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Bestseller 'The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo' Is Getting Netflix Adaptation: Here's Everything We Know So Far

Bestseller 'The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo' Is Getting Netflix Adaptation: Here's Everything We Know So Far

This historic drama novel is written by Taylor Jenkins Reid and spent over a year on the New York Times Bestseller list, nearly four years after it was published.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a historic drama novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The book was published in 2017 and is very popular on BookTube, bookstagram, and BookTok. The book also received positive reviews at the time of its release and was even nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. 

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The book spent over a year on the New York Times Bestseller Paperback list, nearly four years after it was published as it became a phenomenon on TikTok. It is now finally getting a movie adaptation on Netflix. Here's everything you need to know about the film:

What Is The Plot Of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo?

The story follows the story of an aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon, Evelyn Hugo, who is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But she chooses an obscure reporter, Monique Grant, from an unknown publication to do this surprising the journalist community. Monique decides to make the best of the opportunity during a rough patch in life when her career has hit a wall and her husband has just left her. 



 

Monique meets Evelyn at her Upper East Side apartment and through the interview we see the old star's glamour life unfurl. The story then leads to the present as it crosses Monique's own life in a tragic manner.  

Who Is Cast In The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Film?

So far, there has been no mention of who will be playing the two lead roles. However, it has been confirmed that Liz Tigelaar, creator and showrunner of the hit Hulu series Little Fires Everywhere will be adapting the book into the film. Liza Chasin for 3Dot Productions and Brad Mendelsohn for Circle of Confusion will be producing the film, as reported by Deadline.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 19: Liz Tigelaar attends Hulu Little Fires Everywhere Press Brunch at ROSS HOUSE on February 19, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Erik Voake/Getty Images for Hulu)

Tigelaar is currently also adapting another of Reid's books. New York Times bestseller, Malibu Rising, is also being adapted for Hulu and 20th Century Television. Author Reid is on a role as her book Daisy Jones & the Six is another work that is being adapted into a series for Amazon.



 

When Will The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Film Be Released?

The book was previously supposed to be adapted into a television series. Freeform and Fox 21 Television Studios had even bought the rights. Reid was set to work as the screenwriter. But last year, she confirmed that the rights were transferred to someone else but expressed enthusiasm for the direction the project was headed in. 

The announcement for the movie adaptation was just announced. A release date has not been mentioned yet. 

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