From Paper To Screen is a seasonal post about upcoming movies and TV shows that are based on books. This post deals with noteworthy releases coming out this autumn. You might want to check out the books before that!


Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

Adapted from: The Hate U Give
Author: Angie Thomas
Director: George Tillman Jr.
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, KJ Apa and others.
Release date: 5th of October

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Adapted from: First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
Author: James R. Hansen
Director: Damien Chazelle
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and others.
Release date: 12th of October

The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program after being forcibly outed to his parents.
Adapted from: Boy Erased: A Memoir
Author: Garrard Conley
Director: Joel Edgerton
Starring: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and others.
Release date: 2nd of November

A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
Adapted from: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King / The Nutcracker
Author: E.T.A. Hoffman / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Director: Lasse Hallström & Joe Johnston
Starring: Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Mackenzie Foy and others.
Release date: 2nd of November

Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.
Adapted from: The Girl in the Spider’s Web
Author: David Lagercrantz (Characters by Stieg Larsson)
Director: Fede Álvarez
Starring: Claire Foy, Sverrir Gudnason and others
Release date: 9th of November

Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise wizards and witches up to rule over all non-magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.

Adapted from: Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
Author: J.K. Rowling
Director: David Yates
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller and others
Release date: 16th of November

Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.
Adapted from: Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart
Author: John Guy
Director: Josie Rourke
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, David Tennant and others.
Release date: 7th of December

A mysterious young woman named Hester Shaw joins forces with Anna Fang, a dangerous outlaw with a bounty on her head, and Tom Natsworthy, an outcast from London, to lead a rebellion against a giant predator city on wheels.
Adapted from: Mortal Engines
Author: Philip Reeve
Director: Christian Rivers
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Robert Sheehan and others.
Release date: 14th of December

Willowdean (‘Dumplin’), the plus-size teenage daughter of a former beauty queen, signs up for her mom’s Miss Teen Bluebonnet pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town.
Adapted from: Dumplin’
Author: Julie Murphy
Director: Anne Fletcher
Starring: Danielle Macdonald, Jennifer Aniston and others.
Release date: TBD