THE Selection author Kiera Cass has been reading the script for the Netflix movie adaptation and revealed a few of the aspects she “loves.”
As fans continue to wonder who will be in the cast and when the movie will be coming out, Kiera promised things are continuing to move forward with a glimpse of the script.
It was announce last April that Netflix was set to bring the first novel in the beloved book series to life and had set Haifaa Al-Mansour as the director.
Kiera shared at the time that she had no additional news regarding casting or a timeline for the film, with producer Pouya Shahbazian recently adding that things got delayed, like many other productions, by the pandemic.
Though there weren’t many specific details the author could share yet, she did give some movie updates in 2021, including revealing last month that “there’s a script in [her] inbox” but still hadn’t read it by mid-July because she’d been “so busy.”
Kiera, who released The Betrayed – the sequel to The Betrothed – in June, teased on Monday that she “finally” started reading the Netflix movie’s script.
The current draft was written by Katie Lovejoy (To All the Boys: Always and Forever), with some previous revisions by David Weil, Steven Knight, and Leslye Headland, though Katie wrote the “current revisions.”
The novelist posted the exciting news to celebrate one of her character’s – Aspen’s – birthday.
She later added a little tease of her notes on the script, which included her thoughts on how two of her characters are portrayed, with her writing, “I love this Aspen!,” and “I love this Anne!”
In the caption, Kiera wrote: “Now, you know I can’t show you anything. It’s a first draft, and many things will change anyway and even if they didn’t #secretsecrets… But the margin of my notes should be safe. 😉 Enjoy.”
Published in 2012, the first book in the dystopian romance series begins the story of America Singer, one of 35 girls chosen to compete for the affections of Prince Maxon.
Society’s rules and standards forces the teen to leave behind the boy she loves, Aspen, for the possibility of something more – for her and her family.
Will she and Aspen find their way back to each other or will she find herself truly wanting to fight for Maxon’s heart?
This is what fans of the books have long been waiting to see play out onscreen, throughout multiple previous tries at adapting the novels.
The CW considered a TV show adaptation of The Selection and shot two pilots, each with some of the same cast members and some new.
The first featured Aimee Teegarden as America, Ethan Peck as Prince Maxon, and William Moseley as Aspen, while the second starred Yael Grobglas as America, Michael Malarkey as Maxon, and Lucien Laviscount as Aspen.
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