“Insurgent” and “The Gunman,” both opening Friday, are based on novels. Here are five more best-sellers becoming big movies this year:
The book: Tom Rob Smith’s thriller about an ex-Soviet cop investigating child murders. First of a trilogy.
The movie: Tom Hardy stars with Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman. (April 17)
The book: Boy tries to track down the crush next door, who has run away. From John “Fault in Our Stars” Green.
The movie: Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne star. (July 24)
The book: Andy Weir’s thriller about an astronaut stranded on Mars.
The movie: Matt Damon stars for Ridley Scott. (Nov. 25)
The book: Colm Toibin’s saga of a young Irish immigrant torn between the old world and the new.
The movie: Saoirse Ronan earned raves at this year’s Sundance Fest. (November)
‘IN THE HEART OF THE SEA’
The book: Nathaniel Philbrick’s nonfiction tale of the whale that inspired “Moby-Dick.”
The movie: Chris Hemsworth and Cillian Murphy star for Ron Howard. (Dec. 11)