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Book Lovers by Emily Henry is Being Made into a Movie

Emily Henry’s novel Book Lovers will be adapted into a feature film. Movie rights have been sold to Lia Buman’s Tango production company, and the film will be written by Sarah Heyward, known for “Girls” and “Modern Love.”

“Emily is a dominant force in the world of romantic comedy, and we feel so lucky to bring to the screen a story that has already delighted so many on the page. The irreverent and whip-smart writing delivers on classic rom-com tropes while avoiding cliches, making it perfect for a cozy and refreshing adaptation,” Buman said.

As the title suggests, Book Lovers is a romance that follows the cutthroat literary agent, Nora, who, convinced by her sister to spend an August holiday in North Carolina, keeps running into Charlie, a brooding editor from the city. “If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero…”

The novel was published by Berkley, an imprint of Penguin Random House. It became a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestseller. Oprah Daily named the novel a Most Anticipated Book of 2022, and it earned the 2022 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance.

Henry is no stranger to the New York Bestseller list.  She earned the same accolade in 2021 with her book, People We Meet on Vacation – which is also being adapted into a feature film directed by Brett Haley – and came second on the list in 2020 with her other New York Times bestseller Beach Read, according to Deadline.

Tango has recently received recognition for their production of the Oscar-nominated film “Aftersun,” from breakout director Charlotte Wells and star Paul Mescal. Their latest production, “Shortcomings,” from director Randall Park was featured at Sundance Film Festival and acquired by Sony Pictures Classics.

“I’m ecstatic to be teaming up with Sarah and Tango to bring Book Lovers to life,” Henry said. “My greatest hope for this project has always been to find a home for it among people who not only love, respect, and understand the romantic comedy genre but also have the same love and respect for its audience.

“The film couldn’t have landed in better hands. It’s going to be something special,” she added.


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