Arts Pop: Favorite books headed to the big screen this Fall

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Some well-known and widely read books are getting a second life on the silver screen this Fall.

"The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins has been adapted for film. The movie stars Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux and opens October 7, 2016.
A divorced woman takes the same train everyday, and observes the same couple eating breakfast together every morning. On day she notices something shocking and reports it to the police, getting her mixed up in the mystery.

"Inferno" by  Dan Brown features the third outing of Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon ("The Davinci Code"). Also starring Felicity Jones, the movie opens October 14.   Langdon wakes up in a hospital unable to recall the past 36 hours. Now he's on the run after finding a disturbing object hidden in his belongings.

"Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" by  Ben Fountain is set in Texas during the war in Iraq, shows the disconnect between the war at home and the war abroad.
The film version opens November 11 and stars Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, and Chris Tucker.

The film adaptation of "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children" by author Random Riggs is set for a Christmas Day release.  Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Judi Dench, and Eva Green, the story is of a teenage boy who goes exploring on a remote island where he discovers the now-abandoned Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. He realizes the children might even still be alive... and dangerous.

For more books coming to film this Fall season, read St. Louis Post-Dispatch film critic Calvin Wilson's full story in Sunday's A&E section.