The last of the Mick Riva universe books, this Carrie Soto Is Back adaptation is just as highly anticipated as the book was in 2022. With a strong female lead, and intense but fun sports setting, this is a story made for the screen.
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This page was updated: 8/7/23
About The Book:
Carrie Soto is fierce, and her determination to win at any cost has not made her popular.
By the time Carrie retires from tennis, she is the best player the world has ever seen. She has shattered every record and claimed twenty Slam titles. And if you ask her, she is entitled to every one. She sacrificed nearly everything to become the best, with her father as her coach.
But six years after her retirement, Carrie finds herself sitting in the stands of the 1994 US Open, watching her record be taken from her by a brutal, stunning, British player named Nicki Chan.
At thirty-seven years old, Carrie makes the monumental decision to come out of retirement and be coached by her father for one last year in an attempt to reclaim her record. Even if the sports media says that they never liked the ‘Battle-Axe’ anyway. Even if her body doesn’t move as fast as it did. And even if it means swallowing her pride to train with a man she once almost opened her heart to: Bowe Huntley. Like her, he has something to prove before he gives up the game forever.
In spite of it all: Carrie Soto is back, for one epic final season. In this riveting and unforgettable novel, Taylor Jenkins Reid tells a story about the cost of greatness and a legendary athlete attempting a comeback.
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Current Production Status:
The project is currently in early development but work has been halted due to the ongoing WGA/SAG-AFTRA strike.
Carrie Soto Is Back Adaptation Timeline:
The highly anticipated book was released in August 2022, closing out the Mick Riva universe.
In March 2023 it was was announced that the bidding war had been completed with Picturestart ending up with the rights for an adaptation.
During the WGA/SAG-AFTRA strike, author Taylor Jenkins Reid mentioned in her newsletter that work on all of her in development projects had stopped, including work on a script for Carrie Soto.
Who Owns The Rights:
Picturestart (Twilight, A Simple Favor) won the rights to the novel in a bidding war.
Who Is Attached:
As of Summer 2023 there have been no casting announcements or names attached to the film.
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With the project still in the very early stages of development there are currently no known filming locations yet.
There is currently no estimated release timeframe made public as of Summer 2023 for when this movie will come to our screens.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This book was featured in the August 2022 Most Anticipated New Book Releases!
Other Adaptations From This Author:
‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ was adapted into a series by Amazon Studios and is available on Prime Video.
‘One True Loves’ was turned into a movie starring Phillipa Soo, Simu Liu, and Luke Bracey.
‘The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo’ is in development at Netflix as a movie.
‘Malibu Rising’ is in development at Hulu as a series.
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