession for the novel An Imperial Affliction and a similar sense of sarcasm, the two fall in love, despite their inevitable fate. John Green’s story is honest and hilarious, exposing the fear, anger, and sadness that accompanies a terminal illness. It’s an emotional read, and it’s bound to be a heartrending two hours at the movie theater.
Amazon review: 4.7/5 stars
Release date: June 6, 2014
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
What it’s about: This true story follows Louis Zamperini, a track star from the ’30s and a participant in the Berlin Olympics. Zamperini became an airman in WWII and in May of 1943, his plane was shot down, leaving him adrift in the Pacific Ocean with nothing but a raft. 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.
Amazon review: 4.8/5 stars
Release date: Dec. 25, 2014
Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Jai Courtney, Domhnall Gleeson