Friday, June 27, 2014

Will Smith Snaps up "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" by Jenny Han


This sounds like a really fun YA adaptation - the title recalls the huge Willie Nelson/Julio Iglesias hit To All the Girls I've Loved Before from 1984 which I've included below just because it's a gorgeous song.  

The surprise for me isn't that the rights were snapped up just two months after the book hit the shelves because Jenny Han's The Summer I Turned Pretty series is quite popular, but that Will Smith's company Overbrook Entertainment was the buyer. Is there a part in Jenny Han's best selling YA novel for a member of the powerful show-bizzy family? 

Here's the story:
Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once? 
Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.
Annie Neal, (her script, Beauty Queen about an unhappily married woman who enters the Miss Maried America competition, made the black list last year) is writing the screenplay based on Han's book. 

Casting ideas anyone? Who would you cast to play Lara Jean Song? And speaking of songs, enjoy To All the Girls I've Loved Before.





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