So many of Jennifer E. Smith’s books have been optioned for movies (still holding out hope that “This Is What Happy Looks Like” gets greenlighted), and I’m so excited that one of them is finally going to hit out screens! Jennifer E. Smith’s 2015 young adult romance “Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between” will premiere on your Netflix screens sometime this summer. I’ll be posting updates on the film as they become available!
According to Deadline, the film “centers on Claire and Aidan, who after making a pact that they would break up before college, find themselves retracing the steps of their relationship on their last evening as a couple. The epic date leads them to familiar landmarks and unexpected places, and causes them to question whether high school love is meant to last.”
Netflix has acquired the global rights to the film, which stars Jordan Fisher as Aiden, Talia Ryder as Claire, with supporting characters being portrayed by Sarah Grey, Em Haine, + more. Jordan Fisher has also created original music for the film, which I am unbelievably excited to hear! Both him and Jennifer are executive producing. Jordan’s casting was originally announced over a year and a half ago, so it’s so awesome that we won’t have to wait too much longer for finally watch the movie!
Years ago, casting for another one of her books, “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight” was announced, but never was created or released. Here’s to hoping that the Netflix release of this film will spark more adaptations of her books!!
Here’s the full synopsis of the book:
On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan have only one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night leads them to family and friends, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever?
Charming, bittersweet, and full of wisdom and heart, this irresistible novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, explores the difficult choices that arise when life and love lead in different directions.
What’s your favorite Jennifer E. Smith book? As you could probably tell from the beginning of this post, I absolutely adore “This Is What Happy Looks Like,” (along with the sequel novella, “Happy Again”) and would love love LOVE to see an adaptation of that one soon!