After becoming incredibly well-loved and a book club favorite around the world, it’s no surprise that an Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine adaptation is in the works.
A tragi-comedy with an unreliable narrator main character leads to a story that will grip every part of your heart.
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This page was updated: 8/9/23
About The Book:
No one’s ever told Eleanor that life should be better than fine
Meet Eleanor Oliphant: she struggles with appropriate social skills and tends to say exactly what she’s thinking. Nothing is missing in her carefully timetabled life of avoiding unnecessary human contact, where weekends are punctuated by frozen pizza, vodka, and phone chats with Mummy.
But everything changes when Eleanor meets Raymond, the bumbling and deeply unhygienic IT guy from her office. When she and Raymond together save Sammy, an elderly gentleman who has fallen, the three rescue one another from the lives of isolation that they had been living. Ultimately, it is Raymond’s big heart that will help Eleanor find the way to repair her own profoundly damaged one. If she does, she’ll learn that she, too, is capable of finding friendship—and even love—after all.
Smart, warm, uplifting, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is the story of an out-of-the-ordinary heroine whose deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit make for an irresistible journey as she realizes…
the only way to survive is to open your heart.
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Current Production Status:
This project is in development but has a director and screenwriter.
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Adaptation Timeline:
The book was first published in May 2017, and was the author’s debut novel. The same month the film rights were acquired by Hello Sunshine (Daisy Jones & The Six).
In December 2018 it was announced that MGM had joined the project to produce the movie.
Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag) was announced as director in January 2022 with Georgia Pritchett set to write the script.
There have been no status updates since then.
Who Owns The Rights:
Hello Sunshine (Reese Witherspoon’s production company) optioned the film rights to the book. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) has joined the project to co-lead production.
Who Is Attached:
Harry Bradbeer (Fleabag) is set to direct the film.
As of Summer 2023 there have been no casting announcements yet.
Who would you like to see cast? Leave your dream casting in the comments!
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 has not been features on Alison in Libraryland before.
Other Adaptations From This Author:
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine was author Gail Honeyman’s debut novel, and her second book is not expected until 2024, so there are no other works to be adapted yet.
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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Adaptation: Everything We Know So Far
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