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The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society starring Lily James: When, Where, How? #book2movies

I dunno. At one point in The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society’s long journey to the screen, the title was shortened—sensibly in my opinion—to Guernsey. But judging from the poster we’re sticking with the original title of one of our favorite books.

The movie comes out April 19th in Australia, followed by the UK on the 20th and New Zealand on the 25th with a smattering of early and midsummer dates after that. I’m a bit confused because while Deadline reports that the theatrical rollout—meaning in theaters— includes the rest of the world where the film has sold out, they also say Netflix has just snapped up the rights noting ‘the online titan will release in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Italy, Eastern Europe and SouthEast Asia.’ 

So I dunno. I’ll be thrilled to watch this over and over on Netflix but I definitely want to see it on the big screen first! Anyone who hears news of a theatrical release date here in the US, please advise. STAT!

Watch the trailer:

Glen Powell, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton co-star in the film, which was adapted by a trio of writers with some real ‘chops’: Don Roos (This is Us), Thomas Bezucha (The Family Stone) and Kevin Hood (Becoming Jane). With the director of Love Actually—Mike Newell—helming the adaptation I’m expecting big, big things. Don’t disappoint us Mike. This material is far too precious!


  1. Since I find the title rather charming, I'm glad that the film will go by the longer name. Not least because it's fun to impress customers when they come in asking for a Potato Pie, or a Guernsey Peel, book.

    1. Ah, but you must admit it's a bit of a mouthful! I love how you booksellers and your cousins, the librarians, can help all of us sadly forgetful readers with our incomplete titles and book descriptions. For example ... "It's written by Ann something or other"


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