BookTok, Rejoice! Colleen Hoover 2016 Bestselling Novels it ends with us is being officially adapted for the big screen – with Blake Lively And Justin Baldoni taking center stage.
“We have a cast! Our Lily is going to be played by Blake Lively. Blake Lively y’all! She’s my dream Lily,” Hoover revealed via Instagram video in January 2023. “And then when I first met Justin met Baldoni – who’s directing the film it ends with us , I immediately wanted him to be Ryle. I just thought he has what it takes to play that character. And the good news is that he’s going to be Ryle. I think Justin and Blake have what it takes to bring these characters to life and I can’t wait for you guys to do the same.
The author made the big announcement from her childhood home, sharing that the novel — which focuses on themes of domestic abuse and violence — was based on her own experience as a child.
“I just want everyone to know how indebted I am to my mother, who pulled me out of a scary situation in my childhood and brought us here in this house that doesn’t look like much but was full of love and joy. ” he explained at the time. “So thank you, Mom, for making such a difficult decision. … The fact that we’re now discussing a movie that was made from a book that was inspired by my mother, it’s bittersweet.” so many people have to go through [what she did], But knowing my mother’s decision has helped many people get out of it. I love you mom.”
Released in 2016, it ends with us Became a cultural phenomenon on social media and was the best selling print book of 2022 new York Times Bestseller list for over 90 weeks.
The story is about a girl named Lily who has just moved out and is ready to start her life after college. After meeting a doctor named Rael – who swears by the “no girlfriend” rule – Both start falling for each other. as things change Intrigued, Lily’s first love, Atlas, reappears in her life and challenges her new relationship.
The novel was optioned in 2019 by Baldoni. , who serves as the director as well as the star of the film – and Wayfarer Studios, in which Hoover serves as a consultant and Christy Hall I am writing the script.
“Sorry to tease…😉 @colleenhoover … you ready to make #ItEndsWithUs?” jane the virgin The alum captioned a TikTok from January 2022, which showed him reading the first draft of the script.
Baldoni returned to social media two months later to reassure fans that he was well aware of the importance of keeping the adaptation true to the book. “Don’t worry I’m watching everything y’all tag me in 💐🍪📝,” he wrote via TikTok alongside a clip in which he angrily typed “trying to keep up with everyone ” it ends with us Casting, scene and song requests.
In July 2022, the five feet apart The producers and Hoover paired up and selected 10 lucky fans to come together and read the film’s script, giving them the opportunity to share their feedback on the adaptation.
“A huge thank you to the thousands of fans in the LA area it ends with us To submit and for ten we decided to join us for a special reading of the script,” he captioned a recap of the event via TikTok at the time. “Your feedback and support was incredible! We’re one step closer to making this movie because of you! We’re so excited! There’s more to come!”
Hoover, for her part, shared in January 2023 that she would be giving fans as much information as possible during the film’s production. “I’m doing my best to try and snatch up as much footage as I possibly can,” she quipped on Instagram.
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