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Blake Lively to star in “It Ends With Us” movie adaptation

by Athena Yap

BLAKE Lively and Justin Baldoni are in the spotlight on social media as they are set to star in the most awaited movie adaptation of It Ends With Us, a best selling novel by Colleen Hoover.

In an Instagram post on Friday, January 27, Hoover uploaded a video announcing that she found the cast members who will portray the adaptation of her novel.

Blake Lively is her “dream Lily,” she said. 

On the other hand, she described Baldoni as someone “who had what it takes to play that [Ryle] character.”

“I think that Blake Lively and Justin Baldovi have what it takes to make these characters come to life,” she noted.

Prior to announcing who will star in the adaptation of her novel, Hoover showed her followers the house she used to live in when she was 4 years old up until she was 18 years old.

“This house was full of love and joy,” she said. 

She also shared that her book was inspired by her mom. 

Release date unknown

However, there is no official announcement yet as to when the movie will be released.

It Ends With Us book was the top selling book in 2022 and stayed for almost two years on the New York Times bestseller list. It has sold over 20 million copies.

The book has also been translated to 43 languages. 

What is the book about?

The story revolves around a girl named Lily who just finished her college and decided to move out to start a new life. Meanwhile, she met a charming guy named Ryle and eventually fell in love with him.

But her first love, Atlas, came around again and challenged the relationship between Lily and Ryle.

Fans who have read the book just couldn’t contain their excitement when Hoover announced the movie adaptation.

Other fans said that it is already their favorite movie even though it has not been released yet.

Some commenters also suggested the names of other actors who they could imagine playing the book characters.

Who is Colleen Hoover?

Hoover is the author of 35 best selling novels including Confess which won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance in 2015. It was followed by It Ends With Us, which bagged Choice Award for Best Romance in 2016, and Without Merit, which won best romance in 2017.

Her latest release is It Starts With Us, the sequel to her It Ends With Us.

Blake Lively

Lively rose to fame when she played the role of Serena van der Woodsen in the teen drama Gossip Girl, which aired from 2007 to 2012.

She is also known for the survival and thriller film The Shallows.

Not many know that Lively made her directorial debut on Taylor Swift’s song I Bet You Think About Me, where she also served as co-writer.

Justine Baldoni

Baldoni is best known for his Rafael Solano role in the romantic dramedy Jane The Virgin, which aired from 2014-2019.

He directed the films Five Feet Apart which was released in 2019 and Clouds in 2020.

Banner courtesy of Instagram: @blakelively



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