Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni

EXCLUSIVE: Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni are connected to star within the movie adaptation of Colleen Hoover’s bestselling novel It Ends With Uswhich is in growth with Wayfarer Studios and Sony Pictures. Baldoni can be set to direct, with Christy Hall adapting the script.

Alex Saks will produce for Saks Picture Company, together with Jamey Heath, who will produce on behalf of Wayfarer Studios. Lively and Hoover are govt producing together with Steve Sarowitz, Andrew Calof and Baldoni on behalf of Wayfarer, which can be co-financing. Hall can be producing. 

The story follows a woman named Lily who has simply moved and is able to begin her life after faculty. Lily then meets a man named Ryle and he or she falls for him. As she is creating emotions for Ryle, Atlas, her old flame, reappears and challenges the connection between Lily and Ryle.

After changing into a “E-bookTook” cultural phenomenon with greater than 2 billion views on her TikTook hashtag, Hoover at present is the best-selling novelist within the U.S., with over 20 million books bought, and he or she wrote 5 of the ten bestselling print books of any style in 2022. Published in 43 languages, It Ends With Us was the top-selling print e-book of 2022, has been on the New York Times Best Seller List for over 90 weeks.

The novel was optioned in 2019 by Baldoni and Wayfarer Studios, who’ve been working with Hoover, who’s consulting on the movie.

Lively is coming off her directorial debut with Taylor Swift’s 2021 music video for “I Bet You Think About Me,” which earned her two ACM Award nominations and a CMA nomination. Lively is about to reprise her function within the upcoming A Simple Favor sequel with Anna Kendrick, and Paul Feig retuning to direct. She will make her function directorial debut for Searchlight with the difference of the Bryan Lee O’Malley graphic novel Seconds, written and produced by Edgar Wright, alongside Marc Platt.

Baldoni is thought for his starring function on the CW’s Jane the Virgin, however since then has moved extra behind the digital camera with such movies as Clouds

and Five Feet Apart amongst his directing and producing credit. He hosts the Webby-nominated podcast The Man Enough Podcast, which investigates the nuances of masculinity. Most lately he’s added writer to his credit, having penned his inaugural e-book Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity in 2021 and most lately Boys Will Be Human, which is a New York Times bestseller.

Hall co-developed and govt produced the Netflix/21 Laps 2020 collection I Am Not Ok With This, an adaptation of Charles Foreman’s acclaimed graphic novel. She lately made her directorial debut with Daddio, which she tailored from her play of the identical title. Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn star within the film, which is at present in publish. Hall additionally wrote the English-language remake of Joachim Trier’s movie Thelma for FilmNation and Craig Gillespie, and tailored Hold Back the Stars for Dan Cohen at 21 Laps and Lionsgate, and Stephen King’s The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon for Vertigo and Village Roadshow. She can be writing the screenplay for The Husband’s Secret, based mostly on Liane Moriarty’s bestseller and in growth at Sony Pictures, In TV, Hall lately served as consulting producer on Apple’s Servant.

Lively is represented by WME, Entertainment 360 and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern. Hall is repped by CAA, Grandview, and legal professional Miles Metcoff at Yorn Levine. Baldoni is repped by WME.

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