Friday Reads: M​ovie ​T​ie​-I​​​n​ Edition

Lots of Macmillan books are making their way from page to screen this fall:

THE REVENANT by Michael Punke
This tale of retribution on the American Frontier when a fur trapper is mauled by a bear and left for dead stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, and was directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu who won an Oscar for last year’s Birdman. Big Oscar buzz on this one, coming to a theater near you on Christmas Day.

THE 33: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar
Antonio Banderas leads the other 32 Chilean miners trying to survive after the 2010 collapse in the film based on Tobar’s bestselling, award-winning book, DEEP DOWN DARK.

THE LADY IN THE VAN by Alan Bennett
The eponymous major motion picture starring Maggie Smith is based on Bennett’s famous, heartwarming short story.

TRUTH: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power by Mary Mapes
This riveting play-by-play of a reporter getting and defending a story on George W. Bush’s shirking of his National Guard duty stars Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, and Elisabeth Moss.

BREATHE by Anne-Sophie Brasme
This French-language film by Mélanie Laurent about an adolescent friendship perched on the brink of obsession is based on the novel published by Brasme when she was just 17.

Happy reading/viewing!

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