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Few things are original in Hollywood, and that’s totally fine. Some of this year’s most anticipated movies are based on acclaimed books.

So before “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” or “Murder on the Orient Express” hit theaters this year, be sure to read the book so you know what everyone’s talking about.

Just note that new movie release dates tend to be added or shuffled around throughout the year, so some of the dates here might change.

Keep reading to see the book-to-movie adaptations coming out this year.

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Based on Herman Koch’s bestselling novel, “The Dinner” is a thriller about two parents who have dinner with Dutch politicians who suspect their children of terrorism.

Release date: May 5

Guy Ritchie’s “King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword” movie looks like it’ll be a loose and fun adaptation of the classic Arthurian legend.

Release date: May 12

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The adaptations of Jeff Kinney’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books continue with “Long Haul.”

Release date: May 19

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