While summer conjures thoughts of lazy afternoons at the park playing Frisbee, cooking out and eating ice cream, reality can bring unbearable temperatures and the need to escape to the local cinema to catch a flick. This year, several of summer’s hottest movies are based off books already available to your “virtual library.” To make the most of the renewed interest the films are bound to generate, be sure to stock your digital collection with these great eBooks and audiobooks.*
Film: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (Now playing)
Based on: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” by Deborah Moggach
Starring: Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith
Synopsis: British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.
Film: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” (Opens in U.S. theaters June 22)
Based on: “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” by Seth Grahame-Smith
Starring: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell and Dominic Cooper
Synopsis: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.
Film: “The Amazing Spider-Man” (Opens in U.S theaters July 3)
Based on: Marvel Adventures Spider-Man
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans
Synopsis: Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father’s former partner.
Film: “The Bourne Legacy” (Opens in U.S. theaters August 3)
Based on: “The Bourne Legacy” by Eric Van Lustbader
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz and Edward Norton
Synopsis: Aaron Cross, a new hero, experiences life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by previous events.
Film: “On the Road” (U.S. release date TBD)
Based on: “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac
Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen
Synopsis: Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for “It” results in a fast-paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout their road trip across the U.S.
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Cassie Renner is a Marketing & Outreach Specialist for OverDrive.
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