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book-to-movie-releases-bethan-palmer-reviews-thoselondonchicksWhisky Tango Foxtrot (The Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker)

Release Date22 April 2016

Former Chicago Tribune reporter, Kim Barker’s 2011 wartime memoir entitled “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan” depicts her experiences covering conflicts in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Full of dark humour, it also highlights the challenges that come with being a woman in wartime Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The film stars Tina Fey, Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman. So if you’re a fan of Tina Fey, this is one you’ll definitely want to watch!

book-to-movie-releases-bethan-palmer-reviews-thoselondonchicksMe Before You by Jojo Moyes

Release Date3 June 2016

Louisa Clarke likes her job at The Buttered Bun tea shop and although she may not love her boyfriend, she is reasonably happy with her life. However, when she loses her job and becomes a carer, her life changes in unexpected ways.

The best-selling novel will star Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Louisa and Sam Claflin (Hunger Games) as Will. Make sure you bring tissues!

book-to-movie-releases-bethan-palmer-reviews-thoselondonchicksThe Circle by Dave Eggers

Release Date – Unknown 2016

Mae Holland, a recent graduate, lands a job at a powerful internet company called the Circle. The Circle uses a universal operating system which makes one singular online identity for everyone, linking their personal emails, social media, banking etc. This contemporary thriller portrays the dangers of life in a digital age where there is no privacy

The film written and directed by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now), will star Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. The release date is unknown as yet.

Fans of dystopia will love this!

book-to-movie-releases-bethan-palmer-reviews-thoselondonchicksBrain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

Release date – Unknown 2016

Brain on Fire details New York Post journalist Susannah Cahalan’s sudden decline into an unfathomable illness like insanity.

Directed by Gerard Barrett, the film will star Chloe Moretz (The 5th Wave), Richard Armitage (The Hobbit) and Carrie-Anne Moss (The Matrix). The release date is unknown at time of writing.

An interesting film that will likely raise awareness of different types of mental illness, helping to end the stigma surrounding them.

book-to-movie-releases-bethan-palmer-reviews-thoselondonchicksThe Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackerman

Release Date – Unknown 2016

The Zookeeper’s Wife recounts the true story of the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of animals and Jewish people during the WWII Nazi Invasion. It has previously spent 54 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

The film will star Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Daniel Brühl (Rush) and Iddo Goldberg (Peaky Blinders). The date of release is currently unknown.

A heartbreakingly beautiful film that will appeal to most.



By Bethan Palmer

Bethan’s Blog

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