Live by Night

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The film adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s Edgar Award–winning crime novel, Live by Night (William Morrow, 2012), follows the Coughlin family’s epic rise and fall through the Prohibition Era, from Boston to the Gulf Coast. Ben Affleck directs and stars in the film with Chris Cooper, Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller, and Zoe Saldana.

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Silence

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Martin Scorsese’s film adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s 1966 novel, Silence, which was translated from the Japanese by William Johnston, tells the story of two Jesuit missionaries in seventeenth-century Japan searching for their mentor. The film stars Adam Driver, Andrew Garfield, and Liam Neeson.

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The Handmaiden

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The Handmaiden, directed by Park Chan-wook, is a South Korean film adaptation of Sarah Waters’s crime novel Fingersmith (Riverhead Books, 2002). The film, which premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, transfers the setting of the Victorian era story—about an orphaned pickpocket hired to pose as a maid for a wealthy heiress—to Korea under Japanese colonial rule in the 1930s.

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The Girl on the Train

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The feature film adaptation of British author Paula Hawkins's best-selling thriller, The Girl on the Train (Riverhead Books, 2015), relocates the novel from London to New York and follows a woman who becomes entangled in a mystery. Directed by Tate Taylor with a screenplay by Erin Cressida Wilson, the film stars Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, and Laura Prepon.

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Quirk Books, 2011), the debut young adult novel by Ransom Riggs, blends fantasy, mystery, and thriller—and is interspersed with illustrative vintage photographs. Packed with these enchanting elements, the film adaptation, directed by Tim Burton, stars Asa Butterfield, Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, and Ella Purnell.

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The Little Prince

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This clip features the trailer for The Little Prince, the first animated feature film adaptation of the classic 1943 French novella, Le Petit Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Directed by Mark Osborne and voiced by actors including Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio del Toro, James Franco, Rachel McAdams, and Paul Rudd, the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015 and will be released in the U.S. on August 5.

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