The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo Adaptation, based on the book by Taylor Jenkins Reid, might be the most talked about and highly anticipated adaptations in production. A BookTok/Bookstagram/BookTube led resurgence has taken this popular book and moved it to the top of the charts even years after publication. The constant conversations between fans about dream casts and expectations have made this a project whose every move is carefully being watched, dissected, and discussed. A recent announcement that it will now be a movie instead of a series has been met with skepticism.
Taylor Jenkins Reid also has multiple other books in various stages of adaptation production, like Daisy Jones & The Six and Malibu Rising. All three of these projects are with different studios which will be interesting to see since the books all loosely take place in the same universe. Will we see three different actors playing Mick Riva?
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This page was updated: 7/29/23
About The Book:
Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
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Current Production Status:
In early development as of Summer 2023.
The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo Adaptation Timeline:
In June 2017 the book was first published. A few years later in September 2019 Freeform announced that they had a series in development but there was no further news from the network.
June 2021 Taylor Jenkins Reid confirmed that the project at Freeform had fallen through but that there was work being done on another, unnamed platform.
The next year in March 2022 it was announced that Netflix had acquired the rights and would be producing the adaptation as a movie. Liz Tigelaar will be leading the project for Netflix, and she is also producing the Malibu Rising adaptation on Hulu.
In June 2023 Leslye Headland was announced as the director, but work on the project was stopped in July when SAG-AFTRA went on strike.
Who Owns The Rights:
Netflix has to rights to produce and distribute the project.
Who Is Attached:
Liz Tigelaar, who created the Little Fires Everywhere adaptation, will be leading the Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo adaptation. There has been no casting or director news.
Because this project is still in the early stages of development there is currently no estimated release.
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.
‘Malibu Rising’ is in development at Hulu as a series.
‘Carrie Soto Is Back’ is in early development for Picturestart.
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