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!


❝Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19 year-old boy enrolls into college with his brother and pledges the same fraternity. What happens there, in the name of “brotherhood,” tests the boy and his loyalty to his brother in brutal ways. ❞
Adapted from: Goat
Author: Brad Land
Director: Andrew Neel
Starring: James Franco, Nick Jonas, Ben Schnetzer and others.
Release date: 23rd of September

❝When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. ❞
Adapted from: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield and others
Release date: 30th of september

❝A young girl from Uganda trains to become a world chess champion. ❞
Adapted from: The Queen of Katwe
Author: Tim Crothers
Director: Mira Nair
Starring: Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo and others.
Release date: 30th of September


 ❝Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel. ❞
Adapted from: History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier
Author: Deborah E. Lipstadt
Director: Mick Jackson
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall and others.
Release date: 30th of September


❝Divorcee Rachel Watson takes the train to work every day and spends her commute fantasizing about a young couple living down the street from her ex-husband. One morning, she sees something shocking and finds herself entangled in a mystery that promises to forever alter the lives of everyone involved. ❞
Adapted from: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Director: Tate Taylor
Starring: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans and others
Release date: 7th of October


❝In 1968, a hardworking man, who’s been a staple in his quaint community for years, watches his seemingly perfect middle class life fall apart as his daughter’s new radical political affiliation threatens to destroy their family. ❞
Adapted from: American Pastoral
Author: Philip Roth
Director: Ewan McGregor
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Conelly and others.
Release date: 21st of October


❝Jack Reacher is returning to the headquarters of his old military unit. He is now accused of a 16-year-old homicide, and finds out that it is only a part of something bigger than he thought before. ❞
Adapted from: Never Go Back
Author: Lee Child
Director: Edward Zwick
Starring: Tom Cruise, Don Granger and others.
Release date: 21st of October


❝When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. ❞
Adapted from: Inferno
Author: Dan Brown
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones and others
Release date: 28th of October


❝19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad – contrasting the realities of war with America’s perceptions. ❞
Adapted from: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
Author: Ben Fountain
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Kirsten Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Chris Tucker and others.
Release date: 11th of November


❝The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. ❞
Adapted from: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Author: J.K. Rowling
Director: David Yates
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and others.
Release date: 18th of November


❝Saroo Brierley, who was lost from his family at the age of five and was adopted by an Australian family, searches for his long-lost family using Google Earth. ❞
Adapted from: A Long Way Home
Author: Saroo Brierley
Director: Garth Davis
Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman and others.
Release date: 25th of November

Lots of great movies to look forward to this autumn! Tell me in a comment which movies you’ll definitely be watching .