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Jenny Slate in ‘It Ends With Us’: Who Will She Play?

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’s Jenny Slate is joining the cast of the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Colleen Hoover’s novel, It Ends With Us. 

The actor, comedian and writer will star alongside Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni who are portraying the leads, Lily Bloom and Ryle Kincaid. Sony Pictures who is developing the movie with Justin’s Wayfarer Studios announced the awesome news in a post on social media….so the big question now is:

Who is Jenny Slate in It Ends With Us? 

“Ryle’s sister. Lily’s best friend. @JennySlate is Allysa in #ItEndsWithUsMovie.”

In a post on Instagram, Colleen Hoover describes Jenny as “one of the most talented humans.”

“I can’t even believe she’ll be in this movie. I’m so hungry right now because I’ve been really freaking busy today so I can’t tell if I need to eat or if this is nausea from too much excitement. Gonna go eat a taco but I bet I’ll feel the same way after that.”

Jenny has starred in countless movies including Obvious Child, I Want You Back and more recently had a role in the Oscar-winning film Everything Everywhere All At Once. She’s also voiced characters in a number of animated films including The Lorax, Zootopia and The Secret Life of Pets. 


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Who else will be joining It Ends With Us alongside Jenny, Blake and Justin?

Last month it was revealed 1923 star Brandon Sklenar would be joining the cast as Atlas Corrigan, Lily’s school friend and first love.

'It Ends With Us' actor Brandon Sklenar will star alongside Jenny Slate. Here he is smiling at a press event wearing a suit and white shirt.

Brandon Sklenar photo by Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock

Justin Baldoni is serving as director with Blake Lively 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…

And if you haven’t read the book yet… Well, this is your sign to jump on board. The book falls under the contemporary romance category and follows the life of young entrepreneur Lily Bloom who falls for neurosurgeon Ryle Kincaid, just as her high school love Atlas Corrigan reappears. It is a powerful exploration of the themes of domestic violence, masculinity, jealousy, heartache and more.

In January 2022, the book debuted at #1 on the New York Times’ Best Sellers list and has been a consistent point of discussion on “booktok”, aka book-lovers on TikTok.

Colleen has also written a sequel, It Starts With Us, which explores the aftermath of the original book and Lily’s relationships with both Kyle and Atlas. Again, the book deals with themes of domestic violence, pain and fear, but also new starts, love and hope.

As we always say here at CelebrityKind, please support your local independent bookstore or, you can order your copy from Amazon now!

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Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.