Every end has a beginning and Colleen Hoover's fans have been awaiting the start of this story for ages.
Seven years after It Ends With Us became a New York Times bestseller, the author's beloved novel is finally getting the film treatment. Colleen caused a #BookTok shock when she took to Instagram on Jan. 26 to announce that Gossip Girl's Blake Lively and Jane the Virgin alum Justin Baldoni were set to star in the big screen adaptation of It Ends With Us.
Since then, more information has slowly trickled out about the highly anticipated project, including additional cast members and an open casting call to find an actor to portray a younger version of Blake. And on May 16, the first photos from the New York City set were released, which revealed Blake's bold new hair color.
And while some fans seemed to take offense to how Blake's Lily has been dressed for the film—she's been seen in oversized jackets and billowing skirts—Colleen has no qualms about it.
"I don't remember describing outfits at all," the author said on TODAY June 23. "I don't care what they have on. In my head, it's about the conversation they're having and the story. It's the same way in the movie."
"You've seen a couple of outfits that are completely out of context," she continued. "I'm not worried about it."
And Blake is not the only star to undergo a dramatic transformation for their character. So, what can you expect from the It Ends With Us movie? Let's start at the beginning...
It Ends With Us has yet to announce a release date.
This story was first published on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 3 a.m. PT.