One of the most popular historical fiction books of recent years, The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo, is getting a movie adaptation on Netflix. There has been little development in production, however we hope to learn more soon. Here’s everything we know so far about the adaptation of The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo on Netflix.
The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo is an upcoming Netflix Original period drama and adaptation of the historical fiction novel of the same name by American author Taylor Jenkins Reid.
At the time of writing the film has no director. Brad Mendelsohn will produce through Circle of Confusion studio, and Liza Chasin is producing through 3dot Productions. Liz Tigelaar is writing the script, while Taylor Jenkins Reid and Margeret Chernin are executive producers.
Before Netflix acquired the rights to produce the film, Freeform and Fox 21 Television Studios acquired the rights to make the book into a television series. However, in June 2021 Reid announced that the rights no longer belonged to Freeform and that the adaptation would be produced on another platform.
The author of ‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’, Taylor Jenkins Reid, confirms that the adaptation will no longer be made on Freeform but on another platform: «I feel very good with the direction in which it is going.» pic.twitter.com/9H6Btuhkv9
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) June 2, 2021
Less than a year later, on March 24, 2022, it was announced that Netflix had acquired the rights to the adaptation.
What is the plot of The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo?
Evelyn Hugo chooses an unknown reporter, Monique Grant, to write her life story. Evelyn recounts her journey through the Golden Age of Hollywood, her rise to fame, her seven marriages and her secret love.
Who are the cast members of The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo?
At time of writing, there are no cast members announced for The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo.
On March 1, 2023, author Taylor Jenkins had this to say about casting;
There is no news to tell you. I will say that who is going to play Evelyn Huge and who could play Celia St. James, they are always at the forefront of my mind. These are some of the most exciting questions that Brad (Medelsohn) and I deal with on a daily basis. But there’s no definitive answer, there’s just a short list of women that I’m incredibly, incredibly excited for. And, you know, hopefully we’ll make that decision soon.
Who are the fan favorites to play the lead roles?
There are many fan polls. and available lists for the film’s dream cast, and the following are some of the most quoted actors and actresses fans want to see;
- Rita Moreno as Evelyn Hugo (Old)
- Ana de Armas as Evelyn Hugo (young)
- Saoirse Ronan or Anya Taylor-Joy as Celia St. James
- Raven Goodwin or Nathalie Emmanuel as Monique Grant
- Harry Styles as Mick Riva (Husband #3)
- Hugh Skinner or Richard Madden as Harry Cameron (Husband #5)
- Oscar Isaac or Scott Eastwood as Don Adler (Husband #2)
- Alexander Skarsgård as Rex North (Husband #4)
- Diego Boneta as Ernie Diaz (Husband #1)
- Louis Garrel as Max Girard (Husband #6)
- Ryan Gosling as Robert Jamison (Husband #7)
What is the production status?
At the time of writing, the film was only listed as «In Development.»
We could be waiting anywhere from several weeks to a handful of months before we find out any filming dates.
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