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There’s nothing like learning that one of your favourite novels is being adapted for the big screen. It’s both exciting and terrifying as questions like “What if it’s a big flop?” roam around in your mind.
Me Before You
We fell in love with Jojo Moyes’ witty, humorous and unashamedly romantic writing when Me Before You hit bookshelves back in 2012.
And, luckily for fans, the big screen adaptation didn’t disappoint, with Emilia Clarke and Sam Caflin bringing the much-loved characters of Lou and Will to life in a set of captivating, wonderful scenes.
But before Me Before You, there was The Last Letter From Your Lover, Jojo’s 2010 novel, which tells the tale of a journalist who discovers a trove of secret love letters, dating back to the 1960s.
The book has sold a huge three million copies since its release and fans of the novel will be pleased to hear that a film adaptation is now in the works, with filming taking place in Mallorca. The film is set between London and the Riviera.
What is The Last Letter From Your Lover About?
The Last Letter From Your Lover tells the tale of Jennifer, a 1960s woman who wakes up with no memory of her life after a car accident. After returning home to her husband, she finds a letter from a mystery man, asking her to run away with him.
The story unfolds through the letters between Jennifer and her lover, which were found in modern-day London by journalist Ellie.
It’s an unequivocal love story that will remind you of texts like One Day and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
Who will star in The Last Letter From Your Lover?
Jennifer will be played by Big Little Lies star Shailene Woodley, while The Theory of Everything’s Felicity Jones will star as journalist Ellie. Other cast members include Callum Turner from The Capture and rising star Ncuti Gatwa, who played Eric in Sex Education.
Who will direct The Last Letter From Your Lover?
Augustine Frizzell, best known for her work on HBO series Euphoria, will direct The Last Letter From Your Lover.
What is the release date for The Last Letter From Your Lover?
The Last Letter From Your Lover began filming in Mallorca on 14 October. A release date hasn’t been confirmed just yet, but we can reveal that it will be a Netflix Original production.
We’re holding thumbs for a release next autumn!
Compiled by Features Writer, Marike Watson
Features writer by trade, music lover and fine-line illustrator by nature. As an expert on the ’70s era, Marike will happily introduce you to her record collection. She’s passionate about African art and culture. And if she’s not off on an adventure, you’ll most likely find her making coffee.