Blake Lively’s next lead is now facing a setback as the Hollywood writers’ strike continues to impact movies and TV.
production shoot for It Ends With Us — Directed by Justin Baldoni, who starred in the film with 35-year-old Lively, the film was closed until the decision of the Writers Guild of America. strike by Deadline.
The film adaptation of Colleen Hoover’s popular romance novel was being filmed in New Jersey, and the outlet reports that team members were warned of the closing this week by an email from Wayfarer Studios and 39-year-old Baldoni.
“Due to the ongoing WGA strike and the lost days due to the strike, we have to make the difficult decision to temporarily halt production,” the email said. Dedication in this challenging time.”
At the time of decision, less than half of the film had been completed and Deadline Production was halted because Wayfarer Studios’ co-financing was not sufficient for the WGA to consider the film under WGA guidelines.
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Hoover’s novel, published in 2016, tells the story of Lily Bloom, a young woman looking for a new beginning, falling in love with a doctor named Ryle Kincaid, before she reconnects with an old love and learns about Ryle’s dark past.
The book eventually hit #1 on the charts. New York Times It made it to the Best Sellers list in 2021 thanks to a surge in popularity led by TikTok and remained on the list for more than 90 weeks, according to Deadline.
“I think Justin Baldoni and Blake Lively have what it takes to bring these characters to life and I can’t wait for you to see it happen. … I’m so excited for all of you,” Hoover said of the upcoming movie in an Instagram video. Thank you for your support.”
Hoover also called Lively “my dream Lily” in her Instagram announcement.
Filming began in May, and the film will also star Brandon Sklenar as Atlas Corrigan, Jenny Slate as Ryle’s sister, Allysa Kincaid, and Hasan Minhaj as Allysa’s husband, Marshall.
Last month, the labor union representing more than 1,000 entertainment writers went on strike as the deadline for a new contract, without an approved contract, passed on May 1. It Ends With Us it is just one of several projects affected as a result.