Blake Lively Set to Star in ‘It Ends with Us’ Movie Adaptation

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Colleen Hoover’s best-selling novel, It Ends With Us, is getting closer to a film adaptation. Here’s everything we know about the movie so far

Anyone who has read Colleen Hoover’s best-selling novel, It Ends With Us, has dreamed about the movie version. This book is so jam-packed with action and intrigue, it was made for the big screen, and we all know it.

Good news, fam—It Ends With Us is officially getting a film adaptation, and there’s already some big news about who will star in the on-screen version of CoHo’s book. Here’s everything we know so far.

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It Ends With Us Cast

On Instagram, author Colleen Hoover posted a video with a big casting announcement for the movie.

Shot in front of her own childhood home, Hoover used the video to announce that two of the main roles—Lily and Ryle—had been cast.

“Our Lily is going to be played by Blake Lively,” a visibly emotional Hoover said in the video. “Blake Lively, y’all. She’s my dream Lily.”

As for Lily’s abusive neurosurgeon husband Ryle? He’ll be played by the film’s director, Justin Baldoni.

“When I first met Justin Baldoni, who is directing the film for It Ends With Us, I immediately wanted him to be Ryle,” Hoover said.

Still no word on who will play the third main character from the book: Lily’s childhood love, Atlas.

It Ends With Us Plot

The casting announcement that Hoover posted on Instagram also gave us some clues about the plot of the movie. Hoover has been open about how It Ends With Us is loosely based on her own life and how her mom fled an abusive home with her when she was just a little girl. In the book version of It Ends With Us, Lily struggles to protect her own daughter from her abusive father and to end the cycle of abuse that started with her own childhood.

Hoover hasn’t revealed whether the movie will deviate from the book. But if we keep an eye on her social media, we’re likely to see more clues.

“I’m going to do what I can to sneak y’all as much footage as I can without getting kicked off the set,” she said in an Instagram video. “I’m so excited, y’all. I can’t even wrap my mind around this… I know y’all are going to be happy. Y’all are going to be happy.”

It Ends With Us Trailer

No trailer has been released yet for the film adaptation.

It Ends With Us Release Date

No official release date has been announced, but the movie is expected to be released in theaters sometime in 2023. If we had to guess, we’d bet it will release during the holiday season toward the end of the year.


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