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Books to Screen in 2023

February 2, 2023

As always, there are a multitude of adaptations in the works this year!  Flip through the list below and then take a closer look at a few of the most anticipated.

White House Plumbers

Release date: March

Starring Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux, this five-episode limited HBO series tells the story of Nixon’s Special Investigations Unit.  Known as “the Plumbers” because they were tasked with dealing with leaks (to the press), their unethical activities eventually led to Watergate.


Release date: July

This story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, “father of the atomic bomb," is directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Cillian Murphy as Oppenheimer. Other members of the star-studded cast include Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon, Rami Malek, Florence Pugh, Benny Safdie, Josh Hartnett, and Kenneth Branagh.

Dune: Part 2

Release date: November

I liked Part 1 much more than anticipated, so can’t wait for Part 2 and additional cast members Florence Pugh, Austin Butler, Christopher Walken, and Léa Seydoux.

The Color Purple

Release date: December

This version is actually an adaptation of the musical version of The Color Purple, with a cast including Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Fantasia, Taraji P. Henson, Danielle Brooks, Ciara, Colman Domingo, and Jon Batiste.

Lessons in Chemistry

No release date yet

What was arguably the hottest book of 2022 is set to be a feature film executive produced by and starring Brie Larson.

beth winter


Beth works in the Collection Development department.  She loves short stories, memoirs, documentary films, and cookbooks.  Her favorite things about working at the library are knowing in advance about all the new releases and the easy access to her library holds.

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