Books to Movies & TV in 2022: 20+ 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: January 14, 2022
Format: Movie

The adaptation of Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith with star Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas.

Deep Water on Amazon

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

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

Watch the Trailer

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris (IMDB)
Release Date: March 4, 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.

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

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 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 in pre-production as of June 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.

See it 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

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
Watch the Teaser

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

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

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
See it on Netflix

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 pandemic-related reasons. There are also some adaptations that are currently slated for 2021, but will most likely get pushed to 2022 (for example, the China Rich Girlfriend adaptation). 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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