The latest book to get the Hollywood treatment is Book Lovers by Emily Henry. If you are a fan of this enemies to lovers book, and love the author’s work, then you should know about the upcoming Book Lovers movie adaptation!
Published on May 3rd, 2022, this book is about Nora Stephens and Charlie Lastra, two book lovers who you would think get along because of their mutual interest in books and their careers that revolve around books. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Charlie and Nora do not like each other at all; if they can be considered anything, they’re rivals.
So, based on the fascinating premise and the recent interest in adapting rom-com books into movies, Emily Henry’s Book Lovers was also chosen to be adapted into a film.
What’s more interesting is that 3 of Emily Henry’s books, including Book Lovers, are slated to get movie adaptations. The other two books are People We Meet on Vacation and Beach Read.
However, this article will focus on only the Book Lovers movie adaptation and nothing else. So, let’s see all the details about the upcoming adaptation, whether a release date has been announced, and if the cast is finalized or not!
What is the Book Lovers Movie Plot?
Book Lovers tells the story of two book lovers, Nora Stephens and Charlie Lastra, whose careers revolve around books and the literary world!
Nora is a cut-throat literary agent who will do whatever it takes for her clients so that they get the best deals. On the other hand, Charlie is an editor Nora has bumped into many times as they both work in the same industry. Neither of them get along and would prefer to avoid each other entirely.
When Nora goes to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina, for a month-long trip with her sister, she expects to have a great and relaxing vacation. That is until she realizes that Charlie Lastra is also in Sunshine Falls for his own reasons.
To make matters worse, they keep bumping into each other at the most inconvenient times, again and again, which is the last thing Nora wants to deal with on what is supposed to be a relaxing vacation.
This is the book’s plot by Emily Henry, and it will likely be adapted as is for the movie, too, because it’s not a complicated plot, and writing a movie screenplay based on the book won’t be very difficult. However, considering the book’s length and the movie’s runtime, some details might be omitted, but it won’t veer too much from the source material.
Is the Book Lovers Movie Release Date Announced?
According to this Deadline article, the Book Lovers movie adaptation was announced on March 28th, 2023. While a company, Tango, has bought the rights to create a film based on the book and someone to write the script, it is still in the very early stages of development.
It hasn’t even been a year since the rights to the book were bought. So, the movie’s release date hasn’t been announced as of yet.
Making a movie is a very long process. The script must be written, the casting must take place, and a lot of other things need to be taken care of before they can even start filming the movie, so don’t expect this movie adaptation to come out anytime soon.
Besides, you want everyone working on the movie to take their time and not rush the process so it can be completely faithful to the book it’s based on.
And there’s also the fact that just because a movie adaptation is announced doesn’t always mean it will be made. Sometimes, things change in the development stage, and the entire project might get postponed or, worse yet, shelved.
Here’s hoping it doesn’t happen with the Book Lovers movie adaptation because it will be an excellent rom-com movie if made correctly!
What is the Book Lovers Movie Cast?
As we said in the previous section, the Book Lovers movie was announced almost a year ago, so it’s still in the early stages for us to have any concrete information about any aspect of the filming.
There is no information on the cast other than fan speculations of who they might think will play the roles of Nora and Charlie or the fan cast they have created.
And I am not interested in talking about fan casting because that’s just speculation. I’ll wait for an official announcement and then update this section with the official movie cast.
However, it’ll be a while before an official cast for the Book Lovers Movie is announced. I mean, the script still isn’t written, so expect that you’ll have to wait a little bit longer for some answers.
Who is Developing the Book Lovers Movie?
According to Variety, the movie rights have been picked up by Tango Entertainment, with Sarah Heyward set to write the script. For those who are wondering who these players are, don’t worry because we have some background information on them.
Tango Entertainment was founded by Lia Buman And Tim Headington in 2017, and they have produced many films, such as Aftersun, Little Fish, Skate Kitchen, Little Woods, The Old Man & the Gun, and Shortcomings, to name a few.
On the other hand, Sarah Heyward has been a producer and screenwriter since 2012. She has primarily worked on television shows such as Girls and Modern Love.
While both of these parties have only been around and active for a few years now, hopes are high that they will be able to bring justice to the Book Lovers movie and help bring Emily Henry’s beloved characters to life.
As you can tell by now, Book Lovers is a much-anticipated movie for book fans, Emily Henry fans, and fans of rom-com movies. It’s always tricky when a movie or TV series is in the early stages because you know it will take a long time to get any solid information or updates regarding its development.
This is where patience comes in, and if you don’t feel any patience, re-read the book so it’ll be fresh in your mind by the time the Book Lovers movie release date is announced to the general public. And if you haven’t read the book, now is an excellent time to go and do that!