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2020 Is The Year Of Book-To-Screen Adaptations

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By Vikram Seth A decent boy to Manu Joseph’s Serious men to the gothic classic of Daphné du Maurier, Rebecca, 2020 is turning out to be the year of book-screen adaptations.

Netflix recently announced the Trailer in Hindi for his next series A decent boy. After being broadcast by the BBC in the UK and Ireland, the series is set for its worldwide release on Netflix on October 23, 2020 (excluding America, UK, Ireland, Canada and China). The film stars Tanya Maniktala, Ishaan Khatter and Tabu in the lead roles and is highly anticipated.

Based on the novel by Manu Joseph, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and directed by award-winning director Sudhir Mishra, Serious men released on Netflix on October 2 to receive rave reviews for Siddiqui’s performance.

“This is my third project with Netflix and coming back to the streaming service always feels like coming home. I am excited about this film because I have waited almost 20 years to work with Sudhir Mishra. It’s a dream come true, ”Siddiqui said of the film in a statement.

In addition to this year of book-screen adaptations, there are Rebecca which is based on the 1938 Gothic novel of the same name by Daphné Du Maurier. The film stars Lily James, Armie Hammer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Goodman-Hill, Keeley Hawes, Sam Riley and Ann Dowd. It is scheduled to air on Netflix on October 21, 2020.

In addition to this we have The queen’s gambit based on the novel by Walter Tevis. The drama miniseries will star Anya Taylor-Joy as orphaned chess prodigy Beth Harmon. It was released on October 23 on Netflix.

Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao are expected to reunite for The white tiger based on the first novel of the same name, winner of Aravind Adiga’s Man Booker Prize.

The film is directed by Ramin Bahrani and will have a worldwide release on Netflix.

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