It Ends With Us Movie – Everything We Know About The Adaptation
The It Ends With Us movie has a completed script, but there is no official timeline for production on the Colleen Hoover adaptation.
It Ends With Us is the 2016 bestselling romance novel by Colleen Hoover, who has a number of bestsellers on her resume. The book was very popular in 2016, winning the Goodreads Choice Award for the best romance novel and in 2022, six years after it was published, again jumped to the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list. So, of course, there is going to be an It Ends With Us movie, right?
THE NOVEL WAS OPTIONED THREE YEARS AGO
In July 2019, filmmaker and actor Justin Baldoni got social media talking when he announced he had optioned It Ends With Us to make it into a film through his Wayfarer Entertainment production company. Baldoni, who is best known for playing Rafael Solano on the CW hit series, Jane the Virgin, is no stranger to setting up shop behind the camera, as well. He directed 8 episodes of My Last Days and was also behind the camera for the features Five Feet Apart and Clouds.
Solano took to his Instagram account to make the announcement about It Ends With Us, telling fans, “So excited to be working with the brilliant @coleenhoover to try to bring #ItEndsWithUs to the big screen!!! I’m so passionate about this book and so honored she chose me to help bring it to the world.” There is more to the post, which you can see below, and the picture he posted to go along with his caption is one of him and Hoover together.
But that was three years ago. Since that time, there has been virtually no news about the status of the film. Is Baldoni still attached to it? Is Hoover still hoping it gets made?
THE IT ENDS WITH US SCRIPT HAS BEEN COMPLETED
We won’t lie, just trying to get a movie made in today’s Hollywood takes patience. There are endless stories of great scripts sitting in development hell for one reason or another. So, three years, while sounding like a long time, really isn’t in Hollywood.
So, we must give credit to Baldoni and Hoover for their stick-to-itiveness. Although fans haven’t heard much in terms of progress for It Ends With Us, it doesn’t mean Baldoni and Hoover have stopped trying to get the film made. In fact, they recently jumped back on social media to show that a lot of progress has been made behind the scenes.
On Justin Baldoni’s Instagram, he posted a video with Hoover, which was a big thank you to some fine LA folks and an update on the completed script. The video spoke about the script reading, where 10 lucky fans were chosen to be a part of the script reading and told fans that they are one step closer to finally seeing the film begin production.
Baldoni captioned his post with, “A huge thank you to the thousands of LA area fans of It Ends With Us for submitting and for the ten we chose to join us for the special reading of the script.”
THERE IS NO OFFICIAL TIMELINE ON THE IT ENDS WITH US MOVIE
With the script being completed, the next question is when will the film go before the cameras. Unfortunately, Baldoni’s Wayfarer Entertainment has not released a filming date. They have also not released any information about possible casting, though there hasn’t been any shortage of suggestions from the book’s ardent fans. Once either of these pieces of information is announced, we will be sure to pass it along.
IT ENDS WITH US IS A ROMANCE NOVEL
The novel tells the story of Lily Bloom, a young college graduate who finds herself relocating to Boston to start her own floral business. As she gains her footing in the city, she meets Boston surgeon, Ryle Kincaid. Now Ryle is not open for business, but as he gets to know Lily better, his defense against relationships begins to fade.
Love starts to bloom between the two and that is when Lily’s first true love, Atlas Corrigan, reenters the picture. Immediately Ryle is threatened by Atlas. Lily also begins to doubt what she has with Ryle for what she had with Atlas.
Not wanting to give away too much more of the novel’s plot, Lily finds herself having to make more than just one tough decision. She also has to deal with her past colliding with her future as domestic abuse enters the picture, which makes her unexpectedly getting pregnant even worse. That is all we will say about the plot of the book.
How much the movie’s script will follow the book is anyone’s guess. But the novel, according to Hoover, was based on the relationship between her parents and the abusive household she grew up in. She says, via Film Daily, that it was “the hardest book I’ve ever written. . . With this one, I was approaching a very touchy subject from an angle that isn’t taken a lot. There were many times I wanted to change the story because I didn’t want to take the characters to the places I was going to take them, but I knew I needed to.”
Colleen Hoover is no stranger to best sellers. She published her first novel in 2012 (Slammed) and since that time has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times bestseller list. The mother of three (all boys) has written novels like This Girl, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Ugly Love, Confess, and Regretting You. It Ends With Us was such a big hit that earlier this year, Hoover published the sequel, titled It Starts With Us.
2022 was a big year for Hoover, as not only did she publish her sequel, but she held six of the top 10 spots on The New York Times bestseller list. That’s a tough feat for anyone, including authors such as Stephen King, JK Rowling, and James Patterson. Since 2012, Hoover has written 24 novels which include four novellas.
Fans of the book will have to be a little more patient. Baldoni and Hoover are pushing but Hollywood has a way of pushing back. It appears, though, that things are finally moving in a positive direction and 2023 could be the year that It Ends With Us goes in front of the cameras.