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December 2017

Books on Screen

December 2017

December's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Crooked House, The Disaster Artist and November Criminals; the made-for-TV movie Karen Kingsbury's Maggie's Christmas Miracle, along with the season three finale of "Outlander"; and the DVD releases of American Assassin, The Mountain Between Us and Victoria & Abdul.

 

In Theaters


The Tribes of Palos Verdes

Release Date: December 1st (limited)
Based on: THE TRIBES OF PALOS VERDES by Joy Nicholson

The Disaster Artist
Release Date: December 8th (wide)
Based on: THE DISASTER ARTIST: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made, by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell

November Criminals
Release Date: December 8th (limited)
Based on: THE NOVEMBER CRIMINALS by Sam Munson

The Pirates of Somalia
Release Date: December 8th (limited)
Based on: THE PIRATES OF SOMALIA: Inside Their Hidden World, by Jay Bahadur

Ferdinand
Release Date: December 15th (wide)
Based on: THE STORY OF FERDINAND written by Munro Leaf, drawings by Robert Lawson

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Release Date: December 20th (wide)
Based on: A screen story by Chris McKenna, based on JUMANJI by Chris Van Allsburg
 

Crooked House
Release Date: December 22nd (limited)
Based on: CROOKED HOUSE by Agatha Christie

Molly's Game
Release Date: December 25th (limited)
Based on: MOLLY'S GAME: From Hollywood's Elite to Wall Street's Billionaire Boys Club, My High-Stakes Adventure in the World of Underground Poker, by Molly Bloom

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Release Date: December 29th (limited)
Based on: FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL: A True Love Story, by Peter Turner

 



 

On TV
 

 

Film Releases

Voyeur
Release Date: December 1st on Netflix
Based on: THE VOYEUR'S MOTEL by Gay Talese

Karen Kingsbury's Maggie's Christmas Miracle
Air Date: Sunday, December 10th at 9pm ET/PT
Based on: MAGGIE'S MIRACLE by Karen Kingsbury

 

Series Premiere

"Happy!"
Air Dates: Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Syfy; Series Premiere on December 6th
Based on: Happy! comic book series by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson

 

Season Finale

"Outlander"
Air Dates: Sundays at 8pm ET/PT on Starz; Season Three Finale on December 10th
Based on: Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

 


 

On DVD
 

American Assassin
DVD Release Date: December 5th
Based on: AMERICAN ASSASSIN by Vince Flynn

Victoria & Abdul
DVD Release Date: December 19th
Based on: VICTORIA & ABDUL: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu

The Mountain Between Us
DVD Release Date: December 26th
Based on: THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US by Charles Martin