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It Ends With Us is *the* book to screen adaption of the year

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Whether you’re a reader or not, odds are you’ve heard of best-selling author Colleen Hoover. 

The American author, who has sold almost 20 million books, has been publishing Romances for over a decade – but after her addictive page-turners went viral on BookTok during lockdown, her name has become synonymous with twisty must-reads. Which is why it came as no surprise when news broke that her 2016 novel, It Ends With Us was getting a screen adaption. 

What is Ends With Us about? 

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover follows the journey of Lily Bloom, who navigates her relationships while grappling with the legacy of her parents’ abusive marriage.

The story revolves around Lily’s encounters with two men: Atlas Corrigan, her first love, and Ryle Kincaid, a neurosurgeon she later marries. Lily’s experiences with both men force her to confront the cycle of abuse she witnessed in her childhood and ultimately make choices that reflect her determination to break that cycle.

Through the narrative, Hoover explores themes of love, forgiveness, and the complexities of relationships, ultimately delivering a powerful message about ending patterns of abuse and creating a better future.

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Who is in the cast of It Ends With Us 

The eagerly anticipated film adaptation of It Ends With Us sees Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni in the lead roles of Lily Bloom and Ryle Kincaid, respectively. Baldoni, known for his role in the CW’s Jane the Virgin, not only stars as Ryle but also takes on the directorial duties for the film.

Author Colleen Hoover expressed excitement about Lively’s casting, hailing her as the perfect embodiment of Lily.

“Our Lily is going to be played by Blake Lively. Blake Lively, y’all. She’s my dream Lily,” she wrote on Instagram following Deadline’s reporting on the casting.

Joining the ensemble are Brandon Sklenar as Atlas Corrigan, along with Jenny Slate and Hasan Minhaj in supporting roles.

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Where to Watch It Ends with Us

Originally slated for release on February 9, 2024, It Ends With Us faced delays due to the SAG-AFRA and Writers Guild Strikes in 2023. Following the resumption of production, the film’s release date was rescheduled to June 21, 2024. However, in April, People magazine reported another postponement, with the film’s premiere now confirmed for August 9, 2024.

When it does premiere, the film will first hit cinemas across the country. Similarly to recent Hollywood hits No Hard Feelings and Anyone But You, It Ends With Us is to be distributed in conjunction with Sony Pictures’ multi-year streaming partnership with Netflix.

According to The Direct, based on Sony’s most recent streaming premieres, fans can anticipate It Ends With Us to be available to watch from home in early December 2024. 

If you can’t wait for the movie, you can always read the book first. Find it on Amazon from $12.00, here.

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