For months we’ve had our Lily Bloom and Ryle Kincaid – and now we finally have our Atlas too!
1923 star Brandon Sklenar will star alongside Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni in the film adaptation of Colleen Hoover’s hugely popular novel, It Ends With Us. He will portray Atlas Corrigan, Lily’s school friend and first love.
Sony Pictures who is developing the movie with Wayfarer Studios announced the news in a post on social media: “Considerate. Humble. Strong. @BrandonSklenar is Atlas in #ItEndsWithUsMovie.”
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Colleen writes on Instagram that she “cannot wait for this. Loving the cast so far. Feels like a dream.”
It was in January that the book world exploded with excitement over the news that Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni would portray the leads.
“She’s my dream Lily,” Colleen said of Blake at the time.
“And then when I first met Justin Baldoni who’s directing the film It Ends With Us, I immediately wanted him to be Ryle. I think Justin Baldoni and Blake Lively have what it takes to bring these characters to life and I cannot wait for you to see them make that happen.”
Blake is executive producing alongside Colleen and the screenplay is by Christy Hall as confirmed by Deadline.
The team recently put a call out to the public to find a “young Lily” – no word on who’s been cast in that role just yet!
You can get your hands on a copy of the wildly popular novel through your local independent bookstore, or shop below:
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