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A quick look at books that will reach the big screen sometime soon.
One Day
Based on the book One Day by David Nicholls
Status: In Production (release date unknown)

Dexter and Emma meet on the day of their college graduation in 1988, and the book follow their relationship for the next 20 years, revisiting the on the same day each year. This book made me laugh out loud many times, so this should be a fun one in the theaters. Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess star.
   
Restrepo
Based on the book The War by Sebastian Junger
Status: In limited release

Feature-length documentary chronicling an Army unit stationed at a dangerous Afghan outpost. Publishers Weekly says, “[t]he only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 94-minute deployment. This is war, full stop.”
   
Mao’s Last Dancer
Based on the book Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin
Status: In Limited Release

The Australian best-selling book is the story of the author’s life in the Chinese and American ballet world. The film stars Kyle MacLachlan, Amanada Schull, and Bruce Greenwood.

   
Eat, Pray, Love
Based on the book Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Status: Opening August 13, 2010

The bestseller and book club favorite about a woman who ventures out on a worldwide journey to find herself comes to theaters starring Julia Roberts, Javier Bardem, and James Franco. With that cast, it’s bound to be a hit!
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