“Finding You,” the film adaptation of the young adult novel “There You’ll Find Me” by Jenny B. Jones will be released in theaters on May 14th!
Whether this is your first time reading my blog, or you’ve been here for awhile, I think it’s pretty obvious that this adaptation has everything I want in a movie. (Seriously — my dream job is to work with book to media adaptations, and young adult/new adult romance is my favorite genre.) There’s a serious lack of college-aged books (it’s getting better in traditional publishing, but I’ve had to turn to indie authors (who I love!) the past few years), and even fewer that get adapted to media that aren’t overly sexualized, so an adaptation about a book with a college student heroine and Hollywood actor set on a study abroad trip? Sign me up! I can already tell that this is going to be such a cute, sweet, movie, and I can’t wait to watch it!
The official synopsis of the movie is as follows:
After an ill-fated audition at a prestigious New York music conservatory, violinist Finley Sinclair (Rose Reid) travels to an Irish coastal village to begin her semester studying abroad. At the B&B run by her host family she encounters the gregarious and persistent heartthrob movie star Beckett Rush (Jedidiah Goodacre), who is there to film another installment of his medieval fantasy-adventure franchise. As romance sparks between the unlikely pair, Beckett ignites a journey of discovery for Finley that transforms her heart, her music, and her outlook on life. In turn, Finley emboldens Beckett to reach beyond his teen-idol image and pursue his true passion. But when forces surrounding Beckett’s stardom threaten to crush their dreams, Finley must decide what she is willing to risk for love.
With the script written and directed by Brian Baugh, the film stars Rose Reid, Jedidiah Goodacre, and Katherine McNamara. (You’ll recognize Jedidiah from his role as Chad Charming in Disney’s Descendants, and Katherine as Clary Fray in Freeform’s Shadowhunters, the adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s bestselling The Mortal Instruments series.) Other members of the cast include Patrick Bergin, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Tom Everett, and Scott and Vanessa Redgrave.
Photos via Roadside Attractions
I haven’t actually read the original book — honestly, I hadn’t heard of it until I searched up more information on the movie, but I’m so excited to watch the film! (I adore Katherine McNamara, so I’m excited to see her in a new role, too!) The plot sort of reminds me of “This is What Happy Looks Like” by Jennifer E. Smith, and I’m still holding out hope for an adaptation of that one (it’s been rumored, but we haven’t heard anything definitive yet!). May feels so far away (the release date is 5 days after my college graduation!), but it’s in less than two months! You can follow the official Twitter for the movie at @findingyoumov!
What young adult or new adult book would you LOVE to see adapted to a movie or TV show? Let me know in the comments, or tweet me at @cityofglamour17! (FYI, my Instagram and TikTok is @buriedinabookshelf, and my review Instagram is @cityofglamour — you can always chat with me about books there, too!)