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Updated: May 14, 2015 06:00 AM EDT

Jameson Empire Awards 2015 - Winners Room

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Daniel Radcliffe attends the Jameson Empire Awards 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on March 29, 2015 in London, England.
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2015 has a lot of book-to-movie adaptations in store. With previous adaptations released so far, such as "Fifty Shades of Grey" and other upcoming movies such as "Paper Towns" and the much-anticipated second part of "Mockingjay", bookworms and movie buffs alike can expect much more from these upcoming big screen versions. So before you head out for the cinemas, you might want to read up these novel first.

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1. "The Driftless Area" by Tom Drury

The book is about Pierre, an optimistic bartender in a lonely small town, as he falls in love with Stella, a young and mysterious woman. But as Pierre gets caught up with a criminal in the middle of a revenge, he begins to question what his life is all about. The movie adaptation reportedly stars Anton Yelchin as Pierre and Zooey Deschanel as Stella.

2. "The Black Mass" by Dick Lehr and Gerald O'Neill

The book tells the gripping true story of FBI agent John Connolly and Whitey Bulger, the head of an Irish mob and how these two men strike an unlikely alliance to crack down another mafia. Johnny Depp leads the all-star cast as Bulger, while Kevin Bacon plays the role of John Connolly. Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Sienna Miller, and Dakota Johnson also co-stars in the film adaptation.

3. "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley

This beloved classic comes to life once again (pun intended) with "Victor Frankenstein" starring British film stars James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, as Victor Frankenstein and Igor, respectively. The film will be told from the perspective of Igor, Frankenstein's assistant, and will focus on Igor's dark past. The film is set to be released in October 2.

4. "Dark Places" by Gillian Flynn

Book and movie fans of "Gone Girl" will definitely enjoy another Gillian Flynn masterpiece. The book centers on Libby Day and the subsequent events after the murder of her sisters and mother. After 25 years, Libby rethinks what happened that day, as her brother continues to rot in jail. Charlize Theron stars as Libby and Corey Stoll as her convicted brother.

5. "The Martian" by Andy Weir

After starring in last year's "Interstellar" Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain return to sci-fi drama with the movie adaptation of the book. After being stranded in a mission trip to Mars, astronaut Mark Watney must find a way to survive in the planet, despite the odds of being rescued. The film is scheduled to premiere in November 25.

6. "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert

Intrigues and illicit love affairs abound in this classic novel about a doctor's young wife and her many lovers. The novel, released in 1856, was not well-received by the reading public because of its obscene nature. It will be interesting how 21st century audiences will react to what was deemed inappropriate more than 100 years ago.

7. "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" by Jesse Andrews

This quirky novel follows two awkward teens, Greg and Earl, as they strike an unlikely friendship with their classmate Rachel, who is battling leukemia. As part of their hobby, Greg and Earl makes a low-budget film for their dying friend. Nick Offerman will surely pack on the laughs in the movie adaptation, which will be released in June.

8. "Into Thin Air" by Jon Krakauer

The book tells the true story of a group of mountain climbers as they navigate through Mount Everest, with all of them surviving the journey. The film adaptation, which is renamed "Everest", stars Jake Gyllenhall, Keira Knightley, and Josh Brolin, among others. "Everest" will hit theaters on Sept. 18.

9. "Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling

This well-loved classic children's compilation of stories follows an orphan boy Mowgli who has been raised by a pack of wolves deep in the heart of the jungle. There he befriends other animals, a bear named Baloo, and a panther Bagheera. The Disney live-action and CGI movie stars Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, and Lupita Nyong'o among other renowned actors.

10. "Room" by Emma Donoghue

The book revolves around Ma, a mother and her five-year-old son Jack, as they are being held captive inside a room by Old Nick. When Jack attacks Old Nick, secrets of the room and the world outside of their confinement are revealed to the young boy. "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" actress Brie Larson stars as Ma. The exact release date for the film is yet to be announced.

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