Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni are attached to star in the film adaptation of Colleen Hoover’s bestselling novel It Ends With Us, which is in development with Wayfarer Studios and Sony Pictures. Baldoni is also set to direct, with Christy Hall adapting the script.
Alex Saks will produce for Saks Picture Company, along with Jamey Heath, who will produce on behalf of Wayfarer Studios. Lively and Hoover are executive producing along with Steve Sarowitz, Andrew Calof and Baldoni on behalf of Wayfarer, which is also co-financing. Hall is also producing.
After becoming a “BookTok” cultural phenomenon with more than 2 billion views on her TikTok hashtag, Hoover currently is the best-selling novelist in the U.S., with over 20 million books sold, and she wrote five of the 10 bestselling print books of any genre in 2022. Published in 43 languages, It Ends With Us was the top-selling print book of 2022, has been on the New York Times Best Seller List for over 90 weeks.
The novel was optioned in 2019 by Baldoni and Wayfarer Studios, who have been working with Hoover, who is consulting on the film.
Shane West Supports Starring in ‘It Ends with Us’ with Blake Lively After Fan Suggests His Casting
Shane West voiced his desire to star opposite Blake Lively in the upcoming film adaptation of It Ends with Us, in a comment posted to social media.
The exchange began when a fan commented on PEOPLE’s Instagram post about Lively and Justin Baldoni’s casting, writing, “Ryle will be played by Justin but who is casted as Atlas Corrigan?”
“I’m hoping it’s @theshanewest,” another user responded — to which West coyly replied with a simple “🙋♂️” emoji.
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