Fave 5: Book/movie crossovers in 2013

season is officially over which means it’s time to let (Ar)go and look at the silver
lining(s playbook): the 2013 movie bonanza begins. Being a well-read group of
ladies, we took a look at some of our favourite books-turned-movies that are
coming to a theatre near you in the future. Let’s take a look, shall we?

The Great Gatsby
This is not the most uplifting book in the library. But a hefty number of affairs,
betrayals, and extravagant parties make this quite an interesting read. Why we want
to see it: The great Leonardo DiCaprio takes on Jay Gatsby, the 32-year-old
millionaire who desperately wants to win the heart of Daisy Buchanan (Carey
Mulligan). The over-the-top parties, the drama, the soundtrack… we’ll meet you
there on opening night. Look for it on Friday, May 10 (finally, after several upsetting delays). 

A cult
classic, Ender’s Game is a well-known story to all who love science fiction.
The story follows Ender, an unusual third child born on a futuristic Earth, one
that has been ravaged by war against an elite alien species. He is selected to
go to military school to learn to fight against the “third invasion”. Alright,
we hear you. It sounds a bit… lame. But just trust us, okay? Read it – you won’t regret it. The hotly
anticipated film opens on Friday, November 1. 

If you
haven’t already been swept up in the Hunger Games trilogy, stop reading this
right now and get to the library! Just kidding, keep reading. But then go.

is the second installment in the impossible-to-put-down series. Katniss
Everdeen is back, battling the Capitol with Peeta by her side. Without giving
away anything, the movie will be sure to ignite your own inner rebel.
Catching Fire lands in theatres Friday, November 22.  

The Hobbit:
The Desolation of Smaug
The fact
that The Hobbit has been split into three installments instead of one should
infuriate us. How dare they make us wait to see what Bilbo gets up to next! Three
years?! But the truth is, we loved the first one so much we can’t wait for the
next film. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug follows the dwarves, wizard, and
hobbit (adorably charming Martin Freeman) as they continue their journey to
Erebor and the Lonely Mountain to fight the dragon. Benedict Cumberbatch as the
voice of Smaug is just the icing on the cake. Watch for the fire-breathing
adventure on Friday, December 13. It’s almost got us looking forward to next December. Almost.

The Devil
in the White City
Leo again
enthralls us with his unusual choices in roles. In Django Unchained we saw him
as a malicious slave owner, and he’s about to turn evil in The Devil in the
White City
. Still in preproduction, DiCaprio is rumoured to be taking the helm
as producer and star in this movie about two very different men in 1893. One is
an up-and-coming architect about to astonish the world with the Chicago World’s
Fair; the other is a charming serial killer who lures victims with his
charismatic personality. No film date has been set (yet), so you have plenty of time
to get reading!