Books to Movies & TV in 2022: 25+ Adaptations Coming Soon

2022 books to movies and tv adaptations coming soon

Book adaptations slated for book to movie or TV releases for 2022 are starting to set release dates. Here are all the Book to Movies or TV for 2022 coming soon that have been announced so far.

Note that this list only includes titles that have been affirmatively announced for 2022 or where there’s a high likelihood of it being released (such as if it’s in the process of filming). I’ll of course be updating this list as titles get slated into release dates or other announcements are made.

For book adaptation that are in development (but may not necessarily happen at all or won’t happen for quite some time), see Books to Film section.

Also, see here for the 2021 Books to Film list.

Deep Water (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022
Format: Movie

The adaptation of Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith with star Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas. It was originally slated for January 2022, but appears to have been pushed back. It’s still expected to be released in 2022.

Deep Water on Amazon

Redeeming Love (IMDB)
Release Date: January 21, 2022
Format: Movie

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers is being adapted into a movie starring Abigail Cowen, Tom Lewis and Famke Janssen.

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The Black Phone (IMDB)
Release Date: January 28, 2022
Format: Movie

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From Blumhouse, The Black Phone will star Ethan Hawke and is an adaptation of a short story by the same name by Joe Hill. The short story appears in the book 20th Century Ghosts.

20th Century Ghosts on Amazon
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Death on the Nile (IMDB)
Release Date: February 22
Format: Movie

Death on the Nile Adaptation Starring Kenneth Branaugh

Kenneth Branagh is reprising his role as Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective in Death on the Nile. His previous outing as Poirot, Murder on the Orient Express, also released by Fox, grossed over $100 million domestically and close to $250 million internationally.

I was a little underwhelmed by the Murder on the Orient Express movie, though it was beautifully shot. I thought the pacing was a little off, and the tone of it was a little dull. But I love, love, love Agatha Christie, so I’m happy to give a different movie another shot.

Gal Gadot, Tom Bateman, Arnie Hammer, Annette Bening and Letitia Wright will also make appearances in Death on the Nile.

In Death on the Nile, Poirot is crusing along the Nile (obviously) when a newlywed heiress is found dead. With a ship full of people who have reason to dislike her, Poirot has his work cut out for him as he investigates her death.

Death on the Nile on Amazon

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Mrs Harris Goes to Paris (IMDB)
Release Date: May 6, 2022
Format: Movie

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From IMDB: “A new adaptation of Paul Gallico’s much-loved novel about a cleaning lady in 1950s London who falls in love with an haute couture dress by Christian Dior and decides to gamble everything for the sake of this folly.”

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris on Amazon

Where the Crawdads Sing (IMDB)
Release Date: June 24, 2022
Format: Movie (Netflix)

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The highly-anticipated movie adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing will star Daisy Edgar-Jones as Kya. The movie will be available on Netflix.

See the Summary and Review of Where the Crawdads Sing (novel) on the Bibliofile. For more details about this adaptation, see Everything We Know about the Where the Crawdads Sing Movie.

Where the Crawdads Sing on Amazon

White Bird: A Wonder Story (IMDB)
Release Date: September 16, 2022
Format: Movie

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White Bird is an adaptation of the children’s novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio. It’s set to star Hellen Mirren and Gillian Anderson.

From IMDB: “A young Jewish girl hidden away by a boy and his family in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.”

White Bird on Amazon

Salem’s Lot (IMDB)
Release Date: September 9, 2022
Format: Movie

Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot is being adapted into a movie. Stars include Cade Woodward, Spencer Treat Clark, Alfre Woodard and William Sadler.

Salem’s Lot on Amazon

The Nightingale (IMDB)
Release Date: December 23, 2022
Format: Movie

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Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale is finally, FINALLY making the jump to the big screen.

Book lovers have been clamoring for this adaptation for so long, so I really hope they do it justice. Talented real-life sisters Dakota Fanning and Elle Fanning are set to star in the movie, so I think that bodes well for it.

It was originally in pre-production in March 2020, but it got put on halt as movies around the world were put on pause. But at least you know they were serious about getting this movie off the ground, so I’m hopeful this one will actually be released in 2021.

The Nightingale on Amazon

The Wonder (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022
Format: Movie

First Look at Florence Pugh in The Wonder

First Look at Florence Pugh in The Wonder

Emma Donoghue’s The Wonder is is post-production (as of late 2021), so a 2022 release for this movie starring Florence Pugh is expected.

From IMDB: “Set in The Irish Midlands in 1862, the story follows a young girl who stops eating but remains miraculously alive and well. English nurse Lib Wright is brought to a tiny village to observe eleven-year old Anna O’Donnell. Tourists and pilgrims mass to witness the girl who is said to have survived without food for months. Is the village harbouring a saint ‘surviving on manna from heaven’ or are there more ominous motives at work?”

See the Full Summary and Review of The Wonder on the Bibliofile

The Wonder on Amazon

Blonde (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022
Format: Movie

Joyce Carol Oates’s Blonde, a fictionalized recounting of Marilyn Monroe’s life, is being adapted into a movie to be released in 2021. Ana de Armas (depicted above) will play Marilyn Monroe. Adrien Brody and Bobby Cannavale will star as well.

Blonde on Amazon

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022 (Estimated)
Format: Movie

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While a release date hasn’t been set yet, the movie adaptation of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey is filming as of 2021, which means there’s a good chance this will end up being released in 2022.

Kunal Nayyar, Lucy Hale and Christina Hendricks are set to star in the adaptation.

For more details, see Everything We Know About The Storied Life of AJ Fikrey Movie.

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey on Amazon

Persuasion (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022 (Estimated)
Format: Movie (Netflix)

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Netflix’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Persuasion began filming in May 2021, which means it will mostly likely have a release date in late 2021 or (more likely) sometime in 2022.

Dakota Johnson will star as protagonist Anne Elliot. The male lead will be played by Cosmo Jarvis (as Captain Frederick Wentworth).

The cast also includes other notable names such as Richard E. Grant, Henry Golding and Suki Waterhouse.

See Persuasion on Amazon

The Stars at Noon (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022
Format: Movie

The Stars at Noon movie adaptation

The Stars at Noon by Denis Johnson is getting a movie adaptation that will star Robert Pattinson and Margaret Qualley.

From the Publisher: “Set in Nicaragua in 1984, The Stars at Noon is a story of passion, fear, and betrayal told in the voice of an American woman whose mission in Central America is as shadowy as her surroundings. Is she a reporter for an American magazine as she sometimes claims, or a contact person for Eyes of Peace? And who is the rough English businessman with whom she becomes involved? As the two foreigners become entangled in increasingly sinister plots, Denis Johnson masterfully dramatizes a powerful vision of spiritual bereavement and corruption.”

The Stars at Noon on Amazon

Luckiest Girl Alive (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022 (Netflix)
Format: Movie

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Luckiest Girl Alive is a psychological thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. It’s getting adapted into a Netflix movie starring Mila Kunis.

Luckiest Girl Alive on Amazon

Peter Pan & Wendy (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022
Format: Movie (Disney Plus)

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Slated for a 2022 release, Disney is remaking Peter Pan, based on J.M. Barrie’s novel of the same name, as a live action movie.

Peter Pan on Amazon
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White Noise (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022
Format: Movie (Netflix)

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Based off the book by Don Delilo, the White Noise adaptation will be directed by Noah Baumbach and will star Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig. Baumbach is Gerwig’s husband, and he previously directed Adam Driver in A Marriage Story.

The movie will be available to stream on Netflix.

White Noise on Amazon

All Quiet on the Western Front (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022
Format: Movie (Netflix)

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Daniel Bruhl will star in the adaptation of the war novel All Quiet on the Western Front. The movie is set to be available on Netflix.

All Quiet on the Western Front on Amazon

Killers of the Flower Moon (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022
Format: Movie (Apple Original Film)

killers of the flower moon movie adaptation

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann is a non-fictional book. From IMDB: “Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover.”

The movie adaptation has been in the works for some time, but appears to be in post-production as of early 2022, so a 2022 release seems likely. Martin Scorsese is directing, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro starring.

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Pinnochio (Stop-Motion Animated) (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022
Format: Movie

Guillermo del Toro‘s spin on the classic tale of Pinnochio (originally authored by Carlo Collodi in 1883) is expected to hit theaters in 2022. Note that the original Pinnochio story is quite different from the Disney version, so I would expect something a little darker than the story you may be familiar with.

See the link below for a first look at this stop-motion animated film.

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Pinnochio (Disney Live Action) (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022
Format: Movie (Disney Plus)

No, that’s not a typo. There are TWO Pinnochio movies that are currently slated for a 2022 release. It sounds like they will be fairly different stories though. This one is the Disney version, directed by Robert Zemekis.

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The Lord of the Rings (Prequel) (IMDB)
Release Date: September 2, 2022
Format: TV Series (Amazon Studios)

Amazon is releasing the first season of their Lord of the Rings prequel series. They’ve apparently committed to producing at least 5-season, so expect more of this to come.

Lord of the Rings (novel) on Amazon
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The Power (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022 (Estimated)
Format: Limited Series (Amazon Studios)

Amazon’s The Power limited series adaptation is currently in post-production as of November 2021, so a 2022 release seems likely.

The Power is about a group of teenage girls mysteriously develop a special power that allows them to electrocute people at will. It stars Alice Eve, Leslie Mann and John Leguizamo, among others.

The Power (novel) on Amazon

Anatomy of a Scandal (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022
Format: Anthology Series (Netflix)

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The Netflix series adaptation of Anatomy of a Scandal will star Michelle Dockery, Ben Radcliffe, Josette Simon, and Sienna Miller.

Anatomy of a Scandal on Amazon

Conversations With Friends (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022
Format: 12-Episode Limited Series (Hulu)

Hulu is adapting Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends for a limited series to air in 2022. This modern romance is planned to be released as a 12-episode limited series.

See the Summary and Review of Conversations With Friends (the novel) on The Bibliofile.

Conversations with Friends on Amazon

The Time Traveler’s Wife (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022 (Estimated)
Format: Limited Series (HBO)

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An HBO series adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife began filming in early 2021, so I’m guessing it’ll be released late 2021 or more likely sometime in 2022. It’s been reported to be a priority project for HBO, and it stars Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones) and Theo James (Divergent, Sanditon).

The Time Traveler’s Wife on Amazon

House of the Dragon / Fire & Blood (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022
Format: 10-Episode Limited Series (HBO)

House of the Dragon is a spin-off of Game of Thrones is set 300 years prior to the events of the original series and is based off of George R.R.Martin’s Fire & Blood.

Fire & Blood on Amazon
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A Discovery of Witches, Season 3 (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022
Format: TV Series (AMC+, Sundance Now)

A Discovery of Witches third and final season is expected to air sometime in 2022. It’s originally based on the very popular “All Souls” fantasy romance trilogy by Deborah Harkness. The show stars Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer as our witch and vampire love birds.

A Discovery of Witches on Amazon
Stream it on Amazon Video

Bridgerton, Season 2 (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022
Format: TV Series (Netflix)

Netflix’s Bridgerton series is set to return for Season 2, most likely in 2022. Season 2 will adapt the second book in Julia Quinn’s romance series, The Viscount Who Loved Me.

Bridgerton Book #2 on Amazon
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Kindred (IMDB)
Release Date: 2022 or 2023 (Estimated)
Format: Limited Series on FX

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It’s possible this will be closer to 2023, but as of 2021, the Kindred FX Series is in pre-production. That seems to indicate that a 2022 release may be possible. The series will star Mallori Johnson and is set to be directed by Janicza Bravo.

From the Hollywood Reporter: In Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, Dana is “a young Black woman and aspiring writer who has left her life of familial obligation and moved to Los Angeles. But before she can get settled into her new home, she finds herself being violently pulled back and forth in time to a 19th century plantation with which she and her family are most surprisingly and intimately linked. An interracial romance threads through her past and present, and the clock is ticking as she struggles to confront the secrets she never knew ran through her blood.”

See Kindred on Amazon

So, that’s what’s on the docket so far. A lot of these titles were originally slated for 2021 and were pushed to 2022 for what were most likely pandemic-related reasons. There are also some adaptations that are currently slated for 2021, but will most likely get pushed to 2022. I’ll update this list if that happens.

What do you think, will you be watching these? Drop a comment below with your thoughts!

2022 books to movies and tv adaptations coming soon

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