Gone, Baby, Gone< /em> is based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, the author of another blockbuster adaptation - Mystic River. This also marks the directorial debut for Ben Affleck.
In the tough neighborhood of Dorchester (MA) where the streets are littered with the detritus of broken families, hearts, and dreams, PIs Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro risk everything looking for a missing child.
The Heartbreak Kid, is based on the short story A Change of Plan by Bruce Jay Friedman. A newlywed man who believes he's just gotten hitched to the perfect woman falls for another on his honeymoon. Slapstick-funny.
Lust, Caution, an espionage thriller, is based on a novella by the Chinese writer Eileen Chang (Zhang Ailing), that was first published in 1979. It is set in Japanese-occupied Shanghai and Hong Kong during World War II when a small group of university students plot the assassination of a powerful Japanese collaborator. Directed by Ang Lee, it's sensuous and moody.
O Jerusalem is based on a 1972 nonfiction book by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre. The conflict surrounding the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 is viewed through the eyes of two American friends, a Jew and an Arab. (NYTimes review).
The animated Persepolis, is the poignant story of a young girl coming-of-age in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It is adapted from Persepolis:The Story of a Childhood, an award-winning autobiographic graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi (see author interview).
Reservation Road by John Burnham Schwartz is a tale of anger, revenge, and great courage, where two fathers’ lives converge after a tragic accident. Look for powerful performances by a star-studded cast in this adaptation.