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September 2017

Books on Screen

September 2017

September's Books on Screen roundup includes the feature films Rebel in the Rye and Victoria & Abdul; the series premiere of "Marvel's Inhumans"; and the DVD release of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.

 

In Theaters

 

Rebel in the Rye
Release Date: September 15th (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: J. D. SALINGER: A Life by Kenneth Slawenski

This biopic of legendary author J.D. Salinger (Nicholas Hoult) details his relationship with socialite Oona O'Neill (Zoey Deutch), his experiences fighting in World War II, and his writing process for THE CATCHER IN THE RYE.

Victoria & Abdul
Release Date: September 22nd (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Based on: VICTORIA & ABDUL: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.


 

On TV
 

Series/Season Premieres

"Marvel's Inhumans"
Air Dates: Fridays at 8pm ET/PT on ABC; Series Premiere on September 29th
Based on: The Inhuman Royal Family, a race of superhumans appearing in various comic books published by Marvel Comics

"Marvel's Inhumans", a new Marvel Television Series, explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where they are greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them. Now they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever.


 

On DVD
 

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
DVD Release Date: September 12th
MPAA Rating: PG
Based on: Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey

Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.