Blake Lively is reported to star in the book adaptation of It Ends With US by Colleen Hoover, but however, it seems not all of the fans of the actress are excited about the casting.
Blake Lively Is Reported To Star in the Book Adaptation of It Ends With US
Colleen Hoover’s 2016 novel, It Ends With Us has over 200,000 ratings on Amazon, averaging 4.5 out of 5 stars. And the story in question is now making its way to the big screen. Hoover in an Instagram video posted on Thursday revealed that Blake Lively will be playing the role of Lily Bloom who is a small-town florist and Justin Baldoni will play the role of Ryle, the neurosurgeon with whom she reportedly falls in love. Baldoni is also said to be directing the movie. And in regards to a release date, nothing has been shared.
Reactions of Fans in Regards to Blake Lively’s Role in the Move
“Blake Lively, y’all,” Hoover in the video says. “She’s my dream Lily.” Not everyone shared the same excitement as Hoover.
“Blake Lively being cast as Lily Bloom in It Ends With Us is confusing because the character is 23 in the book and Blake is 12 years older ??? like could they not have got someone age appropriate,” a user wrote on Twitter.
Other users on the platform seemed to think that Blake who is best known for her performances on the TV show Gossip Girl and The Town a 2010 crime drama was ringing herself down by acting in the movie.
“Blake, baby, please don’t associate with that trash, you’re too good for it,” one user wrote. Another said, “Blake Lively really agreed to play a florist named Lily Blossom Bloom, be so serious.”
What the Book Is All About
The book in case you don’t know is about domestic violence and in the video, Hoover showed the house to which her mother moved their family when Hoover was four to fans, she also praised her mother for “getting us out of a scary situation” and bringing the whole family to the said house. Hoover has since been open to the fact that the abuse of her father on her mother inspired It Ends With Us.
Hoover has reportedly sold more than 20 million books and it was the top-selling print book of 2022, as reported by Variety, also sitting on the New York Times Best Seller List for more than 90 weeks.
Plans for an It Ends With Us-Themed Adult Coloring Book
There were reported plans for an It Ends With Us-themed adult coloring book, but the publisher Atria Books earlier this month canceled the project after a backlash due to the serious themes of the book.
“The coloring book was developed with Lily’s strength in mind, but I can absolutely see how this was tone-deaf,” Hoover on January 11 wrote on Instagram.