‘It Ends With Us’ Is Being Made into a Movie—Here’s What We Know So Far

Some familiar faces are joining the cast of the highly-anticipated movie based on the bestselling book.

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If you’re a fan of #BookTok, there’s no doubt you’ve most likely heard of Colleen Hoover’s 2016 best seller, It Ends With Us.

The novel has received an abundance of praise, not to mention a massive following of dedicated fans. And ever since the 2019 announcement that the beloved book will be made into a movie, fans have long been awaiting the details surrounding its film adaptation.

Well, now, some fresh details are finally here. And let’s just say, it was 100% worth the wait with such an incredible cast announcement.

Who will play Lily in It Ends With Us?

The story plot follows protagonist Lily Bloom, who will be played by an actress who is no stranger to the big screen—Blake Lively!

Of course, upon hearing this news, fans rightfully flocked to the internet to freak out with joy about this choice. Lively has been a hallmark of some of our favorite young adult shows and movies for years such as Gossip Girl, The Age of Adaline, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants films, The Shallows and countless others. Following the announcement, Lively teased fans with an Instagram story post of a new brunette look—assumed to be for the portrayal of Lily.

Colleen Hoover also took to social media to express her gratitude and excitement over the film. About Lively, Hoover gushes, “Blake Lively, y’all! She’s my dream Lily.” And we surely agree.

Who will play Ryle in It Ends With Us?

As for who will play opposite Lively as Ryle, one of Lily’s love interests throughout the story, is another fan favorite. Justin Baldoni, one of the main stars of Jane the Virgin, and who has also been in tons of films and shows, will take on the role. Additionally, he will be the director and an executive producer of the film as well.


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♬ original sound – Colleen Hoover

On the choice, Hoover says “when I first met Justin Baldoni, who is directing the film… I immediately wanted him to be Ryle. I just thought that he had what it takes to play that character.”

We can already imagine these two megastars embodying these roles, and we cannot wait for the film to drop on our screens.

When will the It Ends With Us movie be released?

As of now, there is no release date for the movie just yet. But as we can see, things for the movie are already moving quite quickly. And with such major stars, we’re certainly excited for whatever comes next. There’s no doubt we’ll be hearing even more details about the adaptation in the months to come.

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Jessica Kaplan is the Assistant Editor of Trends, where she writes lifestyle articles for Readers Digest, Taste of Home, and Family Handyman. When she’s not writing, you can find her listening to a podcast.