Based on a book that was released before the “Mick Riva-verse” helped Taylor Jenkins Reid take over the best seller lists, the One True Loves adaptation has the cast to keep excitement levels high for this project, despite the book not being quite as well known.
A big reason to have high hopes for the adaptation is the author working with her screenwriter husband to write the script themselves. Chances are good the movie is going to stick close to the story and themes of the book, which is always a concern when it comes to bringing the words of a beloved story to life.
This One True Loves adaptation has all the ingredients to be a fun and successful trip to the theater.
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This page was updated: 7/28/23
About The Book:
In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure. On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.
Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.
That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.
Who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly?
Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.
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Current Production Status:
The film premiered in theaters on April 7th, 2023.
One True Loves Timeline:
The book was first published in June 2016.
A feature film One True Loves adaptation was announced June 2021 with Andy Fickman set to direct and produce. It was also announced that the three lead roles has also been cast- Phillipa Soo, Simu Liu, and Luke Bracey.
Filming was in negotiations in August 2021 with the South Carolina Film Commission but based on low covid vaccination rates and rising cases the studio was unable to get insurance. Instead they moved to North Carolina and began production in October. First official images from set were released the next month in November.
In February 2023 the release date was announced along with the first trailer.
After a theatrical release in the beginning of April that did not do well in the box office, the movie was made available to buy digitally just a few weeks later.
Where Can I Watch The Movie?
The show currently has a 23% tomatometer and 43% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. 5.3/10 on IMDb.
Who Owns The Rights:
Highland Film Group is the lead production company with The Avenue Entertainment handling US distribution.
Who Is Attached:
Taylor Jenkins Reid and husband Alex J. Reid wrote the screenplay.
Phillipa Soo, Simu Liu, Luke Bracey, Michaela Conlin are starring.
Various locations around Wilmington, North Carolina.
The One True Loves adaptation will be releasing in theaters on April 7th, digital April 14th, and video on demand April 28th.
Other Adaptations From This Author:
Taylor Jenkins Reid has numerous of her books in various stages of development for adaptation.
‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ was adapted into a series by Amazon Studios and is available on Prime Video.
‘The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo’ is in development at Netflix as a movie.
‘Malibu Rising’ is in development at Hulu as a series.
‘Carrie Soto Is Back’ is in early development for Picturestart.
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