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The It ends with us coloring book may have met an untimely end, but the It ends with us the film has only just begun. Colleen Hoover confirmed today that the film adaptation of her bestseller BookTok has found its lead actors. Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni will play Lily and Ryle, respectively, whose romance turns to domestic violence. «I think Justin Baldoni and Blake Lively have what it takes to bring these characters to life and I can’t wait for you guys to see it happen,» Hoover said in an Instagram video breaking the news. “I’m going to do my best to sneak you as many footage as I can without getting kicked off set. I’m so excited, y’all.
By deadline, I don’t agree with this Writer Christy Hall is adapting the script for the screen. Meanwhile, Baldoni is doing triple duty: in addition to starring in casting and directing, he’ll also serve as an executive producer alongside Lively and Hoover. The It ends with us The film is currently in development with Wayfarer Studios and Sony Pictures. According to Hoover, the original book is «loosely inspired» by his mother, who «got us out of a scary situation» when she was young. Fittingly, Hoover returned to her childhood home to film her casting announcement. «The little girl who slept in that room thanks you for all the support,» she said.