The Text For You adaptation, based on the book by Sofie Cramer, is hoping to get the romance audience back in theaters.
It will be named “Love Again”. Although the film has become casually known as the Celine Dion movie because of her involvement which also inspired the first name change. Changing the title of an adaptation is always an interesting practice when you want previous fans to stay engaged.
A big reason why people enjoy the story is the exploration of grief within a love story. A task that can be hard to balance but books like this pull it off and make you feel the whole spectrum of emotions.
This is not the first adaptation of the book, a German film came out in 2016 and was the inspiration for making an English language movie. Technically this project is also a translation.
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This page was updated: 8/23/23
About The Book:
After a heated argument, Clara’s fiancé stormed out of their apartment, but before they have a chance to reconcile, he died in a tragic accident.
It has been two years, but she’s still paralyzed with grief, and her friends are worried about her. So, to try to say what was left unsaid, she starts texting his old phone. What she doesn’t realize is that the number has been reassigned.
Across town, Sven’s phone begins receiving mysterious but heartfelt text messages. He doesn’t respond, but he is captivated by the sender.
His own relationship has been on the rocks, and when it ends he sets out to find the person who has been texting him. Neither Sven nor Clara knew what they were setting out to find, but it would change both of their lives forever.
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Current Production Status:
Released as of May 2023.
Text For You Adaptation Timeline:
The Text For You adaptation was first announced in April 2019 along with a director. The name was originally Text For You, a close translation from the German film adaptation.
Over a year later in October 2020 the lead cast was announced as filming began. The next month for casting was released as filming continued. In early 2021 filming wrapped and the movie moved into post-production.
In March 2022 Sam Heughan mentioned in an interview that Celine Dion had recorded a new song for the movie.
Then in April 2022 it was announced that the name of the film had been changed to “It’s All Coming Back To Me”. The same month the release date for February 2023 was announced, the weekend right before Valentine’s Day.
However, in November 2022 another name change was announced, now the film would be called “Love Again”, and the release date was moved back from Valentine’s day weekend to May 2023.
On Valentine’s Day 2023 the first trailer was released.
After it’s release, Love Again made about $12 million at the box office.
Where Can I Watch The Movie?
The show currently has a 25% tomatometer and 91% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. 5.7/10 on IMDb.
Who Owns The Rights:
Sony Pictures Entertainment. Screen Gems, and Thunder Road Pictures all co-produced the movie with Sony also handling distribution.
Who Is Attached:
Sam Heughan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Russell Tovey, Celia Imrie, Céline Dion (who is rumored to have written a new song for the movie), and Lydia West have all been cast.
London, England. United States (multiple sources say filming was continued in the U.S. but I have not found specifics yet.)
May 12, 2023 in theaters
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This project was featured in the 2023 Books To Screen Adaptations masterlist.
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