Blake Lively joins the cast of Colleen Hoover’s It Ends With Us film adaption, alongside Justin Baldoni. Let’s see its plot, release date, and more.
Blake Lively joins the cast of It Ends With Us adaption
According to Variety, Blake Lively, famous for her roles in Gossip Girl, A Simple Favor, and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, is joining the cast of It Ends With Us. The film is an adaption of BookTok’s famous author Colleen Hoover.
- Lively is making lots of debuts recently. She made her directing debut with Taylor Swift’s I Bet You Think About Me music video last year. Now, she is set to make her big-screen debut with Seconds. It is also an adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel that was written and produced by Edgar Wright and Marc Platt. Therefore, her joining the cast of It Ends With Us makes fans excited about the movie even more.
- According to the news release, former Jane the Virgin actor Justin Baldoni is going to be heavily involved with the film adaptation of It Ends With Us. He is one of the co-founders of Wayfarer Studios and is going to oversee the film’s production while also acting in it. The actor is furthering his journey in this project as director after Clouds and Five Feet Apart. Therefore, this will mark an important project for Baldoni.
Plot of Colleen Hoover’s It Ends With Us
Colleen Hoover’s most appreciated and best-selling novel It Ends With Us follows a small-town girl named Lily. She moves to Boston to start her own business where sparks immediately fly between her and a neurosurgeon, Ryle.
- However, their love faces turbulence in development due to his complete aversion to relationships. When Lily becomes the exception to his ‘no dating’ rule, she tries to find the reason behind Ryle’s perspective. Things get more complicated as questions about her new relationship mix with thoughts of Atlas Corrigan.
- Atlas is her first love and a link to the past she left behind. According to the book, he was her kindred spirit and her protector. Therefore, Atlas’ sudden reappearance further threatens Lily’s new relationship with Kyle.
- The book became a hit on #BookTok and sold more than 20 million copies last year. This incredible feat made Hoover the current best-selling novelist in the United States. Moreover, the novel charted 90 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list becoming best selling print of 2022. As a consultant on the movie, Hoover is extensively collaborating with Baldoni and Wayfarer.
Expected release date and sequel
There is no current announcement of a release date for the movie. But according to information from insiders, producers might anticipate a 2023 or 2024 release. This is to achieve the effects of hitting the iron when it’s hot. Meanwhile, speculations about a sequel are circulating online as fans are waiting for the release of the film adaptation of It Ends With Us.
- Colleen Hoover released It Starts With Us in 2022. The novel continues the complicated love triangle between Lily, Ryle, and Atlas. It also provides a side story focusing on the character Atlas. Currently, we can only assume, the sequel depends on the success of the film adaptation.
- Previously, Hoover’s It Ends With Us faced criticism and controversies. After its success on social networking sites, people accused the book of romanticizing domestic violence. The author also received backlash for releasing a coloring book based on the novel. People accused the author of greed for following this tone-deaf idea.
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